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UEFA Champions League: Club Brugge - Manchester City FC Match press kits

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Club BruggeClub BruggeJan Breydelstadion - BrugesTuesday 19 October 2021
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Group A - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Club Brugge - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
27/02/2020R32Manchester United FC - Club Brugge5-0
agg: 6-1
ManchesterBruno Fernandes 27 (P), Ighalo 34, McTominay 41, Fred 82, 90+3
20/02/2020R32Club Brugge - Manchester United FC1-1BrugesBonaventure 15; Martial 36
UEFA Champions League
22/11/2016GSLeicester City FC - Club Brugge2-1
LeicesterOkazaki 5, Mahrez 30 (P); Izquierdo 52
14/09/2016GSClub Brugge - Leicester City FC0-3
BrugesAlbrighton 5, Mahrez 29, 61 (P)
UEFA Champions League
26/08/2015POClub Brugge - Manchester United FC0-4
agg: 1-7
BrugesRooney 20, 49, 57, Herrera 63
18/08/2015POManchester United FC - Club Brugge3-1
ManchesterDepay 13, 43, Fellaini 90+4; Carrick 8 (og)
UEFA Europa League
08/11/2012GSClub Brugge - Newcastle United FC2-2BrugesTričkovski 14, Jørgensen 19; Anita 41, Sh. Ameobi 43
25/10/2012GSNewcastle United FC - Club Brugge1-0
NewcastleObertan 48
UEFA Europa League
03/11/2011GSBirmingham City FC - Club Brugge2-2BirminghamBeausejour 55, King 74 (P); Meunier 39, Akpala 44
20/10/2011GSClub Brugge - Birmingham City FC1-2
BrugesAkpala 3; Murphy 26, Wood 90+10
02/11/2006GSTottenham Hotspur - Club Brugge3-1
LondonBerbatov 17, 72, Keane 62; Ibrahim 13
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
14/03/1995QFChelsea FC - Club Brugge2-0
agg: 2-1
LondonStein 16, Furlong 37
28/02/1995QFClub Brugge - Chelsea FC1-0
BrugesVerheyen 82
07/11/1984R2Tottenham Hotspur - Club Brugge3-0
agg: 4-2
LondonHazard 5, Allen 27, Roberts 36
24/10/1984R2Club Brugge - Tottenham Hotspur2-1
BrugesCeulemans 6, Jensen 82 (P); Allen 85
03/10/1984R1Club Brugge - Nottingham Forest FC1-0
agg: 1-0
BrugesWellens 88
19/09/1984R1Nottingham Forest FC - Club Brugge0-0Nottingham
European Champions Clubs' Cup
10/05/1978FLiverpool FC - Club Brugge1-0
LondonDalglish 64
19/05/1976FClub Brugge - Liverpool FC1-1
agg: 3-4
BrugesLambert 11 (P); Keegan 15
28/04/1976FLiverpool FC - Club Brugge3-2
LiverpoolR. Kennedy 60, Case 62, Keegan 65 (P); Lambert 5, Cools 12
05/11/1975R2Club Brugge - Ipswich Town FC4-0
agg: 4-3
BrugesLambert 11 (P), de Cubber 25, Le Fevre 40, Vandereycken 87
22/10/1975R2Ipswich Town FC - Club Brugge3-0
IpswichGates 20, Peddelty 55, Austin 66
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
24/03/1971QFChelsea FC - Club Brugge4-0
agg 4-2 (aet)
LondonHouseman 20, Osgood 82, 114 ET, Baldwin 117 ET
10/03/1971QFClub Brugge - Chelsea FC2-0
BrugesLambert 4, Marmenout 40
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
02/10/1968R1West Bromwich Albion FC - Club Brugge2-0
agg: 3-3 ag
West BromwichBrown 15, Hartford 44
18/09/1968R1Club Brugge - West Bromwich Albion FC3-1
BrugesThio 26, Lambert 50, Bailliu 65; Hartford 35

