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UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

FC BarcelonaFC BarcelonaCamp Nou - BarcelonaTuesday 16 February 2021
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Round of 16, First leg
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Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
08/03/2017R16FC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain6-1
agg: 6-5
BarcelonaLuis Suárez 3, Kurzawa 40 (og), Messi 50 (P), Neymar 88, 90+1 (P), Sergi Roberto 90+5; Cavani 62
14/02/2017R16Paris Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona4-0
ParisDi María 18, 55, Draxler 40, Cavani 72
UEFA Champions League
21/04/2015QFFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain2-0
agg: 5-1
BarcelonaNeymar 14, 34
15/04/2015QFParis Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona1-3
ParisMathieu 82 (og); Neymar 18, Luis Suárez 67, 79
10/12/2014GSFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
BarcelonaMessi 19, Neymar 42, Luis Suárez 77; Ibrahimović 15
30/09/2014GSParis Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona3-2
ParisDavid Luiz 10, Verratti 26, Matuidi 54; Messi 12, Neymar 56
UEFA Champions League
10/04/2013QFFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain1-1
agg: 3-3 ag
BarcelonaPedro Rodríguez 71; Pastore 50
02/04/2013QFParis Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona2-2ParisIbrahimović 79, Matuidi 90+4; Messi 38, Xavi Hernández 89 (P)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
14/05/1997FFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain1-0
RotterdamRonaldo 37 (P)
UEFA Champions League
15/03/1995QFParis Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona2-1
agg: 3-2
ParisRaí 72, Guérin 83; Bakero 49
01/03/1995QFFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain1-1BarcelonaKorneev 48; Weah 57
FC Barcelona532051131100115332216
Paris Saint-Germain531150231001113351622

FC Barcelona - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
13/03/2019R16FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais5-1
agg: 5-1
BarcelonaMessi 18 (P), 78, Coutinho 31, Piqué 81, Dembélé 86; Tousart 58
19/02/2019R16Olympique Lyonnais - FC Barcelona0-0Decines
UEFA Champions League
11/03/2009R16FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais5-2
agg: 6-3
BarcelonaHenry 25, 27, Messi 40, Eto'o 43, Keita 90+5; Makoun 44, Juninho 48
24/02/2009R16Olympique Lyonnais - FC Barcelona1-1LyonJuninho 7; Henry 67
UEFA Champions League
27/11/2007GSOlympique Lyonnais - FC Barcelona2-2LyonJuninho 7, 80 (P); Iniesta 3, Messi 58 (P)
19/09/2007GSFC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais3-0
BarcelonaClerc 21 (og), Messi 82, Henry 90+1
UEFA Champions League
23/10/2001GS1Olympique Lyonnais - FC Barcelona2-3
LyonLuyindula 66, Carrière 88; Kluivert 9, Rivaldo 18, Gerard 90+4
10/10/2001GS1FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais2-0
BarcelonaKluivert 78, Rivaldo 87 (P)
UEFA Champions League
13/04/1994GSAS Monaco FC - FC Barcelona0-1
MonacoStoichkov 13
08/12/1993GSFC Barcelona - AS Monaco FC2-0
BarcelonaBegiristain 16, 27
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
03/10/1984R1FC Barcelona - FC Metz1-4
agg: 5-6
BarcelonaCarrasco 33; Kurbos 37, 56, 86, Tente Sánchez 38 (og)
19/09/1984R1FC Metz - FC Barcelona2-4
Longeville-lès-MetzKurbos 44, Rohr 85 (P); Sonor 12 (og), Schuster 47, Calderé 53, Carrasco 63
03/10/1973R1FC Barcelona - OGC Nice2-0
agg: 2-3
BarcelonaSotil 21, Juanito 62
19/09/1973R1OGC Nice - FC Barcelona3-0
NiceVan Dijk 4, Molitor 66, 79

