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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea FC - Malmö FF Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

Chelsea FCChelsea FCStamford Bridge - LondonWednesday 20 October 2021
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group H - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
21/02/2019R32Chelsea FC - Malmö FF3-0
agg: 5-1
LondonGiroud 55, Barkley 74, Hudson-Odoi 84
14/02/2019R32Malmö FF - Chelsea FC1-2
MalmoChristiansen 80; Barkley 30, Giroud 58
Chelsea FC110011000000220051
Malmö FF100110010000200215

Chelsea FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
01/10/1998R1Helsingborgs IF - Chelsea FC0-0
agg: 0-1
17/09/1998R1Chelsea FC - Helsingborgs IF1-0
LondonLeboeuf 42
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
03/11/1971R2Chelsea FC - Åtvidabergs FF1-1
agg: 1-1 ag
LondonHudson 46; Sandberg 66
20/10/1971R2Åtvidabergs FF - Chelsea FC0-0Atvidaberg

Malmö FF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
08/08/2013QR3Malmö FF - Swansea City AFC0-0
agg: 0-4
01/08/2013QR3Swansea City AFC - Malmö FF4-0
SwanseaMichu 37, Bony 55, 59, Pozuelo 86
26/09/1995R1Nottingham Forest FC - Malmö FF1-0
agg: 2-2 ag
NottinghamRoy 70
12/09/1995R1Malmö FF - Nottingham Forest FC2-1
MalmoPersson 60, Anders Andersson 72; Woan 36
European Champions Clubs' Cup
30/05/1979FNottingham Forest FC - Malmö FF1-0
MunichFrancis 45+1
Chelsea FC321031200000633072
Malmö FF3111300310017115312

Last updated 14/10/2021 16:59CET

Match background Only this chapter

Beaten in Italy on Matchday 2, UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea will look to get their Group H campaign back on track when Malmö visit Stamford Bridge.

• Thomas Tuchel's side began with a 1-0 home win against Zenit but went down by the same scoreline at Juventus on Matchday 2. Malmö, meanwhile, are already up against it having conceded seven goals in losing at home to Juve (0-3) and away to Zenit (0-4).

Previous meetings
• The sides' only past tie came in the round of 32 of Chelsea's victorious UEFA Europa League campaign in 2018/19, Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud both scoring in each leg for the Blues.

• Anders Christiansen's 80th-minute effort gave Malmö late hope in the first leg in Sweden after Barkley (30) and Giroud (58) had both found the net, but the Frenchman struck again in the 55th minute at Stamford Bridge before late goals from Barkley (74) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (84) sealed a comfortable aggregate victory.

Form guide
• Chelsea claimed their second UEFA Champions League title in 2020/21 by beating Manchester City 1-0 in the all-English final at Porto's Estádio do Dragão on 29 May, Kai Havertz scoring the only goal in the first half – his first strike in the competition.

• The Blues had made smooth progress through their section (W4 D2) to finish ahead of Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes.

• With Tuchel having replaced Frank Lampard as head coach in January, Chelsea then eased past Atlético de Madrid in the round of 16, winning 1-0 in Bucharest before a 2-0 home victory, and held off Porto in the last eight (2-0 a, 0-1 h) with both matches played in Seville. Chelsea then got the better of Real Madrid in the semi-finals (1-1 a, 2-0 h) before claiming their second UEFA Champions League title against City.

• The Matchday 2 defeat at Juventus was only Chelsea's fourth in their last 22 UEFA Champions League matches (W13 D5).

• Chelsea have won only five of their last 11 European matches at Stamford Bridge (D4 L2), but those include the last three.

• Edouard Mendy kept nine clean sheets in 12 UEFA Champions League matches last season, the most in a campaign by a goalkeeper for an English side in the competition's history. He added another on Matchday 1 this term.

• Fourth in the Premier League in 2020/21 for the second campaign in a row, Chelsea are participating in their 18th UEFA Champions League campaign, and a fourth in five years. The exception came in 2018/19, when they won the UEFA Europa League under Maurizio Sarri.

