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UEFA Champions League: VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Manchester City FC Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

VfL Borussia MönchengladbachVfL Borussia MönchengladbachPuskás Aréna - BudapestWednesday 24 February 2021
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Round of 16, First leg
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Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
23/11/2016GSVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Manchester City FC1-1MonchengladbachRaffael 23; David Silva 45+1
14/09/2016GSManchester City FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-0
ManchesterAgüero 9, 28 (P), 77, Iheanacho 90+1
UEFA Champions League
08/12/2015GSManchester City FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-2
ManchesterDavid Silva 16, Sterling 80, 81, Bony 85; Korb 19, Raffael 42
30/09/2015GSVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Manchester City FC1-2
MonchengladbachStindl 54; Demichelis 65, Agüero 90 (P)
20/03/1979QFVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Manchester City FC3-1
agg: 4-2
MonchengladbachKulik 45, Bruns 52, Del'Haye 71; Deyna 78
08/03/1979QFManchester City FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach1-1ManchesterChannon 26; Lienen 66
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach3111301200006123813
Manchester City FC3210311100006321138

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

25/09/1996R1VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Arsenal FC3-2
agg: 6-4
CologneJuskowiak 22, 89, Effenberg 74; I. Wright 42, Merson 49
10/09/1996R1Arsenal FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach2-3
LondonMerson 54, I. Wright 90; Juskowiak 37, Effenberg 46, Passlack 81
European Champions Clubs' Cup
12/04/1978SFLiverpool FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach3-0
agg: 4-2
LiverpoolR. Kennedy 6, Dalglish 35, Case 54
29/03/1978SFVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Liverpool FC2-1
DusseldorfHannes 28, Bonhof 90; Johnson 89
European Champions Clubs' Cup
25/05/1977FLiverpool FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach3-1
RomeMcDermott 28, Smith 65, Neal 83 (P); Simonsen 51
23/05/1973FVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Liverpool FC2-0
agg: 2-3
MonchengladbachHeynckes 31, 40
10/05/1973FLiverpool FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach3-0
LiverpoolKeegan 21, 32, Lloyd 61
European Champions Clubs' Cup
04/11/1970R2Everton FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach1-1
agg: 2-2 (aet, 4-3 pens)
LiverpoolMorrissey 1; Laumen 34
21/10/1970R2VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Everton FC1-1MonchengladbachVogts 35; Kendall 47

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
12/03/2019R16Manchester City FC - FC Schalke 047-0
agg: 10-2
ManchesterAgüero 35 (P), 38, Sané 42, Sterling 56, Bernardo Silva 71, Foden 78, Jesus 84
20/02/2019R16FC Schalke 04 - Manchester City FC2-3
GelsenkirchenBentaleb 38 (P), 45 (P); Agüero 18, Sané 85, Sterling 90
12/12/2018GSManchester City FC - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim2-1
ManchesterSané 45+1, 61; Kramarić 16 (P)
02/10/2018GSTSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Manchester City FC1-2
SinsheimBelfodil 1; Agüero 8, David Silva 87
UEFA Champions League
25/11/2014GSManchester City FC - FC Bayern München3-2
ManchesterAgüero 22 (P), 85, 90+1; Xabi Alonso 40, Lewandowski 45
17/09/2014GSFC Bayern München - Manchester City FC1-0
MunichBoateng 90
UEFA Champions League
10/12/2013GSFC Bayern München - Manchester City FC2-3
MunichMüller 5, Götze 12; David Silva 28, Kolarov 59 (P), Milner 62
02/10/2013GSManchester City FC - FC Bayern München1-3
ManchesterNegredo 79; Ribéry 7, Müller 56, Robben 59
UEFA Champions League
04/12/2012GSBorussia Dortmund - Manchester City FC1-0
DortmundSchieber 57
03/10/2012GSManchester City FC - Borussia Dortmund1-1ManchesterBalotelli 90 (P); Reus 61
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2011GSManchester City FC - FC Bayern München2-0
ManchesterDavid Silva 36, Touré 52
27/09/2011GSFC Bayern München - Manchester City FC2-0
MunichGomez 38, 45+1
16/04/2009QFManchester City FC - Hamburger SV2-1
agg: 3-4
ManchesterElano 17 (P), Caicedo 50; Guerrero 12
09/04/2009QFHamburger SV - Manchester City FC3-1
HamburgMathijsen 9, Trochowski 63 (P), Guerrero 79; Ireland 1
27/11/2008GSFC Schalke 04 - Manchester City FC0-2
GelsenkirchenBenjani 32, Ireland 66
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
15/04/1970SFManchester City FC - FC Schalke 045-1
agg: 5-2
ManchesterDoyle 8, Young 22, 28, Lee 50, Bell 81; Libuda 89
01/04/1970SFFC Schalke 04 - Manchester City FC1-0
GelsenkirchenLibuda 76
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach632161233102155462129
Manchester City FC118211251600002313374730