Paris Saint-Germain - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
26/11/2019GSReal Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain2-2MadridBenzema 17, 79; Mbappé 81, Sarabia 83
18/09/2019GSParis Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF3-0
ParisDi María 14, 33, Meunier 90+1
UEFA Champions League
06/03/2018R16Paris Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF1-2
agg: 2-5
ParisCavani 71; Ronaldo 51, Casemiro 80
14/02/2018R16Real Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
MadridRonaldo 45 (P), 83, Marcelo 86; Rabiot 33
UEFA Champions League
03/11/2015GSReal Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain1-0
MadridNacho 35
21/10/2015GSParis Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF0-0Paris
UEFA Champions League
06/03/2013R16Paris Saint-Germain - Valencia CF1-1
agg: 3-2
ParisLavezzi 66; Jonas 55
12/02/2013R16Valencia CF - Paris Saint-Germain1-2
ValenciaRami 90; Lavezzi 10, Pastore 43
UEFA Europa League
14/12/2011GSParis Saint-Germain - Athletic Club4-2
ParisPastore 21, Bodmer 41, Iñigo Pérez 85 (og), Hoarau 90 (P); Aurtenetxe 3, David López 55
29/09/2011GSAthletic Club - Paris Saint-Germain2-0
BilbaoGabilondo 20, Susaeta 45
UEFA Europa League
02/12/2010GSParis Saint-Germain - Sevilla FC4-2
ParisBodmer 17, Hoarau 20, 47, Nenê 45; Kanouté 32, 36
16/09/2010GSSevilla FC - Paris Saint-Germain0-1
SevilleNenê 75
27/11/2008GSParis Saint-Germain - Real Racing Club2-2ParisKežman 5, Luyindula 32; Traoré 40 (og), Colsa 55
UEFA Champions League
07/03/2001GS2Real Club Deportivo La Coruña - Paris Saint-Germain4-3
La CorunaPandiani 57, 76, 84, Tristán 60; Okocha 29, Laurent Leroy 43, 55
21/11/2000GS2Paris Saint-Germain - Real Club Deportivo La Coruña1-3
ParisAlgerino 37; Naybet 64, Flores 70, Makaay 90
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
18/04/1996SFParis Saint-Germain - Real Club Deportivo La Coruña1-0
agg: 2-0
ParisLoko 58
04/04/1996SFReal Club Deportivo La Coruña - Paris Saint-Germain0-1
La CorunaDjorkaeff 90
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
15/03/1994QFParis Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF1-1
agg: 2-1
ParisRicardo 51; Butragueño 20
03/03/1994QFReal Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain0-1
MadridWeah 32
18/03/1993QFParis Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF4-1
agg: 5-4
ParisWeah 33, Ginola 81, Valdo 87, Kombouaré 90+4; Zamorano 90+3
02/03/1993QFReal Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
MadridButragueño 31, Zamorano 34, Míchel 89 (P); Ginola 49
FC Barcelona129211244411002514655333
Paris Saint-Germain1685315438100132128125052

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Match background Only this chapter

There will be plenty of sub-plots as Barcelona welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Spain, not least the return of Neymar to the Camp Nou and the memory of a record UEFA Champions League comeback the last time the sides crossed paths.

• Barça – with Neymar playing a leading role – overturned a 4-0 first-leg defeat at this stage of the UEFA Champions League four years ago, a 6-1 second-leg success completing a remarkable comeback in one of only five UEFA competition ties in which a side has won on aggregate having lost the first game by a four-goal margin – and the sole instance in the UEFA Champions League knockout phase.

• That was one of the highlights of Neymar's four years as a Barcelona player before he joined Paris in 2017.

• The Brazilian's Matchday 6 hat-trick this season helped secure his club's place in the round of 16 as Group H winners, while Barcelona had to settle for second position in Group G after closing their campaign with a heavy home defeat against Juventus to end their long unbeaten run at the Camp Nou in the UEFA Champions League.

• Since the group stage concluded Paris have replaced Thomas Tuchel with Mauricio Pochettino, who knows the city of Barcelona well as both player and coach.

Previous meetings
• Barcelona and Paris's last tie, in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League round of 16, proved one for the ages. The French side looked to be easing through after a 4-0 first-leg win at the Parc des Princes, Ángel Di María scoring twice and Julian Draxler once, only for Barcelona to run out 6-1 winners at the Camp Nou with Neymar scoring twice. A Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Lionel Messi's penalty also helped the Spanish side turn round the tie, Sergi Roberto scoring the decisive goal five minutes into added time.

