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UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain - RB Leipzig Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-GermainParc des Princes - ParisTuesday 19 October 2021
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group A - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
24/11/2020GSParis Saint-Germain - RB Leipzig1-0
ParisNeymar 11 (P)
04/11/2020GSRB Leipzig - Paris Saint-Germain2-1
LeipzigNkunku 42, Forsberg 57 (P); Di María 6
UEFA Champions League
18/08/2020SFRB Leipzig - Paris Saint-Germain0-3
LisbonMarquinhos 13, Di María 42, Bernat 57
Paris Saint-Germain110010010000320152
RB Leipzig110010010000310225

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

UEFA Champions League
13/04/2021QFParis Saint-Germain - FC Bayern München0-1
agg: 3-3 ag
ParisChoupo-Moting 40
07/04/2021QFFC Bayern München - Paris Saint-Germain2-3
MunichChoupo-Moting 37, Müller 60; Mbappé 3, 68, Marquinhos 28
UEFA Champions League
23/08/2020FParis Saint-Germain - FC Bayern München0-1
LisbonComan 59
11/03/2020R16Paris Saint-Germain - Borussia Dortmund2-0
agg: 3-2
ParisNeymar 28, Bernat 45+1
18/02/2020R16Borussia Dortmund - Paris Saint-Germain2-1
DortmundHaaland 69, 77; Neymar 75
UEFA Champions League
05/12/2017GSFC Bayern München - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
MunichLewandowski 8, Tolisso 37, 69; Mbappé 50
27/09/2017GSParis Saint-Germain - FC Bayern München3-0
ParisDani Alves 2, Cavani 31, Neymar 63
UEFA Champions League
12/03/2014R16Paris Saint-Germain - Bayer 04 Leverkusen2-1
agg: 6-1
ParisMarquinhos 13, Lavezzi 53; Sam 6
18/02/2014R16Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Paris Saint-Germain0-4
LeverkusenMatuidi 3, Ibrahimović 39 (P), 42, Cabaye 88
UEFA Europa League
04/11/2010GSParis Saint-Germain - Borussia Dortmund0-0Paris
21/10/2010GSBorussia Dortmund - Paris Saint-Germain1-1DortmundNuri Şahin 50 (P); Chantôme 87
26/02/2009R3VfL Wolfsburg - Paris Saint-Germain1-3
agg: 1-5
WolfsburgHasebe 63; Luyindula 38 (P), 73, Rothen 60
18/02/2009R3Paris Saint-Germain - VfL Wolfsburg2-0
ParisHoarau 80, 83
23/10/2008GSFC Schalke 04 - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
GelsenkirchenMabiala 12 (og), Kuranyi 39, Halil Altıntop 70; Chantôme 90+2
UEFA Champions League
18/10/2000GS1FC Bayern München - Paris Saint-Germain2-0
MunichSalihamidžić 3, Paulo Sérgio 89
26/09/2000GS1Paris Saint-Germain - FC Bayern München1-0
ParisLaurent Leroy 90
UEFA Champions League
05/11/1997GSParis Saint-Germain - FC Bayern München3-1
ParisGava 17, Maurice 73, Leroy 75; Babbel 28
22/10/1997GSFC Bayern München - Paris Saint-Germain5-1
MunichElber 4, 73, Jancker 21, 47, Helmer 51; Simone 48
UEFA Champions League
23/11/1994GSFC Bayern München - Paris Saint-Germain0-1
MunichWeah 80
14/09/1994GSParis Saint-Germain - FC Bayern München2-0
ParisWeah 39, Bravo 80

