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UEFA Champions League: FC Salzburg - VfL Wolfsburg Match press kits

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FC SalzburgFC SalzburgStadion Salzburg - SalzburgWednesday 20 October 2021
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Group G - 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

FC Salzburg - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
25/11/2020GSFC Bayern München - FC Salzburg3-1
MunichLewandowski 43, Coman 52, Sané 68; Berisha 73
03/11/2020GSFC Salzburg - FC Bayern München2-6
SalzburgBerisha 4, Okugawa 66; Lewandowski 21 (P), 88, Kristensen 44 (og), Boateng 79, Sané 83, Hernández 90+2
UEFA Europa League
28/02/2020R32FC Salzburg - Eintracht Frankfurt2-2
agg: 3-6
SalzburgUlmer 10, Onguéné 72; André Silva 30, 83
20/02/2020R32Eintracht Frankfurt - FC Salzburg4-1
Frankfurt am MainKamada 12, 43, 53, Kostić 56; Hwang 85 (P)
UEFA Europa League
29/11/2018GSFC Salzburg - RB Leipzig1-0
SalzburgGulbrandsen 74
20/09/2018GSRB Leipzig - FC Salzburg2-3
LeipzigLaimer 70, Y. Poulsen 82; Dabbur 20, Haidara 22, Gulbrandsen 89
UEFA Europa League
15/03/2018R16FC Salzburg - Borussia Dortmund0-0
agg: 2-1
08/03/2018R16Borussia Dortmund - FC Salzburg1-2
DortmundSchürrle 62; V. Berisha 49 (P), 56
UEFA Europa League
08/12/2016GSFC Salzburg - FC Schalke 042-0
SalzburgX. Schlager 22, Radošević 90+4
29/09/2016GSFC Schalke 04 - FC Salzburg3-1
GelsenkirchenGoretzka 15, Ćaleta-Car 47 (og), Höwedes 58; Jonatan Soriano 72
12/04/1994SFKarlsruher SC - FC Salzburg1-1
agg: 1-1 ag
Frankfurt am MainKrieg 54; Feiersinger 12
29/03/1994SFFC Salzburg - Karlsruher SC0-0Vienna
15/03/1994QFEintracht Frankfurt - FC Salzburg1-0
agg: 1-1 (aet, 4-5 pens)
Frankfurt am MainGaudino 19
03/03/1994QFFC Salzburg - Eintracht Frankfurt1-0
ViennaHütter 30
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
01/10/1980R1FC Salzburg - Fortuna Düsseldorf0-3
agg: 0-8
SalzburgT. Allofs 43, Dusend 70, 89
17/09/1980R1Fortuna Düsseldorf - FC Salzburg5-0
DusseldorfKöhnen 28, 62, Wenzel 42, K. Allofs 78, Dusend 90

VfL Wolfsburg - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Intertoto Cup
09/07/2005R2SK Sturm Graz - VfL Wolfsburg1-3
agg: 3-5
GrazNeukirchner 68; M.Petrov 12 (P), 78, Menseguez 90+3
02/07/2005R2VfL Wolfsburg - SK Sturm Graz2-2WolfsburgKarhan 50, D'Alessandro 54; Filipovic 53, Mujiri 80
FC Salzburg833282150000165471731
VfL Wolfsburg101011000000211053

Last updated 07/10/2021 18:55CET

Match background Only this chapter

Salzburg hold a slender advantage in a closely-contested Group G and will aim to consolidate their position at the top as German side Wolfsburg cross the border to Austria.

• Salzburg's 2-1 home defeat of LOSC Lille on Matchday 2 is the only one of the four Group G games to have produced a positive result, the Austrian champions having drawn 1-1 at Sevilla in their first outing. That game featured four penalties, a UEFA Champions League record, Salzburg scoring one and missing two; both their goals against LOSC also came from the spot.

• Wolfsburg have two points thanks to draws at LOSC (0-0) and at home against Sevilla (1-1).

• This is the sides' first fixture, and only Wolfsburg's third against an Austrian club.

Form guide
• Salzburg are taking part in a third successive group stage campaign. They were third in their section behind Liverpool and Napoli in 2019/20, having qualified automatically to make their first group appearance since 1994.

• In 2020/21, Salzburg beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the play-offs before again finishing third in their group, picking up four points in Group A. They lost both games against Bayern München and Atlético de Madrid, but won 3-1 at Lokomotiv Moskva after a 2-2 home draw to finish ahead of the Russian club.

