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UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona - SL Benfica Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

FC BarcelonaFC BarcelonaCamp Nou - BarcelonaTuesday 23 November 2021
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Group E - Matchday 5
SL BenficaSL Benfica
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/2021GSSL Benfica - FC Barcelona3-0
LisbonNuñez 3, 79 (P), Rafa Silva 69
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/12/2012GSFC Barcelona - SL Benfica0-0Barcelona
02/10/2012GSSL Benfica - FC Barcelona0-2
LisbonAlexis Sánchez 6, Fàbregas 55
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/04/2006QFFC Barcelona - SL Benfica2-0
agg: 2-0
BarcelonaRonaldinho 19, Eto'o 89
28/03/2006QFSL Benfica - FC Barcelona0-0Lisbon
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/04/1992R3 (GS)FC Barcelona - SL Benfica2-1
BarcelonaStoichkov 12, Bakero 23; Brito 27
11/12/1991R3 (GS)SL Benfica - FC Barcelona0-0Lisbon
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
31/05/1961FSL Benfica - FC Barcelona3-2
BerneÁguas 31, Ramallets 32 (og), Coluna 55; Kocsis 21, Czibor 75
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
FC Barcelona321041211001833287
SL Benfica412130121100823378

FC Barcelona - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/12/2017GSFC Barcelona - Sporting Clube de Portugal2-0
BarcelonaAlcácer 59, Mathieu 90+1 (og)
27/09/2017GSSporting Clube de Portugal - FC Barcelona0-1
LisbonCoates 49 (og)
UEFA Super Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/08/2011FFC Barcelona - FC Porto2-0
MonacoMessi 39, Fàbregas 88
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/11/2008GSSporting Clube de Portugal - FC Barcelona2-5
LisbonMiguel Veloso 65, Liedson 66; Henry 14, Piqué 17, Messi 49, Marco Caneira 67 (og), Bojan Krkić 73 (P)
16/09/2008GSFC Barcelona - Sporting Clube de Portugal3-1
BarcelonaMárquez 21, Eto'o 60 (P), Xavi Hernández 87; Tonel 72
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/03/2000GS2FC Porto - FC Barcelona0-2
PortoAbelardo 37, Rivaldo 59
01/03/2000GS2FC Barcelona - FC Porto4-2
BarcelonaRivaldo 16, 89, F. de Boer 23, Kluivert 45; Jardel 5, 79
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
31/10/1995R2Vitória SC - FC Barcelona0-4
agg: 0-7
GuimaraesKodro 19, Óscar García 61, Celades 66, Sergi Barjuán 76
17/10/1995R2FC Barcelona - Vitória SC3-0
BarcelonaKodro 45, 66, Celades 76
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/04/1994SFFC Barcelona - FC Porto3-0
BarcelonaStoichkov 10, 35, R. Koeman 72
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/09/1987R1Os Belenenses - FC Barcelona1-0
agg: 1-2
LisbonN'kiamba Esalo 7
16/09/1987R1FC Barcelona - Os Belenenses2-0
BarcelonaMoratalla 90, Víctor Muñoz 90+2
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/11/1986R2Sporting Clube de Portugal - FC Barcelona2-1
agg: 2-2 ag
LisbonNegrete Arias 41, Meade 61; Roberto 83
22/10/1986R2FC Barcelona - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-0
BarcelonaJulio Alberto 72
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/11/1985R2FC Porto - FC Barcelona3-1
agg: 3-3 ag
PortoJuary 67, 71, 89; Archibald 78
23/10/1985R2FC Barcelona - FC Porto2-0
BarcelonaMarcos Alonso 61, Schuster 70
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/1976R1FC Barcelona - Os Belenenses3-2
agg: 5-4
BarcelonaRexach 33, Asensi 53, Clares 87; Vasques 43, Rocha 55
15/09/1976R1Os Belenenses - FC Barcelona2-2LisbonPerrulas Quearesma 30, Alfar Horta 56; Heredia 15, 85
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/1972R1FC Barcelona - FC Porto0-1
agg: 1-4
BarcelonaMiglieti 19
20/09/1972R1FC Porto - FC Barcelona3-1
PortoFlávio 48, Miglieti 51, 66; Barrios 33

