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

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-Germain (First leg: 4-1) Parc des Princes - ParisWednesday 10 March 2021
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Round of 16, Second leg
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Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
16/02/2021R16FC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain1-4
BarcelonaMessi 27 (P); Mbappé 32, 65, 85, Kean 70
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
Paris Saint-Germain531161231001124352023
FC Barcelona632151131100125342320

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 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-Germain1685316538100133138125453
FC Barcelona139221244411002614665437

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Match background Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain hold a three-goal cushion thanks to Kylian Mbappé's stunning hat-trick at the Camp Nou as Barcelona come to the Parc des Princes for the second leg of this UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie.

• Although Barcelona produced a famous fightback against Paris at this stage in 2016/17, that second leg took place at their home stadium, where Lionel Messi's 27th-minute penalty opened the scoring in the first leg of this tie. Mbappé quickly levelled, however, and struck twice more in the second half either side of a Moise Kean goal to make the final score 4-1 and become the first visiting player to score three times in a UEFA Champions League match at the Camp Nou since Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kyiv in 1997.

• While a hat-trick from Neymar – who inspired Barcelona's record-breaking comeback against Paris four years ago – on Matchday 6 this season helped secure the French club's place in the round of 16 as Group H winners, 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.

• Those losses to Juventus and now Paris mean Barcelona have suffered successive home European defeats in the same season for the first time.

• 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 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 six fixtures between the clubs, although Paris have scored four goals to win the other two games in that sequence; before that the Spanish side 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

• Paris have won five of their seven games in this season's competition, including the last four, the success in Barcelona following victories at home against Leipzig (1-0) and away at Manchester United (3-1) before they booked their round of 16 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.

• 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 seven matches this term and also in their last 22 UEFA Champions League matches at the Parc des Princes.

• Paris have won 17 of their last 25 UEFA Champions League matches (D3 L5). The Matchday 1 defeat by United was one of only four in their last 58 European home games (W38 D16).

• 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 eliminations that began with that 2016/17 tie against Barça.

• The first leg of this tie was only Paris's third win in their last 12 matches against Spanish clubs, home and away (D2 L7).

• Paris have lost two of their last five games against Liga clubs at the Parc des Princes, where their overall record against Spanish visitors reads W8 D5 L3.

• 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 4-0 first-leg win against Barcelona in 2017 is their only success in their last five knockout matches with Spanish side at the Parc des Princes (D2 L2).

• Paris won the first 15 UEFA competition ties when they recorded a first-leg away victory, although the 16th and most recent, against Manchester United in the 2018/19 round of 16, ended in elimination on away goals (2-0 a, 1-3 h). This is the first of those ties in which the away first leg has finished 4-1.

• Paris's European penalty shoot-out record is W0 L1:
3-4 v Rangers, 2001/02 UEFA Cup third round

• Barcelona were beaten 3-0 at home by 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.

• Despite losing their last two matches, Barcelona have still suffered only five defeats in their last 39 UEFA Champions League fixtures (W24 D10).

• Barça have won only nine of their last 20 away matches in European competition (D7 L4), although they are unbeaten in their last seven (W5 D2), winning all three this season under Koeman.

• 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's record in UEFA Champions League knockout phase ties in which they played the second leg away is W4 L9, with aggregate defeats on the last three occasions and also in both previous round of 16 ties.

• 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. All four of his goals in the competition this season have been penalties.

• 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.

• A 1-0 victory at Manchester United in the 2018/19 quarter-final first leg is Barcelona's only success in nine away UEFA Champions League knockout games (D3 L5), since a 2-0 victory at Arsenal in the 2015/16 round of 16. The wins against United and Arsenal are their sole successes in the last 11 such contests, with six defeats.

• Barcelona's record in two-legged ties 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).

• The Blaugrana's record away to French sides is W4 D4 L4; they have won on only one of their last seven visits to France (D4 L2).