• Paris and Barcelona faced each other four times in 2014/15. In the group stage, Paris recorded a 3-2 home victory with Marco Verratti on target; Messi and Neymar found the net for Barcelona. When the teams met again on Matchday 6, the Catalan club secured top spot in Group F with a 3-1 home win, recovering from Zlatan Ibrahimović's opener thanks to Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez.

• Neymar scored three goals in Barça's 5-1 aggregate win against Paris in that season's quarter-finals, one in a 3-1 first-leg win at the Parc des Princes and both in a 2-0 home victory at the Camp Nou.

• In the 2012/13 quarter-finals Barcelona beat Paris on away goals after two draws – 2-2 at Parc des Princes, 1-1 at the Camp Nou. Messi was on target in the first leg in Paris.

• The sides' first UEFA Champions League meeting came in the 1994/95 quarter-finals, Paris prevailing 3-2 on aggregate. A 1-1 draw in Spain was followed by a 2-1 home victory at the Parc des Princes, Raí and Vincent Guérin scoring in the last 18 minutes.

• Barça have won four of the last five fixtures between the clubs; before that they had triumphed in just one of six games, with three drawn. That success came in the 1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, Ronaldo getting the only goal in Rotterdam.

Form guide

• Barcelona were beaten 3-0 at home to Juventus on Matchday 6, relinquishing top spot in Group G to the Italian side on head-to-head record despite a 2-0 victory in Turin in the second round of fixtures. Ronald Koeman's side recorded two wins against both Ferencváros (5-1 h, 3-0 a) and Dynamo Kyiv (2-1 h, 4-0 a) and sealed their place in the round of 16 with two matches to spare. However, the reverse against Juve meant they failed to win their section for the first time since 2006/07.

• That Matchday 6 loss was Barcelona's first in 39 UEFA Champions League home matches, a run that started in September 2013 (W34 D4); a 5-1 defeat of Lyon in the 2018/19 round of 16 second leg eclipsed the previous competition record of 29 set by Bayern München between March 1998 and April 2002.

• Defeat by Juve also ended Barça's four-year, 25-match unbeaten run in the UEFA Champions League group stage (W19 D6), since a 3-1 reverse at Manchester City on Matchday 4 in 2016/17.

• Second in the Spanish Liga behind Real Madrid last season, this is Barcelona's 25th UEFA Champions League campaign, a competition record they share with Madrid. They are in the round of 16 for the 17th successive season.

• In 2019/20, Barcelona picked up 14 points to finish four clear of Borussia Dortmund in their section, collecting seven points both home and away.

• Having replaced Ernesto Valverde with Quique Setién as coach, the Blaugrana then saw off Napoli in the round of 16 (1-1 a, 3-1 h), only to suffer their heaviest European loss in the quarter-finals in Lisbon as they went down 8-2 to Bayern.

• Matchday 6 was only Barcelona's fourth defeat in their last 38 UEFA Champions League fixtures (W24 D10).

• Barcelona have appeared in 13 successive UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, a competition record. They last failed to reach the last eight in 2006/07, the previous season before this in which they failed to win their group.

• Barcelona have been European champions on five occasions, most recently in 2015 after beating Juve 3-1 in the final. Koeman, who succeeded Setién as coach in August, scored the winner in their first final victory against Sampdoria in 1992.

• Messi's goal against Ferencváros on Matchday 1 made him the first player to score in 16 successive UEFA Champions League campaigns.

• Already the youngest player to score in the UEFA Champions League, Ansu Fati was also on target at home against Ferencváros; Pedri's strike meant for the first time in the competition's history, two players under 18 had found the net in the same match.

• Fati's goal on Matchday 1, aged 17 years 355 days, made him the first player to score more than once in the UEFA Champions League before his 18th birthday.

• Barcelona have been in the round of 16 every year from 2004/05 onwards, winning 14 of those 16 ties. They lost two of the first three, most recently on away goals against Liverpool in 2006/07 (1-2 h, 1-0 a), but have won their last 13 – including against Napoli in 2019/20 (1-1 a, 3-1 h).

• That win against Napoli made Barça's home record in the round of 16 W14 D1 L1 – they have won the last 13 matches.

