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FC ZenitFC ZenitGazprom Arena - St PetersburgWednesday 20 October 2021
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Group H - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
25/11/2008GSFC Zenit - Juventus0-0St Petersburg
17/09/2008GSJuventus - FC Zenit1-0
TurinDel Piero 76
FC Zenit101010010000201101

FC Zenit - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
24/11/2020GSSS Lazio - FC Zenit3-1
RomeImmobile 3, 55 (P), Parolo 22; Dzyuba 25
04/11/2020GSFC Zenit - SS Lazio1-1St PetersburgErokhin 32; Caicedo 82
UEFA Europa League
19/03/2015R16Torino FC - FC Zenit1-0
agg: 1-2
TurinGlik 90
12/03/2015R16FC Zenit - Torino FC2-0
St PetersburgWitsel 38, Criscito 53
UEFA Champions League
04/12/2012GSAC Milan - FC Zenit0-1
MilanDanny 35
03/10/2012GSFC Zenit - AC Milan2-3
St PetersburgHulk 45+2, Shirokov 49; Emanuelson 13, El Shaarawy 16, Hubočan 75 (og)
19/03/2009R16FC Zenit - Udinese Calcio1-0
agg: 1-2
St PetersburgTymoshchuk 34
12/03/2009R16Udinese Calcio - FC Zenit2-0
UdineQuagliarella 85, Di Natale 88 (P)
30/09/1999R1Bologna FC - FC Zenit2-2
agg: 5-2
BolognaFontolan 38, Cipriani 76; Panov 34, Kondrashov 89
16/09/1999R1FC Zenit - Bologna FC0-3
St PetersburgVentola 39, Signori 68, 90 (P)

Juventus - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
06/11/2019GSFC Lokomotiv Moskva - Juventus1-2
MoscowAleksei Miranchuk 12; Ramsey 4, Douglas Costa 90+3
22/10/2019GSJuventus - FC Lokomotiv Moskva2-1
TurinDybala 77, 79; Aleksei Miranchuk 30
UEFA Intertoto Cup
04/08/1999SFJuventus - FC Rostov5-1
agg: 9-1
CesenaF. Inzaghi 33, 65, 69, Tacchinardi 48, Del Piero 75; Duyun 38
28/07/1999SFFC Rostov - Juventus0-4
Rostov-on-DonZambrotta 8, F. Inzaghi 67, 88 (P), Kovačević 70
28/09/1993R1FC Lokomotiv Moskva - Juventus0-1
agg: 0-4
MoscowMarocchi 53
15/09/1993R1Juventus - FC Lokomotiv Moskva3-0
BolognaR. Baggio 49, 86, Ravanelli 70
FC Zenit622261140000123361016

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Match background Only this chapter

Zenit and Juventus meet in St Petersburg on Matchday 3 in Group H with both in buoyant mood after impressive victories in the second round of games.

• Zenit ended an eight-match winless streak in the UEFA Champions League (D1 L7) with a 4-0 dismantling of Malmö in St Petersburg, four different players getting on the scoresheet, while Juve edged out holders Chelsea 1-0 in Turin thanks to Federico Chiesa's strike. That gave the Italian club a maximum six points after their 3-0 opening victory at Malmö, with the Russian opponents three points back having lost their first game 1-0 at Chelsea.

Previous meetings
• The sides' only previous contests came in 2008/09, Zenit's debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Alessandro Del Piero scored the only goal for Juventus after 76 minutes in Turin on Matchday 1, before a goalless draw in St Petersburg in the fifth round of fixtures.

• Giorgio Chiellini played 90 minutes in each game for Juve.

• Claudio Ranieri's Juventus went on to finish first in Group H with Dick Advocaat's Zenit moving into the UEFA Cup after ending the section in third place.

Form guide
• This is the St Petersburg outfit's ninth UEFA Champions League group campaign and a third in succession; they reached the round of 16 in 2011/12, 2013/14 and 2015/16 but have never progressed further.

• Zenit have finished fourth in their section in each of the last two seasons; 2019/20 was their earliest European exit since 2009/10, when they were eliminated in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

• In 2020/21, Zenit picked up only one point from their six games, losing twice against both Club Brugge (1-2 h, 0-3 a) and Borussia Dortmund (0-2 a, 1-2 h) and once against Lazio in Rome (1-3); their sole point came from a 1-1 home draw against the Italian club on Matchday 3.