RB Leipzig - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
10/12/2019GSOlympique Lyonnais - RB Leipzig2-2DecinesAouar 50, Depay 82; Forsberg 9 (P), Werner 33 (P)
02/10/2019GSRB Leipzig - Olympique Lyonnais0-2
LeipzigDepay 11, Terrier 65
UEFA Europa League
12/04/2018QFOlympique de Marseille - RB Leipzig5-2
agg: 5-3
MarseilleIlsanker 6 (og), Sarr 9, Thauvin 38, Payet 60, Sakai 90+4; Bruma 2, Augustin 55
05/04/2018QFRB Leipzig - Olympique de Marseille1-0
LeipzigWerner 45+1
UEFA Champions League
21/11/2017GSAS Monaco FC - RB Leipzig1-4
MonacoFalcao 43; Jemerson 6 (og), Werner 9, 31 (P), Keïta 45
13/09/2017GSRB Leipzig - AS Monaco FC1-1LeipzigForsberg 33; Tielemans 34
Paris Saint-Germain108111141610012313283625
RB Leipzig42114112000093241216

Last updated 07/10/2021 18:54CET

Match background Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain and Leipzig meet for the third consecutive UEFA Champions League campaign with the French side joint top of Group A and their German opponents three points off the pace.

• Paris have four points from two matches, a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge on Matchday 1 preceding a 2-0 defeat of last season's runners-up Manchester City at the Parc des Princes. Leipzig shipped six goals in Manchester on the opening night, going down 6-3 despite a hat-trick from former Paris player Christopher Nkunku, before a 2-1 home loss against Club Brugge.

• Paris reached their first UEFA Champions League final thanks to a semi-final win against Leipzig in 2019/20; both sides won their home games in last season's group stage en route to the round of 16.

Previous meetings
• Leipzig prevailed 2-1 against Paris in Germany on Matchday 3 last season thanks to Emil Forsberg's 57th-minute penalty after Ángel Di María's sixth-minute opener for Paris had been cancelled out by Nkunku (42).

• The only goal in Paris on Matchday 4 also came from the spot, via Neymar in the 11th minute. That helped the French side finish first in the section, with Leipzig progressing as runners-up.

• Thomas Tuchel's Paris side were comfortable winners against Leipzig at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in the 2019/20 semi-final. An early Marquinhos goal (13) was added to by Di María three minutes before the break, Juan Bernat ending any lingering hopes for Julian Nagelsmann's Leipzig 12 minutes into the second half.

• While that was the teams' first competitive fixture, Leipzig defeated Paris 4-2 in a July 2014 friendly when they were in the German second tier. Paris defender Marquinhos scored an own goal with Yussuf Poulsen also on target for Leipzig.

Form guide
• Runners-up to Bayern München in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League final, losing 1-0 in Lisbon, Paris again reached the latter stages of last season's competition.

• A team coached by Tuchel were first in Group H last season, picking up 12 points to finish level with Leipzig but ahead on head-to-head record with Manchester United third and İstanbul Başakşehir fourth. Paris won four of their group games, losing at home to United and in Leipzig.

• With Mauricio Pochettino having replaced Tuchel as coach, Paris got the better of Barcelona (4-1 a, 1-1 h) and Bayern (3-2 a, 0-1 h) in the knockout stages before losing to Manchester City in the semi-finals (1-2 h, 0-2 a).

• Having lost at home to Bayern in the quarter-final second leg, Paris were without a win in four UEFA Champions League games (D1 L3) before beating City on Matchday 2. That was only their second victory in their last seven (D2 L3).

• This is the French side's tenth successive UEFA Champions League campaign and 14th in total, two behind Lyon's national record.

• Although Paris missed out on the Ligue 1 title for only the second time in nine years in 2020/21, finishing second a point behind LOSC Lille, they did win the French Cup for the record 14th time overall and the sixth time in seven seasons.

• Paris have lost only six of their last 62 European home games (W39 D17), although four of those have come in their last 12 matches at the Parc des Princes including the two before they beat City last time out.

• Paris faced three German clubs in 2019/20 as well as Leipzig and Bayern last season. The defeat by the latter in last season's quarter-final second leg was their first at home to German visitors (W8 D1).

• A 3-1 defeat at Bayern on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League ended Paris's seven-match unbeaten run against German clubs, home and away (W5 D2). Their overall record since then is W4 L4.

• Lionel Messi's goal on Matchday 2 means he has matched the record of Karim Benzema in scoring in 17 successive UEFA Champions League campaigns.

• This is Leipzig's fourth UEFA Champions League group campaign, all in the last five seasons.