• Barcelona have won their last six home games in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, and are unbeaten in 15 knockout games at the Camp Nou (W13 D2), since a 3-0 loss to Bayern in the 2012/13 semi-final second leg.

• Barcelona's record in two-legged sides against Ligue 1 opponents is W5 L3; after losing the first three contests they have won the last five, most recently beating Lyon at this stage of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League (0-0 a, 5-1 h).

• That was also Barça's fourth successive win at home to French clubs; their overall record against Ligue 1 sides at the Camp Nou is W9 D2 L1.

• Paris have won four of their six games in this season's competition, including the last three, at home against Leipzig (1-0) and away at Manchester United (3-1) before booking their round of 6 place with a 5-1 home win against İstanbul Başakşehir on Matchday 6 that also secured first place in Group H. They also beat the Turkish club 2-0 away on Matchday 2, in between 2-1 defeats at home to United and away to Leipzig.

• Neymar is the joint leading scorer in this season's UEFA Champions League with six goals, level with Juventus's Álvaro Morata, Erling Braut Haaland of Dortmund and Marcus Rashford of eliminated Manchester United.

• Ligue 1 champions for the seventh time in eight years in 2019/20, and ninth time overall, Paris also won both domestic cups last season. This is the French side's ninth successive UEFA Champions League campaign and 13th in total.

• Paris reached their first European Cup final last season, only to lose 1-0 to Bayern in Lisbon. They had beaten Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 (1-2 a, 2-0 h), Atalanta in the one-off quarter-final (2-1) and Leipzig (3-0) in the semi-final en route to the decider.

• The Parisians have now reached the knockout stages on their last nine UEFA Champions League appearances, although 2019/20 marked their first semi-final appearance since 1995. They suffered three successive last-16 defeats prior to last season.

• Under Tuchel, the French club finished first in a section also including Real Madrid, Club Brugge and Galatasaray in 2019/20. They won five of their six games, drawing the other, and conceded only two goals to finish five points above Madrid.

• Paris had scored in 34 successive UEFA Champions League games, matching the competition record set by Madrid between 2011 and 2014, before drawing a blank in last season's final. They have found the net in all six matches this term, making it 32 successive group stage fixtures in which they have now scored.

• Paris have won 16 of their last 24 UEFA Champions League matches (D3 L5).

• The French side have also been victorious in eight of their last 15 away UEFA Champions League fixtures (D2 L5) and had won four in a row before drawing 2-2 at Real Madrid on Matchday 5 last season. Since then, their away record is W2 L2.

• Paris's round of 16 record is W5 L3; last season's comeback win against Dortmund ended a run of three consecutive round of 16 defeats that began with that 2016/17 tie against Barça.

• Paris have won only two of their last 11 matches against Spanish clubs, home and away (D2 L7).

• Last season's 2-2 draw at Real Madrid ended Paris's run of five successive defeats away to Liga clubs, with three goals scored and 15 conceded in that sequence of defeats.

• The French club's record in two-legged ties against Spanish sides is W5 L4. Those four defeats have come in the four most recent contests, three against Barcelona and, most recently, against Real Madrid in the 2017/18 round of 16 (1-3 a, 1-2 h).

• Paris have not beaten a Liga club in a knockout tie since eliminating Valencia 3-2 on aggregate at this stage of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League; the 2-1 win in that first leg is Paris's last victory in Spain, where their subsequent record is D2 L5.

Links and trivia
• Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 games in all competitions for Barcelona between 2013 and 2017, when he joined Paris. He got the last goal in their 3-1 victory against Juventus in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final, and won two Liga titles and three Copas del Rey during his time in Spain, plus the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup.

• Rafinha was a Barcelona player between 2006, when he joined the club aged 13, and departing for Paris in October 2020. He scored 12 goals in 90 appearances for the senior side after making his debut in 2011, and was part of the squad that won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup – scoring in a 5-4 win against Sevilla – and FIFA Club World Cup in 2015. He also helped the club win three Liga titles and also lifted the Copa del Rey five times, also having loan spells at Celta Vigo in 2013/14 and 2019/20.

• Mauro Icardi, who grew up in the Canary Islands and represented local club Vecindario as a schoolboy, was part of the Barcelona youth system between 2008 and 2011 before leaving for Sampdoria, where he made his professional debut.