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Match background Only this chapter

Borussia Mönchengladbach's first foray into the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds brings a tie against a Manchester City team who have plenty of round of 16 experience on their side.

• While City eased into the last 16 as Group C winners, recording five victories in their six matches and conceding only one goal, Gladbach finished second behind Real Madrid in a tight Group B to reach the knockout stages for the first time in only their third campaign in the UEFA Champions League proper.

• City are in the round of 16 for the eighth season running and have won their last three ties at this stage; in contrast this is Mönchengladbach's first European Cup knockout tie, outside qualifying, in over 40 years.

• This first leg is taking place at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest.

Previous meetings
• Mönchengladbach and City met in the UEFA Champions League group stage in both 2015/16 and 2016/17, the English club winning three of those four fixtures – although the most recent, on Matchday 5 in the latter campaign, ended in a 1-1 draw in Germany with Raffael's opener cancelled out by David Silva in first-half added time.

• Sergio Agüero's hat-trick had helped City to a 4-0 win at home to Mönchengladbach on Matchday 1 of that 2016/17 season. Josep Guardiola's side went on to finish second behind Barcelona with nine points, four ahead of André Schubert's Mönchengladbach who finished third.

• City won 2-1 in Mönchengladbach on 30 September 2015. After Joe Hart's first-half penalty save from Raffael, Gladbach scored through Lars Stindl but City responded through Martín Demichelis and Agüero's last-minute penalty.

• City fought back once more to consign Gladbach to a fourth-placed finish in the group when beating them 4-2 on Matchday 6. The visitors had led 2-1 after Julian Korb and Raffael overturned David Silva's goal, but City struck three times in the last ten minutes, Raheem Sterling (twice) and Wilfried Bony ensuring they won the section.

• The teams' only previous knockout tie came in the 1978/79 UEFA Cup quarter-finals, Mönchengladbach winning 4-2 on aggregate (1-1 a, 3-1 h) en route to lifting the trophy. Ewald Lienen cancelled out Mick Channon's goal in the first leg at Maine Road and Gladbach won the return 3-1 thanks to goals by Christian Kulik, Hans-Günter Bruns and Karl Del'Haye. Kazimierz Deyna scored for City.

Form guide

• This season, the German club conceded late goals to draw each of their first two fixtures 2-2, shipping a 90th-minute equaliser at Internazionale before drawing at home to Real Madrid, a match in which they had led 2-0 until the 87th minute. Gladbach then stormed to the top of Group B with a 6-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk, Alassane Pléa scoring a hat-trick in his club's record away UEFA Champions League victory; their biggest home success followed on Matchday 4 with a 4-0 defeat of the Ukrainian side at Borussia-Park, and that proved enough for second place despite subsequent defeats at home to Inter (2-3) and in Madrid (0-2).

• This is Mönchengladbach's third UEFA Champions League appearance, both previous participations – in 2015/16 and 2016/17 – ending in group stage elimination. Fourth in their debut campaign, the German club finished third 12 months later.

• Mönchengladbach took part in the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2019/20, finishing third behind İstanbul Başakşehir and Roma in their section. Marco Rose's side picked up eight points (W2 D2 L2) from their six fixtures.

• The Foals have won four of their last nine European games (D2 L3) but only five of the last 19 (D8 L6).

• This is only Mönchengladbach's second game in Budapest and Hungary, following a 3-0 win against local side Vasas in the 1977/78 European Cup first round first leg at the Népstadion, which was demolished in 2016 to make way for the new Puskás Aréna.