• That was therefore the second season in a row that Zenit did not play European football during the spring, having done so in each of the previous nine.

• The St Petersburg team have still won only four of their last 19 European matches (D2 L13).

• Zenit have also recorded only three victories in their last 17 UEFA Champions League games (D2 L12) although Matchday 2 did bring their biggest win in the competition; they had never previously prevailed by more than a two-goal margin.

• Zenit claimed their eighth USSR/Russian league title in 2020/21, and their third in a row; their last seven triumphs have all come from 2007 onwards.

• Zenit have won three of their last seven matches against Italian clubs (D1 L3), with the first five meetings having brought two draws and three defeats. At home, Zenit have won two of their six games with Italian sides (D2 L2).

• A team coached by Andrea Pirlo won five of their six games in last season's group stage, snatching first place in Group G with a 3-0 victory at Barcelona on Matchday 6.

• For the second season running, however, Juventus bowed out on away goals in the round of 16, losing on aggregate to Porto (1-2 a, 3-2 h aet) having suffered the same fate against Lyon in 2019/20 (0-1 a, 2-1 h).

• Juve have won six of their last eight away European games (L2) and their last six in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Juve's record run of nine successive Serie A titles was ended by Inter in 2020/21.

• Pirlo was replaced as Juventus coach in the summer, Massimiliano Allegri returning to the club he led to the 2015 and 2017 UEFA Champions League finals during his previous spell in charge between 2014 and 2019.

• Juve beat Lokomotiv Moskva 2-1 at home and away in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage, Paulo Dybala scoring both goals in a comeback win in Turin and Aaron Ramsey getting the visitors' first in Moscow.

• The Italian side are unbeaten in their eight fixtures against Russian clubs; that draw at Zenit on 25 November 2008 is the only one they have failed to win.

Links and trivia
• Mattia De Sciglio played 90 minutes as Allegri's AC Milan lost 1-0 at home to Zenit on Matchday 6 of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League, current Zenit coach Sergei Semak playing 89 minutes for the visitors. Allegri's Rossoneri had won the away fixture 3-2.

• Danilo set up Porto's goal in a 1-1 draw away to Zenit in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage; Alex Sandro also played for the Portuguese team.

• Semak's assistant Igor Simutenkov played in Italy for Reggiana (1994–98) and Bologna (1998/99).

• Douglas Santos played three games in Serie A for Udinese in 2013/14.

• Have played together:
Wilmar Barrios & Rodrigo Bentancur (Boca Juniors 2016/17)
Malcom & Arthur (Barcelona 2018/19)

• International team-mates:
Wilmar Barrios & Juan Cuadrado (Colombia)

• Ramsey scored one goal and set up another as Wales defeated Artem Dzyuba's Russia 3-0 on Matchday 3 of UEFA EURO 2016.

Latest news

• Yaroslav Rakits'kyy's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 100th.

• Zenit claimed the Russian Super Cup on 17 July, beating Lokomotiv Moskva 3-0 thanks to goals from Daler Kuzyaev, Serdar Azmoun and Aleksandr Erokhin. It was the sixth time they had won the trophy – one short of CSKA Moskva's record – and a second in succession.

• Zenit's unbeaten start to the Russian Premier League season (W7 D2) ended on 3 October when they went down 2-1 at home against Sochi, with Azmoun sent off shortly before half-time.

• The St Petersburg team were also beaten 2-1 on Saturday, going down at Arsenal Tula despite Artem Dzyuba's 88th-minute equaliser. It is the first time Zenit have lost consecutive league games since December 2018.

• Dzyuba's goal at the weekend meant he joined Erokhin and Azmoun as Zenit's joint top league scorers this season with five apiece.

• Dzyuba, who scored 20 goals in 27 league games in 2020/21, failed to find the net in Zenit's first seven league games this season but has now scored in four consecutive matches. He has provided five of Zenit's last seven league goals.

• Aleksei Sutormin and substitute Dmitri Chistyakov won their first caps for Russia in a 1-0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying win at home to Slovakia on 8 October.

• Sutormin was made Russia captain for the 2-1 win in Slovenia three days later; Kuzyaev had worn the armband for the first time against Slovakia.

• Azmoun set up Iran's goal in a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw at home to South Korea on 12 October.