SL Benfica - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/12/2015GSSL Benfica - Club Atlético de Madrid1-2
LisbonMitroglou 75; Saúl Ñíguez 33, Vietto 55
30/09/2015GSClub Atlético de Madrid - SL Benfica1-2
MadridCorrea 23; Gaitán 36, Gonçalo Guedes 51
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/05/2014FSevilla FC - SL Benfica0-0
(aet, 4-2 pens)
Turin
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/03/2008R16Getafe CF - SL Benfica1-0
agg: 3-1
GetafeAlbín 77
06/03/2008R16SL Benfica - Getafe CF1-2
LisbonMantorras 76; De la Red 25, Pablo Hernández 67
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/04/2007QFSL Benfica - RCD Espanyol0-0
agg: 2-3
Lisbon
05/04/2007QFRCD Espanyol - SL Benfica3-2
BarcelonaTamudo 15, Riera 33, Pandiani 58; Nuno Gomes 63, Simão 65
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/11/2005GSSL Benfica - Villarreal CF0-1
LisbonSenna 81
18/10/2005GSVillarreal CF - SL Benfica1-1VillarrealRiquelme 72 (P); Manuel Fernandes 77
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/12/1999R3SL Benfica - RC Celta de Vigo1-1
agg: 1-8
LisbonCáceres 80 (og); McCarthy 18
25/11/1999R3RC Celta de Vigo - SL Benfica7-0
VigoKarpin 20 (P), 54, Makelele 31, Turdo 40, 57, Juanfran 43, Mostovoi 62
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/1982R1Real Betis Balompié - SL Benfica1-2
agg: 2-4
SevillePoli Rincón 25; Carlos Manuel 66, Nené 85
15/09/1982R1SL Benfica - Real Betis Balompié2-1
LisbonNené 44, Vieira Padinha 73; Diarte 76
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/03/1965QFReal Madrid CF - SL Benfica2-1
agg: 3-6
MadridGrosso 10, Puskás 70; Eusébio 40
24/02/1965QFSL Benfica - Real Madrid CF5-1
LisbonJosé Augusto 9, Eusébio 12, 25, Simões 75, Coluna 87; Amancio Amaro 58
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/05/1962FSL Benfica - Real Madrid CF5-3
AmsterdamÁguas 25, Cavém 33, Coluna 50, Eusébio 64 (P), 69; Puskás 18, 23, 39
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/09/1957PRSL Benfica - Sevilla FC0-0
agg: 1-3
Lisbon
19/09/1957PRSevilla FC - SL Benfica3-1
SevillePahuet 46, Iborra 59, Pepillo 79; Palmeiro 48
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
FC Barcelona1311111353521012817475026
SL Benfica123541122732102678113138

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Match background Only this chapter

A revived Barcelona, now led by former star midfielder Xavi Hernández, welcome Benfica knowing that a third successive Group E victory would seal progress at the expense of opponents who inflicted a heavy defeat on the Spanish side in Lisbon on Matchday 2.

• On 29 September Benfica ended their 60-year wait for a victory against Barcelona thanks to two strikes from Darwin Nuñez (3, 79pen) either side of Rafa Silva's 69th-minute effort. The opening goal was Benfica's first ever against Barça in Lisbon and the victory was their first against the Catalan club since the 1961 European Cup final.

• That left Barcelona up against it after an opening 3-0 loss at home to Bayern München, but 1-0 wins home and away against Dynamo Kyiv have taken them above Benfica, who have been unable to add to that victory against their Spanish opponents. The Portuguese side's only other point in the section came from a 0-0 draw in Kyiv on Matchday 1, two subsequent heavy defeats by Bayern (0-4 h, 2-5 a) dropping them to third place.

• Barcelona will go through if they beat Benfica, who cannot finish in the top two if they lose though they would still be able to qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

Previous meetings
• The teams last crossed paths before this season in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage, goals from Alexis Sánchez and Cesc Fàbregas earning Barcelona a 2-0 win in Lisbon on Matchday 2 with Xavi playing 90 minutes. The Camp Nou return on Matchday 6 finished goalless, with Barcelona first in the section and Benfica third.

• That was the first season in which the winners between Barcelona and Benfica did not go on to lift the European Cup.

• In the clubs' first meeting, Bela Guttmann's Benfica beat Barça 3-2 in the 1961 final in Berne. Although Sándor Kocsis (21) put the Blaugrana ahead, Benfica hit back through José Águas (31), an Antoni Ramallets own goal (32) and Mário Coluna (55) before Zoltán Czibor scored Barcelona's second (75).

• Barcelona secured their place in the 1992 final with a 2-1 win against Sven-Göran Eriksson's Benfica in the concluding round of matches in the inaugural group stage on 15 April 1992. Hristo Stoichkov (12) and José María Bakero (23) scored for Johan Cruyff's side, with Brito (27) replying. The clubs had drawn 0-0 in Lisbon on 11 December 1991. Benfica finished third in the group while Barcelona went on to win their first European Cup at Sampdoria's expense.

• Barcelona's second European Cup triumph followed a 2005/06 quarter-final defeat of a Benfica team led Ronald Koeman, who was in charge of Barça for this season's Matchday 2 defeat. The sides drew 0-0 in Lisbon, before Ronaldinho (19) and Samuel Eto'o (89) earned Frank Rijkaard's men a semi-final berth.

Form guide
Barcelona

• Barcelona were third in the 2020/21 Spanish Liga behind Atlético and Real Madrid, the first time they had finished out of the top two since 2007/08, when they also came third. 

• Last season Barcelona also failed to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2006/07, losing to Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 (1-4 h, 1-1 a). That ended their record run of 13 successive last-eight appearances.

• The Catalan club had finished second in Group G behind Juventus, with both sides picking up 15 points; a 3-0 Matchday 6 win at the Camp Nou gave the Italian side the head-to-head advantage. It was the first time Barcelona had not won their group since 2006/07, when they were also eliminated in the round of 16.

• The defeat by Juve was Barcelona's first loss in the UEFA Champions League group stage since a 3-1 reverse at Manchester City on Matchday 4 in 2016/17; their record in the previous 25 group games was W19 D6.

• The Matchday 1 loss to Bayern was the first time Barcelona had suffered successive group defeats since September 2000. The defeat at Benfica made it three group reverses in a row for the first time.

• Barcelona had not lost their opening UEFA Champions League game since a 3-2 defeat at Newcastle on Matchday 1 in 1997/98. They finished bottom of their section that season with five points; that is also the sole UEFA Champions League group campaign in which they lost more than two group games.