• Tuchel's team have already claimed European silverware this season, beating Villarreal 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast on 11 August. It was their first victory in the competition since 1998; they had lost in 2012, 2013 and 2019.

• Chelsea have played only four other matches against Swedish opposition aside from their 2019 contests against Malmö. Their defence of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1971/72 was ended by an away-goals defeat by Åtvidaberg in the second round (0-0 a, 1-1 h) but they had more joy against Helsingborg in the first round of the same competition in 1998/99, when they were again seeking to retain the trophy. A Frank Leboeuf goal 42 minutes into the first leg at Stamford Bridge proved to be the only one of the tie.

• Malmö secured their 21st Swedish title in 2020, their fifth triumph in the last eight Allsvenskan campaigns. They were beaten 2-1 by IFK Göteborg in the Swedish Cup final on 30 July 2020, denying them a first domestic double – and first cup win – since 1989.

• Jon Dahl Tomasson's side booked their third appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage by edging through against Riga (1-0 h, 1-1 a) and HJK Helsinki (2-1 h, 2-2 a) in this season's first and second qualifying rounds respectively before winning 2-1 home and away against Scottish champions Rangers in the third qualifying round. They then saw off Bulgaria's Ludogorets in the play-offs (2-0 h, 1-2 a).

• Malmö's two previous UEFA Champions League group stage campaigns came in 2014/15 and 2015/16 – the latter the last time a Swedish club appeared at this stage.

• Malmö finished fourth in their section on both previous group appearances, winning one game and losing the other five in each instance. Both victories came at home, against Olympiacos in 2014 (2-0) and Shakhtar Donetsk 12 months later (1-0). Those were two of only three group games in which the Swedish side scored.

• Malmö's 2020/21 European campaign lasted four matches. They eased through the first three UEFA Europa League qualifying games without conceding a goal, beating Cracovia (2-0) and Lokmotiva Zagreb (5-0) at home in the first and third qualifying rounds respectively either side of a 2-0 win at Honvéd in the second qualifying round, but then went down 3-1 at home to Granada in the play-offs.

• Despite losing at Ludogrets in this season's play-off second leg and at Zenit on Matchday 2, Malmö have been beaten in only three of their last nine away European games (W3 D3).

• Malmö have played seven matches against clubs representing England, the most famous meeting their first, a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest in the 1978/79 European Cup final in Munich.

• The Swedish side have lost all three games away to English clubs, conceding eight goals while failing to score themselves.

Links and trivia
• Malmö coach Tomasson spent 1997/98 as a Newcastle player and was Denmark assistant coach between 2016 and 2020, when Chelsea's Andreas Christensen was among the squad.

• International team-mates:
Andreas Christensen & Anders Christiansen (Denmark)
Mateo Kovačić & Antonio Čolak (Croatia)
Christian Pulišić & Romain Gall (United States)

• Gall made his only international appearance to date as a substitute for Pulišić in a 1-0 defeat by Italy on 20 November 2018.

• Have played in England:
Martin Olsson (Blackburn 2006–2013, Norwich 2013–17, Swansea 2017–19)    
Erdal Rakip (Crystal Palace 2018 loan)
Jo Inge Berget (Cardiff 2014)

• César Azpilicueta was in the Spain side that lost 2-1 in Sweden in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 2 September; Olsson was an unused substitute for the home side.

Latest news

• Matchday 2 was Andreas Christensen's 50th appearance in UEFA club competition.

• Defeat at Juventus was only the second time Chelsea have lost successive games under Thomas Tuchel.

• Chelsea kept clean sheets in five of their first seven matches this season, conceding only two goals in total, but had let in one in four successive matches before Saturday's 1-0 victory at Brentford.

• The Blues are yet to concede more than one goal in a game in 2021/22.

• Chelsea's 15 league goals this season have been scored by 11 different players; only Romelu Lukaku with three, Trevoh Chalobah and Ben Chilwell – who got the winner on Saturday – on two have more than one.