• Have played together:
Clément Lenglet & Sergio Rico, Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla 2016–18)
Miralem Pjanić & Moise Kean (Juventus 2016–19)
Neto & Moise Kean (Juventus 2016/17)
Miralem Pjanić & Alessandro Florenzi (Roma 2012–16)
Miralem Pjanić & Marquinhos (Roma 2012/13)
Miralem Pjanić & Leandro Paredes (Roma 2014/15)

• Mitchel Bakker and Sergiño Dest were both part of Ajax's youth set-up between 2012 and 2019; Frenkie de Jong was also at the club from 2015 onwards.

• Have also played in Spain:
Keylor Navas (Albacete 2010/11, Levante 2011–14, Real Madrid 2014–19)
Sergio Rico (Sevilla 2006–19)
Juan Bernat (Valencia 2011–14)
Alessandro Florenzi (Valencia 2020)
Ander Herrera (Real Zaragoza 2008–11, Athletic Club 2011–14)
Pablo Sarabia (Real Madrid 2004–11, Getafe 2011–16, Sevilla 2016–19)
Ángel Di María (Real Madrid 2010–14)

• Have played in France:
Clément Lenglet (Nancy 2010–17)
Samuel Umtiti (Lyon 2002–16)
Miralem Pjanić (Metz 2004–08, Lyon 2008–11)
Ousmane Dembélé (Rennes 2010–16)
Martin Braithwaite (Toulouse 2013–17, Bordeaux 2018 loan)

• International team-mates:
Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets, Ansu Fati & Juan Bernat, Pablo Sarabia, Ander Herrera (Spain)
Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Ousmane Dembélé, Antoine Griezmann & Layvin Kurzawa, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappé (France)
Marc-André ter Stegen & Thilo Kehrer, Julian Draxler (Germany)
Francisco Trincão & Danilo Pereira (Portugal)
Philippe Coutinho, Neto & Marquinhos, Neymar (Brazil)
Lionel Messi & Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes (Argentina)

• Umtiti, Dembélé, Griezmann, Kimpembe and Mbappé were all in France's victorious squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Mbappé's double helped France to a 4-3 defeat of Messi's Argentina in the round of 16.

• Griezmann got both goals as France beat Julian Draxler's Germany 2-0 in the UEFA EURO 2016 semi-finals in Marseille.

• Griezmann became the first French player to score against a French club in a UEFA final with his two goals in Atlético de Madrid's 3-0 win against Marseille in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League decider in Lyon.

• Pochettino played for Barcelona's city rivals Espanyol between 1994 and 2001, when he joined Paris, and again between 2004 and 2006, scoring 15 goals in 318 games for the club in all competitions. He lost nine of his 13 games against Barça as a player (W1 D3).

• Pochettino was also Espanyol coach from January 2009 to November 2012, his first match a goalless draw against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. His record against Barcelona while in charge of Espanyol and Tottenham was W1 D5 L6, the solitary victory a 2-1 Liga success at the Camp Nou on 21 February 2009.