Manchester City FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

15/10/2003R1KSC Lokeren OV - Manchester City FC0-1
agg: 2-4
LokerenAnelka 18 (P)
24/09/2003R1Manchester City FC - KSC Lokeren OV3-2
ManchesterSibierski 7, Fowler 77, Anelka 80 (P); Bonsdawende 13, Kristinsson 39
01/11/1978R2R. Standard de Liège - Manchester City FC2-0
agg: 2-4
LiegeSigurvinsson 63, 85 (P)
18/10/1978R2Manchester City FC - R. Standard de Liège4-0
ManchesterHartford 12, Kidd 85 (P), 86, Palmer 88
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
26/11/1969R2Manchester City FC - K. Lierse SK5-0
agg: 8-0
ManchesterSummerbee 1, Lee 5, 48, Bell 65, 72
12/11/1969R2K. Lierse SK - Manchester City FC0-3
LierLee 7, 35, Bell 43
Club Brugge1162312021030122665152549
Manchester City FC3300320100006501164

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Match background Only this chapter

Club Brugge welcome Manchester City to Belgium holding a one-point advantage over the English side in Group A.

• The Belgian champions have four points after two matches, opening with a 1-1 draw at home to Paris Saint-Germain before a 2-1 win in Leipzig last time out. City put six goals past the German club on Matchday 1, running out 6-3 victors, but then lost 2-0 in Paris in a game between the last two UEFA Champions League runners-up.

• This is the sides' first meeting.

Form guide
Club Brugge
• Club Brugge are making their fourth successive group stage appearance and ninth overall, three behind Anderlecht's Belgian record.

• In 2020/21, the Belgian side finished third behind Borussia Dortmund and Lazio but ahead of Zenit in Group F, picking up eight points (W2 D2 L2) to move into the UEFA Europa League.

• Club Brugge lasted just one tie in the UEFA Europa League, however, going out in the round of 32 to Dynamo Kyiv (1-1 a, 0-1 h).

• Philippe Clement's side claimed Club Brugge's 17th Belgian league title last season, and a third in four years.

• Club Brugge have never progressed to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds in their eight previous appearances. They have come third in their section in each of the last three campaigns.

• The Matchday 2 win in Leipzig was only Blauw-Zwart's fourth in their last 28 fixtures in the UEFA Champions League proper (D10 L14).

• A 3-0 win against Zenit on Matchday 5 last season is Club Brugge's only victory in nine home European matches (D4 L4), since a 2-1 defeat of LASK in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League play-offs. The defeat of Zenit is their only win in their last 14 home matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage (D6 L7), since a 3-2 victory against Rapid Wien in November 2005.

• Club Brugge's last games with English opponents pitted them against City's local rivals Manchester United in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League round of 32 (1-1 h, 0-5 a).

• That made it 12 games without a win against Premier League clubs for Club Brugge, since a 1-0 home victory against Chelsea in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final first leg, a tie they lost 2-1 on aggregate. Their record since that win is D3 L9.

• All six of Club Brugge's wins against English clubs have come at home; that 1995 victory against Chelsea made their record in Bruges W6 D1. Their record since is D2 L3.

• Club Brugge have twice lost European finals to English clubs, both against Liverpool; in the 1976 UEFA Cup (2-3 a, 1-1 h) and the 1978 European Cup at Wembley (0-1).

Manchester City
• In 2020/21 City ended a run of three successive quarter-final eliminations by going all the way to the UEFA Champions League final only to lose 1-0 to Chelsea at Porto's Estádio do Dragão on 29 May.

• City had beaten Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-0 a, 2-0 h), Borussia Dortmund (2-1 h, 2-1 a) and Paris (2-1 a, 2-0 h) en route to the final. They had finished first in Group C with 16 points, keeping five clean sheets and conceding only one goal – equalling the UEFA Champions League group stage record.

• The goal scored by Dortmund's Marco Reus in the 84th minute of last season's quarter-final first leg ended City's run without conceding a UEFA Champions League goal at 790 minutes, second in the all-time ranking behind Arsenal in 2005/06 (995 minutes).