• Semi-finalists in 2019/20, a team coached by Nagelsmann again reached the knockout stages last season, beating Manchester United 3-2 on Matchday 6 to secure second place in Group H behind Paris.

• Another English side proved too strong in the round of 16, however, Liverpool winning each leg 2-0 with both games played in Budapest.

• Nagelsmann left to succeed Germany-bound Hansi Flick as Bayern coach in the summer, Salzburg's Jesse Marsch taking his place at Leipzig.

• Leipzig have won 12 of their 26 UEFA Champions League fixtures (D3 L11) but have lost seven of the last 11 and all the last four.

• Leipzig's eight goals conceded is the highest total in this season's group stage.

• The German side lost three of their four away games in last season's UEFA Champions League, winning the other. Their away record in Europe is now W7 D5 L9.

• Second in the Bundesliga in 2020/21, their joint highest finish, this is Leipzig's fifth European campaign. In 2017/18 they became the first team to make their European debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Nkunku's Matchday 1 hat-trick made him the fourth player to score three goals in a UEFA Champions League defeat, after Ronaldo (Manchester United 4-3 Real Madrid in 2002/03), Gareth Bale (Tottenham 3-4 Inter, 2010/11) and İrfan Can Kahveci (İstanbul Başakşehir 3-4 Leipzig, 2020/21)

• Leipzig's first ever European game was a 1-1 draw against Monaco in September 2017, on Matchday 1 of that season's UEFA Champions League. A 4-1 success in the return was the German club's first away European victory.

• The Matchday 3 defeat of Paris last season is Leipzig's only win in their last six games against Ligue 1 opponents (D1 L4); they had been unbeaten in their first three matches (W2 D1).

Links and trivia
• Born in the Paris suburb of Lagny-sur-Marne, Nkunku joined Leipzig from Paris in summer 2019. He had signed for the French club in 2010 and made his first-team debut against Shakhtar Donetsk on Matchday 6 of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League. Nkunku won three league titles, two Coupes de France and two Coupes de la Ligue with Paris, for whom he scored 11 goals in 78 senior appearances.

• Have also played in France:
Nordi Mukiele (Laval 2014–17, Montpellier 2017–18)
Benjamin Heinrichs (Monaco 2018–20)
Mohamed Simakan (Strasbourg 2017–21)

• Mukiele was also born in Paris, in the suburb of Montreuil.

• Have played in Germany:
Thilo Kehrer (Schalke 2012–18)
Julian Draxler (Schalke 2001–15, Wolfsburg 2015–17)
Abdou Diallo (Mainz 2017/18, Borussia Dortmund 2018/19)
Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund 2018–20 loan)

• Have played together:
Danilo Pereira & André Silva (Porto 2015–17)
Gianluigi Donnarumma & André Silva (AC Milan 2017/18, 2019)

• International team-mates:
Thilo Kehrer, Julian Draxler & Lukas Klostermann, Marcel Halstenberg, Benjamin Heinrichs (Germany)
Ander Herrera & Dani Olmo (Spain)
Danilo Peirera & André Silva (Portugal)
Kylian Mbappé, Presnel Kimpempe & Nordi Mukiele (France)
Abdou Diallo, Colin Dagba & Nordi Mukiele, Christopher Nkunku (France Under-21)

Latest news

• Matchday 2 was Lionel Messi's 151st appearance in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, taking him level with former Barcelona team-mate Xavi Hernández. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (178 appearances) and Iker Casillas (177) have played more matches in the competition proper.

• On Friday Paris had to come from behind to win 2-1 at home to Angers, Danilo's first goal of the season bringing them level before Kylian Mbappé's decisive penalty three minutes from time.

• Mauricio Pochettino's side have kept only three clean sheets in their ten league games this season.

• Paris have conceded the opening goal in five home Ligue 1 games in 2021, their highest total in a calendar year since 2012.

• Paris's eight-game winning start to the new Ligue 1 season, in which they had scored 22 goals, was ended by a 2-0 loss at Rennes on 3 October.