• Chilwell has scored on his last three Premier League appearances, as many as in his previous 33 matches.

• Chelsea beat Aston Villa on penalties in the English League Cup third round on 22 September and will be at home to Southampton in the last 16 on 26 October.

• Reece James came on as an 89th-minute substitute on Saturday, his first appearance since being taken off in the first half of the 1-0 home defeat against Manchester City on 25 September with an ankle problem.

• N'Golo Kanté, who was out between 28 August and 19 September with an ankle injury, played 90 minutes at the weekend having also been out since that loss to City due to illness.

• Christian Pulišić has been sidelined since 8 September due to an ankle injury picked up on international duty.

• Marcos Alonso, who was called up for the first time in three years, and César Azpilicueta both played 90 minutes in each match as Spain beat Italy 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals and lost to France by the same scoreline in the final.

• Lukaku scored in Belgium's 3-2 loss against France in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals on 7 October but missed the 2-1 defeat against Italy in the third-place play-off due to muscle fatigue. He played 77 minutes for Chelsea on Saturday.

• Kai Havertz opened the scoring and Timo Werner scored twice as Germany won 4-0 in North Macedonia on 11 October to book their place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

• Antonio Rüdiger missed that match with a back injury and also sat out Chelsea's weekend win.

• Christensen helped Denmark beat Moldova (4-0) and Austria (1-0) to also qualify for next year's tournament.

• Thiago Silva won his 100th cap for Brazil as a second-half substitute in a goalless World Cup qualifying draw in Colombia on 10 October.

• Chilwell scored his first international goal in England's 5-0 victory in Andorra on 9 October, his 15th cap. Saturday's goal means he has scored in three successive games for club and country.

• On 26 August, Jorginho was named UEFA Men's Player of the Year. Edouard Mendy was named Goalkeeper of the Season while Kanté collected the award for the best midfielder and Tuchel won the coach's prize.

• Jorginho, Kanté, Mason Mount, Azpilicueta and Lukaku have all been named in the 30-player Ballon d'Or shortlist, with the winner to be announced on 29 November.

• Malmö have collected 44 points after 23 Allsvenskan games, three points less than at the same stage of last season.

• The Swedish champions were 3-0 winners at Östersund on Saturday, only their third win in their last seven league matches (D2 L2), and fourth in their last ten (D3 L3).

• Sergio Peña made his first start for Malmö in a 1-0 loss at home to Mjällby on 3 October.

• Malmö were 5-1 winners at home to fourth tier Onsala in the last 64 of the Swedish Cup on 13 October, Antonio Čolak scoring a hat-trick; the Croatian was also on target with a penalty on Saturday.

• Peña scored the second goal as Peru beat Chile 2–0 in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 7 October.

• Erdal Rakip, a former Sweden youth international, made his senior debut for North Macedonia as a substitute in their 4–0 win away to Liechtenstein in World Cup qualifying on 8 October and also came on in the 4-0 home loss against Germany three days later.

• Anel Ahmedhodžić's goal earned Bosnia and Herzegovina a 1-1 qualifying draw in Ukraine on 12 October, his first international strike on his tenth appearance for the team.

• Søren Rieks has recovered from the injury he picked up on Matchday 1 and played 90 minutes at Östersund.

• Niklas Moisander was substituted in the first half of the UEFA Champions League play-off first leg against Ludogorets on 18 August with a calf injury and was out until Saturday, when he returned as a second-half substitute.

• Oscar Lewicki has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury in the return match against Ludogorets on 24 August.