• The German club have faced English opponents at a neutral venue only once previously, a 3-1 loss to Liverpool in the 1977 European Cup final at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

• Mönchengladbach are one of two teams making their first round of 16 appearance this season, along with Lazio.

• Although Mönchengladbach took part in the UEFA Champions League play-offs in 2012/13, losing 4-3 on aggregate to Dynamo Kyiv, this is their first knockout tie in the European Cup proper since a 4-2 loss over two legs against Liverpool in the 1977/78 semi-finals (2-1 h, 0-3 a).

• Gladbach lost their first three two-legged knockout ties against English clubs but have been victorious in the last two, most recently beating Arsenal in the 1996/97 UEFA Cup first round having won both matches 3-2.

• The German club have twice lost European finals to English clubs, both against Liverpool; in the 1972/73 UEFA Cup (2-3 aggregate) and the European Cup four years later.

• Mönchengladbach's only European meetings with Premier League opponents since 1996 have been those four games against City.

Manchester City
• City scored three goals in each of their first three Group C victories this season, beating Porto (3-1), Marseille and Olympiacos (both 3-0) before a 1-0 win in Greece on Matchday 4 secured progress. A goalless draw in Porto in their penultimate fixture confirmed City in first place before a closing 3-0 win at home to Marseille.

• It is 526 minutes since City conceded a UEFA Champions League goal, Luis Díaz's 14th-minute opener for Porto on Matchday 1.

• City finished second in the 2019/20 Premier League and bowed out of the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final stage for the third season running, going down 3-1 against Lyon in their one-off tie in Lisbon.

• City had finished first in their group with 14 points (W4 D2) before seeing off Real Madrid in the last 16, winning 2-1 away and at home against the 13-time European champions.

• This is the Cityzens' tenth UEFA Champions League campaign; they have been involved every season since 2011/12.

• City have scored 48 goals in their last 19 UEFA Champions League matches; over the last three seasons their record is W18 D4 L3 with 64 goals scored and 22 conceded.

• Guardiola's team have won nine of their last 14 away European matches (D3 L2), both defeats coming in England; the last away game they lost abroad was at Shakhtar Donetsk (1-2) on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League.

• City's best UEFA Champions League performance was reaching the 2015/16 semi-finals.

• City have featured in the round of 16 every season from 2013/14 onwards. Their record at this stage is W4 L3; last season's win against Madrid was their third successive last-16 victory.

• The Manchester club have won their last three away games in the round of 16, and four of their seven at this stage overall (L3). Each time they have won away they have qualified and each time they have lost away they have gone out.

• City have already faced German opponents in the UEFA Champions League round of 16, beating Schalke 10-2 on aggregate in the 2018/19 edition. A 7-0 home win in that second leg is the club's record victory in UEFA club competition.

• That aggregate win against Schalke made City's record in two-legged ties against German clubs W2 L2. They had also beaten the Gelsenkirchen side in the semi-finals of their victorious European Cup Winners' Cup campaign in 1969/70; they lost in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals to Mönchengladbach in 1978/79 and Hamburg 30 years later.

• The 1-1 draw in Mönchengladbach in November 2016 is the only one of City's last nine matches against German clubs they have failed to win, stretching back to a 1-0 loss at Bayern München in September 2014.

• This is City's first game against a German club on neutral territory. Like Mönchengladbach, they have played only once previously in Hungary, a 1-0 win at Budapest Honvéd in the 1970/71 European Cup Winners' Cup second round first leg at the Bozsik József Stadion.

Links and trivia
• Have played in Germany:
İlkay Gündoğan (Bochum 2005–09, Nürnberg 2009–11, Borussia Dortmund 2011–16)
Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen 2012/13 loan, Wolfsburg 2014–15)

• Has played in England:
Valentino Lazaro (Newcastle United 2020 loan)

• International team-mates:
Matthias Ginter, Christoph Kramer, Jonas Hofmann, Lars Stindl, Florian Neuhaus & İlkay Gündoğan (Germany)
Ramy Bensebaini & Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
Alassane Pléa, Marcus Thuram & Benjamin Mendy (France)

• Have played together:
Jonas Hofmann & İlkay Gündoğan (Borussia Dortmund 2011–14, 2015/16)
Matthias Ginter & İlkay Gündoğan (Borussia Dortmund 2014–16)
Max Grün & Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg 2014–15)

• De Bruyne scored in Wolfsburg's 3-1 win against Mönchengladbach on the final day of the 2013/14 Bundesliga season; Christoph Kramer got the goal for Mönchengladbach, whose side also included Patrick Hermann, Toni Jantschke and Oscar Wendt.