• Barcelona's four defeats in their last seven Champions League matches (W2 D1) is as many as in their previous 39 (W25 D10).

• Bayern's win at the Camp Nou on Matchday 1 made it three successive home European defeats for the first time in Barcelona's history.

• Barcelona won 1-0 away and 2-0 at home against Benfica's Lisbon rivals Sporting CP in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage, their last games against a Portuguese club before this season. Their home record against Portuguese sides is W11 D1 L1, the sole defeat coming in the first such encounter, a 1-0 loss to Porto in the 1972/73 UEFA Cup first round second leg (1-4 aggregate).

• Defeat at Benfica on Matchday 2 ended the Blaugrana's 16-match unbeaten run against Portuguese opponents, home and away (W13 D3), since a 1-0 loss at Belenenses in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup first round.

Benfica
• Third in the Portuguese Liga in 2020/21, nine points adrift of champions Sporting CP, the most recent of Benfica's 15 UEFA Champions League group stage campaigns came in 2019/20 – their tenth in succession.

• Two seasons ago Benfica bowed out after the group stage for the third year running, finishing third in their section behind Leipzig and Lyon with seven points, ahead of Zenit on head-to-head record. They went on to lose 5-4 on aggregate to Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

• That was the tenth time Benfica had failed to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout phase in their 15 attempts.

• Benfica began their 2021/22 European campaign in the third qualifying round, where they won 2-0 both away and at home against Spartak Moskva. They then edged out PSV Eindhoven in the play-offs (2-1 h, 0-0 a) in a repeat of the 1988 European Cup final.

• Benfica's 2020/21 UEFA Champions League campaign lasted a single match, a 2-1 defeat at PAOK in the third qualifying round. They went on to finish second in their UEFA Europa League section behind Rangers before losing 4-3 on aggregate to Arsenal in the round of 32, a 1-1 draw in Rome preceding a 3-2 loss in Piraeus with both games played at neutral venues.

• The defeat at Bayern on Matchday 4 was only Benfica's second loss in their last nine European games outside Lisbon (W2 D5). They are without a win in eight away matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage (D2 L6), since a 3-2 victory at AEK Athens on Matchday 2 in 2018/19, although they did not concede in their first three European games on the road in 2021/22 (W1 D2) before shipping five in Munich.

• The Lisbon giants have reached seven European Cup finals, winning the trophy in 1961 and 1962 but losing on their five subsequent appearances, most recently against AC Milan in 1990.

• Before this season Benfica had last faced Spanish opponents in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage, when they won 2-1 at Atlético de Madrid but lost at home by the same scoreline. That win in Madrid was their only success in 17 matches (D7 L9) with Spanish sides, since a 2-1 victory at Real Betis on 29 September 1982, before they beat Barcelona in Lisbon.

• The victories at Atlético and Betis are Benfica's only wins in their 11 away games against Liga clubs (D2 L7).

• Their two European Champion Clubs' Cup triumphs, in 1961 and 1962, both came against Spanish teams – Barcelona and Real Madrid (5-3). More recently, Benfica lost 4-2 on penalties to Sevilla after a goalless draw in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League final in Turin.

Links and trivia
• Álex Grimaldo came through the Barça youth system before signing for Benfica in 2016. He had joined Barcelona in 2008 and scored six goals in 92 league appearances for the B team between 2011 and 2015; his debut on 4 September 2011 in a 4-0 win at Cartagena made him, at 15 years 349 days, the youngest player ever to appear in a Segunda División game.

• Have also played in Spain:
Pizzi (Atlético de Madrid 2011–13, Deportivo La Coruña 2012/13 loan, Espanyol 2013/14 loan)
Nicolás Otamendi (Valencia 2014/15)
Darwin Núñez (Almería 2019/20)
Ferro (Valencia 2021 loan)

• Pizzi lost all three games against Barcelona with Deportivo and Espanyol, although he scored twice for the former in a 5-4 home Liga defeat on 20 October 2012.

• Otamendi's record against Barcelona with Valencia, Porto and Manchester City was W1 L4.

• International team-mates:
Philippe Coutinho & Everton (Brazil)

• Jan Vertonghen was in the Tottenham team that drew 1-1 at Barcelona on Matchday 6 of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League.

• Valentino Lázaro's Inter were eliminated from the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League by a 2-1 home defeat against Barcelona on Matchday 6.

Latest news

Barcelona
• Xavi Hernández's first game in charge of Barcelona ended with a 1-0 win at home to city rivals Espanyol on Saturday, only their fifth victory in their 13 Liga games this season (D5 L3) and second in the last seven (D2 L3).

• Saturday was only Barcelona's second win in six games in all competitions (D2 L2).

• Barcelona have only seven victories in 17 games in 2021/22 (D5 L5).

• Memphis Depay scored the only goal from the penalty spot, making it six in six games for club and country and three in his last four Barcelona appearances. The Dutchman's goals have earned Barcelona seven Liga points this season, the joint most in the Spanish top flight.

• The Blaugrana drew their first two league games after the departure of Ronald Koeman on 27 October, 1-1 at home to Alavés three days later and 3-3 at Celta Vigo on 6 November – a game in which they had led 3-0.

• That was the first time Barcelona had failed to win a league game in which they had been three goals up since a 4-3 defeat by Valencia in January 1998.

• B team coach Sergi Barjuán took charge of the draws with Alavés and Celta, and the 1-0 victory in Kyiv on Matchday 4, before Xavi was appointed coach on 6 November.