Squad list Only this chapter

Chelsea FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1KepaESP03/10/199427 - ----1-7-22-
13Marcus BettinelliENG24/05/199229 - ----------
16Edouard MendySEN01/03/199229 - --2-7-14-19-
36Lucas BergströmFIN05/09/200219 - ----------
2Antonio RüdigerGER03/03/199328 - --2-7127-45-
3Marcos AlonsoESP28/12/199030 - --2-6116-443
4Andreas ChristensenDEN10/04/199625 - --2-6-28-502
6Thiago SilvaBRA22/09/198437 - --2-51904904
14Trevoh ChalobahENG05/07/199922 - --1-521-2-
21Ben ChilwellENG21/12/199624 - --2-22141141
24Reece JamesENG08/12/199921 - --1-51171171
28César AzpilicuetaESP28/08/198932 - --2-8-633843
31Malang SarrFRA23/01/199922 - ----1-6-16-
5JorginhoITA20/12/199129 - --2-7-274536
7N'Golo KantéFRA29/03/199130 - ----5123-35-
8Mateo KovačićCRO06/05/199427 - --2-81534887
10Christian PulišićUSA18/09/199823 - ----11365445
12Ruben Loftus-CheekENG23/01/199625 - --2-3-4-154
17Saúl ÑíguezESP21/11/199426 - ----1-59107714
18Ross BarkleyENG05/12/199327 - --1-1-4-222
19Mason MountENG10/01/199922 - --1-6-202282
20Callum Hudson-OdoiENG07/11/200020 - --1-2-132236
22Hakim ZiyechMAR19/03/199328 - --2-2-2976213
32Lewis BakerENG25/04/199526 - --------2-
68Harvey ValeENG11/09/200318 - ----------
9Romelu LukakuBEL13/05/199328 - --217329146838
11Timo WernerGER06/03/199625 - ----7126113715
29Kai HavertzGER11/06/199922 - --2-71221348
-Thomas TuchelGER29/08/197348 - --2---44-63-
Malmö FF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Melker EllborgSWE22/05/200318 - ----------
27Johan DahlinSWE08/09/198635 - 8-1-12-1-65-
30Ismael DiawaraSWE11/11/199426 - 1-1-2-1-2-
2Eric LarssonSWE15/07/199130 - 5-1-17-1-342
4Niklas MoisanderFIN29/09/198536 - 5---2-202503
13Martin OlssonSWE17/05/198833 - --2-7-2-41
14Felix BeijmoSWE31/01/199823 - 6---14---10-
15Anel AhmedhodžićBIH26/03/199922S7-2-1912-15-
24Lasse NielsenDEN08/01/198833 - 7-2-15112-69-
29Noah EileSWE19/07/200219 - --1-3-1-1-
31Franz BrorssonSWE30/01/199625*5-2-21-3-292
43Emil LindmanSWE18/02/200318 - ----------
5Søren RieksDEN07/04/198734 - 811-1441-555
6Oscar LewickiSWE14/07/199229 - 8---6-6-583
7Erdal RakipMKD13/02/199625 - 8-2-19210-354
8Sergio PeñaPER28/09/199526 - --1-3-1-1-
10Anders ChristiansenDEN08/06/199031 - 722-1867-485
18Romain GallUSA31/01/199526 - --------111
19Veljko BirmančevićSRB05/03/199823 - 742-2172-125
20Bonke InnocentNGA20/01/199625 - 7-2-14-2-23-
21Peter GwargisSWE04/09/200021 - ----4-----
22Adi NalicBIH01/12/199723 - 5-2-2262-121
34Markus BjörkqvistSWE04/09/200318 - ----4-----
37Sebastian NanasiSWE16/05/200219 - 2-1-1111-3-
9Antonio ČolakCRO17/09/199328 - 852-20112-227
17Malik AbubakariGHA10/05/200021 - 4-2-922-6-
32Jo Inge BergetNOR11/09/199031 - 712-2138-599
-Jon Dahl TomassonDEN29/08/197645 - 8-2---2-16-

Last updated 20/10/2021 09:29CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFrançois Letexier (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesCyril Mugnier (FRA) , Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
  • Video Assistant RefereeAlejandro Hernández (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeBenoît Millot (FRA)
  • Fourth officialThomas Leonard (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateAngelo Chetcuti (MLT)
  • UEFA Referee observerMiroslav Tulinger (CZE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
François Letexier23/04/1989432