• A side coached by Jesse Marsch therefore moved into the UEFA Europa League, where they lost 2-0 at home and 2-1 away against eventual winners Villarreal in the round of 32. It was the second successive European campaign in which Salzburg had been eliminated at that stage following their 2019/20 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt (1-4 a, 2-2 h).

• Having suffered 13 successive defeats in UEFA Champions League qualifying before 2019/20, Salzburg won 5-2 on aggregate against Maccabi in last season's play-offs (2-1 a, 3-1 h) and were also victorious at the same stage this season, seeing off Brøndby (2-1 h, 2-1 a).

• The 6-2 defeat of Genk on Matchday 1 in 2019/20 was Salzburg's sixth successive home European win, and made it 19 European games without defeat in their own stadium (W15 D4). However, the win against LOSC on Matchday 2 this season was just their third in the subsequent ten (D2 L5).

• This is Salzburg's fourth group stage appearance, a new Austrian record; they had previously been level with Sturm Graz on three.

• Marsch left Salzburg to join RB Leipzig in the summer after two years in the post; he has been succeeded by German-born Matthias Jaissle, who returned to Salzburg after six months in charge of Liefering having been Salzburg's Under-18 coach between 2019 and January 2021.

• The Austrian club won an eighth successive Bundesliga title in 2020/21 – their 15th overall – adding the Austrian Cup to complete a hat-trick of domestic doubles and an eighth in total, all in the last ten seasons.

• Karim Adeyemi has won four of Salzburg's five penalties in this season's group stage, missing one at Sevilla but scoring both against LOSC. Luka Sučić took two penalties in Seville, scoring the first but missing the second.

• Salzburg are facing German opponents in the group stage for the second season in a row having conceded nine goals against Bayern München in 2020/21 (2-6 h, 1-3 a).

• Salzburg's record against teams from across the border is W5 D4 L7. At home it is W3 D3 L2, last season's Matchday 3 defeat by Bayern ending a six-match unbeaten home run. Before Eintracht Frankfurt drew 2-2 in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg, the only visitors from Germany to score in Salzburg were Fortuna Düsseldorf, who won 3-0 there in the 1980/81 European Cup Winners' Cup first round.

• Wolfsburg are making their third group stage appearance, after 2009/10 – when they failed to progress to the round of 16 – and 2015/16, when they reached the quarter-finals.

• The Wolves were first in their section six years ago, collecting 12 points from a group that also included Manchester United, PSV Eindhoven and CSKA Moskva. They beat Gent in the round of 16 (3-2 a, 1-0 h) before being thwarted by eventual winners Real Madrid in the last eight (2-0 h, 0-3 a).

• Wolfsburg have since featured in the UEFA Europa League twice; they were eliminated by Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2019/20 round of 16 (1-2 h, 0-3 a).

• In 2020/21, the German club were 4-0 winners at Albania's Kukës in the one-off second qualifying round before a 2-0 home victory against Desna Chernihiv; they then lost 2-1 at AEK Athens in their play-off.

• The German club have won two of their seven away games in the UEFA Champions League group stage (D1 L4).

• Wolfsburg were fourth in the 2020/21 Bundesliga, their highest finish since ending as runners-up in 2014/15.

• Wolfsburg's only previous matches against Austrian opponents came in the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup second round, when they followed a 2-2 home draw against Sturm Graz with a 3-1 away win.

Links and trivia
• Salzburg players Nico Mantl, Adeyemi (both Munich), Philipp Köhn (Dinslaken), Kilian Ludewig (Hamburg) and Alexander Walke (Oranienburg) were all born in Germany, as was coach Jaissle (Nürtingen).

• Jaissle was in the youth set-up at Stuttgart between 2001 and 2006 before moving on to Hoffenheim, for whom he made 60 league appearances before his 2014 retirement. He promptly moved into coaching with Leipzig's Under-17 side, where he was in charge until 2017.

• Jaissle was a Hoffenheim team-mate of Koen Casteels between 2011 and 2014.