• City have already conceded the same number of goals in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League as in their 13 games in last season's competition.

• Champions of England for the seventh time in 2020/21, their third title in four seasons, City also claimed the English League Cup for the fourth season in a row and the eighth overall, equalling Liverpool's competition record.

• This is the Cityzens' 11th UEFA Champions League campaign; they have been involved in the group stage every season since 2011/12 and have reached the round of 16 in eight successive campaigns.

• Guardiola's team have won 12 of their last 18 away European matches (D3 L3). The last two defeats before the loss in Paris on Matchday 2 had both come in England; the previous away game they had lost abroad was at Shakhtar Donetsk (1-2) on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League.

• City have won five of their six games against Belgian clubs, most recently beating Lokeren in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup first round (3-2 h, 1-0 a).

• That second-leg victory was City's second win in Belgium in their third game; their sole defeat by Belgian opponents was a 2-0 loss at Standard Liège in the 1978/79 UEFA Cup second round second leg, a tie they still won on aggregate (4-0 h).

• City's six games against Belgian clubs have yielded 16 goals scored and only four against with four clean sheets.

Links and trivia
• Born in Drongen, near Ghent, Kevin De Bruyne joined the local side in 1997 and went on to have spells in the youth set-ups at Gent and Genk, making his senior breakthrough at the latter in 2009. He scored 17 goals in 113 appearances for the club in all competitions, winning the league title in 2010/11 and the Belgian Super Cup at the start of the following season.

• De Bruyne's record against Club Brugge with Genk was W5 D1 L2. All three of his goals came in Genk's 5-4 league win in Bruges on 29 October 2011 – the first hat-trick of his senior career.

• This is De Bruyne's first game against a Belgian side in UEFA competition.

• International team-mates:
Simon Mignolet, Hans Vanaken, Charles De Ketelaere, Brandon Mechele & Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
Eduard Sobol & Oleksandr Zichenko (Ukraine)
Noa Lang & Nathan Aké (Netherlands)
Owen Otasowie & Zack Steffen (United States)

• Wesley's only cap for Brazil came as a late substitute in a 1-0 friendly defeat against Argentina on 15 November 2019, a match Gabriel Jesus started.

• Bas Dost and Nathan Aké were Netherlands team-mates between 2017 and 2018, while one of Ruud Vormer's four Netherlands caps came in a 1-1 friendly draw against Italy on 4 June 2018 in which Aké also played.

• Have played together:
Wesley & Jack Grealish (Aston Villa 2019–21)
Simon Mignolet & Raheem Sterling (Liverpool 2013–15)
Eduard Sobol & Oleksandr Zichenko (Shakhtar Donetsk 2013/14)

• Have played in England:
Simon Mignolet (Sunderland 2010–13, Liverpool 2013–19)
Wesley (Aston Villa 2019–21)
Kamal Sowah (Leicester 2018–21)
Owen Otasowie (West Ham youth 2017, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2017–21)
José Izquierdo (Brighton 2017–21)
Jack Hendry (Wigan 2015–17, Shrewsbury 2016 loan, MK Dons 2016 loan)

Latest news

Club Brugge
• Club Brugge's league record so far this season is W6 D4 L1. They had drawn two successive games 1-1 before Friday's 2-0 home win against Kortrijk.

• Ruud Vormer scored twice at the weekend to join Charles De Ketelaere as Club Brugge's joint top scorer this season with four league goals, one more than both Noa Lang and Hans Vanaken. It was the first time Vormer had found the net more than once in a league game since February 2017.

• Philippe Clement's side were 4-0 winners at Zulte Waregem on 15 August, their biggest victory so far this season.

• Club Brugge were beaten 6-1 at Gent on 29 August, their heaviest loss in all competitions since a 5-0 defeat at Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg on 27 February 2020, and their biggest league reverse since they went down by the same scoreline at Anderlecht on 11 November 2012.