• The capital club joined Olympique Lillois (1936/37), Monaco (1960/61) and Paris themselves (2018/19) in winning their first eight games in a Ligue 1 campaign.

• Idrissa Gueye, who found the net against Manchester City on Matchday 2, has scored three league goals this season, as many as in his first two years at Paris combined.

• Matchday 1 scorer Ander Herrera also has three goals in Ligue 1 this season; he managed one in each of his first two campaigns for Paris.

• Paris's run of eight successive French Super Cup wins ended on 1 August as they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Ligue 1 champions LOSC Lille.

• Summer signing Sergio Ramos has not yet played for Paris due to a calf injury.

• Colin Dagba made his first appearance this season against Angers after an ankle injury although Layvin Kurzawa (adductors) has been out since 1 August.

• Julian Draxler missed the Rennes game due to illness, returning as a second-half substitute on Friday.

• Juan Bernat, who is not in Paris's UEFA Champions League squad, came on as a second-half substitute against Angers on Friday, his first appearance since suffering a cruciate ligament injury on 16 September 2020.

• Mbappé scored in France's victories against Belgium (3-2) and Spain (2-1) in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals and final, also providing two assists. Presnel Kimpembe played 90 minutes of the final, in which Mbappé got the 80th-minute winner.

• Mbappé won his 50th cap against Belgium; aged 22 years 291 days, he is the youngest player to reach the mark. His goal against Spain was his 19th for his country.

• Gianluigi Donnarumma played in Italy's 2-1 semi-final loss to Spain – the first time he had ever conceded more than one goal in an international – then captained the Azzurri for the first time as they defeated Belgium by the same scoreline in the third-place play-off; Marco Verratti started the first game.

• Achraf Hakimi opened the scoring in Morocco's 5-0 home win against Guinea-Bissau in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 6 October.

• The following day, Marquinhos was on target as Brazil won 3-1 away to Venezuela.

• On 10 October Gueye's goal helped Senegal defeat Namibia 4-1 at home; Abdou Diallo also played for Senegal.

• Messi scored his 80th international goal on 11 October as Argentina beat Uruguay 3-0, becoming the first South American player to reach that mark.

• Neymar scored in Brazil's 4-1 home win against Uruguay on 14 October, his 70th international goal; he is now seven short of Pelé's national record.

• Donnarumma, Messi, Mbappé and Neymar are on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or, with the winner to be announced on 29 November.

• Leipzig have won only four of their 11 competitive games this season, losing five. They were held 1-1 at Freiburg on Saturday.

• However, they had been victorious in their two previous Bundesliga games: 6-0 at home to Hertha Berlin on 25 September, their biggest victory since an 8-0 defeat of Mainz on 2 November 2019, and 3-0 against Bochum a week later.

• Emil Forsberg scored for the third successive game for club and country at Freiburg, his fourth goal in his last six matches for Leipzig and Sweden – all from the penalty spot.

• Christopher Nkunku's Matchday 1 hat-trick was as many goals as he had scored in 17 Bundesliga appearances before the games against Hertha and Bochum, when he found the net twice in each match. The previous time he had struck more than once in a league game was his double in Paris Saint-Germain's 5-0 Ligue 1 win at home to Metz on 10 March 2018.

• Nkunku therefore has eight goals in his last six Leipzig games.

• Leipzig will visit fourth division Babelsberg in the German Cup second round on 26 October.

• During the international break Leipzig lost 2-1 against Śląsk Wrocław in a friendly on 6 October, Nkunku again scoring their goal.

• The Matchday 2 loss against Club Brugge was a 300th Leipzig game for the club's record appearance-maker Yussuf Poulsen.

• On 8 October Joško Gvardiol scored his first international goal in Croatia's 3-0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying win away to Cyprus.

• A day later Forsberg converted a penalty in Sweden's 3-0 win against Kosovo, Konrad Laimer was on target for Austria in a 2-0 victory in the Faroe Islands and André Silva scored for a third successive international in Portugal's 3-0 friendly defeat of Qatar.

• On 12 October Forsberg scored another penalty in Sweden's 2-0 win against Greece.