• This is the first time Barcelona have suffered a home first-leg reverse in UEFA competition since that aggregate defeat by Liverpool in 2006/07. That was the fifth tie in which they were beaten in the home first leg, and their fifth aggregate loss. They have never previously lost a home first leg 4-1 or by a margin of more than two goals.

• Barcelona's record in six UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W5 L1:
5-4 v AZ Alkmaar, 1977/78 UEFA Cup second round
3-1 v Ipswich Town, 1977/78 UEFA Cup third round
4-1 v Anderlecht, 1978/79 European Cup Winners' Cup second round
5-4 v IFK Göteborg, 1985/86 European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final
0-2 v Steaua Bucureşti, 1985/86 European Champion Clubs' Cup final
5-4 v Lech Poznań, 1988/89 European Cup Winners' Cup second round

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 helped the club win three Liga titles and also lifted the Copa del Rey five times, 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:
Sergio Rico, Pablo Sarabia & Clément Lenglet (Sevilla 2016–18)
Moise Kean & Miralem Pjanić (Juventus 2016–19)
Moise Kean & Neto (Juventus 2016/17)
Alessandro Florenzi & Miralem Pjanić (Roma 2012–16)
Marquinhos & Miralem Pjanić (Roma 2012/13)
Leandro Paredes & Miralem Pjanić (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:
Juan Bernat, Pablo Sarabia, Ander Herrera & Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets, Ansu Fati (Spain)
Layvin Kurzawa, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappé & Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Ousmane Dembélé, Antoine Griezmann (France)
Thilo Kehrer, Julian Draxler & Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany)
Danilo Pereira & Francisco Trincão (Portugal)
Marquinhos, Neymar & Philippe Coutinho, Neto (Brazil)
Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes & Lionel Messi (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.

Latest news

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: None
Out: Bandiougou Fadiga (Brest, loan), Maxen Kapo, Kays Ruiz-Atil

• Alessandro Florenzi and Danilo's next appearances in UEFA club competition will be their 50th.

• Paris were 3-0 winners at Brest in the last 32 of the Coupe de France on Saturday, Kylian Mbappé scoring twice to make it seven goals in his last four matches. Holders Paris will be at home to LOSC Lille in the round of 16, with the game scheduled for 6 or 7 April.

• Following their win in Barcelona, Paris went down 2-0 at home to Monaco on 21 February before victories at Dijon on 27 February (4-0) and Bordeaux on 3 March (1-0).

• The defeat against Monaco was Paris's sixth in Ligue 1 this season. The last time Paris lost more than five league games in a season was in 2010/11, when they were beaten eight times and finished fourth.

• Mbappé scored two goals against bottom side Dijon to become the first player to hit 98 Ligue 1 goals before his 25th birthday since Bernard Lacombe in 1977. Mbappé is 22.

• Mbappé is Ligue 1's top scorer after 28 rounds of fixtures with 18 goals, matching his total for the 2019/20 campaign, which was ended after 28 games. He struck 33 goals to top the Ligue 1 charts in 2018/19.

• Danilo scored his first goal for Paris in Dijon, when midfielder Édouard Michut made his professional debut five days before his 18th birthday.

• Sarabia scored the only goal in Bordeaux, his fifth in the league this season – one more than in 2019/20. He was also on target in the cup at Brest.

• Ángel Di María limped off 11 minutes into a 2-0 victory at Marseille on 7 February having suffered a right thigh injury, returning as a second-half substitute at Brest.

• Marco Verratti missed the wins at Dijon and Bordeaux due to a foot injury sustained in training on 27 February, but played 74 minutes at the weekend. Thilo Kehrer was replaced at half-time at Brest due to a hamstring problem.

• Florenzi (adductor) has not played since the home loss to Monaco.

• Neymar had to be replaced 61 minutes into the 1-0 French Cup win at Caen on 10 February due to an adductor problem and has not played since.

• Juan Bernat is still sidelined by a knee ligament injury and has again not been included in Paris's UEFA Champions League squad.