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
09/12/2020UCLGSFC MidtjyllandLiverpool FC1-1Herning
14/09/2021UCLGSBSC Young BoysManchester United FC2-1Berne

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
21/11/2017UYLGSSevilla FCLiverpool FC0-4Seville
29/04/2019UYLFinalFC PortoChelsea FC3-1Nyon
19/09/2019UELGSManchester United FCFC Astana1-0Manchester
24/09/2020UEL3QRMalmö FFNK Lokomotiva Zagreb5-0Malmo
09/12/2020UCLGSFC MidtjyllandLiverpool FC1-1Herning
14/09/2021UCLGSBSC Young BoysManchester United FC2-1Berne

Last updated 18/10/2021 11:44CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Chelsea FCFixtures and results
11/08/2021SCUPVillarreal CF (H)D 1-1 (aet, 6-5 pens) Ziyech 27
14/08/2021LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)W 3-0Alonso 27, Pulišić 40, Chalobah 58
22/08/2021LeagueArsenal FC (A)W 2-0Lukaku 15, James 35
28/08/2021LeagueLiverpool FC (A)D 1-1Havertz 22
11/09/2021LeagueAston Villa FC (H)W 3-0Lukaku 15, 90+3, Kovačić 49
14/09/2021UCLFC Zenit (H)W 1-0Lukaku 69
19/09/2021LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)W 3-0Thiago Silva 49, Kanté 57, Rüdiger 90+2
22/09/2021CupAston Villa FC (H)D 1-1 (aet, 4-3 pens) Werner 54
25/09/2021LeagueManchester City FC (H)L 0-1
29/09/2021UCLJuventus (A)L 0-1
02/10/2021LeagueSouthampton FC (H)W 3-1Chalobah 9, Werner 84, Chilwell 89
16/10/2021LeagueBrentford FC (A)W 1-0Chilwell 45
20/10/2021UCLMalmö FF (H)
23/10/2021LeagueNorwich City FC (H)
26/10/2021CupSouthampton FC (H)
30/10/2021LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
02/11/2021UCLMalmö FF (A)
06/11/2021LeagueBurnley FC (H)
20/11/2021LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
23/11/2021UCLJuventus (H)
28/11/2021LeagueManchester United FC (H)
01/12/2021LeagueWatford FC (A)
04/12/2021LeagueWest Ham United FC (A)
08/12/2021UCLFC Zenit (A)
11/12/2021LeagueLeeds United (H)
15/12/2021LeagueEverton FC (H)
18/12/2021LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
26/12/2021LeagueAston Villa FC (A)
29/12/2021LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
02/01/2022LeagueLiverpool FC (H)
15/01/2022LeagueManchester City FC (A)
22/01/2022LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)
08/02/2022LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
12/02/2022LeagueArsenal FC (H)
19/02/2022LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
26/02/2022LeagueLeicester City FC (H)
05/03/2022LeagueBurnley FC (A)
12/03/2022LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)
19/03/2022LeagueNorwich City FC (A)
02/04/2022LeagueBrentford FC (H)
09/04/2022LeagueSouthampton FC (A)
16/04/2022LeagueLeeds United (A)
23/04/2022LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
30/04/2022LeagueEverton FC (A)
07/05/2022LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
15/05/2022LeagueManchester United FC (A)
22/05/2022LeagueWatford FC (H)
1Chelsea FC861116319
2Liverpool FC853022618
3Manchester City FC852116317
4Brighton & Hove Albion FC84318515
5Tottenham Hotspur850391215
6Manchester United FC8422161014
7West Ham United FC8422151014
8Everton FC842213914