• Have also played in Germany:
Alexander Walke (Werder Bremen 1999–05, Freiburg 2005–08, Wehen Wiesbaden 2008/09, Hansa Rostock 2009/10, Greuther Fürth 2010/11 loan)
Philipp Köhn (Duisburg youth 2005–07, Schalke youth 2007–13, Stuttgart youth 2013–17, Leipzig 2017/18)
Nico Mantl (Unterhaching 2011–21)
Bernardo (Leipzig 2016–18)
Jérôme Onguéné (Stuttgart 2017)
Zlatko Junuzović (Werder Bremen 2012–18)
Karim Adeyemi (Bayern München youth 2010–12), Unterhaching youth 2012–18)
Kilian Ludewig (St. Pauli youth 2014/15, Leipzig youth 2015–18, Schalke 2020/21 loan)

• Junuzović's record against Wolfsburg with Bremen was W4 D1 L7, those wins all coming in the last four fixtures. His sole goal against the Wolves came in Wolfsburg's 5-3 Bundesliga win in Bremen on 1 March 2015.

• Have also played in Austria:
Pavao Pervan (Gaswerk/Straßenbahn 2004/05, Schwechat 2005–07, Lustenau 2007–10, Pasching 2010, LASK 2010–18)
Paulo Otávio (LASK 2016/17)

• Have played together:
Zlatko Junuzović & Koen Casteels (Werder Bremen 2015)

• Onguéné and Maxence Lacroix were both at Sochaux between 2015 and 2017, the former in the first team and the latter in the academy.

• International team-mates:
Noah Okafor & Kevin Mbabu, Renato Steffen (Switzerland)
Andreas Ulmer & Pavao Pervan (Austria)
Karim Adeyemi & Ridle Baku, Luca Waldschmidt (Germany)
Brenden Aaronson & John Brooks (United States)

Latest news

• Salzburg have won 15 of their 17 games in all competitions this season, the exceptions the Matchday 1 draw at Sevilla and Saturday's league fixture at Altach, both games ending 1-1. They have scored 46 goals and conceded only 11.

• A 3-1 win at home to LASK on 3 October was Salzburg's 14th successive Austrian Bundesliga victory, matching Rapid Wien's league record set in 1987, before Altach ended the run at the weekend.

• The win against LASK was also the 42nd consecutive home league game in which Salzburg had scored, a new Austrian Bundesliga record.

• The Austrian champions have not conceded more than one goal in any game this season, managing six clean sheets.

• Salzburg had won eight successive away Austrian Bundesliga games, eclipsing the club record set in 2011, before being held on Saturday.

• The Austrian champions have scored in their last 35 games in all competitions, since a 2-0 loss at home to Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 on 18 February. That is the only one of Salzburg's last 44 games in which they have failed to find the net.

• Salzburg are unbeaten since a 3-2 league defeat at Tirol on 21 April; their record since is W21 D3.

• Sixteen different players have scored for Salzburg this season, Max Wöber, who got the second goal against LASK, the most recent addition to the list.

• Karim Adeyemi is the Austrian Bundesliga's top scorer on eight goals. He has four in his last five Salzburg matches in all competitions and did not play on Saturday.

• Oumar Solet suffered a knee injury in a 2-0 home win against Rapid on 19 September and has undergone surgery.

• Luka Sučić made his senior debut for Croatia as a late substitute in a 2-2 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw at home to Slovakia on 11 October. Three days earlier he had found the net as Croatia beat Norway 3-2 in a 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

• Adeyemi set up Germany's final goal in a 4-0 defeat of North Macedonia on 11 October.

• Benjamin Šeško scored his first international goal as Slovenia beat Malta 4-0 on 8 October.

• On 4 October, Salzburg were named team of the season at Austria's annual Bruno Awards. Jesse Marsch and Patson Daka, who both departed in the summer, took the coach and player prizes respectively.

• Wolfsburg are without a win in their last six games in all competitions (D3 L3); they went down 2-0 at Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

• After four victories at the start of the league season, the Wolves have not won for four games, losing the last three. A 3-1 defeat at Hoffenheim on 25 September was followed by a 3-1 home loss against Borussia Mönchengladbach a week later before the weekend reverse at Union.

• Luca Waldschmidt scored his first goal for Wolfsburg against Mönchengladbach.

• Maximilian Arnold made his 259th Bundesliga appearance for Wolfsburg on Saturday, equalling Diego Benaglio's club record.