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Barcelona

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    FC Barcelona650116515
    FC Dynamo Kyiv61144134
    Ferencvárosi TC60155171
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    FC Barcelona 5-1 Ferencvárosi TC
    1-0 Messi 27 (P) , 2-0 Fati 42, 3-0 Coutinho 52, 3-1 Kharatin 70 (P) , 4-1 Pedri 82, 5-1 Dembélé 89
    Neto, Dest, Piqué, Pjanić (76 Sergio Busquets), Messi, Coutinho (70 Ronald Araújo), Lenglet, Francisco Trincão (63 Dembélé), Sergi Roberto (62 Junior Firpo), F. de Jong, Fati (63 Pedri)
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    Juventus 0-2 FC Barcelona
    0-1 Dembélé 14, 0-2 Messi 90+1 (P)
    Neto, Ronald Araújo (46 Sergio Busquets), Griezmann (89 Junior Firpo), Pjanić, Messi, Dembélé (66 Fati), Lenglet, Pedri (92 Braithwaite), Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, F. de Jong
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    FC Barcelona 2-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
    1-0 Messi 5 (P) , 2-0 Piqué 65, 2-1 Tsygankov 75
    Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, Sergio Busquets (74 Lenglet), Griezmann (60 Dembélé), Pjanić (60 Sergi Roberto), Messi, Pedri (83 Aleñá), Jordi Alba, F. de Jong, Fati (74 Francisco Trincão)
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-4 FC Barcelona
    0-1 Dest 52, 0-2 Braithwaite 57, 0-3 Braithwaite 70 (P) , 0-4 Griezmann 90+2
    Ter Stegen, Dest, Aleñá, Pjanić (65 Ricard Puig), Braithwaite, Coutinho (65 Griezmann), Lenglet (65 Jordi Alba), Pedri (73 Matheus Fernandes), Francisco Trincão (83 De La Fuente), Junior Firpo, Mingueza
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    Ferencvárosi TC 0-3 FC Barcelona
    0-1 Griezmann 14, 0-2 Braithwaite 21, 0-3 Dembélé 28 (P)
    Neto, Dest, Sergio Busquets (46 F. de Jong), Griezmann (65 Ricard Puig), Pjanić, Braithwaite (80 De La Fuente), Dembélé, Lenglet (65 Aleñá), Francisco Trincão, Jordi Alba (46 Junior Firpo), Mingueza
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2020)
    FC Barcelona 0-3 Juventus
    0-1 Ronaldo 13 (P) , 0-2 McKennie 20, 0-3 Ronaldo 52 (P)
    Ter Stegen, Dest, Ronald Araújo (82 Mingueza), Griezmann, Pjanić, Messi, Lenglet (55 Umtiti), Pedri (65 Ricard Puig), Francisco Trincão (46 Braithwaite), Jordi Alba (55 Junior Firpo), F. de Jong
  • Round of 16
    Matchday 7 (16/02/2021)
    FC Barcelona-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 8 (10/03/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-FC Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    Paris Saint-Germain640213612
    RB Leipzig6402111212
    Manchester United FC630315109
    İstanbul Başakşehir61057183
    Matchday 1 (20/10/2020)
    Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Manchester United FC
    0-1 Bruno Fernandes 23 (P) , 1-1 Martial 55 (og) , 1-2 Rashford 87
    Navas, Kimpembe, Mbappé, Neymar, Di María (86 Sarabia), Danilo, Kurzawa (86 Bakker), Herrera (78 Rafinha), Diallo, Florenzi (78 Dagba), Gueye (46 Kean)
  • Matchday 2 (28/10/2020)
    İstanbul Başakşehir 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Kean 64, 0-2 Kean 79
    Navas, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Mbappé, Neymar (26 Sarabia), Di María (73 Rafinha), Danilo, Kean, Kurzawa (87 Bakker), Herrera (87 Gueye), Florenzi (73 Kehrer)
  • Matchday 3 (04/11/2020)
    RB Leipzig 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Di María 6, 1-1 Nkunku 42, 2-1 Forsberg 57 (P)
    Navas, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Di María, Danilo, Kean, Sarabia (73 Kehrer), Kurzawa (73 Bakker), Herrera, Florenzi (84 Rafinha), Gueye
  • Matchday 4 (24/11/2020)
    Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 RB Leipzig
    1-0 Neymar 11 (P)
    Navas, Marquinhos, Mbappé (90 Kean), Paredes, Neymar (90 Sarabia), Di María (64 Rafinha), Danilo, Herrera (83 Verratti), Diallo, Florenzi, Bakker
  • Matchday 5 (02/12/2020)
    Manchester United FC 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Neymar 6, 1-1 Rashford 32, 1-2 Marquinhos 69, 1-3 Neymar 90+1
    Navas, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Verratti (79 Rafinha), Mbappé, Paredes (65 Herrera), Neymar, Danilo, Kean (65 Bakker), Diallo (90 Gueye), Florenzi (79 Kehrer)
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    Paris Saint-Germain 5-1 İstanbul Başakşehir
    1-0 Neymar 21, 2-0 Neymar 38, 3-0 Mbappé 42 (P) , 4-0 Neymar 50, 4-1 Mehmet Topal 57, 5-1 Mbappé 62
    Navas, Kimpembe (80 Diallo), Marquinhos (67 Kehrer), Verratti (80 Gueye), Mbappé, Paredes, Neymar, Rafinha (46 Di María), Danilo, Florenzi (80 Pembele), Bakker
  • Round of 16
    Matchday 7 (16/02/2021)
    FC Barcelona-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 8 (10/03/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-FC Barcelona