9Brentford FC833210712
10Wolverhampton Wanderers FC84048812
11Leicester City FC8323131411
12Arsenal FC832371211
13Aston Villa FC8314121210
14Crystal Palace FC815210138
15Southampton FC81436107
16Watford FC82157157
17Leeds United81347156
18Burnley FC80355133
19Newcastle United FC803510193
20Norwich City FC80262162
Malmö FFFixtures and results
10/04/2021LeagueHammarby Fotboll (H)W 3-2Christiansen 36 (P), Rieks 40, Knudsen 90
18/04/2021LeagueBK Häcken (A)W 2-1Ahmedhodžić 9, Rieks 20
25/04/2021LeagueÖstersunds FK (H)D 1-1Čolak 52
03/05/2021LeagueDjurgårdens IF (A)L 1-3Nalic 77
09/05/2021LeagueVarbergs Bois (H)W 3-2Birmancevic 12, L. Nielsen 61, Rieks 79
13/05/2021LeagueAIK (A)D 1-1Berget 24
17/05/2021LeagueKalmar FF (H)W 3-1Rakip 9, Čolak 32, 57
20/05/2021LeagueIF Elfsborg (H)W 2-1Berget 27, Birmancevic 64
24/05/2021LeagueÖrebro SK (A)W 2-1Nalic 3, Rakip 76
03/07/2021LeagueIFK Norrköping FK (A)L 2-3Čolak 13, 43
07/07/2021UCLRiga FC (H)W 1-0Čolak 50
10/07/2021LeagueIK Sirius (H)W 4-0Čolak 1, Rieks 22, Birmancevic 88, Christiansen 90+3
13/07/2021UCLRiga FC (A)D 1-1Čolak 33
17/07/2021LeagueDegerfors IF (A)W 5-0Čolak 17, Nalic 45, Christiansen 51, Birmancevic 53, 55
21/07/2021UCLHJK Helsinki (H)W 2-1Čolak 45+1, Christiansen 74
24/07/2021LeagueMjällby AIF (A)W 2-0Bergstrom 58 (og), Birmancevic 61
27/07/2021UCLHJK Helsinki (A)D 2-2Christiansen 10, Birmančević 76
03/08/2021UCLRangers FC (H)W 2-1Rieks 47, Birmančević 49
07/08/2021LeagueHalmstads BK (A)D 0-0
10/08/2021UCLRangers FC (A)W 2-1Čolak 53, 58
14/08/2021LeagueIFK Göteborg (H)L 2-3Čolak 7, Abubakari 86
18/08/2021UCLPFC Ludogorets 1945 (H)W 2-0Birmančević 26, Berget 61
21/08/2021LeagueDegerfors IF (H)W 3-0Birmancevic 43, Abubakari 69, Christiansen 88
24/08/2021UCLPFC Ludogorets 1945 (A)L 1-2Birmančević 42
29/08/2021LeagueHammarby Fotboll (A)L 1-2Paulsen 6 (og)
11/09/2021LeagueIFK Norrköping FK (H)D 1-1Nalic 59
14/09/2021UCLJuventus (H)L 0-3
18/09/2021LeagueDjurgårdens IF (H)D 1-1Čolak 16 (P)
22/09/2021LeagueIF Elfsborg (A)W 1-0Larsson 76 (og)
25/09/2021LeagueÖrebro SK (H)W 5-1Nanasi 13, Čolak 45, Christiansen 59 (P), Nalic 68, Berget 75
29/09/2021UCLFC Zenit (A)L 0-4
03/10/2021LeagueMjällby AIF (H)L 0-1
13/10/2021CupOnsala BK (H)W 5-1Čolak 9, 19, 67, Birmancevic 48, Abubakari 53
16/10/2021LeagueÖstersunds FK (A)W 3-0Čolak 42 (P), Nalic 53, Christiansen 56
17/10/2021LeagueÖstersunds FK (A)
20/10/2021UCLChelsea FC (A)
24/10/2021LeagueVarbergs Bois (A)
27/10/2021LeagueAIK (H)
30/10/2021LeagueIK Sirius (A)
02/11/2021UCLChelsea FC (H)
07/11/2021LeagueIFK Göteborg (A)
20/11/2021LeagueBK Häcken (H)
23/11/2021UCLFC Zenit (H)
28/11/2021LeagueKalmar FF (A)
04/12/2021LeagueHalmstads BK (H)
08/12/2021UCLJuventus (A)
1Malmö FF231355482544
2Djurgårdens IF231355372144
4IF Elfsborg231337382542
5IFK Norrköping FK231238372839
6Hammarby Fotboll231076373037
7Kalmar FF231076272637
8BK Häcken23878383231
9IK Sirius23869263730
10Varbergs Bois 23779262928
11Mjällby AIF23698221927
12IFK Göteborg236710263225
13Degerfors IF237412254025
14Halmstads BK234118162123
15Örebro SK234415164616
16Östersunds FK233416204113