• Magomed Ozdoev damaged knee ligaments eight minutes into Zenit's opening league fixture, a 3-1 win at Khimki on 24 July, and has not played since.

• Dejan Lovren played 90 minutes on Saturday having not featured since Croatia's 3-0 win at home to Slovenia on 7 September due to a leg injury. Vyacheslav Karavaev returned as a late substitute at the weekend after recovering from a leg injury; his previous appearance had come in Russia's 2-0 win against Malta, also on 7 September.

• Claudinho came on as a half-time substitute on Saturday having been out since Matchday 2.

• Leonardo Bonucci's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 100th.

• Adrien Rabiot made his 50th appearance in both the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final, and UEFA club competition on Matchday 2; Paulo Dybala will reach the same mark when he next features.

• Having not won any of their first four Serie A games this season (D2 L2), Juventus have been victorious in each of the last four, beating Roma 1-0 in Turin on Sunday with an early strike from Moise Kean.

• Manuel Locatelli's late goal earned a 1-0 derby win at Torino on 2 October, Juve's first league clean sheet of the season. They had conceded in their previous 20 Serie A fixtures.

• The Bianconeri have won their last five games in all competitions.

• Locatelli also got the winner in a 3-2 home victory against Sampdoria on 26 September, meaning he scored in successive Serie A games for the first time in his career.

• Federico Chiesa set up Italy's goal in a 2-1 defeat by Spain in Milan in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals on 6 October, a match in which Bonucci was sent off shortly before half-time. Federico Bernardeschi also started while Locatelli, Giorgio Chiellini and Kean were all substitutes.

• Chiesa earned a penalty as the Azzurri subsequently defeated Belgium 2-1 in Turin to finish third.

• Having started France's 3-2 semi-final win against Belgium, Rabiot missed the 2-1 final defeat of Spain through sickness and was also absent for Juve's weekend win.

• Aaron Ramsey scored for Wales in a 2-2 draw in the Czech Republic in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 8 October.

• The same day, Juventus pair Rodrigo Bentancur and Juan Cuadrado faced each other in the goalless draw between Uruguay and Colombia.

• Dybala has not played since suffering a muscle injury in the game against Sampdoria; Álvaro Morata came on as a substitute on Sunday having not appeared since also picking up a muscle problem against Sampdoria.

• Arthur came on 14 minutes from time against Roma at the weekend, his first appearance this season after undergoing leg surgery in the summer.

• Bonucci and Chiellini are on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or, with the winner to be announced on 29 November.