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

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: None
Out: Carles Aleñá (Getafe, loan)

• Barcelona are unbeaten in the Liga since a 2-1 loss at Cádiz on 5 December; their record since is W13 D3. They were 2-0 winners at Osasuna on Saturday.

• Barça have 56 points after 26 Liga games, one more than at this stage last season.

• Ronald Koeman's side were beaten 2-0 at Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg on 10 February but recovered to win the return 3-0, Martin Braithwaite scoring the decisive goal in extra time.

• In the final for the seventh time in eight years, Barcelona will play Athletic Club in Seville on 17 April.

• Barcelona have kept clean sheets in their last four games in all competitions, scoring ten goals themselves.

• Ilaix Moriba set up Francisco Trincão's first goal in a 5-1 home victory against Alavés on 13 February; aged 18 years 25 days, he was the youngest player to provide an assist on his Liga debut in the 21st century. He scored the second goal at Osasuna on Saturday.

• Jordi Alba opened the scoring at the weekend, his fourth goal in his last nine matches in all competitions.

• Lionel Messi's red card in the 3-2 Super Cup final against Athletic on 17 January was his first ever for Barcelona.

• Gerard Piqué suffered a knee injury against Atlético de Madrid on 21 November, making his return in the first leg against Paris. He suffered a knee sprain in the Copa del Rey game against Sevilla that is expected to keep him out for at least three weeks.

• Philippe Coutinho has been out since 30 December due to a knee injury.

• A knee problem has kept Ansu Fati on the sidelines since 8 November.

• On 30 January Sergi Roberto made his comeback from a muscle injury that had kept him out since November, but then picked up a hamstring injury in a 5-3 Copa del Rey win at Granada on 3 February and has not played since.

• An ankle injury kept Ronald Araújo on the sidelines between 7 and 27 February, when he returned as a substitute in a 2-0 Liga win at Sevilla, although he subsequently suffered a relapse and had to be replaced himself.

• Miralem Pjanić was withdrawn at half-time of the 3-0 league win at home to Elche on 24 February with an ankle problem, and has not played since, although he was an unused substitute on Saturday.

• Messi was included in the fans' Men's Team of the Year 2020, the 12th time he has featured.


