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UEFA Champions League: Club Brugge - RB Leipzig Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

Club BruggeClub BruggeJan Breydelstadion - BrugesWednesday 24 November 2021
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group A - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
28/09/2021GSRB Leipzig - Club Brugge1-2
LeipzigNkunku 5; Vanaken 22, Rits 40
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Club Brugge - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
24/11/2020GSBorussia Dortmund - Club Brugge3-0
DortmundHaaland 18, 60, Sancho 45
04/11/2020GSClub Brugge - Borussia Dortmund0-3
BrugesT. Hazard 14, Haaland 18, 32
UEFA Champions League
28/11/2018GSBorussia Dortmund - Club Brugge0-0Dortmund
18/09/2018GSClub Brugge - Borussia Dortmund0-1
BrugesPulišić 85
UEFA Europa League
23/02/2012R32Club Brugge - Hannover 960-1
agg: 1-3
BrugesDiouf 21
16/02/2012R32Hannover 96 - Club Brugge2-1
HanoverSobiech 73, Schlaudraff 80 (P); Lestienne 51
19/10/2006GSClub Brugge - Bayer 04 Leverkusen1-1BrugesClement 46; Schneider 34
UEFA Champions League
07/12/2005GSClub Brugge - FC Bayern München1-1BrugesPortillo 32; Pizarro 21
27/09/2005GSFC Bayern München - Club Brugge1-0
MunichDemichelis 32
UEFA Champions League
27/08/2003QR3Borussia Dortmund - Club Brugge2-1
agg: 3-3 (aet, 2-4 pens)
DortmundAmoroso 3, Ewerthon 86; Mendoza 26
13/08/2003QR3Club Brugge - Borussia Dortmund2-1
BrugesČeh 33, Verheyen 44; Amoroso 53
12/12/2002R3VfB Stuttgart - Club Brugge1-0
agg: 3-1
StuttgartHleb 90+3
28/11/2002R3Club Brugge - VfB Stuttgart1-2
BrugesVan der Heyden 42; Balakov 72, Kuranyi 89
03/11/1998R2Club Brugge - VfB Stuttgart3-2
agg 4-3 (aet)
BrugesDe Cock 59, Claessens 105 ET, Ilić 115 ET; Verlaat 76, Bobic 109 ET
20/10/1998R2VfB Stuttgart - Club Brugge1-1StuttgartAkpoborie 7; Vermant 71
06/11/1997R2VfL Bochum 1848 - Club Brugge4-1
agg: 4-2
BochumDonkov 12 (P), 55, Yuran 84, Wosz 90; Jbari 30
21/10/1997R2Club Brugge - VfL Bochum 18481-0
BrugesJbari 79
03/12/1996R3FC Schalke 04 - Club Brugge2-0
agg: 3-2
GelsenkirchenMax 9, Mulder 89
19/11/1996R3Club Brugge - FC Schalke 042-1
BrugesStanić 34, Spehar 58; Büskens 50
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
15/04/1992SFSV Werder Bremen - Club Brugge2-0
agg: 2-1
BremenBode 31, Bockenfeld 59
01/04/1992SFClub Brugge - SV Werder Bremen1-0
BrugesAmokachi 5
09/12/1987R3Club Brugge - Borussia Dortmund5-0
agg 5-3 (aet)
BrugesCeulemans 9, L. Van der Elst 48, 83 (P), 107 ET (P), F. Van der Elst 98 ET
25/11/1987R3Borussia Dortmund - Club Brugge3-0
DortmundMill 12, 63, Anderbrügge 77
European Champions Clubs' Cup
16/03/1977QFClub Brugge - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach0-1
agg: 2-3
BrugesHannes 82
02/03/1977QFVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach - Club Brugge2-2DusseldorfKulik 43, Simonsen 63; Cools 23, Courant 39
14/04/1976SFClub Brugge - Hamburger SV1-0
agg: 2-1
BrugesKaltz 85 (og)
31/03/1976SFHamburger SV - Club Brugge1-1HamburgReimann 77; Lambert 48
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
30/09/1970R1Club Brugge - Offenbacher Kickers 19012-0
agg: 3-2
BrugesMarmenout 30, Hinderijckx 90
16/09/1970R1Offenbacher Kickers 1901 - Club Brugge2-1
Offenbach am MainKremers 49 (P), 67; Lambert 33

RB Leipzig - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

RB Leipzig have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Club Brugge1582515141000003096153041
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Last updated 05/11/2021 15:30CET

Match background Only this chapter

Club Brugge take on eliminated Leipzig seeking a home win to maintain their increasingly slender hopes of a top-two finish in Group A.