Squad list Only this chapter

FC Zenit - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Stanislav KritsyukRUS01/12/199030 - --2-5-2-20-
41Mikhail KerzhakovRUS28/01/198734 - ----6-12-22-
71Daniil OdoevskiRUS22/01/200318 - ----------
91David ByazrovRUS12/02/200318 - ----------
2Dmitri ChistyakovRUS13/01/199427 - --2-10-2-2-
3Douglas SantosBRA22/03/199427 - --2-11-13-13-
4Danil KrugovoiRUS28/05/199823 - --2-9-6-6-
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198932 - ----7-392795
15Vyacheslav KaravaevRUS20/05/199526 - ----7-11-301
44Yaroslav Rakits'kyyUKR03/08/198932 - --2-9-662994
94Danila KhotulevRUS01/10/200219 - ----------
5Wílmar BarriosCOL16/10/199328 - --2-8-14-18-
8WendelBRA28/08/199724 - --2111261171
11ClaudinhoBRA28/01/199724 - --21612121
14Daler KuzyaevRUS15/01/199328 - --2110-121324
17Andrei MostovoyRUS05/11/199723 - --2-10-7-7-
19Aleksei SutorminRUS10/01/199427 - --211139191
21Aleksandr ErokhinRUS13/10/198932 - --2-115171687
27Magomed OzdoevRUS05/11/199228 - ----1-111352
64Kirill KravtsovRUS14/06/200219 - --2-7-2-2-
7Sardar AzmounIRN01/01/199526 - --2-951843211
10MalcomBRA26/02/199724 - --2-8281101
22Artem DzyubaRUS22/08/198833 - --2-1152697023
83Akim BelokhonovRUS21/01/200417 - ----------
85Daniil KuznetsovRUS23/04/200318 - ----2-----
-Sergei SemakRUS27/02/197645 - --2---15-29-
Juventus - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Wojciech SzczęsnyPOL18/04/199031 - --2-7-59-66-
23Carlo PinsoglioITA16/03/199031 - ----------
35Franco IsraelITA22/04/200021 - ----------
36Mattia PerinITA10/11/199228 - ----1-----
37Giovanni GarofaniITA20/10/200219 - ----------
42Zsombor SenkoHUN04/01/200318 - ----------
2Mattia De SciglioITA20/10/199229 - ----4-21-22-
3Giorgio ChielliniITA14/08/198437 - --1-6-742925
4Matthijs de LigtNED12/08/199922 - --2-61242433
6DaniloBRA15/07/199130 - --2-6-541631
12Alex SandroBRA26/01/199130 - --217-691771
19Leonardo BonucciITA01/05/198734 - --2-71732994
24Daniele RuganiITA29/07/199427 - --1---131131
34Matteo AnzolinITA11/11/200020 - ----------
40Daniel LeoSUI19/09/200120 - ----------
45Koni De WinterBEL12/06/200219 - ----------
49Alessandro RiccioITA06/02/200219 - ----------
51Gabriele MulazziITA01/04/200318 - ----------
5ArthurBRA12/08/199625 - ----1-20-20-
8Aaron RamseyWAL26/12/199030 - --1-3-5797718
11Juan CuadradoCOL26/05/198833 - --2-61464598
14Weston McKennieUSA28/08/199823 - --2-5-152152
20Federico BernardeschiITA16/02/199427 - --1-7-2724510
22Federico ChiesaITA25/10/199723 - --117195146
25Adrien RabiotFRA03/04/199526 - --2-5-505505
27Manuel LocatelliITA08/01/199823 - --2-822-11-
30Rodrigo BentancurURU25/06/199724 - --2-6-28-28-
41Hans NicolussiITA18/06/200021 - ----------
44Dejan KulusevskiSWE25/04/200021 - --2-8-8-8-
47Fabio MirettiITA03/08/200318 - ----------
50Ervin OmicAUT20/01/200318 - ----------
52Nikola SekulovITA18/02/200219 - ----------
57Giuseppe LeoneITA05/05/200120 - ----------
9Álvaro MorataESP23/10/199228 - --117261226624
10Paulo DybalaARG15/11/199327 - --115249164916
18Moise KeanITA28/02/200021 - --2-62153153
43Marco Da GracaITA01/05/200219 - ----------
48Leonardo CerriITA04/03/200318 - ----------
-Massimiliano AllegriITA11/08/196754 - --2---88-90-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSandro Schärer (SUI)
  • Assistant refereesStephane De Almeida (SUI) , Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
  • Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Fourth officialAlain Bieri (SUI)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeFedayi San (SUI)
  • UEFA DelegateCharles Schaack (LUX)
  • UEFA Referee observerEmil Bozinovski (MKD)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Sandro Schärer06/06/1988759

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
09/12/2020UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenFC Lokomotiv Moskva2-0Munich

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/09/2015U21QRItalySlovenia1-0Reggio Emilia
08/12/2016UELGSOGC NiceFC Krasnodar2-1Nice
31/10/2017UYLGSSporting Clube de PortugalJuventus2-0Alcochete
15/11/2019EUROQRBosnia and HerzegovinaItaly0-3Zenica
09/12/2020UCLGSFC Bayern MünchenFC Lokomotiv Moskva2-0Munich