Squad list Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Keylor NavasCRC15/12/198634 - --7-20-55-69-
16Sergio RicoESP01/09/199327 - ----8-25-40-
30Alexandre LetellierFRA11/12/199030 - ----------
60Mathyas RandriamamyFRA23/04/200317 - ----------
3Presnel KimpembeFRA13/08/199525 - --6-19-281281
4Thilo KehrerGER21/09/199624 - --5-17-17-25-
5MarquinhosBRA14/05/199426 - --61181617617
20Layvin KurzawaFRA04/09/199228 - --4-171283315
22Abdou DialloFRA04/05/199624 - --4-16-15-15-
24Alessandro FlorenziITA11/03/199129 - --7-172401492
25Mitchel BakkerNED20/06/200020 - --6-21-6-6-
31Colin DagbaFRA09/09/199822 - --1-1713-3-
32Timothee PembeleFRA09/09/200218 - --1-511-1-
6Marco VerrattiITA05/11/199228*--4-16-643643
8Leandro ParedesARG29/06/199426*--4-16-12-402
11Ángel Di MaríaARG14/02/198833 - --51193892211328
12RafinhaBRA12/02/199328 - --6-15-241252
15DaniloPOR09/09/199129 - --7-151371491
19Pablo SarabiaESP11/05/199228 - --4-2153144512
21Ander HerreraESP14/08/198931 - --6-23123-544
23Julian DraxlerGER20/09/199327 - --1-1635587011
27Idrissa GueyeSEN26/09/198931 - --6-22219-422
38Edouard MichutFRA04/03/200318 - ----1-----
7Kylian MbappéFRA20/12/199822 - --65231841244224
9Mauro IcardiARG19/02/199328 - --1-1451492915
18Moise KeanITA28/02/200021 - --631911103103
-Mauricio PochettinoARG02/03/197249 - --1---32-54-
FC Barcelona - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Marc-André ter StegenGER30/04/199228 - --4-20-64-74-
13NetoBRA19/07/198931 - --3-6-10-34-
26Iñaki PeñaESP02/03/199922 - ----------
36Arnau TenasESP30/05/200119 - ----------
2Sergiño DestNED03/11/200020 - --6120-111161
3Gerard PiquéESP02/02/198734 - --3111-1191512315
4Ronald AraújoURU07/03/199922 - --3-1313-3-
15Clément LengletFRA17/06/199525 - --7-231382402
18Jordi AlbaESP21/03/198931 - --6-233763914
20Sergi RobertoESP07/02/199229 - --3-81513523
23Samuel UmtitiFRA14/11/199327 - --1-10-26-442
24Junior FirpoESP10/05/199624 - --5-619-13-
28Oscar MinguezaESP13/05/199921 - --4-17-4-4-
5Sergio BusquetsESP16/07/198832 - --5-24-11841214
8Miralem PjanićBIH02/04/199030 - --7-17-79118712
12Ricard PuigESP13/08/199921 - --4-814-4-
14Philippe CoutinhoBRA12/06/199228 - --2112244126816
19Matheus FernandesBRA30/06/199822 - --1---1-1-
21Frenkie de JongNED12/05/199723 - --6-26326-38-
27Ilaix MoribaESP19/01/200318 - ----31----
30Álex ColladoESP22/04/199921 - ----------
7Antoine GriezmannFRA21/03/199129 - --6224669258032
9Martin BraithwaiteDEN05/06/199129 - --532225353
10Lionel MessiARG24/06/198733 - --542419148119152122
11Ousmane DembéléFRA15/05/199723 - --53203309309
16PedriESP25/11/200218 - --612626161
17Francisco TrincãoPOR29/12/199921 - --6-2036-131
22Ansu FatiESP31/10/200218 - --31748282
29Konrad De La FuenteUSA16/07/200119 - --2---2-2-
-Ronald KoemanNED21/03/196357 - --7---64-89-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAnthony Taylor (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesGary Beswick (ENG) , Adam Nunn (ENG)
  • Video Assistant RefereeStuart Attwell (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePaul Tierney (ENG)
  • Fourth officialDavid Coote (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateBalázs Makray (HUN)
  • UEFA Referee observerKyros Vassaras (GRE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Anthony Taylor20/10/19782566

Anthony Taylor

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/11/2015UCLGSFC AstanaClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Astana
08/12/2015UCLGSParis Saint-GermainFC Shakhtar Donetsk2-0Paris
31/10/2017UCLGSOlympiacos FCFC Barcelona0-0Piraeus
24/10/2018UCLGSBorussia DortmundClub Atlético de Madrid4-0Dortmund
18/09/2019UCLGSParis Saint-GermainReal Madrid CF3-0Paris
26/11/2019UCLGSJuventusClub Atlético de Madrid1-0Turin
10/12/2019UCLGSOlympique LyonnaisRB Leipzig2-2Decines
11/03/2020UCLR16Paris Saint-GermainBorussia Dortmund2-0Paris
12/08/2020UCLQFAtalanta BCParis Saint-Germain1-2Lisbon
25/11/2020UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoReal Madrid CF0-2Milan
09/12/2020UCLGSFC SalzburgClub Atlético de Madrid0-2Salzburg