• The Belgian champions were 2-1 winners in Germany on Matchday 2, the sides' first meeting, and Leipzig's first game against a Belgian club. Christopher Nkunku gave Leipzig a fifth-minute lead, but strikes from Hans Vanaken (22) and Mats Rits (41) took the points to Belgium.

• However, home (1-5) and away (1-4) defeats against section leaders Manchester City have left Club Brugge on four points, five behind the English club and four adrift of second-placed Paris Saint-Germain. Club Brugge will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose, or if they draw and Paris do not lose at City. They will be confirmed in third place and qualify for the UEFA Europa League if they draw and Paris avoid defeat.

• Leipzig picked up their first point via a 2-2 home draw against Paris last time out, but can no longer finish in the top two following defeats at City (3-6) and Paris (2-3) either side of their home loss against Club Brugge. They will remain in contention to qualify for the UEFA Europa League if they win on Matchday 5.

Form guide
Club Brugge

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

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

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

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

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

• The Matchday 2 win in Leipzig was only Blauw-Zwart's fourth in their last 30 fixtures in the UEFA Champions League proper (D10 L16).

• A 3-0 win against Zenit on Matchday 5 last season is Club Brugge's only victory in ten home European matches (D4 L5), since a 2-1 defeat of LASK in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League play-offs. The defeat of Zenit is their only win in their last 15 home matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage (D6 L8), since a 3-2 victory against Rapid Wien in November 2005.

• The Matchday 2 win at Leipzig ended Club Brugge's ten-game winless run against Bundesliga clubs (D3 L7). They had lost 3-0 home and away against Borussia Dortmund in the 2020/21 group stage.

• That victory in Germany this season was only Club Brugge's second in their last 14 fixtures against German clubs, home and away (D3 L9), the other a 2-1 win at home to Dortmund in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round in a tie they eventually lost on penalties. They won seven of their first eight home matches against Bundesliga clubs, losing one, but that Dortmund success is the sole victory in the subsequent seven (D2 L4).

• This is Leipzig's fourth UEFA Champions League group campaign, all in the last five seasons.

• Semi-finalists in 2019/20, a team coached by Julian Nagelsmann again reached the knockout stages last season, beating Manchester United 3-2 on Matchday 6 to secure second place in Group H behind Paris.

• Another English side proved too strong in the round of 16, however, Liverpool winning each leg 2-0 with both games played in Budapest.

• Nagelsmann left to succeed Germany-bound Hansi Flick as Bayern coach in the summer, Salzburg's Jesse Marsch taking his place at Leipzig.

• Leipzig have won 12 of their 28 UEFA Champions League fixtures (D4 L12) but have lost eight of the last 13, the Matchday 4 draw against Paris ending a five-game losing streak.

• Leipzig's total of 13 goals conceded after four matchdays is the highest in this season's group stage.

• The German side lost three of their four away games in last season's UEFA Champions League, winning the other. Their away record in Europe is now W7 D5 L10.

• Second in the Bundesliga in 2020/21, their joint highest finish, this is Leipzig's fifth European campaign. In 2017/18 they became the first team to make their European debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Nkunku's Matchday 1 hat-trick at City made him the fourth player to score three goals in a UEFA Champions League defeat, after Ronaldo (Manchester United 4-3 Real Madrid in 2002/03), Gareth Bale (Tottenham 3-4 Inter, 2010/11) and İrfan Can Kahveci (İstanbul Başakşehir 3-4 Leipzig, 2020/21).

Links and trivia
• Has played in Germany:
Bas Dost (Wolfsburg 2012–16, Eintracht Frankfurt 2019–20)

• Have played together:
Noa Lang & Brian Brobbey (Ajax 2018–20)
Stanley Nsoki & Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint-Germain 2018/19)
Bas Dost & André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt 2019–20)

• Benjamin Henrichs was a second-half substitute in Monaco's 1-1 draw at Club Brugge on Matchday 3 of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League.