• The club also announced former defender Dani Alves has rejoined, although he cannot be registered until January.

• The Blaugrana took 17 points from their first 12 Liga games this season, their second worst start to a season since three points for a win was introduced in Spain in 1995/96; they had 16 at the same stage in 2002/03.

• Gavi made his full Barcelona debut in a 0-0 draw at Cádiz on 23 September. Aged 17 years 49 days, he was the second youngest player to start a Liga game for the club in the 21st century, after Ansu Fati (16 years 318 days).

• Gavi became Spain's youngest ever starter aged 17 years 62 days in a 2-1 semi-final victory against Italy in the UEFA Nations League on 6 October.

• Depay scored twice against Montenegro (2-2) and once against Norway (2-0) as the Netherlands secured their place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He ended the European qualifying group stage as the joint top scorer with 12 goals – level with England's Harry Kane.

• Agüero has been sidelined since being taken to hospital for tests after suffering a suspected chest injury shortly before half-time in the draw with Alavés on 30 October.

• Sergiño Dest missed the game against Dynamo on Matchday 4 with a back injury and has not played since.

• Pedri made his comeback from a thigh injury sustained on Matchday 1 against Benfica on Matchday 2 but suffered a recurrence of the problem and has not played since.

• Martin Braithwaite sustained a knee injury in a 2-1 home win against Getafe on 29 August and has undergone an operation that is expected to rule him out of the rest of the group stage.

• Ousmane Dembélé made his first appearance of the season following a hamstring injury as a substitute at Dynamo, but suffered a similar problem and has not played since.

• Pedri is on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or, with the winner to be announced on 29 November.

Benfica
• Rafa Silva made his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition on Matchday 4.

• Benfica have won nine of their 11 Portuguese Liga games this season (D1 L1), beating Braga 6-1 in Lisbon on 7 November.

• That was the first time the Eagles had scored six goals in a league match since a 6-0 win against Marítimo on 22 April 2019.

• Benfica's run of seven straight wins in their first seven league matches this season was the club's joint best start, matching Sven-Göran Eriksson's team in 1982/83.

• On Friday four goals in the final 12 minutes gave Benfica a 4-1 win at home to Paços Ferreira in the last 32 of the Portuguese Cup.

• Everton made it three goals in two Benfica appearances while Álex Grimaldo found the net for the second game in succession and Haris Seferović scored his first club goal of the season.

• Rafa Silva got Benfica's third goal, making him the club's top scorer this season in all competitions with nine, one more than Darwin Núñez.

• During the international break Benfica defeated Estrela da Amadora 3-1 in a friendly match.

• Nemanja Radonjić came on as a substitute as Serbia beat Portugal 2-1 in Benfica's stadium on 14 November to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

• The previous day, Jan Vertonghen played 90 minutes as Belgium booked their place in next year's finals with a 3-1 win against Estonia.

• Núñez sat out Uruguay's recent internationals with a right knee injury but returned for Benfica at the weekend. João Mário and Rafa Silva (both thigh) also missed Portugal's recent games; the former missed Benfica's win on Friday, when Rafa Silva played 90 minutes.

• Lucas Veríssimo sustained a cruciate knee injury against Braga and has undergone an operation that is expected to keep him out for the rest of the season.

• Gonçalo Ramos scored the only goal as Portugal won 1-0 away to Cyprus in 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 12 November, before hitting a hat-trick in a 6-0 home win against the same opponents four days later.

• Ramos is the top scorer in U21 qualifying overall with eight goals.

• On 9 October Rui Costa was voted in as Benfica's 34th club president with more than 40,000 members and associates casting ballots in the club's biggest ever poll.

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Squad list Only this chapter