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/06/2013U19ELITESpainGreece2-0Starogard Gdański
23/10/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoAS Saint-Étienne0-0Milan
03/11/2015UCLGSFC AstanaClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Astana
08/12/2015UCLGSParis Saint-GermainFC Shakhtar Donetsk2-0Paris
10/03/2016UELR16FC Basel 1893Sevilla FC0-0Basel
09/03/2017UELR16Olympique LyonnaisAS Roma4-2Decines
31/10/2017UCLGSOlympiacos FCFC Barcelona0-0Piraeus
15/03/2018UELR16Athletic ClubOlympique de Marseille1-2Bilbao
24/10/2018UCLGSBorussia DortmundClub Atlético de Madrid4-0Dortmund
20/02/2019UELR32Sevilla FCSS Lazio2-0Seville
14/03/2019UELR16FC KrasnodarValencia CF1-1Krasnodar
18/09/2019UCLGSParis Saint-GermainReal Madrid CF3-0Paris
26/11/2019UCLGSJuventusClub Atlético de Madrid1-0Turin
10/12/2019UCLGSOlympique LyonnaisRB Leipzig2-2Decines
11/03/2020UCLR16Paris Saint-GermainBorussia Dortmund2-0Paris
05/08/2020UELR16FC Internazionale MilanoGetafe CF2-0Gelsenkirchen
12/08/2020UCLQFAtalanta BCParis Saint-Germain1-2Lisbon
24/09/2020SCUPFinalFC Bayern MünchenSevilla FC2-1Budapest
25/11/2020UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoReal Madrid CF0-2Milan
09/12/2020UCLGSFC SalzburgClub Atlético de Madrid0-2Salzburg