• Kevin Mbabu had to be substituted in Switzerland's 2-0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying win against Northern Ireland on 9 October due to muscular problems, and missed the 4-0 win three days later in Lithuania, Renato Steffen scoring his first international goal in the latter match. Mbabu played 90 minutes for Wolfsburg at the weekend.

• Lukas Nmecha scored a hat-trick in Wolfsburg's 4-1 friendly win against 2. Bundesliga side Hamburg on 6 October, although Yannick Gerhardt suffered a metatarsal injury and missed Wolfsburg's weekend defeat.

• Xaver Schlager has been out since 29 August with a knee injury.

• Paulo Otávio is yet to feature this season because of an ankle injury he suffered on 31 July; he returned to team training on 30 September and was an unused substitute on Saturday.

• William, who suffered a knee injury on loan at Schalke at the beginning of May, returned to team training during the recent international break.

• Bartosz Białek has not played since 28 April because of a knee injury.

• Schlager, William and Białek were all left out of Wolfsburg's UEFA Champions League squad.

• On 30 September Maxence Lacroix extended his contract until 2025.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Salzburg - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Nico MantlGER06/02/200021 - ----1-----
18Philipp Köhn SUI02/04/199823 - 2-2-10-2-4-
33Alexander WalkeGER06/06/198338 - --------50-
40Adam StejskalCZE28/03/200219 - ----------
3Bryan OkohSUI16/05/200318 - ----------
4Kamil PiątkowskiPOL21/06/200021 - --1-4-1-1-
6Jérôme OnguénéCMR22/12/199723 - --1-419-171
17Andreas UlmerAUT30/10/198535 - 2-2-1011411185
22Oumar SoletFRA07/02/200021 - 2-1-7-1-5-
29Kilian LudewigGER05/03/200021 - ----1-----
37Daouda GuindoMLI14/10/200219 - ----4-----
39Maximilian WöberAUT04/02/199823 - 2-2-8118-30-
43Rasmus KristensenDEN11/07/199724 - 2-2-10314-351
95BernardoBRA14/05/199526 - 1---7-3-151
7Nicolas CapaldoARG14/09/199823*1-2-1122-3-
10Antoine BernèdeFRA26/05/199922 - ----7-1-5-
11Brenden AaronsonUSA22/10/200020 - 222-912-62
13Nicolas SeiwaldAUT04/05/200120 - 2-2-11-2-4-
14Maurits KjærgaardDEN26/06/200318 - ----4-----
15Mamady DiambouMLI11/11/200218 - ----2-----
16Zlatko JunuzovićAUT26/09/198734 - 1---3-121544
19Mohamed CamaraMLI06/01/200021 - 2-2-9-7-13-
21Luka SučićCRO08/09/200219 - 2-219-5191
9Chikwubuike AdamuAUT06/06/200120 - 1-2-922-3-
23Roko ŠimićCRO10/09/200318 - ----------
27Karim AdeyemiGER18/01/200219 - 212210853104
30Benjamin ŠeškoSVN31/05/200318 - 212-1132-41
77Noah OkaforSUI24/05/200021 - 2-2-946-202
-Matthias JaissleGER05/04/198833 - 2-2---2-4-
VfL Wolfsburg - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Koen CasteelsBEL25/06/199229 - --2-8-4-11-
12Pavao PervanAUT13/11/198733 - --------6-
30Niklas KlingerGER13/10/199526 - ----------
35Philipp SchulzeGER29/01/200318 - ----------
3Sebastiaan BornauwBEL22/03/199922 - --2-5-2-6-
4Maxence LacroixFRA06/04/200021*--2-7-2-51
5Micky Van De VenNED19/04/200120 - ----------
6Paulo OtávioBRA23/11/199426 - --------71
15Jérôme RoussillonFRA06/01/199328 - --2-712-12-
18Alex MacNultyGER19/01/200417 - ----------
19Kevin MbabuSUI19/04/199526 - --2-8-7-251
25John BrooksUSA28/01/199328 - --1-7-1-71
38Jannis LangGER12/07/200219 - ----------
8Aster VranckxBEL04/10/200219 - ----------
11Renato SteffenSUI03/11/199129 - --215-132406
20Ridle BakuGER08/04/199823 - --2-822-2-
22Felix NmechaENG10/10/200021 - ----1-1-1-
23Josuha GuilavoguiFRA19/09/199031S--2-8-13-362
27Maximilian ArnoldGER27/05/199427 - --2-8-121322
31Yannick GerhardtGER13/03/199427 - --2-5-2-91
45Fabio Di Michele SanchezGER14/03/200318 - ----------
7Luca WaldschmidtGER19/05/199625 - --2-512-101
9Wout WeghorstNED07/08/199229 - --2-832-265
10Lukas NmechaGER14/12/199822 - --2-722-7-
17Maximilian PhilippGER01/03/199427 - --1-7-6-9-
28Dodi LukebakioBEL24/09/199724 - --2-5-2-3-
33Daniel GinczekGER13/04/199130 - ----1---61
-Mark van BommelNED22/04/197744 - --2---8-22-