• Jack Hendry was a late Celtic substitute in a 2-0 Matchday 3 defeat at Leipzig in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League.

Latest news

Club Brugge
• Brandon Mechele made his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition on Matchday 4.

• Club Brugge's league record so far this season is W7 D6 L2. They have drawn four of their last seven games (W2 L1) and were unbeaten in eight (W4 D4) before a 2-1 loss at Mechelen on Friday.

• Charles De Ketelaere scored Club Brugge's second goal in a 2-2 home draw against Standard Liège on 7 November and is the club's joint top scorer in the league this season with five goals, level with Bas Dost and one more than Hans Vanaken and Ruud Vormer.

• Dost, who opened the scoring at Mechelen, has six goals in his last five games.

• Club Brugge were 3-0 winners at home to Deinze in the last 32 of the Belgian Cup on 27 October, José Izquierdo – who rejoined in the summer after four years at Brighton – opening the scoring with his first goal for the club since 5 May 2017.

• Holders Genk will be at home to Club Brugge in the last 16 on 1 December.

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

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

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

• De Ketelaere made his first international start in Belgium's 1-1 draw in Wales on 16 November, the final match of their successful 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

• Leipzig have won only seven of their 18 games this season in all competitions, losing seven including Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

• Jesse Marsch's team were unbeaten in five matches (W3 D2) before losing at the weekend, having defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at home in the Bundesliga on 6 November.

• Saturday's defeat ended Leipzig's seven-match run without a league loss; in that sequence they had won all four at home and drawn all three away.

• Yussuf Poulsen was on target against Dortmund, the third successive league match in which he had found the net and his fourth strike in six Bundesliga appearances.

• Christopher Nkunku, who also scored against Dortmund, has ten goals in his last 13 Leipzig games.

• After winning 1-0 at fourth-tier Babelsberg in the German Cup second round on 26 October, Leipzig will be at home to 2. Bundesliga side Hansa Rostock in the last 16 on 19 January.

• Substitute Hugo Novoa scored with his first touch in his first professional game for Leipzig against Greuther Fürth on 23 October, becoming Leipzig's youngest ever Bundesliga scorer aged 18 years 272 days.

• Dani Olmo was a substitute in Spain's 1-0 win in Greece on 11 November and started another 1-0 victory at home to Sweden three days later as his side reached the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

• Joško Gvardiol played all 180 minutes as Croatia won 7-1 in Malta and 1-0 at home to Russia to also qualify.

• Dominik Szoboszlai scored twice in Hungary's 4-0 win against San Marino on 12 November. He missed the 2-1 win in Poland three days later because of muscular problems but was fit to start for Leipzig on Saturday.

• Willi Orbán (thigh) returned on Saturday having been out since Matchday 4 while Péter Gulácsi also played 90 minutes after an abdominal muscle injury had forced him to miss Hungary's recent qualifiers.

• Poulsen suffered a calf injury in Denmark's 3-1 home win against the Faroe Islands on 12 November and missed Leipzig's weekend loss.

• Amadou Haidara missed Mali's recent internationals with an ankle injury while muscular problems meant Konrad Laimer sat out Austria's matches; neither featured for Leipzig at Hoffenheim.

• Lukas Klostermann played 79 minutes on Saturday having been out since Matchday 3 due to a thigh injury.

• Brian Brobbey, who had been missing since 8 October because of a hamstring injury, returned as a late substitute for the Netherlands in a 3-1 win against Bulgaria in 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 12 November. Three days later he scored in a 7-0 win away to Gibraltar.

• Marcel Halstenberg is yet to feature this season because of an ankle injury and has also been suffering with knee problems.

• Marcelo Saracchi, who has been left out of Leipzig's UEFA Champions League squad, has been sidelined since 23 July due to a knee injury.