Last updated 15/12/2020 15:23CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid's 2018 triumph made them the first team to win three successive European Cups twice. The Spanish side won the first five editions of the tournament, between 1956 and 1960; Ajax (1971–73) and Bayern München (1974–76) have also lifted the trophy three years in a row.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

Knockout stage
• Real Madrid have qualified for the UEFA Champions League knockout phase a record 25 times, including 24 in succession. They have also played a competition-high 99 knockout phase matches – ahead of Bayern München (96) and Barcelona (95).

• Teams have overturned a first-leg deficit to go through 49 times, including six in 2018/19 – a competition record for a single season – and Paris Saint-Germain in last season's round of 16.

• Before 2018/19, only twice – Ajax's defeat of Panathinaikos in the 1995/96 semi-finals and Internazionale's victory against Bayern in the 2010/11 round of 16 – had a side progressed after a home first-leg loss. However, Ajax again (against Real Madrid) and Manchester United (against Paris Saint-Germain) both achieved the feat in the 2018/19 round of 16 before Tottenham (against Ajax) did likewise in the semi-finals.

• The biggest losing margin a side has overhauled was achieved by Barcelona against Paris in the 2016/17 last 16, when they lost 4-0 away but progressed thanks to a 6-1 home success. That eclipsed the previous record held by Deportivo La Coruña in the 2003/04 quarter-finals, when they went down 4-1 at AC Milan but won 4-0 at home; Roma equalled that margin in the 2017/18 quarter-finals, turning round a 4-1 first-leg loss at Barcelona with a 3-0 home success, while in the 2018/19 semi-finals Liverpool lost 3-0 in the first leg at Barcelona but went through after a 4-0 home victory.

• Thirty-four ties have been decided on away goals, including 13 where the triumphant team lost the first leg. Bayern and Monaco have benefited from the away goals rule five times – more than any other club – whereas Internazionale have been eliminated by that method a record four times.

• In all, 30 ties have required extra time. Fourteen have been settled by extra time alone: six round of 16 encounters including Atlético-Liverpool in 2019/20, five quarter-finals, the 2007/08 semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool, and the 2013/14 final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.

• Sixteen ties have gone to penalties, including seven finals – 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016. The first two-legged tie decided on spot kicks was PSV Eindhoven's 4-2 victory over Lyon on 13 April 2005 after a 2-2 aggregate draw, still the only quarter-final to go to penalties. Bayern, Chelsea and Atlético Madrid have all appeared in three shoot-outs, sharing the competition record, with Bayern, Atlético and Liverpool having won the most (two apiece).

• The 2015/16 round of 16 tie between Atlético Madrid and PSV was the first to finish goalless after two legs. Thirteen have finished 1-0 on aggregate, most recently Real Madrid's defeat of Manchester City in the 2015/16 semi-finals.

• Liverpool (versus Porto) and Bayern (versus Beşiktaş) both won 5-0 in the 2017/18 round of 16, equalling the knockout phase record for the biggest first-leg lead – Real Madrid's 6-1 victory at Schalke in 2013/14 and Bayern's 5-0 success at Sporting CP in 2008/09, both also in the round of 16.

• Bayern eventually beat Sporting by a record aggregate margin of 12-1 after a 7-1 stroll in the home second leg; that tie also featured more goals (13) over its two legs than any UEFA Champions League knockout tie until it was equalled by Liverpool's 7-6 aggregate win against Roma in the 2017/18 semi-final.

• Bayern and Manchester City jointly hold the record for the largest margin of victory in a UEFA Champions League knockout match. Bayern beat both Basel (2011/12) and Shakhtar Donetsk (2014/15) 7-0 in the round of 16 second leg, while City beat Schalke by the same scoreline at the same stage of the 2018/19 competition.