Last updated 18/10/2021 11:42CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC ZenitFixtures and results
24/07/2021LeagueFC Khimki (A)W 3-1Azmoun 33, Erokhin 72, Sutormin 76 (P)
01/08/2021LeagueFC Rostov (A)W 4-2Erokhin 29, 90+5, Azmoun 35 (P), Wendel 75
07/08/2021LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)W 3-2Azmoun 9, 35, Erokhin 44
15/08/2021LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)D 1-1Sutormin 85 (P)
21/08/2021LeagueFC Ufa (A)D 1-1Silva de Oliveira 10
26/08/2021LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)W 1-0Azmoun 82
11/09/2021LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)W 3-1Wendel 9, Erokhin 33, Silva de Oliveira 83
14/09/2021UCLChelsea FC (A)L 0-1
20/09/2021LeagueFC Rubin (A)W 3-1Dzyuba 24, 43, Rodrigues Parisi Leonel 29
25/09/2021LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (H)W 2-1Dzyuba 35, Sutormin 79 (P)
29/09/2021UCLMalmö FF (H)W 4-0Claudinho 9, Kuzyaev 49, Sutormin 80, Wendel 90+4
03/10/2021LeaguePFC Sochi (H)L 1-2Dzyuba 45
16/10/2021LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (A)L 1-2Dzyuba 88
20/10/2021UCLJuventus (H)
24/10/2021LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (H)
29/10/2021LeagueFC Dynamo Moscow (H)
02/11/2021UCLJuventus (A)
07/11/2021LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)
19/11/2021LeagueFC Nizhny Novgorod (H)
23/11/2021UCLMalmö FF (A)
28/11/2021LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)
03/12/2021LeagueFC Rostov (H)
08/12/2021UCLChelsea FC (H)
12/12/2021LeagueFC Dynamo Moscow (A)
25/02/2022LeagueFC Rubin (H)
04/03/2022LeagueFC Ufa (H)
11/03/2022LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)
18/03/2022LeagueFC Arsenal Tula (H)
01/04/2022LeaguePFC Sochi (A)
08/04/2022LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
15/04/2022LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
22/04/2022LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)
29/04/2022LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
06/05/2022LeagueFC Khimki (H)
13/05/2022LeagueFC Spartak Moskva (A)
21/05/2022LeagueFC Nizhny Novgorod (A)
1FC Zenit11722231423
2PFC Sochi11704171221
3FC Dynamo Moscow11623161120
4PFC CSKA Moskva1162314820
5FC Lokomotiv Moskva11461151018
6FC Krasnodar11533181018
7FC Spartak Moskva11524131017
8PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara11515141316
9FC Rubin11434151315
10FC Nizhny Novgorod11425121514
11FC Akhmat Grozny11407111812
12FC Arsenal Tula11335142012
13FC Khimki11254101511
14FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast112365149
15FC Rostov1123615239
16FC Ufa1123612189
JuventusFixtures and results
22/08/2021LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)D 2-2Dybala 3, Cuadrado 23
28/08/2021LeagueEmpoli FC (H)L 0-1
11/09/2021LeagueSSC Napoli (A)L 1-2Morata 10
14/09/2021UCLMalmö FF (A)W 3-0Alex Sandro 23, Dybala 45 (P), Morata 45+1
19/09/2021LeagueAC Milan (H)D 1-1Morata 4
22/09/2021LeagueSpezia (A)W 3-2Kean 28, Chiesa 66, De Ligt 72
26/09/2021LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)W 3-2Dybala 10, Bonucci 43 (P), Locatelli 57
29/09/2021UCLChelsea FC (H)W 1-0Chiesa 46
02/10/2021LeagueTorino FC (A)W 1-0Locatelli 86
17/10/2021LeagueAS Roma (H)W 1-0Kean 16
20/10/2021UCLFC Zenit (A)
24/10/2021LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
27/10/2021LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)
30/10/2021LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
02/11/2021UCLFC Zenit (H)
06/11/2021LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
20/11/2021LeagueSS Lazio (A)
23/11/2021UCLChelsea FC (A)
27/11/2021LeagueAtalanta BC (H)
01/12/2021LeagueSalernitana Sport (A)
05/12/2021LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
08/12/2021UCLMalmö FF (H)
11/12/2021LeagueAC Venezia (A)
18/12/2021LeagueBologna FC (A)
21/12/2021LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
06/01/2022LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
09/01/2022LeagueAS Roma (A)
16/01/2022LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
23/01/2022LeagueAC Milan (A)
06/02/2022LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
13/02/2022LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
20/02/2022LeagueTorino FC (H)
27/02/2022LeagueEmpoli FC (A)
06/03/2022LeagueSpezia (H)
13/03/2022LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
20/03/2022LeagueSalernitana Sport (H)
03/04/2022LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
10/04/2022LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
16/04/2022LeagueBologna FC (H)
24/04/2022LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
01/05/2022LeagueAC Venezia (H)
08/05/2022LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
15/05/2022LeagueSS Lazio (H)
22/05/2022LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
1SSC Napoli880019324
2AC Milan871018722
3FC Internazionale Milano8521231117
4AS Roma850316915
5SS Lazio8422181314
6Atalanta BC8422141014
8Bologna FC8332131512
9ACF Fiorentina8404101212
10Udinese Calcio823310129
11Empoli FC830510169
12Torino FC8224988
13Hellas Verona FC822417178
14US Sassuolo Calcio82249118
15AC Venezia82246128
17UC Sampdoria813411166
18Genoa CFC813412186
19Cagliari Calcio813411176
20Salernitana Sport81166174