Squad list Only this chapter

Club Brugge - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
22Simon MignoletBEL06/03/198833 - --4-14-21-48-
33Nick ShintonBEL10/05/200120 - ----------
71Jelle Van NeckBEL07/03/200417 - ----------
81Kiany VromanBEL21/01/200417 - ----------
91Senne LammensBEL07/07/200219 - ----1-----
2Eduard SobolUKR20/04/199526 - --4-11112-31-
4Stanley NsokiFRA09/04/199922 - --4-10-4-8-
5Jack HendrySCO07/05/199526 - --4-8-4-12-
11Faitout MaouassaFRA06/07/199823 - --1-7-3-6-
18Federico RiccaURU01/12/199426 - --2-5-8-13-
28Ignace Van Der BremptBEL01/04/200219 - --3-8-4-6-
44Brandon MecheleBEL28/01/199328 - --2-13-16-501
72Noah Mbamba-MuandaBEL05/01/200516 - --2-10-2-2-
77Clinton MataANG07/11/199229 - --4-15110-12-
93Denzel De RoeveBEL10/08/200417 - ----------
95Ibe HautekietBEL13/04/200219 - ----------
3Éder BalantaCOL28/02/199328 - --3-13124-37-
8Ebeguowen OtasowieUSA06/01/200120 - --------1-
16Tibo PersynBEL13/03/200219 - ----21----
20Hans VanakenBEL24/08/199229 - --431442895414
25Ruud VormerNED11/05/198833 - --3-134232644
26Mats RitsBEL18/07/199328 - --41121191271
87Lukas MondeleBEL29/03/200417 - ----------
89Lynnt AudoorBEL13/10/200318 - ----------
92Arne EngelsBEL08/09/200318 - ----------
98Cisse SandraBEL16/12/200317 - ----------
7WesleyBRA24/11/199624 - --1-2-122175
10Noa LangNED17/06/199922 - --4-143131131
19Kamal SowahGHA09/01/200021 - --4-6-4-4-
21José IzquierdoCOL07/07/199229 - ----2-41181
29Bas DostNED31/05/198932 - --2-125204449
30Daniel PerezVEN17/01/200219 - ----3-----
32Antonio NusaNOR17/04/200516 - ----------
85Noah AeltermanBEL07/04/200120 - ----------
90Charles De KetelaereBEL10/03/200120 - --4-155142172
96Mathis ServaisBEL23/11/200416 - ----------
99Romeo VermantBEL24/01/200417 - ----------
-Philippe ClementBEL22/03/197447 - --4---16-37-
RB Leipzig - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Péter GulácsiHUN06/05/199031 - --4-12-28-60-
29Fabian EutingerGER12/10/200318 - ----------
31Josep MartinezESP27/05/199823 - ----------
34Jonas NickischGER21/05/200417 - ----------
43Luca Joel GrimpeGER18/05/200417 - ----------
2Mohamed SimakanFRA03/05/200021*--3-11-3-8-
3AngeliñoESP04/01/199724 - --3-9-213243
4Willi OrbánHUN03/11/199229 - --4-10-201341
16Lukas KlostermannGER03/06/199625 - --3-8-21-35-
22Nordi MukieleFRA01/11/199724 - --41111212292
23Marcel HalstenbergGER27/09/199130 - ------16-20-
28Gustav MadsenDEN27/01/200318 - ----------
32Joško GvardiolCRO23/01/200219 - --4-11-4-171
39Benjamin HenrichsGER23/02/199724 - --2-4-16-17-
40Julius PfennigGER17/02/200318 - ----------
42David LelleGER09/03/200318 - ----------
46Ben KlefischGER02/06/200318 - ----------
8Amadou HaidaraMLI31/01/199823 - --4-112171426
10Emil ForsbergSWE23/10/199130 - --4-1243175412
14Tyler AdamsUSA14/02/199922S--4-8-131131
17Dominik SzoboszlaiHUN25/10/200021 - --31113144196
18Christopher NkunkuFRA14/11/199724 - --45125226226
26Ilaix MoribaESP19/01/200318 - --1-2-2-2-
27Konrad LaimerAUT27/05/199724 - --4-81151402
35Solomon BonnahNED19/08/200318 - ----------
36Daniel KrasuckiGER01/07/200318 - ----------
37Lars RaebigerGER17/04/200516 - ----------
38Hugo NovoaESP24/01/200318 - ----21----
44Kevin KamplSVN09/10/199031 - --1-10-3227010
47Joscha WoszGER20/07/200219 - ----------
48Eric UhlmannGER05/01/200318 - ----------
9Yussuf PoulsenDEN15/06/199427 - --4-104241373
21Brian BrobbeyNED01/02/200219 - --2-4-3-93
25Dani OlmoESP07/05/199823 - --2-4-1844110
33André SilvaPOR06/11/199526 - --411221253614
45Mehmet IbrahimiGER09/02/200318 - ----------
-Jesse MarschUSA08/11/197348 - --4---16-22-