• Champions Club Brugge beat cup winners Genk 3-2 in the Belgian Super Cup on 17 July; it was the club's 19th appearance in the match, one short of Anderlecht's competition best, and a record 16th win.

• De Ketelaere won his second Belgium cap, and his first since November 2020, in the 2-1 defeat by Italy in the UEFA Nations League third-place play-off, marking the occasion with a goal set up by Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.

• Lang made his first appearance for the Netherlands as a substitute in the 1-0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying win in Latvia on 8 October. Three days later he provided an assist on his first start, a 6-0 home win against Gibraltar.

• José Izquierdo came on as a late substitute against Kortrijk on Friday, his first appearance since rejoining the club in the summer four years after leaving for Brighton. The Colombian had been sidelined by a series of knee injuries.

Manchester City
• City's seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions (W6 D1) was ended by defeat at Paris on Matchday 2.

• Pep Guardiola's side have failed to score in four of their first 12 games in 2021/22, as many as in their previous 43 matches.

• Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne both scored their first league goals of the season in a 2-2 draw at Liverpool on 3 October.

• Champions City are unbeaten in the Premier League since a 1-0 loss at Tottenham on the opening weekend; their record since is W5 D2, the draw at Liverpool also ending a run of five successive clean sheets. They were 2-0 winners at home to Burnley on Saturday thanks to goals from De Bruyne again and Bernardo Silva.

• City lost to Leicester City in the FA Community Shield at Wembley on 7 August – the seventh time they had been beaten in the match, on their 13th appearance.

• A 1-0 win at Chelsea on 25 September was Guardiola's 221st victory in all competitions as City manager, setting a new club record ahead of Les McDowall (220 wins).

• City's 28 goals this season have been scored by 16 different players.

• City, who have won the League Cup in each of the last four seasons, will visit West Ham this season's last 16 on 27 October.

• Two Ferran Torres goals helped Spain to a 2-1 win against Italy in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals on 6 October, Aymeric Laporte also starting; the pair also started the 2-1 final defeat by France four days later, along with club-mate Rodri.

• De Bruyne set up all three of Belgium's UEFA Nations League goals in defeats against France in the semi-finals (2-3) and Italy in the third-place play-off (1-2).

• John Stones, who made his first City appearance this season on Saturday, scored England's goal in a 1-1 home draw against Hungary in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 12 October. It was his third strike for his country, both previous goals coming in the 6-1 group stage defeat of Panama at the 2018 World Cup.

• Stones was one of five City players to start against Hungary, along with Kyle Walker, Foden, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish – a new club record.

• Grealish scored his first England goal in a 5-0 win in Andorra on 9 October, Foden providing the assist for the visitors' second goal.

• Bernardo Silva won a penalty and set up another goal in Portugal's 5-0 win at home to Luxembourg on 12 October.

• Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria won 6-1 at home to Niger in World Cup qualifying on 8 October, and was also on target in a 4-0 victory away to the same opponents four days later.

• Cole Palmer was on target as England drew 2-2 in Slovenia in 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 7 October.

• Torres is expected to be out for up to six weeks after suffering a fractured foot playing for Spain.

• Oleksandr Zinchenko picked up a calf injury on Matchday 1 and has not played since, although he was on the bench against Burnley.

• İlkay Gündoğan has not played since 18 September due to a thigh injury but was also an unused substitute at the weekend.

• Rúben Dias was named Defender of the Season for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League on 26 August.

• Dias, Foden, De Bruyne, Mahrez and Sterling are all on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or, with the winner to be announced on 29 November.