• Agüero was on target in Argentina's 4-2 friendly win against a Germany side including Kramer and Ginter on 3 September 2014.

• Gabriel Jesus got the only goal as Brazil beat Germany in a Berlin friendly on 27 March 2018; Stindl was a substitute for the home side.

• Oleksandr Zinchenko's goal past Yann Sommer earned Ukraine a 2-1 UEFA Nations League win against Switzerland on 3 September 2020; Nico Elvedi and Breel Embolo were also on the losing side in Lviv.

Latest news

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Julio Villalba
Out: László Bénes (Augsburg, loan)

• Gladbach have won only six of their 14 matches in all competitions since Matchday 6 (D5 L3).

• Their three defeats have all been by a 2-1 scoreline at home – against Hoffenheim on 19 December, Köln on 6 February and Mainz on Saturday.

• After 22 Bundesliga matchdays Gladbach have amassed 33 points – ten less than at the same stage of last season.

• On 2 March Gladbach will host Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup quarter-finals after winning 5-0 at fourth-tier Elversberg on 22 December and 2-1 in Stuttgart on 3 February.

• Nico Elvedi scored Gladbach's winner in a 1-0 defeat of Werder Bremen on 19 January before adding two more in a 4-2 win against Dortmund three days later.

• Denis Zakaria scored his first goal for Gladbach since 27 October 2019 in a 2-2 draw in Stuttgart on 16 January.

• Gladbach recovered from two goals down to beat Bayern München 3-2 on 8 January, Jonas Hofmann scoring twice and Florian Neuhaus once.

• Lars Stindl scored all three Gladbach goals in a 3-3 draw in Frankfurt on 15 December.

• Julio Villalba scored his first goal for Gladbach from the penalty spot on his club debut in Elversberg.

• Zakaria and Marcus Thuram both missed the goalless draw in Wolfsburg on 14 February due to knee problems, returning as substitutes on Saturday.

• Mamadou Doucouré has been sidelined since December because of muscular problems.

• On 15 February Gladbach announced that coach Marco Rose will leave the club to join Dortmund at the end of the season.

• Stindl and Tony Jantschke have both signed new contracts until 2023.

Manchester City
UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: None
Out: Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Blackburn, loan), Cieran Slicker

• City drew their first two games after Matchday 6, but have won their last 18 in all competitions including Sunday's 1-0 victory at Arsenal.

• That run has taken Josep Guardiola's side to the top of the Premier League with a ten-point lead; they were seventh, six points off the pace, on Matchday 6.

• City have not trailed for a single minute in their last 17 Premier League fixtures.

• İlkay Gündoğan has scored 11 goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances.

• City have won their last 11 away games in all competitions, equalling the record for an English top-flight team that they set between May and November 2017.

• City have also reached the English League Cup for the fourth year in a row – and the sixth time in eight seasons – with wins away to Arsenal in the quarter-finals (4-1) and Manchester United in the semis (2-0). City, who have won the trophy three years running, will play Tottenham at Wembley on 25 April.

• Guardiola's side are also into the FA Cup quarter-finals thanks to a 3-0 home win against Birmingham and 3-1 successes at Cheltenham and Swansea. They will visit Everton in the last eight on 20 March.

• The Cityzens are unbeaten in their last 25 games in all competitions (W22 D3), since a 2-0 Premier League loss at Tottenham on 21 November.

• Sergio Agüero has been restricted to two Premier League starts this season due to knee and hamstring problems, and has not played since 2 January due to illness although he was on the bench in the 3-0 win against Tottenham on 13 February,  the 3-1 win at Everton four days later and Sunday's win at Arsenal.

• Kevin De Bruyne returned as a late substitute at Everton on 17 February after being sidelined by a hamstring problem since the 2-0 home win against Aston Villa on 20 January.