Last updated 22/11/2021 15:05CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDavide Massa (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesDaniele Bindoni (ITA) , Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
  • Video Assistant RefereePaolo Valeri (ITA)
  • Fourth officialDaniele Chiffi (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateKuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)
  • UEFA Referee observerTomasz Mikulski (POL)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Davide Massa15/07/19811158

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
11/12/2018UCLGSClub BruggeClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Bruges

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
30/07/2015UEL3QRWolfsberger ACBorussia Dortmund0-1Klagenfurt
09/02/2016UYLPORSC AnderlechtArsenal FC2-0Brussels
11/12/2018UCLGSClub BruggeClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Bruges
14/02/2019UELR32FC KrasnodarBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Krasnodar
15/08/2019UEL3QRFC Viktoria PlzeňRoyal Antwerp FC2-1Plzen
19/09/2019UELGSEintracht FrankfurtArsenal FC0-3Frankfurt am Main
25/02/2021UELR32Bayer 04 LeverkusenBSC Young Boys0-2Leverkusen

Last updated 23/11/2021 17:47CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Club BruggeFixtures and results
25/07/2021LeagueKAS Eupen (H)D 2-2Dost 56 (P), De Ketelaere 90+13
01/08/2021LeagueUnion Saint-Gilloise (A)W 1-0Sobol 84
06/08/2021LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)D 1-1Vormer 35
15/08/2021LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)W 4-0Lang 42, Vormer 65, Vanaken 69, De Ketelaere 75
22/08/2021LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (H)W 3-2Balanta 4, De Ketelaere 30, Persyn 55
29/08/2021LeagueKAA Gent (A)L 1-6Vanaken 65
10/09/2021LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 3-0Lang 23, 80, Vanaken 56
15/09/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)D 1-1Vanaken 27
18/09/2021LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)W 1-0De Ketelaere 90+2
24/09/2021LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (H)D 1-1Clinton Mata 77
28/09/2021UCLRB Leipzig (A)W 2-1Vanaken 22, Rits 40
03/10/2021LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)D 1-1Rits 15
15/10/2021LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-0Vormer 32, 45+1
19/10/2021UCLManchester City FC (H)L 1-5Vanaken 81
24/10/2021LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (A)D 1-1Vanaken 45+2
27/10/2021CupKMSK Deinze (H)W 3-0Izquierdo 48, Dost 75, 76
30/10/2021LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)W 2-1Dost 1, 49
03/11/2021UCLManchester City FC (A)L 1-4Stones 17 (og)
07/11/2021LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)D 2-2Dost 15, De Ketelaere 35
19/11/2021LeagueKV Mechelen (A)L 1-2Dost 51
24/11/2021UCLRB Leipzig (H)
28/11/2021LeagueKRC Genk (A)
01/12/2021CupKRC Genk (A)
04/12/2021LeagueRFC Seraing (H)
07/12/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
12/12/2021LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)
15/12/2021LeagueOud-Heverlee Leuven (A)
19/12/2021LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)
26/12/2021LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
14/01/2022LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
22/01/2022LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)
26/01/2022LeagueUnion Saint-Gilloise (H)
29/01/2022LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
05/02/2022LeagueKAA Gent (H)
12/02/2022LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
19/02/2022LeagueKAS Eupen (A)
26/02/2022LeagueRoyal Antwerp FC (H)
05/03/2022LeagueRFC Seraing (A)
12/03/2022LeagueKV Oostende (A)
19/03/2022LeagueKRC Genk (H)
02/04/2022LeagueKFCO Beerschot Wilrijk (A)
09/04/2022LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
1Union Saint-Gilloise 151113401434
2Royal Antwerp FC15834261827
3Club Brugge15762261927