Squad list Only this chapter

Club Brugge - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
22Simon MignoletBEL06/03/198833 - --2-10-19-46-
33Nick ShintonBEL10/05/200120 - ----------
71Jelle Van NeckBEL07/03/200417 - ----------
81Kiany VromanBEL21/01/200417 - ----------
91Senne LammensBEL07/07/200219 - ----1-----
2Eduard SobolUKR20/04/199526 - --2-9110-29-
4Stanley NsokiFRA09/04/199922 - --2-8-2-6-
5Jack HendrySCO07/05/199526 - --2-4-2-10-
11Faitout MaouassaFRA06/07/199823 - --1-3-3-6-
18Federico RiccaURU01/12/199426 - --1-3-7-12-
28Ignace Van Der BremptBEL01/04/200219 - --1-5-2-4-
44Brandon MecheleBEL28/01/199328 - ----9-14-481
72Noah Mbamba-MuandaBEL05/01/200516 - ----8-----
77Clinton MataANG07/11/199228 - --2-1118-10-
93Denzel De RoeveBEL10/08/200417 - ----------
95Ibe HautekietBEL13/04/200219 - ----------
3Éder BalantaCOL28/02/199328*--2-9123-36-
8Ebeguowen OtasowieUSA06/01/200120 - --------1-
16Tibo PersynBEL13/03/200219 - ----21----
20Hans VanakenBEL24/08/199229 - --221032685213
25Ruud VormerNED11/05/198833 - --1-94212624
26Mats RitsBEL18/07/199328 - --2191171251
87Lukas MondeleBEL29/03/200417 - ----------
89Lynnt AudoorBEL13/10/200318 - ----------
92Arne EngelsBEL08/09/200318 - ----------
98Cisse SandraBEL16/12/200317 - ----------
7WesleyBRA24/11/199624 - --1-1-122175
10Noa LangNED17/06/199922 - --2-113111111
19Kamal SowahGHA09/01/200021 - --2-5-2-2-
21José IzquierdoCOL07/07/199229 - ----1-41181
29Bas DostNED31/05/198932 - ----81184429
30Daniel PerezVEN17/01/200219 - ----3-----
32Antonio NusaNOR17/04/200516 - ----------
85Noah AeltermanBEL07/04/200120 - ----------
90Charles De KetelaereBEL10/03/200120 - --2-114122152
96Mathis ServaisBEL23/11/200416 - ----------
99Romeo VermantBEL24/01/200417 - ----------
-Philippe ClementBEL22/03/197447 - --2---14-35-
Manchester City FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
13Zack SteffenUSA02/04/199526 - ----1-1-1-
31EdersonBRA17/08/199328 - --2-7-51-53-
33Scott CarsonENG03/09/198536 - ------1-15-
84Cieran SlickerSCO15/09/200219 - ----------
2Kyle WalkerENG28/05/199031 - --1-6-38-63-
3Rúben DiasPOR14/05/199724 - --2-8-26-392
5John StonesENG28/05/199427 - ----1-304354
6Nathan AkéNED18/02/199526 - --113-4161
11Oleksandr ZinchenkoUKR15/12/199624 - --1-2-22-22-
14Aymeric LaporteESP27/05/199427 - --1-61262603
27João CanceloPOR27/05/199427 - --218-323333
79Luke MbeteENG18/09/200318 - ----------
97Joshua Wilson-EsbrandENG26/12/200218 - ----------
8İlkay GündoğanGER24/10/199030 - --1-5165107511
10Jack GrealishENG10/09/199526 - --21712121
16RodriESP22/06/199625 - --2-6128-391
17Kevin De BruyneBEL28/06/199130 - --2-5252107116
20Bernardo SilvaPOR10/08/199427 - --2-72578699
21Ferran TorresESP29/02/200021 - --1-42166206
25FernandinhoBRA04/05/198536 - --1-5-96714016
26Riyad MahrezALG21/02/199130 - --216136113611
47Phil FodenENG28/05/200021 - --2-41276276
80Cole PalmerENG06/05/200219 - ----2-1-1-
87James McAteeENG18/10/200219 - ----------
90Romeo LaviaBEL06/01/200417 - ----------
7Raheem SterlingENG08/12/199426 - --2-8163217621
9Gabriel JesusBRA03/04/199724 - --217232173217
48Liam DelapENG08/02/200318 - ----------
53Samuel EdozieENG28/01/200318 - ----------
-Josep GuardiolaESP18/01/197150 - --2---137-144-