FC Barcelona - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Marc-André ter StegenGER30/04/199229 - --4-11-69-79-
13NetoBRA19/07/198932 - ----2-10-34-
26Iñaki PeñaESP02/03/199922 - ----------
36Arnau TenasESP30/05/200120 - ----------
Defenders
2Sergiño DestUSA03/11/200021 - --2-11-141191
3Gerard PiquéESP02/02/198734 - --311111221612616
4Ronald AraújoURU07/03/199922 - --3-916-6-
15Clément LengletFRA17/06/199526 - --2-6-412432
18Jordi AlbaESP21/03/198932 - --3-9-803954
22Oscar MinguezaESP13/05/199922 - --4-10-9-9-
23Samuel UmtitiFRA14/11/199328 - ------26-442
24Eric GarcíaESP09/01/200120 - --3-10-8-8-
31Alejandro BaldeESP18/10/200318 - --2-3-2-2-
35Arnau ComasESP11/04/200021 - ----------
Midfielders
5Sergio BusquetsESP16/07/198833 - --4-13112341264
6Ricard PuigESP13/08/199922 - ----7-4-4-
14Philippe CoutinhoBRA12/06/199229 - --3-9147127116
16PedriESP25/11/200218 - --2-2-9191
20Sergi RobertoESP07/02/199229 - --3-92543553
21Frenkie de JongNED12/05/199724 - --4-10-31-43-
28Nico GonzalezESP03/01/200219 - --2-10-2-2-
30GaviESP05/08/200417*--4-11-4-4-
34Álvaro SanzESP14/02/200120 - ----------
Forwards
7Ousmane DembéléFRA15/05/199724 - --1---329329
9Memphis DepayNED13/02/199427 - --4-1372686823
10Ansu FatiESP31/10/200219 - --3153113113
11Yusuf DemirAUT02/06/200318 - --1-6-1-62
12Martin BraithwaiteDEN05/06/199130 - ----326363
17Luuk de JongNED27/08/199031 - --3-613298628
19Sergio AgüeroARG02/06/198833 - --1-41794110963
Coach
-Xavi HernándezESP25/01/198041 - ----------
SL Benfica - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
UCLQUCLLeagueUCLUEFA
No.PlayerNat.DoBAgeDPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Mile SvilarSRB27/08/199922 - ------3-3-
24Samuel SoaresPOR15/06/200219 - ----------
45Leobrian KokuboJPN23/01/200120 - ----------
77Helton LeiteBRA02/11/199031 - --------4-
99Odisseas VlachodimosGRE26/04/199427 - 4-4-11-16-43-
Defenders
2GilbertoBRA07/03/199328 - 313-613-121
3Alejandro GrimaldoESP20/09/199526 - 4-4-102242463
4Lucas VerissimoBRA02/07/199526 - 4-3-1033-9-
5Jan VertonghenBEL24/04/198734 - 3-4-9-3911146
30Nicolás OtamendiARG12/02/198833*4-3-9-591852
34André AlmeidaPOR10/09/199031 - 2-2-4-39-62-
40Pedro GanchasPOR31/05/200021 - ----------
70Filipe CruzPOR19/02/200219 - ----------
72Tomás AraújoPOR16/05/200219 - ----------
89Pedro AlvaroPOR02/03/200021 - ----------
91MoratoBRA30/06/200120 - 3-215-2151
97FerroPOR26/03/199724 - ------5-121
Midfielders
7EvertonBRA22/03/199625 - 4-3-1123-161
11Soualiho MeïtéFRA17/03/199427 - 2-1-6-2-17-
17Diogo GonçalvesPOR06/02/199724 - 3-2-6-6-141
20João MárioPOR19/01/199328 - 414-10114-282
21PizziPOR06/10/198932 - 3-4-9-4136614
22Valentino LazaroAUT24/03/199625 - --2-3-11-342
28Julian WeiglGER08/09/199526*413-91251563
49Adel TaarabtMAR24/05/198932 - 4-3-5-9-25-
55Paulo BernardoPOR24/01/200219 - --1-1-1-1-
58Ronaldo CamaráPOR05/01/200318 - ----------
68Rafael BritoPOR19/01/200219 - ----------
83Gedson FernandesPOR09/01/199922 - ----3-101202
Forwards
9Darwin NuñezURU24/06/199922 - --439543128
14Haris SeferovićSUI22/02/199229 - 1---1-214416
15Roman YaremchukUKR27/11/199525 - 3-4-844-3110
18Rodrigo PinhoBRA30/05/199130 - ----31--31
23Nemanja RadonjićSRB15/02/199625 - --1-2-3-266
27Rafa SilvaPOR17/05/199328*42411051725011
39Henrique AraújoPOR19/01/200219 - ----------
46Gerson SousaPOR10/05/200219 - ----------
47Tiago GouveiaPOR18/06/200120 - ----------
85Umaro EmbalóPOR06/05/200120 - ----------
88Gonçalo RamosPOR20/06/200120 - 4-3-8-3-9-
Coach
-Jorge JesusPOR24/07/195467 - 4-4---47-140-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesIgor Demeshko (RUS) , Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Fourth officialKirill Levnikov (RUS)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePaolo Valeri (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateJānis Mežeckis (LVA)
  • UEFA Referee observerPascal Garibian (FRA)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Sergei Karasev12/06/19793198

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
20/11/2012UCLGSCFR 1907 ClujSC Braga3-1Cluj-Napoca
02/10/2013UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenReal Sociedad de Fútbol2-1Leverkusen
11/12/2013UCLGSFC BarcelonaCeltic FC6-1Barcelona
18/03/2014UCLR16Real Madrid CFFC Schalke 043-1Madrid
21/10/2014UCLGSFC Schalke 04Sporting Clube de Portugal4-3Gelsenkirchen
16/03/2016UCLR16FC BarcelonaArsenal FC3-1Barcelona
06/12/2016UCLGSFC BarcelonaVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-0Barcelona
15/03/2017UCLR16Club Atlético de MadridBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Madrid
05/11/2019UCLGSValencia CFLOSC Lille4-1Valencia
28/09/2021UCLGSFC PortoLiverpool FC1-5Porto
20/10/2021UCLGSBSC Young BoysVillarreal CF1-4Berne
03/11/2021UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalBeşiktaş JK4-0Lisbon