Last updated 12/08/2021 13:39CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Paris Saint-GermainFixtures and results
10/09/2020LeagueRC Lens (A)L 0-1
13/09/2020LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)L 0-1
16/09/2020LeagueFC Metz (H)W 1-0Draxler 90+3
20/09/2020LeagueOGC Nice (A)W 3-0Mbappé 38 (P), Di María 45+1, Marquinhos 66
27/09/2020LeagueStade de Reims (A)W 2-0Icardi 9, 62
02/10/2020LeagueAngers SCO (H)W 6-1Florenzi 7, Neymar 36, 47, Draxler 57, Gueye 71, Mbappé 84
16/10/2020LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (A)W 4-0Mbappé 32, 83, Florenzi 77, Sarabia 88
20/10/2020UCLManchester United FC (H)L 1-2Martial 55 (og)
24/10/2020LeagueDijon FCO (H)W 4-0Kean 3, 23, Mbappé 82, 87
28/10/2020UCLİstanbul Başakşehir (A)W 2-0Kean 64, 79
31/10/2020LeagueFC Nantes (A)W 3-0Herrera 47, Mbappé 65 (P), Sarabia 88
04/11/2020UCLRB Leipzig (A)L 1-2Di María 6
07/11/2020LeagueStade Rennais FC (H)W 3-0Kean 11, Di María 21, Da Silva 73 (og)
20/11/2020LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)L 2-3Mbappé 25, 37 (P)
24/11/2020UCLRB Leipzig (H)W 1-0Neymar 11 (P)
28/11/2020LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)D 2-2Neymar 27 (P), Kean 28
02/12/2020UCLManchester United FC (A)W 3-1Neymar 6, 90+1, Marquinhos 69
05/12/2020LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)W 3-1Dagba 33, Kean 77, Mbappé 90+1
09/12/2020UCLİstanbul Başakşehir (H)W 5-1Neymar 21, 38, 50, Mbappé 42 (P), 62
13/12/2020LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (H)L 0-1
16/12/2020LeagueFC Lorient (H)W 2-0Mbappé 51 (P), Kean 61
20/12/2020LeagueLOSC Lille (A)D 0-0
23/12/2020LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (H)W 4-0Pembele 18, Mbappé 79, Gueye 88, Kean 90+1
06/01/2021LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)D 1-1Kean 22
09/01/2021LeagueStade Brestois 29 (H)W 3-0Kean 16, Icardi 81, Sarabia 83
16/01/2021LeagueAngers SCO (A)W 1-0Kurzawa 70
22/01/2021LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)W 4-0Mbappé 34, 63, Neymar 60, Icardi 61
31/01/2021LeagueFC Lorient (A)L 2-3Neymar 45 (P), 58 (P)
03/02/2021LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (H)W 3-0Di María 18, Sarabia 36, Mbappé 68
07/02/2021LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)W 2-0Mbappé 9, Icardi 24
10/02/2021CupSM Caen (A)W 1-0Kean 49
13/02/2021LeagueOGC Nice (H)W 2-1Draxler 22, Kean 76
16/02/2021UCLFC Barcelona (A)W 4-1Mbappé 32, 65, 85, Kean 70
21/02/2021LeagueAS Monaco FC (H)L 0-2
27/02/2021LeagueDijon FCO (A)W 4-0Kean 6, Mbappé 32 (P), 51, Danilo 82
03/03/2021LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)W 1-0Sarabia 20
06/03/2021CupStade Brestois 29 (A)W 3-0Mbappé 9, 73, Sarabia 44
10/03/2021UCLFC Barcelona (H)
14/03/2021LeagueFC Nantes (H)
21/03/2021LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (A)
04/04/2021LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
11/04/2021LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (A)
18/04/2021LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)
25/04/2021LeagueFC Metz (A)
02/05/2021LeagueRC Lens (H)
09/05/2021LeagueStade Rennais FC (A)
16/05/2021LeagueStade de Reims (H)
23/05/2021LeagueStade Brestois 29 (A)
1LOSC Lille281882491762
2Paris Saint-Germain281936621760
3Olympique Lyonnais281783562559
4AS Monaco FC281747563855
5RC Lens281288423944
6Olympique de Marseille281198353242
7FC Metz281189332741
8Montpellier Hérault SC2811710444740
9Angers SCO2811611334239
10Stade Rennais FC2810810333238
11OGC Nice2810513354035
12Stade de Reims2881010343534
13Stade Brestois 292810414425034
14Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace289613364133
15FC Girondins de Bordeaux289613283433
16AS Saint-Étienne287912294230
17FC Lorient287615345227
18Nîmes Olympique SC287417275425
19FC Nantes 2841212284424
20Dijon FCO282917194715
FC BarcelonaFixtures and results
27/09/2020LeagueVillarreal CF (H)W 4-0Fati 15, 19, Messi 35 (P), Torres 45 (og)
01/10/2020LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)W 3-0Fati 11, Olaza 51 (og), Sergi Roberto 90+5
04/10/2020LeagueSevilla FC (H)D 1-1Coutinho 10
17/10/2020LeagueGetafe CF (A)L 0-1
20/10/2020UCLFerencvárosi TC (H)W 5-1Messi 27 (P), Fati 42, Coutinho 52, Pedri 82, Dembélé 89
24/10/2020LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)L 1-3Fati 8
28/10/2020UCLJuventus (A)W 2-0Dembélé 14, Messi 90+1 (P)
31/10/2020LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)D 1-1Griezmann 63
04/11/2020UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)W 2-1Messi 5 (P), Piqué 65
07/11/2020LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)W 5-2Dembélé 22, Griezmann 49, Messi 61 (P), 82, Pedri 90
21/11/2020LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)L 0-1