Last updated 19/10/2021 09:19CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIstván Kovács (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesVasile Florin Marinescu (ROU) , Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
  • Video Assistant RefereePaolo Valeri (ITA)
  • Fourth officialMarian Alexandru Barbu (ROU)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeFedayi San (SUI)
  • UEFA DelegateRotem Kamer (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerLutz Michael Fröhlich (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
István Kovács 16/09/19841077

Istvan Kovacs

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2007
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: UEFA EURO 2020, 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/08/2017UCL3QRİstanbul BaşakşehirClub Brugge2-0Istanbul
02/10/2019UCLGSKRC GenkSSC Napoli0-0Genk
10/08/2021UCL3QRFC Shakhtar DonetskKRC Genk2-1Kyiv

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
17/09/2014UYLGSFC Bayern MünchenManchester City FC1-4Munich
11/12/2014UELGSEverton FCFC Krasnodar0-1Liverpool
08/12/2016UELGSRSC AnderlechtAS Saint-Étienne2-3Brussels
02/08/2017UCL3QRİstanbul BaşakşehirClub Brugge2-0Istanbul
16/08/2018UEL3QRBurnley FCİstanbul Başakşehir1-0Burnley
13/12/2018UELGSKRC GenkSarpsborg 08 FF4-0Genk
16/06/2019U21GS-FTPolandBelgium3-2Reggio Emilia
02/10/2019UCLGSKRC GenkSSC Napoli0-0Genk
15/04/2021UELQFManchester United FCGranada CF2-0Manchester
10/08/2021UCL3QRFC Shakhtar DonetskKRC Genk2-1Kyiv

Last updated 18/10/2021 03:01CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Club BruggeFixtures and results
25/07/2021LeagueKAS Eupen (H)D 2-2Dost 56 (P), De Ketelaere 90+13
01/08/2021LeagueUnion Saint-Gilloise (A)W 1-0Sobol 84
06/08/2021LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)D 1-1Vormer 35
15/08/2021LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)W 4-0Lang 42, Vormer 65, Vanaken 69, De Ketelaere 75
22/08/2021LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (H)W 3-2Balanta 4, De Ketelaere 30, Persyn 55
29/08/2021LeagueKAA Gent (A)L 1-6Vanaken 65
10/09/2021LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 3-0Lang 23, 80, Vanaken 56
15/09/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)D 1-1Vanaken 27
18/09/2021LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)W 1-0De Ketelaere 90+2
24/09/2021LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (H)D 1-1Clinton Mata 77
28/09/2021UCLRB Leipzig (A)W 2-1Vanaken 22, Rits 40
03/10/2021LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)D 1-1Rits 15
15/10/2021LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-0Vormer 32, 45+1
19/10/2021UCLManchester City FC (H)
24/10/2021LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (A)
27/10/2021CupKMSK Deinze (H)
30/10/2021LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)
03/11/2021UCLManchester City FC (A)
07/11/2021LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)
19/11/2021LeagueKV Mechelen (A)
24/11/2021UCLRB Leipzig (H)
28/11/2021LeagueKRC Genk (A)
04/12/2021LeagueRFC Seraing (H)
07/12/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
11/12/2021LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)
15/12/2021LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (A)
18/12/2021LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)
26/12/2021LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
15/01/2022LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
22/01/2022LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)
26/01/2022LeagueUnion Saint-Gilloise (H)
29/01/2022LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
05/02/2022LeagueKAA Gent (H)
12/02/2022LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
19/02/2022LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
26/02/2022LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (H)
05/03/2022LeagueRFC Seraing (A)
12/03/2022LeagueKV Oostende (A)
19/03/2022LeagueKRC Genk (H)
02/04/2022LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (A)
09/04/2022LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
1Union Saint-Gilloise 11713241122
2Club Brugge11641201322
3KAS Eupen11623211420
4Royal Antwerp FC11623211520
5KV Mechelen11614191919
6KRC Genk11524211717
7KV Oostende11524161917
8RSC Anderlecht11452211417
9R. Charleroi SC11452191317
10KV Kortrijk11434141415
11K. Sint-Truidense VV11434121415
12KAA Gent11425181314
13R. Standard de Liège11425121914
14RFC Seraing11407152112
15SV Zulte Waregem11335172412
16Oud-Heverlee Leuven11173111910
17Cercle Brugge KSV1122712188
18KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk110297232
Manchester City FCFixtures and results
15/08/2021LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)L 0-1
21/08/2021LeagueNorwich City FC (H)W 5-0Krul 7 (og), Grealish 22, Laporte 64, Sterling 71, Mahrez 84
28/08/2021LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 5-0Gündoğan 7, Ferran Torres 12, 84, Jesus 43, Rodri 53
11/09/2021LeagueLeicester City FC (A)W 1-0Bernardo Silva 62
15/09/2021UCLRB Leipzig (H)W 6-3Aké 16, Mukiele 28 (og), Mahrez 45+2 (P), Grealish 56, João Cancelo 75, Jesus 85
18/09/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (H)D 0-0
21/09/2021CupWycombe Wanderers FC (H)W 6-1De Bruyne 29, Mahrez 43, 83, Foden 45+1, Ferran Torres 71, Palmer 88
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28/09/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)L 0-2
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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Club Brugge