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/05/2010U19ELITEHungaryPortugal2-3Tatabanya
20/11/2012UCLGSCFR 1907 ClujSC Braga3-1Cluj-Napoca
02/10/2013UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenReal Sociedad de Fútbol2-1Leverkusen
11/12/2013UCLGSFC BarcelonaCeltic FC6-1Barcelona
18/03/2014UCLR16Real Madrid CFFC Schalke 043-1Madrid
10/10/2014U21POSerbiaSpain0-0Jagodina
21/10/2014UCLGSFC Schalke 04Sporting Clube de Portugal4-3Gelsenkirchen
16/03/2016UCLR16FC BarcelonaArsenal FC3-1Barcelona
06/12/2016UCLGSFC BarcelonaVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-0Barcelona
15/03/2017UCLR16Club Atlético de MadridBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Madrid
04/05/2017UELSFRC Celta de VigoManchester United FC0-1Vigo
22/02/2018UELR32FC SalzburgReal Sociedad de Fútbol2-1Salzburg
05/04/2018UELQFClub Atlético de MadridSporting Clube de Portugal2-0Madrid
20/11/2018UNLGS-FTPortugalPoland1-1Guimaraes
29/11/2018UELGSReal Betis BalompiéOlympiacos FC1-0Seville
03/10/2019UELGSFeyenoordFC Porto2-0Rotterdam
05/11/2019UCLGSValencia CFLOSC Lille4-1Valencia
18/02/2021UELR32Granada CFSSC Napoli2-0Granada
11/08/2021SCUPFinalChelsea FCVillarreal CF1-1Belfast
28/09/2021UCLGSFC PortoLiverpool FC1-5Porto
06/10/2021UNLSFItalySpain1-2Milan
20/10/2021UCLGSBSC Young BoysVillarreal CF1-4Berne
03/11/2021UCLGSSporting Clube de PortugalBeşiktaş JK4-0Lisbon

Last updated 21/11/2021 12:02CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

FC BarcelonaFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
15/08/2021LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)W 4-2Piqué 19, Braithwaite 45+2, 59, Sergi Roberto 90+1
21/08/2021LeagueAthletic Club (A)D 1-1Depay 75
29/08/2021LeagueGetafe CF (H)W 2-1Sergi Roberto 2, Depay 30
14/09/2021UCLFC Bayern München (H)L 0-3
20/09/2021LeagueGranada CF (H)D 1-1Ronald Araújo 90
23/09/2021LeagueCádiz CF (A)D 0-0
26/09/2021LeagueLevante UD (H)W 3-0Depay 7 (P), L. de Jong 14, Fati 90+1
29/09/2021UCLSL Benfica (A)L 0-3
02/10/2021LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)L 0-2
17/10/2021LeagueValencia CF (H)W 3-1Fati 13, Depay 41 (P), Coutinho 85
20/10/2021UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)W 1-0Piqué 36
24/10/2021LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)L 1-2Agüero 90+7
27/10/2021LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)L 0-1
30/10/2021LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)D 1-1Depay 49
02/11/2021UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)W 1-0Fati 70
06/11/2021LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)D 3-3Fati 5, Sergio Busquets 18, Depay 34
20/11/2021LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)W 1-0Depay 48 (P)
23/11/2021UCLSL Benfica (H)
27/11/2021LeagueVillarreal CF (A)
04/12/2021LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
08/12/2021UCLFC Bayern München (A)
12/12/2021LeagueCA Osasuna (A)
19/12/2021LeagueElche CF (H)
21/12/2021LeagueSevilla FC (A)
02/01/2022LeagueRCD Mallorca (A)
09/01/2022LeagueGranada CF (A)
19/01/2022LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (H)
23/01/2022LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
06/02/2022LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
13/02/2022LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
20/02/2022LeagueValencia CF (A)
27/02/2022LeagueAthletic Club (H)
06/03/2022LeagueElche CF (A)
13/03/2022LeagueCA Osasuna (H)
20/03/2022LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
03/04/2022LeagueSevilla FC (H)
10/04/2022LeagueLevante UD (A)
17/04/2022LeagueCádiz CF (H)
20/04/2022LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
01/05/2022LeagueRCD Mallorca (H)
08/05/2022LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
11/05/2022LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
15/05/2022LeagueGetafe CF (A)
22/05/2022LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1Real Madrid CF13931321430
2Real Sociedad de Fútbol14851191029
3Sevilla FC1384123928
4Club Atlético de Madrid13751221326
5Real Betis Balompié14734221724
6Rayo Vallecano de Madrid14725221523
7FC Barcelona13553201520
8Athletic Club1347211819
9CA Osasuna14545141819
10Valencia CF14464212018
11RCD Espanyol14455141417
12Villarreal CF13373151316
13RCD Mallorca14365142215
14Deportivo Alavés13427101714
15RC Celta de Vigo14347141813
16Cádiz CF14266122312
17Granada CF13256122011
18Elche CF14257112011
19Getafe CF1423910199
20Levante UD1407712257
SL BenficaFixtures and results
DateCompetitionOpponentResultGoalscorers
04/08/2021UCLFC Spartak Moskva (A)W 2-0Rafa Silva 51, Gilberto 74
07/08/2021LeagueMoreirense FC (A)W 2-1Verissimo 8, Waldschmidt 19
10/08/2021UCLFC Spartak Moskva (H)W 2-0João Mário 58, Gigot 90+2 (og)
14/08/2021LeagueFC Arouca (H)W 2-0Waldschmidt 38, Yaremchuk 43
18/08/2021UCLPSV Eindhoven (H)W 2-1Rafa Silva 10, Weigl 42
21/08/2021LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)W 2-0Verissimo 84, Grimaldo 88
24/08/2021UCLPSV Eindhoven (A)D 0-0
29/08/2021LeagueCD Tondela (H)W 2-1Rafa Silva 71, Gilberto 88
11/09/2021LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)W 5-0Rodrigo Pinho 42, Nuñez 54, 62, Rafa Silva 58, Yaremchuk 68
14/09/2021UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (A)D 0-0
20/09/2021LeagueBoavista FC (H)W 3-1Nuñez 14, 61, Weigl 34
25/09/2021LeagueVitória SC (A)W 3-1Yaremchuk 30, 41, João Mário 73
29/09/2021UCLFC Barcelona (H)W 3-0Nuñez 3, 79 (P), Rafa Silva 69
03/10/2021LeaguePortimonense SC (H)L 0-1
16/10/2021CupCD Trofense (A)W 2-1 aetEverton 21, André Almeida 94 ET
20/10/2021UCLFC Bayern München (H)L 0-4
24/10/2021LeagueVizela (A)W 1-0Rafa Silva 90+8
30/10/2021LeagueEstoril Praia (A)D 1-1Verissimo 2
02/11/2021UCLFC Bayern München (A)L 2-5Morato 38, Nuñez 74
07/11/2021LeagueSC Braga (H)W 6-1Grimaldo 2, Nuñez 37, Rafa Silva 42, 45+3, Everton 52, 59
19/11/2021CupFC Paços de Ferreira (H)W 4-1Grimaldo 78, Seferović 81, Rafa Silva 87, Everton 90+3
23/11/2021UCLFC Barcelona (A)
27/11/2021LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
03/12/2021LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
08/12/2021UCLFC Dynamo Kyiv (H)
12/12/2021LeagueFC Famalicao (A)
19/12/2021LeagueCS Marítimo (H)
29/12/2021LeagueFC Porto (A)
08/01/2022LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)
16/01/2022LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
23/01/2022LeagueFC Arouca (A)
30/01/2022LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)
06/02/2022LeagueCD Tondela (A)
13/02/2022LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
20/02/2022LeagueBoavista FC (A)
27/02/2022LeagueVitória SC (H)
06/03/2022LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
13/03/2022LeagueVizela (H)
20/03/2022LeagueEstoril Praia (H)
03/04/2022LeagueSC Braga (A)
10/04/2022LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
16/04/2022LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
24/04/2022LeagueFC Famalicao (H)
30/04/2022LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
08/05/2022LeagueFC Porto (H)
15/05/2022LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
Pos.ClubsPWDLGFGAPts
1FC Porto1192028729
2Sporting Clube de Portugal1192017429
3SL Benfica1191127728
4Estoril Praia1155116920
5SC Braga11542171419
6Portimonense SC1152410917
7Vitória SC11443131016
8Gil Vicente FC11344131313
9CD Tondela11407172112
10FC Paços de Ferreira1125491411
11Boavista FC11254142011
12FC Famalicao11245161710
13FC Arouca11245111710
14Vizela1117391610
15Moreirense FC1115512208
16Os Belenenses111557158
17CS Marítimo1114610177
18CD Santa Clara111377236