Last updated 20/10/2021 09:41CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniele Orsato (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesAlessandro Giallatini (ITA) , Fabiano Preti (ITA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePaolo Valeri (ITA)
  • Fourth officialDaniele Doveri (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegatePeter Oskam (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerBoško Jovanetić (SRB)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Daniele Orsato23/11/19754492

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
22/10/2013UCLGSFK Austria WienClub Atlético de Madrid0-3Vienna
14/09/2016UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenPFC CSKA Moskva2-2Leverkusen
12/04/2017UCLQFBorussia DortmundAS Monaco FC2-3Dortmund
23/08/2017UCLPOLiverpool FCTSG 1899 Hoffenheim4-2Liverpool
03/04/2018UCLQFSevilla FCFC Bayern München1-2Seville
21/08/2018UCLPOFK Crvena zvezdaFC Salzburg0-0Belgrade
06/11/2018UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridBorussia Dortmund2-0Madrid
27/11/2018UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenSL Benfica5-1Munich
13/03/2019UCLR16FC Bayern MünchenLiverpool FC1-3Munich
23/08/2020UCLFinalParis Saint-GermainFC Bayern München0-1Lisbon
13/04/2021UCLQFParis Saint-GermainFC Bayern München0-1Paris

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
22/10/2013UCLGSFK Austria WienClub Atlético de Madrid0-3Vienna
14/09/2016UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenPFC CSKA Moskva2-2Leverkusen
12/04/2017UCLQFBorussia DortmundAS Monaco FC2-3Dortmund
23/08/2017UCLPOLiverpool FCTSG 1899 Hoffenheim4-2Liverpool
15/03/2018UELR16FC ZenitRB Leipzig1-1St Petersburg
03/04/2018UCLQFSevilla FCFC Bayern München1-2Seville
21/08/2018UCLPOFK Crvena zvezdaFC Salzburg0-0Belgrade
06/11/2018UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridBorussia Dortmund2-0Madrid
27/11/2018UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenSL Benfica5-1Munich
13/03/2019UCLR16FC Bayern MünchenLiverpool FC1-3Munich
18/04/2019UELQFEintracht FrankfurtSL Benfica2-0Frankfurt am Main
09/09/2019EUROQRNorthern IrelandGermany0-2Belfast
23/08/2020UCLFinalParis Saint-GermainFC Bayern München0-1Lisbon
13/04/2021UCLQFParis Saint-GermainFC Bayern München0-1Paris