• Gündoğan missed the Everton game with a groin injury but was back in the starting XI at Arsenal.

• Fernandinho came on late in the win at Everton having missed City's previous two games with a knock.

• Nathan Aké has not played since 26 December due to a hamstring injury.

• On 5 January Colin Bell – who made 501 appearances for City between 1966 and 1979, winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1970, the English league title in 1968, the FA Cup the following year and the League Cup in 1976 – died aged 74. In 2004, the club's fans voted to name one of the stands at the City of Manchester Stadium in his honour.

• De Bruyne was included in the fans' Men's Team of the Year 2020.


Squad list Only this chapter

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Yann SommerSUI17/12/198832 - --6-21-32-87-
21Tobias SippelGER22/03/198832 - ----1-----
31Max GrünGER05/04/198733 - ----------
41Jan Jakob OlschowskyGER18/11/200119 - ----------
3Michael LangSUI08/02/199130 - --1---143366
4Mamadou DoucouréFRA21/05/199822 - ----------
15Louis BeyerGER19/05/200020 - ----------
17Oscar WendtSWE24/10/198535 - --31141261842
18Stefan LainerAUT27/08/199228*--6-2216-561
24Tony JantschkeGER07/04/199030 - --2-6-6-32-
25Ramy BensebainiALG16/04/199525 - --3215132183
28Matthias GinterGER19/01/199427 - --6-22119-392
30Nico ElvediSUI30/09/199624 - --51193131241
33Kaan KurtGER21/12/200119 - ----------
40Andreas PoulsenDEN13/10/199921 - ----------
44Jordi BongardGER21/09/200119 - ----------
6Christoph KramerGER19/02/199130 - --6-21-17-38-
7Patrick HerrmannGER12/02/199130 - --4-19-8-365
8Denis ZakariaSUI20/11/199624 - --3-1413-19-
11Hannes WolfAUT16/04/199921 - --5-2225-332
13Lars StindlGER26/08/198832*--5222101674716
16Ibrahima TraoréGNB21/04/198832 - --2-5-11-342
19Valentino LazaroAUT24/03/199624 - --4-1018-312
23Jonas HofmannGER14/07/199228 - --31164131253
26Torben MüselGER25/07/199921 - ----------
27Famana QuizeraPOR25/04/200218 - ----------
32Florian NeuhausGER16/03/199723 - --6-2146-11-
34Conor NoßIRL01/01/200120 - ----------
43Rocco ReitzGER29/05/200218 - ----1-----
45Sander ChristiansenNOR29/04/200119 - ----------
10Marcus ThuramFRA06/08/199723 - --6217362124
14Alassane PléaFRA10/03/199327 - --65183653211
20Julio VillalbaPAR17/09/199822 - ----------
36Breel EmboloSUI14/02/199724 - --51193183416
39Mika SchroersGER04/02/200219 - ----------
-Marco RoseGER11/09/197644 - --6---6-46-
Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
13Zack SteffenUSA02/04/199525 - --1-1-1-1-
31EdersonBRA17/08/199327 - --5-24-42-44-
33Scott CarsonENG03/09/198535 - ------1-15-
70Louie MouldenENG06/01/200219 - ----------
98Joshua McnamaraENG24/12/200317 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199030 - --4-16130-55-
3Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199723 - --4-22-17-302
5John StonesENG28/05/199426 - --5-152244294
6Nathan AkéNED18/02/199526 - --2-613-5-
11Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199624 - --4-11-16-16-
14Aymeric LaporteFRA27/05/199426 - --2-9-232573
22Benjamin MendyFRA17/07/199426 - --1-6119-29-
27João CanceloPOR27/05/199426 - --51201262272
50Eric GarcíaESP09/01/200120 - --3-3-5-5-
79Luke Mbete-TabuENG18/09/200317 - ----------
88Alpha DiounkouESP10/10/200119 - ----------
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199426 - --6123956216921
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199030 - --5219115796710
16RodriESP22/06/199624 - --5-23121-321
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199129 - --2-1934476313
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199426 - --6-192487608
21Ferran TorresESP29/02/200020 - --54142146186
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198535 - --4-12-92713616
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199130 - --5-196276276
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200020 - --61196184184
61Felix NmechaENG10/10/200020 - --1---1-1-
69Thomas DoyleENG17/10/200119 - --1---1-1-
80Cole PalmerENG06/05/200218 - --1---1-1-
82Adrian BernabeESP26/05/200119 - ----------
87James McAteeENG18/10/200218 - ----------
9Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199723 - --3117426152615
10Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198832 - --325-744110463
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197150 - --6---128-135-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeArtur Dias (POR)
  • Assistant refereesRui Tavares (POR) , Bruno Rodrigues (POR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJoão Pinheiro (POR)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Fourth officialHugo Miguel (POR)
  • UEFA DelegateNebojša Ivkovic (SRB)
  • UEFA Referee observerAlfredo Trentalange (ITA)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Artur Dias14/07/19791980