Last updated 22/11/2021 23:02CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

FC Barcelona

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    FC Bayern München440017212
    FC Barcelona4202266
    SL Benfica4112594
    FC Dynamo Kyiv4013071
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2021)
    FC Barcelona 0-3 FC Bayern München
    0-1 Müller 34, 0-2 Lewandowski 56, 0-3 Lewandowski 85
    Ter Stegen, Piqué, Ronald Araújo, Sergio Busquets (59 Gavi), Depay, Pedri, L. de Jong (66 Coutinho), Jordi Alba (74 Balde), Sergi Roberto (59 Demir), F. de Jong, Eric García (66 Mingueza)
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    SL Benfica 3-0 FC Barcelona
    1-0 Nuñez 3, 2-0 Rafa Silva 69, 3-0 Nuñez 79 (P)
    Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué (33 Gavi), Ronald Araújo, Sergio Busquets (68 Gonzalez), Depay, Pedri (68 Coutinho), L. de Jong (68 Fati), Sergi Roberto (89 Mingueza), F. de Jong, Eric García
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    FC Barcelona 1-0 FC Dynamo Kyiv
    1-0 Piqué 36
    Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Depay (75 Agüero), Lenglet, L. de Jong (46 Fati), Jordi Alba, F. de Jong, Mingueza (46 Coutinho), Gavi (69 Sergi Roberto)
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-1 FC Barcelona
    0-1 Fati 70
    Ter Stegen, Sergio Busquets, Depay, Fati (87 Balde), Lenglet (79 Ronald Araújo), Jordi Alba, F. de Jong, Mingueza, Eric García, Gonzalez, Gavi (65 Dembélé)
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    FC Barcelona-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    FC Bayern München-FC Barcelona