Last updated 18/10/2021 11:37CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC SalzburgFixtures and results
16/07/2021CupWSC Hertha Wels (A)W 4-1Bernardo 14, Šeško 52, 56, Sučić 90
23/07/2021LeagueSK Sturm Graz (A)W 3-1Adeyemi 69, 85, Kristensen 76
01/08/2021LeagueSV Ried (H)W 7-1Šeško 37, 90+1, Kristensen 41, Adeyemi 52, 62 (P), Ulmer 78, Okafor 90+3
08/08/2021LeagueFK Austria Wien (H)W 1-0Adeyemi 71
14/08/2021LeagueFC Admira Wacker Mödling (A)W 1-0Adamu 81
17/08/2021UCLBrøndby IF (H)W 2-1Adeyemi 56, Aaronson 90
21/08/2021LeagueSV Austria Klagenfurt (H)W 3-1Adeyemi 3, Berisha 70, Kristensen 84
25/08/2021UCLBrøndby IF (A)W 2-1Šeško 4, Aaronson 10
28/08/2021LeagueTSV Hartberg (A)W 1-0Capaldo 44
11/09/2021LeagueWSG Tirol (A)W 3-1Adamu 28, Okafor 83, Šeško 88
14/09/2021UCLSevilla FC (A)D 1-1Sučić 21 (P)
19/09/2021LeagueSK Rapid Wien (H)W 2-0Adeyemi 79 (P), Aaronson 90+4
22/09/2021CupSC Kalsdorf (H)W 8-0Seiwald 10, Kristensen 38 (P), Capaldo 40, Okafor 44, 53, Šeško 63, Okoh 83, Kjærgaard 90+1
25/09/2021LeagueWolfsberger AC (A)W 2-0Onguéné 15, Okafor 51
29/09/2021UCLLOSC Lille (H)W 2-1Adeyemi 35 (P), 53 (P)
03/10/2021LeagueLASK (H)W 3-1Capaldo 19, Wöber 45+2, Adeyemi 57
16/10/2021LeagueSCR Altach (A)D 1-1Okafor 9
20/10/2021UCLVfL Wolfsburg (H)
24/10/2021LeagueSK Sturm Graz (H)
27/10/2021CupSKN St Pölten (A)
30/10/2021LeagueSV Ried (A)
02/11/2021UCLVfL Wolfsburg (A)
06/11/2021LeagueFK Austria Wien (A)
20/11/2021LeagueFC Admira Wacker Mödling (H)
23/11/2021UCLLOSC Lille (A)
27/11/2021LeagueSV Austria Klagenfurt (A)
04/12/2021LeagueTSV Hartberg (H)
08/12/2021UCLSevilla FC (H)
11/12/2021LeagueWSG Tirol (H)
11/02/2022LeagueSK Rapid Wien (A)
19/02/2022LeagueWolfsberger AC (H)
26/02/2022LeagueLASK (A)
05/03/2022LeagueSCR Altach (H)
1FC Salzburg11101027631
2SK Sturm Graz11722271323
3Wolfsberger AC11434151915
4SV Austria Klagenfurt11353171814
5SV Ried11344142313
6TSV Hartberg11344201913
7FC Admira Wacker Mödling11344151513
8SK Rapid Wien11335161612
9FK Austria Wien11263141412
11SCR Altach1124581610
12WSG Tirol1116415249
VfL WolfsburgFixtures and results
08/08/2021CupSC Preußen Münster (A)L 0-2 aetBrekalo 90, Weghorst 103 ET, Baku 120+1 ET
14/08/2021LeagueVfL Bochum 1848 (H)W 1-0Weghorst 22
21/08/2021LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)W 2-1Baku 73, L. Nmecha 88
29/08/2021LeagueRB Leipzig (H)W 1-0Roussillon 52
11/09/2021LeagueSpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)W 2-0L. Nmecha 10, Weghorst 90+1 (P)
14/09/2021UCLLOSC Lille (A)D 0-0
19/09/2021LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)D 1-1Weghorst 70
25/09/2021LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)L 1-3Baku 25
29/09/2021UCLSevilla FC (H)D 1-1Steffen 48
02/10/2021LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)L 1-3Waldschmidt 24
16/10/2021League1. FC Union Berlin (A)L 0-2
20/10/2021UCLFC Salzburg (A)
23/10/2021LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
30/10/2021LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
02/11/2021UCLFC Salzburg (H)
06/11/2021LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
20/11/2021LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (A)
23/11/2021UCLSevilla FC (A)
27/11/2021LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)
04/12/2021League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)
08/12/2021UCLLOSC Lille (H)
11/12/2021LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)
15/12/2021League1. FC Köln (H)
18/12/2021LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
08/01/2022LeagueVfL Bochum 1848 (A)
15/01/2022LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)
22/01/2022LeagueRB Leipzig (A)
05/02/2022LeagueSpVgg Greuther Fürth (H)
12/02/2022LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)
19/02/2022LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
26/02/2022LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
05/03/2022League1. FC Union Berlin (H)
12/03/2022LeagueSC Freiburg (A)
19/03/2022LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
02/04/2022LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
09/04/2022LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (H)
16/04/2022LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
23/04/2022League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
30/04/2022LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
07/05/2022League1. FC Köln (A)
14/05/2022LeagueFC Bayern München (H)
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 11:38CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Salzburg