Artur Dias

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA Regions' Cup, 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2013 UEFA Regions' Cup

UEFA Champions League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
19/10/2016UCLGSArsenal FCPFC Ludogorets 19456-0London
23/11/2016UCLGSFC RostovFC Bayern München3-2Rostov-on-Don
18/09/2019UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskManchester City FC0-3Kharkiv
22/10/2019UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridBayer 04 Leverkusen1-0Madrid
02/12/2020UCLGSSevilla FCChelsea FC0-4Seville

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
12/05/2011U17SFNetherlandsEngland1-0Novi Sad
25/10/2012UELGSVfB StuttgartF.C. Copenhagen0-0Stuttgart
23/10/2014UELGSFC KrasnodarVfL Wolfsburg2-4Krasnodar
01/10/2015UELGSAS Monaco FCTottenham Hotspur1-1Monaco
22/10/2015UELGSFC Schalke 04AC Sparta Praha2-2Gelsenkirchen
26/11/2015UELGSFC AugsburgAthletic Club2-3Augsburg
18/02/2016UELR32FC MidtjyllandManchester United FC2-1Herning
18/08/2016UELPOFC Astra GiurgiuWest Ham United FC1-1Giurgiu
19/10/2016UCLGSArsenal FCPFC Ludogorets 19456-0London
23/11/2016UCLGSFC RostovFC Bayern München3-2Rostov-on-Don
23/02/2017UELR32ACF FiorentinaVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach2-4Florence
01/09/2017WCQRMaltaEngland0-4Ta' Qali
15/02/2018UELR32SSC NapoliRB Leipzig1-3Naples
22/03/2019EUROQREnglandCzech Republic5-0London
22/08/2019UELPOTorino FCWolverhampton Wanderers FC2-3Turin
18/09/2019UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskManchester City FC0-3Kharkiv
22/10/2019UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridBayer 04 Leverkusen1-0Madrid
12/03/2020UELR16LASKManchester United FC0-5Linz
01/10/2020UELPOAEK Athens FCVfL Wolfsburg2-1Athens
02/12/2020UCLGSSevilla FCChelsea FC0-4Seville