SL Benfica

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    (04/08/2021)
    FC Spartak Moskva 0-2 SL Benfica
    0-1 Rafa Silva 51, 0-2 Gilberto 74
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo (84 Gil Dias), Verissimo, Vertonghen, Seferović (37 Gonçalo Ramos), Diogo Gonçalves (65 Gilberto), João Mário, Pizzi (65 Everton), Rafa Silva (83 Taarabt), Weigl, Otamendi
  • (10/08/2021)
    SL Benfica 2-0 FC Spartak Moskva (agg: 4-0)
    1-0 João Mário 58, 2-0 Gigot 90+2 (og)
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Verissimo, Vertonghen (46 Morato), Diogo Gonçalves (77 Gilberto), João Mário, Pizzi (64 Everton), Rafa Silva (86 Taarabt), Weigl, Otamendi, Gonçalo Ramos (64 Yaremchuk)
  • Play-off
    (18/08/2021)
    SL Benfica 2-1 PSV Eindhoven
    1-0 Rafa Silva 10, 2-0 Weigl 42, 2-1 Gakpo 51
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Verissimo, Yaremchuk (71 Gonçalo Ramos), Diogo Gonçalves (71 André Almeida), João Mário (86 Taarabt), Pizzi (71 Meïté), Rafa Silva, Weigl (71 Everton), Otamendi, Morato
  • (24/08/2021)
    PSV Eindhoven 0-0 SL Benfica (agg: 1-2)
    Vlachodimos, Gilberto (61 André Almeida), Grimaldo, Verissimo, Yaremchuk (61 Gonçalo Ramos), João Mário (74 Everton), Rafa Silva (74 Meïté), Weigl, Otamendi, Taarabt (54 Vertonghen), Morato
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2021)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 SL Benfica
    Vlachodimos, Gilberto (59 Lazaro), Grimaldo, Vertonghen, Everton (59 Radonjić), Yaremchuk (59 Nuñez), João Mário (85 Taarabt), Rafa Silva (90 Pizzi), Weigl, Otamendi, Morato
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    SL Benfica 3-0 FC Barcelona
    1-0 Nuñez 3, 2-0 Rafa Silva 69, 3-0 Nuñez 79 (P)
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo (75 André Almeida), Verissimo, Vertonghen, Nuñez (86 Gonçalo Ramos), Yaremchuk (75 Taarabt), João Mário, Lazaro (46 Gilberto), Rafa Silva (86 Pizzi), Weigl, Otamendi
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    SL Benfica 0-4 FC Bayern München
    0-1 Sané 70, 0-2 Everton 80 (og) , 0-3 Lewandowski 82, 0-4 Sané 84
    Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Verissimo, Vertonghen, Nuñez (81 Gonçalo Ramos), Yaremchuk (76 Everton), João Mário (81 Taarabt), Rafa Silva (81 Pizzi), Weigl, Otamendi, André Almeida (40 Diogo Gonçalves)
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    FC Bayern München 5-2 SL Benfica
    1-0 Lewandowski 26, 2-0 Gnabry 32, 2-1 Morato 38, 3-1 Sané 49, 4-1 Lewandowski 61, 4-2 Nuñez 74, 5-2 Lewandowski 84
    Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Grimaldo (77 Gonçalo Ramos), Verissimo, Vertonghen, Everton (64 Diogo Gonçalves), Meïté, Yaremchuk (64 Nuñez), João Mário (77 Paulo Bernardo), Pizzi (64 Rafa Silva), Morato
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    FC Barcelona-SL Benfica
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    SL Benfica-FC Dynamo Kyiv

Last updated 05/11/2021 15:13CET

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.

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Team facts Only this chapter

FC Barcelona
Formed: 1899
Nicknames: Barça, Azulgrana (Blue and Reds, Spanish), Blaugrana (Blue and Reds, Catalan)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (5): (1961), (1986), 1992, (1994), 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (4): (1969), 1979, 1982, 1989, (1991), 1997
• UEFA Super Cup (5): (1979), (1982), (1989), 1992, 1997, (2006), 2009, 2011, 2015
• European/South American Cup: (1992)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 26 (2019)
Spanish Cup: 31 (2021)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2020/21:
round of 16
2019/20:
quarter-finals
2018/19:
semi-finals
2017/18:
quarter-finals
2016/17:
quarter-finals
2015/16: quarter-finals
2014/15:
winners
2013/14:
quarter-finals
2012/13:
semi-finals
2011/12: semi-finals

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
8-0 twice, most recently v Púchov
15/10/03, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hapoel Beer-Sheva v Barcelona
12/09/95, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4 twice, most recently v Dynamo Kyiv
05/11/97, UEFA Champions League group stage
Barcelona also lost 2-8 to Bayern in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon, a match in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 three times, most recently v Liverpool
07/05/19, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg
Barcelona also lost 4-0 to AC Milan in the 1994 UEFA Champions League final, in which they were the designated away team

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Barcelona v Celtic
13/09/16, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5 twice, most recently v BATE Borisov
28/09/11, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Barcelona v Dynamo Kyiv (see above)
Barcelona also lost 2-8 to Bayern in the 2019/20 quarter-finals (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 three times, most recently v Liverpool (see above)
Barcelona also lost 4-0 to AC Milan in the 1994 final (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=854368.html#club+facts+barcelona

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SL Benfica
Formed: 1904
Nickname: As Águias (The Eagles)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): 1961, 1962, (1963), (1965), (1968), (1988), (1990)
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: (1983), (2013), (2014)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 37 (2019)
Portuguese Cup: 26 (2017)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2020/21:
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2019/20:
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2018/19:
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2017/18:
group stage
2016/17:
round of 16
2015/16:
quarter-finals
2014/15:
group stage
2013/14:
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2012/13:
UEFA Europa League runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2011/12:
quarter-finals

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
10-0: Benfica v Stade Dudelange
05/10/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Stade Dudelange v Benfica
30/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Benfica v Manchester United
09/03/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals second leg
0-4: Benfica v Bayern München
20/10/21, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Celta Vigo v Benfica
25/11/99, UEFA Cup third round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0 three times, most recently v Barcelona
29/09/21, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-2 three times, most recently v Dynamo Kyiv
19/10/16, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Benfica v Bayern München (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Basel v Benfica
27/09/17, group stage

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=877263.html#club+facts+benfica

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Legend

ALL-TIME STATISTICS
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.

Competitions

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

Statistics

  • -: 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 UEFA.com.