24/11/2020UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)W 4-0Dest 52, Braithwaite 57, 70 (P), Griezmann 90+2
29/11/2020LeagueCA Osasuna (H)W 4-0Braithwaite 29, Griezmann 42, Coutinho 57, Messi 73
02/12/2020UCLFerencvárosi TC (A)W 3-0Griezmann 14, Braithwaite 21, Dembélé 28 (P)
05/12/2020LeagueCádiz CF (A)L 1-2Alcalá 57 (og)
08/12/2020UCLJuventus (H)L 0-3
13/12/2020LeagueLevante UD (H)W 1-0Messi 76
16/12/2020LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)W 2-1Jordi Alba 31, F. de Jong 43
19/12/2020LeagueValencia CF (H)D 2-2Messi 45+4, Ronald Araújo 52
22/12/2020LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)W 3-0Lenglet 21, Braithwaite 35, Messi 65
29/12/2020LeagueSD Eibar (H)D 1-1Dembélé 67
03/01/2021LeagueSD Huesca (A)W 1-0F. de Jong 27
06/01/2021LeagueAthletic Club (A)W 3-2Pedri 14, Messi 38, 62
09/01/2021LeagueGranada CF (A)W 4-0Griezmann 12, 63, Messi 35, 42
21/01/2021CupCornella (A)W 2-0 aetDembélé 92 ET, Braithwaite 120+1 ET
24/01/2021LeagueElche CF (A)W 2-0F. de Jong 39, Ricard Puig 89
27/01/2021CupRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)W 2-1Messi 69, F. de Jong 80
31/01/2021LeagueAthletic Club (H)W 2-1Messi 20, Griezmann 74
03/02/2021CupGranada CF (A)W 5-3 aetGriezmann 88, 100 ET, Jordi Alba 90+2, 113 ET, F. de Jong 108 ET
07/02/2021LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)W 3-2Messi 59, Víctor Ruiz 68 (og), Francisco Trincão 87
10/02/2021CupSevilla FC (A)L 0-2
13/02/2021LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)W 5-1Francisco Trincão 29, 74, Messi 45+1, 75, Junior Firpo 80
16/02/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)L 1-4Messi 27 (P)
21/02/2021LeagueCádiz CF (H)D 1-1Messi 32 (P)
24/02/2021LeagueElche CF (H)W 3-0Messi 48, 68, Jordi Alba 73
27/02/2021LeagueSevilla FC (A)W 2-0Dembélé 29, Messi 85
03/03/2021CupSevilla FC (H)W 3-0 aetDembélé 12, Piqué 90+4, Braithwaite 95 ET
06/03/2021LeagueCA Osasuna (A)W 2-0Jordi Alba 30, Moriba 83
10/03/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
15/03/2021LeagueSD Huesca (H)
21/03/2021LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
04/04/2021LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)
11/04/2021LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
21/04/2021LeagueGetafe CF (H)
25/04/2021LeagueVillarreal CF (A)
28/04/2021LeagueGranada CF (H)
02/05/2021LeagueValencia CF (A)
09/05/2021LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
12/05/2021LeagueLevante UD (A)
16/05/2021LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
23/05/2021LeagueSD Eibar (A)
1Club Atlético de Madrid261952501862
2FC Barcelona261754572256
3Real Madrid CF261664442154
4Sevilla FC251537352048
5Real Sociedad de Fútbol261295432145
6Real Betis Balompié2613310364042
7Villarreal CF268135342937
8Athletic Club269611373133
9RC Celta de Vigo26899344033
10Granada CF269611324433
11Levante UD267118353532
12Valencia CF267910323630
13CA Osasuna267712233528
14Cádiz CF267712224128
15Getafe CF267613213227
16Real Valladolid CF2651011253725
17Elche CF255911233724
18SD Eibar2641012202922
19Deportivo Alavés265714224222
20SD Huesca2631112254020

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

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 1-4 Paris Saint-Germain
    1-0 Messi 27 (P) , 1-1 Mbappé 32, 1-2 Mbappé 65, 1-3 Kean 70, 1-4 Mbappé 85
    Navas, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Verratti (73 Draxler), Mbappé, Paredes, Icardi, Kean (85 Danilo), Kurzawa, Florenzi (89 Kehrer), Gueye (46 Herrera)
  • Matchday 8 (10/03/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-FC Barcelona

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 1-4 Paris Saint-Germain
    1-0 Messi 27 (P) , 1-1 Mbappé 32, 1-2 Mbappé 65, 1-3 Kean 70, 1-4 Mbappé 85
    Ter Stegen, Dest (71 Mingueza), Piqué (79 Ricard Puig), Sergio Busquets (79 Pjanić), Griezmann (85 Braithwaite), Messi, Dembélé, Lenglet, Pedri (78 Francisco Trincão), Jordi Alba, F. de Jong
  • Matchday 8 (10/03/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-FC Barcelona

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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 and Barcelona (both 96).

• 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-five 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, 31 ties have required extra time. Fifteen have been settled by extra time alone: eight round of 16 encounters including Porto-Juventus in 2020/21, 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

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)


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)



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