• Brian Brobbey suffered a hamstring injury in the Netherlands' 2-2 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship draw in Switzerland on 8 October and missed Leipzig's weekend draw.

• Dani Olmo has missed Leipzig's last four games and Spain's two matches in the UEFA Nations League finals because of a thigh injury.

• Marcel Halstenberg is yet to feature this season because of an ankle injury, and has also been suffering with knee problems.

• Marcelo Saracchi, who has been left out of Leipzig's UEFA Champions League squad, has been sidelined since 23 July due to a knee injury.


Squad list Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Keylor NavasCRC15/12/198634 - --1-6-61-75-
40Denis FranchiITA22/10/200218 - ----------
50Gianluigi DonnarummaITA25/02/199922 - --1-4-1-23-
60Alexandre LetellierFRA11/12/199030 - ----------
2Achraf HakimiMAR04/11/199822 - --2-103224224
3Presnel KimpembeFRA13/08/199526 - --2-10-351351
4Sergio RamosESP30/03/198635 - ------1291513918
5MarquinhosBRA14/05/199427 - --2-6-679679
17Colin DagbaFRA09/09/199823 - ----1-7-7-
20Layvin KurzawaFRA04/09/199229 - ------293325
22Abdou DialloSEN04/05/199625 - --1-7-20-20-
24Thilo KehrerGER21/09/199625 - ----7-17-25-
25Nuno MendesPOR19/06/200219 - --2-4-2-4-
31El Chadaille BitshiabuFRA16/05/200516 - ----------
32Teddy AllohFRA23/01/200219 - ----------
33Nehemiah FernandezFRA11/12/200416 - ----------
6Marco VerrattiITA05/11/199228 - --1-4-683683
8Leandro ParedesARG29/06/199427 - --1-2-17-452
11Ángel Di MaríaARG14/02/198833S----61942211828
15DaniloPOR09/09/199130 - --2-51441561
18Georginio WijnaldumNED11/11/199030 - --2-9-4358316
21Ander HerreraESP14/08/198932 - --21103291605
23Julian DraxlerGER20/09/199328 - --1-826087511
27Idrissa GueyeSEN26/09/198932 - --1163241473
28Junior Dina EbimbeFRA21/11/200020 - ----4-----
34Xavi SimonsNED21/04/200318 - ----------
35Ismael GharbiFRA10/04/200417 - ----------
38Edouard MichutFRA04/03/200318 - ----------
39Nathan BitumazalaFRA10/12/200218 - ----1-----
7Kylian MbappéFRA20/12/199822 - --2-10547274827
9Mauro IcardiARG19/02/199328 - --1-931793215
10NeymarBRA05/02/199229 - --2-5171417141
30Lionel MessiARG24/06/198734 - --213-151121155124
-Mauricio PochettinoARG02/03/197249 - --2---39-61-
RB Leipzig - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Péter GulácsiHUN06/05/199031 - --2-8-26-58-
29Fabian EutingerGER12/10/200318 - ----------
31Josep MartinezESP27/05/199823 - ----------
34Jonas NickischGER21/05/200417 - ----------
43Luca Joel GrimpeGER18/05/200417 - ----------
2Mohamed SimakanFRA03/05/200021 - --1-8-1-6-
3AngeliñoESP04/01/199724 - --1-5-193223
4Willi OrbánHUN03/11/199228 - --2-7-181321
16Lukas KlostermannGER03/06/199625 - --2-7-20-34-
22Nordi MukieleFRA01/11/199723 - --2-71191271
23Marcel HalstenbergGER27/09/199130 - ------16-20-
28Gustav MadsenDEN27/01/200318 - ----------
32Joško GvardiolCRO23/01/200219 - --2-7-2-151
39Benjamin HenrichsGER23/02/199724 - ----1-14-15-
40Julius PfennigGER17/02/200318 - ----------
42David LelleGER09/03/200318 - ----------
46Ben KlefischGER02/06/200318 - ----------
8Amadou HaidaraMLI31/01/199823 - --2-82151406
10Emil ForsbergSWE23/10/199129 - --2-832975212
14Tyler AdamsUSA14/02/199922 - --2-5-111111
17Dominik SzoboszlaiHUN25/10/200020 - --2-72133185
18Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199723 - --2484205205
26Ilaix MoribaESP19/01/200318 - ----1-1-1-
27Konrad LaimerAUT27/05/199724 - --2-61131382
35Solomon BonnahNED19/08/200318 - ----------
36Daniel KrasuckiGER01/07/200318 - ----------
37Lars RaebigerGER17/04/200516 - ----------
44Kevin KamplSVN09/10/199031 - --1-7-3227010
47Joscha WoszGER20/07/200219 - ----------
48Eric UhlmannGER05/01/200318 - ----------
9Yussuf PoulsenDEN15/06/199427 - --2-71221353
21Brian BrobbeyNED01/02/200219 - --2-3-3-93
25Dani OlmoESP07/05/199823 - --1-2-1744010
33André SilvaPOR06/11/199525 - --2-821043413
38Hugo NovoaESP24/01/200318 - ----------
45Mehmet IbrahimiGER09/02/200318 - ----------
-Jesse MarschUSA08/11/197347 - --2---14-20-