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

VfL Borussia MönchengladbachFixtures and results
12/09/2020CupFC Oberneuland (A)W 8-0Herrmann 13, 14, J. Hofmann 19, Bensebaini 25, Elvedi 35, Neuhaus 53, 84, Traoré 76
19/09/2020LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)L 0-3
26/09/2020League1. FC Union Berlin (H)D 1-1Thuram 56
03/10/2020League1. FC Köln (A)W 3-1Pléa 14, Lainer 16, Stindl 56 (P)
17/10/2020LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)D 1-1J. Hofmann 78 (P)
21/10/2020UCLFC Internazionale Milano (A)D 2-2Bensebaini 63 (P), J. Hofmann 84
24/10/2020League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)W 3-2Stindl 15, J. Hofmann 76 (P), Ginter 83
27/10/2020UCLReal Madrid CF (H)D 2-2Thuram 33, 58
31/10/2020LeagueRB Leipzig (H)W 1-0Wolf 60
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09/12/2020UCLReal Madrid CF (A)L 0-2
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19/01/2021LeagueSV Werder Bremen (H)W 1-0Elvedi 66
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Manchester City FCFixtures and results
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24/09/2020CupAFC Bournemouth (H)W 2-1Delap 18, Foden 75
27/09/2020LeagueLeicester City FC (H)L 2-5Mahrez 4, Aké 84
30/09/2020CupBurnley FC (A)W 3-0Sterling 35, 49, Torres 65
03/10/2020LeagueLeeds United (A)D 1-1Sterling 17
17/10/2020LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 1-0Sterling 23
21/10/2020UCLFC Porto (H)W 3-1Agüero 20 (P), Gündoğan 65, Ferran Torres 73
24/10/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)D 1-1Foden 51
27/10/2020UCLOlympique de Marseille (A)W 3-0Ferran Torres 18, Gündoğan 76, Sterling 81
31/10/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (A)W 1-0Walker 28
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08/11/2020LeagueLiverpool FC (H)D 1-1Jesus 31
21/11/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)L 0-2
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20/01/2021LeagueAston Villa FC (H)W 2-0Bernardo Silva 79, Gündoğan 90 (P)
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    Real Madrid CF631211910
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach62221698
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk62225128
    FC Internazionale Milano6132796
    Matchday 1 (21/10/2020)
    FC Internazionale Milano 2-2 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
    1-0 R. Lukaku 49, 1-1 Bensebaini 63 (P) , 1-2 J. Hofmann 84, 2-2 R. Lukaku 90
    Sommer, Kramer, Thuram (95 Wolf), Pléa, Lainer, J. Hofmann, Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Neuhaus, Embolo (74 Herrmann)
  • Matchday 2 (27/10/2020)
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-2 Real Madrid CF
    1-0 Thuram 33, 2-0 Thuram 58, 2-1 Benzema 87, 2-2 Casemiro 90+3
    Sommer, Kramer, Thuram (71 Herrmann), Stindl (79 Wolf), Pléa (79 Embolo), Lainer, J. Hofmann, Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Neuhaus
  • Matchday 3 (03/11/2020)
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0-6 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
    0-1 Pléa 8, 0-2 Bondar 17 (og) , 0-3 Pléa 26, 0-4 Bensebaini 44, 0-5 Stindl 65, 0-6 Pléa 78
    Sommer, Kramer, Thuram, Stindl (69 Wolf), Pléa (82 Traoré), Lainer (82 M. Lang), J. Hofmann (75 Lazaro), Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi (82 Jantschke), Neuhaus
  • Matchday 4 (25/11/2020)
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    1-0 Stindl 17 (P) , 2-0 Elvedi 34, 3-0 Embolo 45+1, 4-0 Wendt 77
    Sommer, Kramer, Thuram (84 Traoré), Stindl (81 Bénes), Wendt, Lainer, Lazaro (69 Herrmann), Ginter, Elvedi, Neuhaus (69 Zakaria), Embolo (69 Pléa)
  • Matchday 5 (01/12/2020)
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-3 FC Internazionale Milano
    0-1 Darmian 17, 1-1 Pléa 45+1, 1-2 R. Lukaku 64, 1-3 R. Lukaku 73, 2-3 Pléa 76
    Sommer, Kramer, Thuram, Stindl (70 Embolo), Pléa, Wendt (78 Wolf), Lainer, Lazaro, Jantschke (46 Zakaria), Ginter, Neuhaus
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    Real Madrid CF 2-0 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
    1-0 Benzema 9, 2-0 Benzema 32
    Sommer, Kramer (85 Bénes), Thuram (85 Herrmann), Stindl (85 Wolf), Pléa, Wendt (46 Lazaro), Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Neuhaus, Embolo (46 Zakaria)
  • Round of 16
    Matchday 7 (24/02/2021)
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 8 (16/03/2021)
    Manchester City FC-VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach

Manchester City FC

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC651013116
    FC Porto641110313
    Olympiacos FC61052103
    Olympique de Marseille61052133
    Matchday 1 (21/10/2020)
    Manchester City FC 3-1 FC Porto
    0-1 Luis Díaz 14, 1-1 Agüero 20 (P) , 2-1 Gündoğan 65, 3-1 Ferran Torres 73
    Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Sterling, Gündoğan (68 Foden), Agüero (68 Ferran Torres), Rodri (85 Fernandinho), Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, João Cancelo, E. García
  • Matchday 2 (27/10/2020)
    Olympique de Marseille 0-3 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Ferran Torres 18, 0-2 Gündoğan 76, 0-3 Sterling 81
    Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Sterling, Gündoğan (78 Bernardo Silva), Zinchenko (68 João Cancelo), Laporte (77 Stones), Rodri, De Bruyne (82 Palmer), Ferran Torres (77 Mahrez), Foden
  • Matchday 3 (03/11/2020)
    Manchester City FC 3-0 Olympiacos FC
    1-0 Ferran Torres 12, 2-0 Jesus 81, 3-0 João Cancelo 90
    Ederson, Walker (82 João Cancelo), Stones, Aké, Sterling (82 Bernardo Silva), Gündoğan, Zinchenko, De Bruyne (85 F. Nmecha), Ferran Torres, Mahrez (69 Jesus), Foden (69 Rodri)
  • Matchday 4 (25/11/2020)
    Olympiacos FC 0-1 Manchester City FC
    0-1 Foden 36
    Ederson, Rúben Dias, Stones, Sterling (75 Mahrez), Gündoğan (86 Doyle), Jesus (78 Agüero), Rodri (76 Fernandinho), Bernardo Silva, B. Mendy (78 Zinchenko), João Cancelo, Foden
  • Matchday 5 (01/12/2020)
    FC Porto 0-0 Manchester City FC
    Ederson, Rúben Dias, Sterling, Zinchenko, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Ferran Torres (71 Jesus), Fernandinho, João Cancelo, Foden, E. García
  • Matchday 6 (09/12/2020)
    Manchester City FC 3-0 Olympique de Marseille
    1-0 Ferran Torres 48, 2-0 Agüero 77, 3-0 Álvaro 90 (og)
    Steffen, Walker, Aké, Gündoğan (46 Sterling), Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Ferran Torres, Fernandinho, Mahrez (66 Agüero), Foden, E. García (28 Stones)
  • Round of 16
    Matchday 7 (24/02/2021)
    VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 8 (16/03/2021)
    Manchester City FC-VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach

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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: seven round of 16 encounters including Atlético de Madrid-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.

• 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 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 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 (Germany and Spain). 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. Fourteen more players, also including Messi and Robert Lewandowski twice, have scored four times in a game, most recently Olivier Giroud for Chelsea at Sevilla in the 2020/21 group stage. That was the fourth quadruple in succession to be scored away from home after Bayern's Serge Gnabry and Lewandowski (group stage v Tottenham and Crvena zvezda respectively) and Josip Iličić (Atalanta v Valencia, round of 16 second leg) all achieved the feat in 2019/20.

• Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 67 goals in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, more than any other player. Messi is second on 47 goals, ahead of Lewandowski (24), Thomas Müller (23), and Karim Benzema, Raúl González and Andriy Shevchenko (all 18).

• 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

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
Formed: 1900
Nickname: Die Fohlen (The Foals)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup: (1977)
• UEFA Cup: 2 (1973), 1975, 1979, (1980)
• European/South American Cup: (1977)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 5 (1977)
German Cup: 3 (1995)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League group stage
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
10-0: Mönchengladbach v EPA Larnaca
22/09/70, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar v Mönchengladbach
20/09/73, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Mönchengladbach v Wolfsberg
19/09/19, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: Rangers v Mönchengladbach
30/11/60, European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
4-0: Mönchengladbach v Shakhtar Donetsk
25/11/20, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-6: Shakhtar Donetsk v Mönchengladbach
03/11/20, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-3: Mönchengladbach v Inter
01/12/20, group stage
1-2 twice, most recently v Barcelona
28/09/16, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Barcelona
06/12/16, group stage


Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Cityzens

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1970

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2019)
FA Cup: 6 (2019)
League Cup: 7 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
round of 16
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 16

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0: Manchester City v Schalke
12/03/19, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Steaua Bucureşti v Manchester City
16/08/16, UEFA Champions League play-offs, first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v Bayern München
02/10/13, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-2: Manchester City v Barcelona
18/02/14, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
City also lost 3-1 to Lyon in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-final, a match in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Barcelona v Manchester City
19/10/16, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Manchester City v Schalke (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Basel
13/02/18, round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Manchester City v Bayern München (see above)
0-2: Manchester City v Barcelona (see above)
City also lost 3-1 to Lyon in the 2019/20 quarter-final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Barcelona v Manchester City (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