  • 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
    Mignolet, Sobol, Balanta, Nsoki, Hendry, Lang, Sowah (92 Maouassa), Vanaken, Rits, Clinton Mata, De Ketelaere
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2021)
    RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge
    1-0 Nkunku 5, 1-1 Vanaken 22, 1-2 Rits 40
    Mignolet, Sobol (79 Ricca), Balanta, Nsoki, Hendry, Lang, Sowah (68 Van Der Brempt), Vanaken, Rits (79 Vormer), Clinton Mata, De Ketelaere (72 Wesley)
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2021)
    Club Brugge-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 4 (03/11/2021)
    Manchester City FC-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 5 (24/11/2021)
    Club Brugge-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Club Brugge

Manchester City FC

  • 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
    Ederson, Rúben Dias, Aké, Grealish (81 Jesus), Zinchenko, Rodri (59 Fernandinho), De Bruyne (71 Foden), Bernardo Silva (59 Gündoğan), Ferran Torres (71 Sterling), Mahrez, João Cancelo
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Manchester City FC
    1-0 Gueye 8, 2-0 Messi 74
    Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Sterling (78 Jesus), Grealish (68 Foden), Laporte, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, João Cancelo
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2021)
    Club Brugge-Manchester City FC
  • Matchday 4 (03/11/2021)
    Manchester City FC-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 5 (24/11/2021)
    Manchester City FC-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2021)
    RB Leipzig-Manchester City FC

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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

Club Brugge KV
Formed: 1891
Nickname: Blauw-Zwart (Blue and Blacks)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup: (1978)
• UEFA Cup: (1976)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 17 (2021)
Belgian Cup: 11 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2014/15: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 32

UEFA club competition
Biggest home win
Club Brugge v Floriana
19/09/73, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-6: ÍA Akranes v Club Brugge
23/08/01, UEFA Cup qualifying round second leg
0-5: Újpest v Club Brugge
15/09/98, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Club Brugge v Paris Saint-Germain
22/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
Monaco v Club Brugge
09/11/88, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Manchester United
27/02/20, UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Club Brugge v Zenit
02/12/20, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-4: Monaco v Club Brugge
06/11/18, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Club Brugge v Paris Saint-Germain (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Copenhagen v Club Brugge
27/09/16, group stage


Manchester City FC
Formed: 1894
Nickname: The Cityzens

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League: (2021)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1970

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (2021)
FA Cup: 6 (2019)
League Cup: 8 (2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Match officials

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

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


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

Competition stages

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

Other abbreviations

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


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

Squad list

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