Last updated 19/10/2021 09:17CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMarco Guida (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesCiro Carbone (ITA) , Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMarco Di Bello (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeStuart Attwell (ENG)
  • Fourth officialFabio Maresca (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateEmil Ubias (CZE)
  • UEFA Referee observerDavid Fernández Borbalán (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Marco Guida07/06/1981541

Marco Guida

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2011
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/09/2021UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenFC Dynamo Kyiv5-0Munich

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/08/2017UEL3QRKV OostendeOlympique de Marseille0-0Ostend
04/10/2018UELGSRosenborg BKRB Leipzig1-3Trondheim
29/09/2021UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenFC Dynamo Kyiv5-0Munich

Last updated 18/10/2021 03:00CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Paris Saint-GermainFixtures and results
07/08/2021LeagueES Troyes AC (A)W 2-1Hakimi 19, Icardi 21
14/08/2021LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (H)W 4-2Icardi 3, Ajorque 25 (og), Draxler 27, Sarabia 86
20/08/2021LeagueStade Brestois 29 (A)W 4-2Herrera 23, Mbappé 36, Gueye 73, Di María 90
29/08/2021LeagueStade de Reims (A)W 2-0Mbappé 16, 63
11/09/2021LeagueClermont (H)W 4-0Herrera 20, 31, Mbappé 55, Gueye 65
15/09/2021UCLClub Brugge (A)D 1-1Herrera 15
19/09/2021LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (H)W 2-1Neymar 66 (P), Icardi 90+3
22/09/2021LeagueFC Metz (A)W 2-1Hakimi 5, 90+5
25/09/2021LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)W 2-0Gueye 14, Draxler 89
28/09/2021UCLManchester City FC (H)W 2-0Gueye 8, Messi 74
03/10/2021LeagueStade Rennais FC (A)L 0-2
15/10/2021LeagueAngers SCO (H)W 2-1Danilo 69, Mbappé 87 (P)
19/10/2021UCLRB Leipzig (H)
24/10/2021LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)
29/10/2021LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
03/11/2021UCLRB Leipzig (A)
06/11/2021LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)
21/11/2021LeagueFC Nantes (H)
24/11/2021UCLManchester City FC (A)
28/11/2021LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)
01/12/2021LeagueOGC Nice (H)
05/12/2021LeagueRC Lens (A)
07/12/2021UCLClub Brugge (H)
12/12/2021LeagueAS Monaco FC (H)
22/12/2021LeagueFC Lorient (A)
09/01/2022LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (A)
16/01/2022LeagueStade Brestois 29 (H)
23/01/2022LeagueStade de Reims (H)
06/02/2022LeagueLOSC Lille (A)
13/02/2022LeagueStade Rennais FC (H)
20/02/2022LeagueFC Nantes (A)
27/02/2022LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)
06/03/2022LeagueOGC Nice (A)
13/03/2022LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)
20/03/2022LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)
03/04/2022LeagueFC Lorient (H)
10/04/2022LeagueClermont (A)
17/04/2022LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)
20/04/2022LeagueAngers SCO (A)
24/04/2022LeagueRC Lens (H)
01/05/2022LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (A)
08/05/2022LeagueES Troyes AC (H)
14/05/2022LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)
21/05/2022LeagueFC Metz (H)
1Paris Saint-Germain10901241027
2RC Lens10532161118
3Olympique de Marseille9522181117
4OGC Nice952217516
5Angers SCO10442151116
6Olympique Lyonnais10442161316
7Stade Rennais FC1043315915
8Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace10424181514
9FC Nantes 10424141114
10AS Monaco FC10424141314
11LOSC Lille10424131514
12FC Lorient10352111314
13Montpellier Hérault SC10343171613
15Stade de Reims10253111211
16ES Troyes AC102359149
17FC Girondins de Bordeaux1015412218
18FC Metz1013611226
19Stade Brestois 291005511195
20AS Saint-Étienne100469234
RB LeipzigFixtures and results
07/08/2021CupSV Sandhausen (A)W 4-0Orbán 19, Haidara 45, Nkunku 60, Szoboszlai 81
15/08/2021League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)L 0-1
20/08/2021LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)W 4-0Szoboszlai 38, 52, Forsberg 46, André Silva 65 (P)
29/08/2021LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)L 0-1
11/09/2021LeagueFC Bayern München (H)L 1-4Laimer 58
15/09/2021UCLManchester City FC (A)L 3-6Nkunku 42, 51, 73
18/09/2021League1. FC Köln (A)D 1-1Haidara 71
25/09/2021LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)W 6-0Nkunku 16, 70, Y. Poulsen 23, Mukiele 45+3, Forsberg 60 (P), Haidara 77
28/09/2021UCLClub Brugge (H)L 1-2Nkunku 5
02/10/2021LeagueVfL Bochum 1848 (H)W 3-0André Silva 69, Nkunku 73, 78
16/10/2021LeagueSC Freiburg (A)D 1-1Forsberg 32 (P)
19/10/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
23/10/2021LeagueSpVgg Greuther Fürth (H)
26/10/2021CupSV Babelsberg 03 (A)
30/10/2021LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
03/11/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)
06/11/2021LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
20/11/2021LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)
24/11/2021UCLClub Brugge (A)
28/11/2021LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
04/12/2021League1. FC Union Berlin (A)
07/12/2021UCLManchester City FC (H)
11/12/2021LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
15/12/2021LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
18/12/2021LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (H)
08/01/2022League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
15/01/2022LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
22/01/2022LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
05/02/2022LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
12/02/2022League1. FC Köln (H)
19/02/2022LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
26/02/2022LeagueVfL Bochum 1848 (A)
05/03/2022LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
12/03/2022LeagueSpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)
19/03/2022LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
02/04/2022LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
09/04/2022LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
16/04/2022LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
23/04/2022League1. FC Union Berlin (H)
30/04/2022LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
07/05/2022LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
14/05/2022LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (A)
1FC Bayern München861129819
2Borussia Dortmund8602221418
3Bayer 04 Leverkusen8512211216
4SC Freiburg844012616
51. FC Union Berlin843112915
6VfL Wolfsburg841391013
71. FC Köln8332131412
8RB Leipzig832316811
9TSG 1899 Hoffenheim8323171111
10VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach8323101111
111. FSV Mainz 0583148810
12VfB Stuttgart823313149
13Hertha BSC Berlin830510219
14Eintracht Frankfurt81529128
15VfL Bochum 184882155167
16FC Augsburg81344146
17DSC Arminia Bielefeld80534115
18SpVgg Greuther Fürth80175201