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Zenit

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    Chelsea FC2101113
    FC Zenit2101413
    Malmö FF2002070
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2021)
    Chelsea FC 1-0 FC Zenit
    1-0 Lukaku 69
    Kritsyuk, Chistyakov, Douglas Santos, Barrios, Azmoun, Wendel (75 Erokhin), Malcom (75 Dzyuba), Claudinho (88 Mostovoy), Kuzyaev (82 Kravtsov), Sutormin, Rakits'kyy (88 Krugovoi)
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    FC Zenit 4-0 Malmö FF
    1-0 Claudinho 9, 2-0 Kuzyaev 49, 3-0 Sutormin 80, 4-0 Wendel 90+4
    Kritsyuk, Chistyakov, Douglas Santos (84 Krugovoi), Barrios, Wendel, Malcom, Claudinho (75 Erokhin), Kuzyaev (75 Azmoun), Sutormin (84 Kravtsov), Dzyuba (84 Mostovoy), Rakits'kyy
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    FC Zenit-Juventus
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    Juventus-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    Malmö FF-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    FC Zenit-Chelsea FC


  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2021)
    Malmö FF 0-3 Juventus
    0-1 Alex Sandro 23, 0-2 Dybala 45 (P) , 0-3 Morata 45+1
    Szczęsny, De Ligt (86 Rugani), Danilo, Morata (67 Kean), Dybala (82 Ramsey), Cuadrado (82 Kulusevski), Alex Sandro, Bonucci, Rabiot, Locatelli, Bentancur (67 McKennie)
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    Juventus 1-0 Chelsea FC
    1-0 Chiesa 46
    Szczęsny, De Ligt, Danilo, Cuadrado, Alex Sandro, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (65 Kulusevski), Chiesa (76 Kean), Rabiot (76 McKennie), Locatelli, Bentancur (83 Chiellini)
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    FC Zenit-Juventus
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    Juventus-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    Chelsea FC-Juventus
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    Juventus-Malmö FF

Last updated 01/10/2021 10:40CET

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 Zenit
Formed: 1925
Nickname: Sine-Belo-Golubye (Blue-White-Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 2008
• UEFA Super Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (latest triumph in brackets)
League title: 8 (2021)
USSR/Russian Cup: 5 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless otherwise indicated)
group stage
group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League round of 32
round of 16
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: round of 16
2012/13: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12: round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
8-0: Zenit v Encamp
29/08/02, UEFA Cup qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Vardar
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Zenit v Bologna
16/09/99, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v Stuttgart
01/11/89, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
4-0: Zenit v Malmö
29/09/21, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2 three times, most recently v Lyon
04/11/15, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-4: Zenit v Borussia Dortmund
25/02/14, round of 16 first leg
0-2: Zenit v Leipzig
05/11/19, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-1: Austria Wien v Zenit
11/12/13, group stage
3-0 four times, most recently v Club Brugge
02/12/20, group stage


Nicknames: Bianconeri (White and Blacks), Vecchia Signora (Old Lady)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (2): (1973), (1983), 1985, 1996, (1997), (1998), (2003), (2015), (2017)
• UEFA Cup (3): 1977, 1990, 1993, (1995)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1984
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1984, 1996
• European/South American Cup (2): (1973), 1985, 1996

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 36 (2020)
Italian Cup: 14 (2021)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
2017/18: quarter-finals
round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competitions

• Biggest home win
7-0 on three occasions, most recently v Olympiacos
10/12/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-6: Marsa v Juventus
15/09/71, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Juventus v Bayern München
08/12/09, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-3 twice, most recently v Real Madrid
03/04/18, UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg
Juventus also lost 1-4 to Real Madrid in the 2017 UEFA Champions League final, in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Wiener Sport-Club v Juventus
01/10/58, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Dinamo Zagreb
27/09/16, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Juventus v Bayern München (see above)
0-3 twice, most recently v Real Madrid (see above)
Juventus also lost 1-4 to Real Madrid in the 2017 final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Barcelona v Juventus
12/09/17, group stage



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