Last updated 18/10/2021 23:22CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Chelsea FC

  • UEFA Super Cup - Final
    Matchday 1 (11/08/2021)
    Chelsea FC 1-1 Villarreal CF
    1-0 Ziyech 27, 1-1 Gerard Moreno 73
    Havertz 0-0 (missed) , Gerard Moreno 0-1 , Azpilicueta 1-1 , Mandi 1-1 (missed) , Alonso 2-1 , Estupiñán 2-2 , Mount 3-2 , Moi Gómez 3-3 , Jorginho 4-3 , Raba 4-4 , Pulišić 5-4 , Foyth 5-5 , Rüdiger 6-5 , Albiol 6-5 (missed)
    Mendy (119 Kepa), Rüdiger, Alonso, Kanté (65 Jorginho), Werner (65 Mount), Chalobah, Zouma (66 A. Christensen), Kovačić, Hudson-Odoi (82 Azpilicueta), Ziyech (43 Pulišić), Havertz
  • 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
    Mendy, Rüdiger, Alonso (83 Chilwell), A. Christensen, Jorginho, Kovačić, Lukaku, Mount (93 Loftus-Cheek), Ziyech (63 Havertz), James, Azpilicueta (83 Thiago Silva)
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    Juventus 1-0 Chelsea FC
    1-0 Chiesa 46
    Mendy, Rüdiger, Alonso (46 Chilwell), A. Christensen (75 Barkley), Jorginho (62 Chalobah), Thiago Silva, Kovačić, Lukaku, Ziyech (62 Hudson-Odoi), Azpilicueta (62 Loftus-Cheek), Havertz
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    Chelsea FC-Malmö FF
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    Malmö FF-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    Chelsea FC-Juventus
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    FC Zenit-Chelsea FC