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    FC Salzburg 2-1 Brøndby IF
    0-1 Uhre 4, 1-1 Adeyemi 56, 2-1 Aaronson 90
    Köhn , Capaldo (46 Aaronson), Seiwald, Ulmer, Camara, Sučić, Solet, Adeyemi (82 Okafor), Šeško (77 Adamu), Wöber, Kristensen
  • (25/08/2021)
    Brøndby IF 1-2 FC Salzburg (agg: 2-4)
    0-1 Šeško 4, 0-2 Aaronson 10, 1-2 Maxsø 62
    Köhn , Aaronson (85 Bernardo), Seiwald, Ulmer, Camara (66 Junuzović), Sučić, Solet, Adeyemi (71 Berisha), Šeško (71 Okafor), Wöber, Kristensen
  • Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    FC Salzburg2110324
    Sevilla FC2020222
    VfL Wolfsburg2020112
    LOSC Lille2011121
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2021)
    Sevilla FC 1-1 FC Salzburg
    0-1 Sučić 21 (P) , 1-1 Rakitić 42 (P)
    Köhn , Aaronson, Seiwald (79 Capaldo), Ulmer, Camara, Sučić, Solet, Adeyemi (79 Okafor), Šeško (67 Adamu), Wöber (51 Piątkowski), Kristensen
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    FC Salzburg 2-1 LOSC Lille
    1-0 Adeyemi 35 (P) , 2-0 Adeyemi 53 (P) , 2-1 Burak Yılmaz 62
    Köhn , Onguéné, Aaronson, Seiwald, Ulmer, Camara, Sučić (70 Capaldo), Adeyemi (75 Adamu), Wöber, Kristensen, Okafor (62 Šeško)
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    FC Salzburg-VfL Wolfsburg
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    VfL Wolfsburg-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    LOSC Lille-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    FC Salzburg-Sevilla FC

VfL Wolfsburg

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2021)
    LOSC Lille 0-0 VfL Wolfsburg
    Casteels, Lacroix, Weghorst (66 L. Nmecha), Steffen (61 Waldschmidt), Roussillon (83 Gerhardt), Philipp (66 Bornauw), Mbabu, Baku (61 Lukebakio), Guilavogui, Brooks, Arnold
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 Sevilla FC
    1-0 Steffen 48, 1-1 Rakitić 87 (P)
    Casteels, Bornauw, Lacroix, Weghorst (92 Gerhardt), Steffen (74 Waldschmidt), Roussillon, Mbabu (62 L. Nmecha), Baku, Guilavogui, Arnold, Lukebakio
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    FC Salzburg-VfL Wolfsburg
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    VfL Wolfsburg-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    Sevilla FC-VfL Wolfsburg
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    VfL Wolfsburg-LOSC Lille

Last updated 01/10/2021 10:35CET

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

FC Salzburg
Formed: 1933

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1994)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 15 (2021)
Austrian Cup: 8 (2021)

Ten-year 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 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
second qualifying round
UEFA Europa League round of 32

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-0: Salzburg v Banants
17/07/08, UEFA Cup first qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
2-6: Nistru Otaci v Salzburg
01/07/00, UEFA Intertoto Cup second round first leg
1-5: Dinamo Zagreb v Salzburg
06/11/14, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-6: Salzburg v Bayern München
03/11/20, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-4 twice, most recently v Metalist Kharkiv
16/02/12, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Parma
27/11/03, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
6-2: Salzburg v Genk
17/09/19, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Genk v Salzburg
27/11/19, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-6: Salzburg v Bayern München (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: AC Milan v Salzburg
29/09/94, group stage


VfL Wolfsburg
Nickname: Die Wölfe (The Wolves)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 1 (2009)
German Cup: 1 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 16
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: quarter-finals
2014/15: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-1 twice, most recently v Krasnodar
06/11/14, UEFA Europa League group stage
4-0: Wolfsburg v Cibalia
06/08/03, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-finals second leg

• Biggest away win
Kukës v Wolfsburg
17/09/20, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Wolfsburg v Napoli
16/04/15, UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Lens v Wolfsburg
03/08/05, UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-finals second leg

UEFA Champions League
• Biggest home win
3-1: Wolfsburg v CSKA Moksva
15/09/09, group stage
twice, most recently v Real Madrid
06/04/16, quarter-final first leg

• Biggest away win
0-3: Beşiktaş v Wolfsburg
03/11/09, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Wolfsburg v Manchester United
08/12/09, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Real Madrid v Wolfsburg
12/04/16, quarter-final second leg



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