Last updated 18/10/2021 09:22CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Club Brugge2110324
    Paris Saint-Germain2110314
    Manchester City FC2101653
    RB Leipzig2002480
    Matchday 1 (15/09/2021)
    Club Brugge 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Herrera 15, 1-1 Vanaken 27
    Navas, Hakimi, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Mbappé (51 Icardi), Paredes (46 Danilo), Neymar, Wijnaldum (46 Draxler), Herrera, Diallo (75 Nuno Mendes), Messi
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Manchester City FC
    1-0 Gueye 8, 2-0 Messi 74
    G. Donnarumma, Hakimi, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Verratti (78 Wijnaldum), Mbappé, Neymar, Herrera, Nuno Mendes, Gueye (90 Danilo), Messi
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 4 (03/11/2021)
    RB Leipzig-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 5 (24/11/2021)
    Manchester City FC-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Club Brugge

RB Leipzig

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (15/09/2021)
    Manchester City FC 6-3 RB Leipzig
    1-0 Aké 16, 2-0 Mukiele 28 (og) , 2-1 Nkunku 42, 3-1 Mahrez 45+2 (P) , 3-2 Nkunku 51, 4-2 Grealish 56, 4-3 Nkunku 73, 5-3 João Cancelo 75, 6-3 Jesus 85
    Gulácsi, Angeliño, Orbán, Forsberg (60 Szoboszlai), Adams, Klostermann, Nkunku (81 Gvardiol), Mukiele, Olmo (72 Brobbey), Laimer (60 Haidara), André Silva (60 Y. Poulsen)
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2021)
    RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge
    1-0 Nkunku 5, 1-1 Vanaken 22, 1-2 Rits 40
    Gulácsi, Simakan (79 Adams), Orbán, Y. Poulsen (79 Brobbey), Forsberg, Klostermann, Szoboszlai (58 André Silva), Nkunku, Mukiele (46 Gvardiol), Laimer (46 Haidara), Kampl
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 4 (03/11/2021)
    RB Leipzig-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 5 (24/11/2021)
    Club Brugge-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2021)
    RB Leipzig-Manchester City FC

Last updated 29/09/2021 18:18CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• Chelsea in 2012/13 are the only defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• 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) all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• 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 München were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

• Bayern's victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2020 UEFA Champions League final was their 11th successive win in the competition (18 September 2019 to 23 August 2020), setting a new record that they extended to 15 before being held at Atlético de Madrid on Matchday 5 in 2020/21. Bayern themselves (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly held the previous best with ten, one more than Barcelona's winning run between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 21 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and Bayern München and six more than Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 13, five more than Real Madrid.

• Seven teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage), Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15) and Bayern (2019/20).

• Twenty-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, one more than Bayern München managed in 2019/20. Liverpool are next on the list having scored 23 in 2017/18 with Borussia Dortmund hitting 21 in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new group stage record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13).

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16), Barcelona (2017/18) and Manchester City (2020/21) all let in just one.

• Matchday 6 of 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• Marseille hold the record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 13 in a row between March 2012 and November 2020. The 2-0 loss at home to Porto on Matchday 4 of the 2020/21 competition surpassed Anderlecht's previous competition record of 12 losses in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and September 2015 to December 2016.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, ten teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), Lokomotiv Moskva (2002/03, first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (2002/03, second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14), Basel (2014/15) and Atalanta (2019/20).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14), Porto (2015/16) and Ajax (2019/20) all missed out with ten points.

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. Fifteen more players, also including Messi and Robert Lewandowski twice, have scored four times in a game, most recently Sébastien Haller for Ajax at Sporting CP on Matchday 1 in 2021/22. That was the fifth 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 and Olivier Giroud did likewise for Chelsea at Sevilla in the 2020/21 group stage.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Team facts Only this chapter

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: 14 (2021)
French League Cup: 9 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2020/21: semi-finals
round of 16
round of 16
round of 16
2015/16: quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League group stage

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)


RB Leipzig

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Leipzig v Häcken
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig
21/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 three times, most recently v Liverpool
16/02/21, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
Leipzig also lost 0-3 to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League semi-final, a match in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Manchester United v Leipzig
28/10/20, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Leipzig v Tottenham
10/03/20, round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 twice, most recently v Liverpool (see above)
Leipzig also lost 0-3 to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019/20 semi-final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Manchester United v Leipzig (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