Malmö FF

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    Malmö FF 1-0 Riga FC
    1-0 Čolak 50
    Dahlin, Larsson, Knudsen, Rieks (46 Birmančević), Lewicki (73 Innocent), Rakip, Čolak, Ahmedhodzic, L. Nielsen, Berget (73 Sarr), Nanasi (67 Nalic)
  • (13/07/2021)
    Riga FC 1-1 Malmö FF (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Čolak 33, 1-1 Paurević 57
    Dahlin, Larsson, Knudsen, Rieks (59 Innocent), Lewicki, Rakip (59 Nanasi), Čolak, Christiansen (83 Brorsson), Beijmo, Ahmedhodzic, L. Nielsen
  • Second qualifying round
    Malmö FF 2-1 HJK Helsinki
    1-0 Čolak 45+1, 1-1 Ro. Riski 68, 2-1 Christiansen 74
    Dahlin, Larsson (77 Moisander), Rieks (69 Birmančević), Lewicki (76 Rakip), Čolak, Christiansen, Beijmo (95 Brorsson), Ahmedhodzic, Innocent, Nalic (69 Berget), L. Nielsen
  • (27/07/2021)
    HJK Helsinki 2-2 Malmö FF (agg: 3-4)
    1-0 Tenho 1, 1-1 Christiansen 10, 1-2 Birmančević 76, 2-2 Ri. Riski 78
    Dahlin, Moisander, Rieks (72 Birmančević), Lewicki, Rakip (60 Larsson), Čolak, Christiansen, Ahmedhodzic, Innocent (60 Beijmo), Brorsson, Berget (72 Nalic)
  • Third qualifying round
    Malmö FF 2-1 Rangers FC
    1-0 Rieks 47, 2-0 Birmančević 49, 2-1 S. Davis 90+5
    Dahlin, Moisander, Rieks (88 Beijmo), Lewicki, Čolak (88 Abubakari), Christiansen (88 Rakip), Ahmedhodzic, Birmančević (74 Nalic), Innocent, L. Nielsen, Berget
  • (10/08/2021)
    Rangers FC 1-2 Malmö FF (agg: 2-4)
    1-0 Morelos 18, 1-1 Čolak 53, 1-2 Čolak 58
    Dahlin, Moisander, Rieks, Lewicki, Čolak (91 Abubakari), Christiansen, Ahmedhodzic, Birmančević (74 Rakip), Innocent, L. Nielsen, Berget (83 Beijmo)
  • Play-off
    Malmö FF 2-0 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    1-0 Birmančević 26, 2-0 Berget 61
    Dahlin, Moisander (34 Larsson), Rieks, Lewicki, Rakip (81 Abubakari), Čolak, Christiansen, Birmančević (88 Nalic), L. Nielsen, Brorsson, Berget (81 Beijmo)
  • (24/08/2021)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 2-1 Malmö FF (agg: 2-3)
    1-0 Nedyalkov 10, 1-1 Birmančević 42, 2-1 Sotiriou 60 (P)
    Dahlin (40 Diawara), Rieks, Lewicki (92 Rakip), Čolak (92 Abubakari), Christiansen, Ahmedhodzic, Birmančević, Innocent, L. Nielsen, Brorsson, Berget
  • 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
    Diawara, Rieks (75 M. Olsson), Rakip (59 Nalic), Čolak, Christiansen, Ahmedhodzic, Birmančević (59 Abubakari), Innocent (75 Nanasi), L. Nielsen, Brorsson, Berget
  • 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
    Dahlin, Larsson, Rakip (55 M. Olsson), Čolak (62 Abubakari), Christiansen, Ahmedhodzic, Birmančević (87 Nalic), Innocent (62 Peña), L. Nielsen, Brorsson (87 Eile), Berget
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    Chelsea FC-Malmö FF
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    Malmö FF-Chelsea FC
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    Malmö FF-FC Zenit
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    Juventus-Malmö FF

Last updated 01/10/2021 10:41CET

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

Chelsea FC
Nickname: The Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Champions League (2): (2008), 2012, 2021
• UEFA Europa League (2): 2013, 2019
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (2): 1971, 1998
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1998, (2012), (2013), (2019), 2021

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2017)
FA Cup: 8 (2018)
League Cup: 5 (2015)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2020/21: winners
round of 16
UEFA Europa League winners
round of 16
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
round of 16
round of 16
UEFA Europa League winners (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
13-0: Chelsea v Jeunesse Hautcharage
29/09/71, European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Jeunesse Hautcharage v Chelsea
15/09/71, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Chelsea v Bayern München
25/02/20, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Barcelona v Chelsea
18/04/00, UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
6-0 twice, most recently v Qarabağ
12/09/17, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v Schalke
25/11/14, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Chelsea v Bayern München (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Barcelona v Chelsea (see above)


Malmö FF

Formed: 1910
Nickname: Di Blåe (The Blues), Himmelsblått (The Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup: (1979)
• European/South American Cup: (1979)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 21 (2020)
Swedish Cup: 14 (1989)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
second qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
group stage
group stage
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
11-0: Malmö v Pezoporikos
03/10/73, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hibernian v Malmö
25/07/13, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Malmö v Paris Saint-Germain
25/11/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: Real Madrid v Malmö
08/12/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
2-0: Malmö v Olympiacos
01/10/14, group stage

• Biggest away win

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

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: Real Madrid v Malmö (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