• A record five clubs from England participated in the 2017/18 knockout phase. Including 2019/20, England has also provided four clubs on eight other occasions – as has Spain six times and Germany three. England is the only nation to have provided four quarter-finalists in a season, 2018/19 being the third occasion after 2007/08 and 2008/09.

• There are four clubs from two nations in the round of 16 for only the fourth time in 2020/21. England and Spain both had four apiece in 2008/09, there were four each from England and Germany in 2013/14 while in 2019/20 Spain and England each had four representatives.

• Clarence Seedorf is the only player to have lifted the European Cup with three clubs (Ajax 1995, Real Madrid 1998, Milan 2003, 2007). Bob Paisley (Liverpool 1977, 1978, 1981) was the first coach to win it three times, a feat Carlo Ancelotti (Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014) and Zinédine Zidane (2016, 2017, 2018) have replicated.

• In 2014 Ancelotti also became the fifth coach to win the trophy with two clubs; Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001), Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburg 1983), José Mourinho (Porto 2004, Internazionale 2010) and Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid 1998, Bayern 2013) had previously achieved the feat.

Goalscoring records
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Thirteen more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Josip Iličić for Atalanta in the 2019/20 round of 16 second leg against Valencia. He was the third player to score four in a game that season, all away from home, after group stage quadruples from Bayern's Serge Gnabry (Matchday 2 at Tottenham) and Robert Lewandowski (Matchday 5 at Crvena zvezda).

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17, a figure matched by Robert Lewandowski in 2019/20; Ronaldo (2013/14, 2017/18) and Luiz Adriano (2014/15) scored nine while Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03), Lewandowski (2018/19) and Erling Braut Haaland (2019/20) all managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on Matchday 1 of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético de Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

Oldest and youngest players
• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on Matchday 6 in 2007/08 aged 43 years 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Youssoufa Moukoko is the youngest player to have appeared, aged 16 years 18 days for Borussia Dortmund at Zenit on 8 December 2020. He replaced Celestine Babayaro, who was 16 years 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994; Babayaro was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Ansu Fati's winner for Barcelona at Inter on Matchday 6 in 2019/20 made him the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history, at the age of 17 years 40 days. He eclipsed the previous record of Olympiacos's Peter Ofori-Quaye (17 years 195 days) that had lasted since 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

FC Barcelona
Formed: 1899
Nicknames: Barça, Azulgrana (Blue and Reds, Spanish), Blaugrana (Blue and Reds, Catalan)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (5): (1961), (1986), 1992, (1994), 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (4): (1969), 1979, 1982, 1989, (1991), 1997
• UEFA Super Cup (5): (1979), (1982), (1989), 1992, 1997, (2006), 2009, 2011, 2015
• European/South American Cup: (1992)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 26 (2019)
Spanish Cup: 30 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2015/16: quarter-finals
2011/12: semi-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
8-0 twice, most recently v Púchov
15/10/03, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hapoel Beer Sheva v Barcelona
12/09/95, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4 twice, most recently v Dynamo Kyiv
05/11/97, UEFA Champions League group stage
Barcelona also lost 2-8 to Bayern in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon, a match in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 three times, most recently v Liverpool
07/05/19, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg
Barcelona also lost 4-0 to AC Milan in the 1994 UEFA Champions League final, in which they were the designated away team

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Barcelona v Celtic
13/09/16, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v BATE Borisov
28/09/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Barcelona v Dynamo Kyiv (see above)
Barcelona also lost 2-8 to Bayern in the 2019/20 quarter-finals (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 three times, most recently v Liverpool (see above)
Barcelona also lost 4-0 to AC Milan in the 1994 final (see above)


Paris Saint-Germain
Nickname: PSG

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2020)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1996, (1997)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1996)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2001

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 9 (2020)
French Cup: 13 (2020)
French League Cup: 9 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20: runners-up
round of 16
round of 16
round of 16
2015/16: quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League group stage
2010/11: UEFA Europa League round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-1 twice, most recently v Celtic
22/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
four times, most recently v Club Brugge
22/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-6: Paris v Juventus
15/01/97, UEFA Super Cup first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v Paris
08/03/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
7-1: Paris v Celtic (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5 four times, most recently v Club Brugge (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Paris v Chelsea
14/09/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v Paris (see above)



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on