4KV Mechelen15825272526
5R. Charleroi SC15753271926
6RSC Anderlecht15573282122
7KAA Gent15636231621
8KRC Genk15636282521
9KAS Eupen15636242221
10K. Sint-Truidense VV15636172121
11KV Kortrijk15564181721
12R. Standard de Liège15555172320
13KV Oostende15528193217
14Oud-Heverlee Leuven15384192517
15RFC Seraing15519192816
16SV Zulte Waregem15357233514
17Cercle Brugge KSV15249152310
18KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk15231015289
RB LeipzigFixtures and results
07/08/2021CupSV Sandhausen (A)W 4-0Orbán 19, Haidara 45, Nkunku 60, Szoboszlai 81
15/08/2021League1. FSV Mainz 05 (A)L 0-1
20/08/2021LeagueVfB Stuttgart (H)W 4-0Szoboszlai 38, 52, Forsberg 46, André Silva 65 (P)
29/08/2021LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (A)L 0-1
11/09/2021LeagueFC Bayern München (H)L 1-4Laimer 58
15/09/2021UCLManchester City FC (A)L 3-6Nkunku 42, 51, 73
18/09/2021League1. FC Köln (A)D 1-1Haidara 71
25/09/2021LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (H)W 6-0Nkunku 16, 70, Y. Poulsen 23, Mukiele 45+3, Forsberg 60 (P), Haidara 77
28/09/2021UCLClub Brugge (H)L 1-2Nkunku 5
02/10/2021LeagueVfL Bochum 1848 (H)W 3-0André Silva 69, Nkunku 73, 78
16/10/2021LeagueSC Freiburg (A)D 1-1Forsberg 32 (P)
19/10/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)L 2-3André Silva 28, Mukiele 57
23/10/2021LeagueSpVgg Greuther Fürth (H)W 4-1Y. Poulsen 46, Forsberg 53 (P), Szoboszlai 65, Novoa Ramos 88
26/10/2021CupSV Babelsberg 03 (A)W 1-0Szoboszlai 45
30/10/2021LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (A)D 1-1Y. Poulsen 35
03/11/2021UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)D 2-2Nkunku 8, Szoboszlai 90+2 (P)
06/11/2021LeagueBorussia Dortmund (H)W 2-1Nkunku 29, Y. Poulsen 68
20/11/2021LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (A)L 0-2
24/11/2021UCLClub Brugge (A)
28/11/2021LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
03/12/2021League1. FC Union Berlin (A)
07/12/2021UCLManchester City FC (H)
11/12/2021LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (H)
15/12/2021LeagueFC Augsburg (A)
18/12/2021LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (H)
08/01/2022League1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
15/01/2022LeagueVfB Stuttgart (A)
19/01/2022CupFC Hansa Rostock (H)
23/01/2022LeagueVfL Wolfsburg (H)
05/02/2022LeagueFC Bayern München (A)
12/02/2022League1. FC Köln (H)
19/02/2022LeagueHertha BSC Berlin (A)
26/02/2022LeagueVfL Bochum 1848 (A)
05/03/2022LeagueSC Freiburg (H)
12/03/2022LeagueSpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)
19/03/2022LeagueEintracht Frankfurt (H)
02/04/2022LeagueBorussia Dortmund (A)
09/04/2022LeagueTSG 1899 Hoffenheim (H)
16/04/2022LeagueBayer 04 Leverkusen (A)
23/04/2022League1. FC Union Berlin (H)
30/04/2022LeagueVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
07/05/2022LeagueFC Augsburg (H)
14/05/2022LeagueDSC Arminia Bielefeld (A)
1FC Bayern München12912411328
2Borussia Dortmund12903301827
3SC Freiburg12642181122
4Bayer 04 Leverkusen12633251721
51. FC Union Berlin12552191720
6VfL Wolfsburg12624141420
7RB Leipzig12534231318
81. FSV Mainz 0512534161218
9VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach12534171418
10TSG 1899 Hoffenheim12525211717
11Eintracht Frankfurt12363141615
121. FC Köln12363182115
13VfL Bochum 184812417101913
14Hertha BSC Berlin12417122613
15FC Augsburg12336112112
16VfB Stuttgart12246162210
17DSC Arminia Bielefeld121659189
18SpVgg Greuther Fürth1201118331

Last updated 22/11/2021 15:04CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Club Brugge

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Manchester City FC43011579
    Paris Saint-Germain4220858
    Club Brugge41125114
    RB Leipzig40138131
    Matchday 1 (15/09/2021)
    Club Brugge 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain
    0-1 Herrera 15, 1-1 Vanaken 27
    Mignolet, Sobol, Balanta, Nsoki, Hendry, Lang, Sowah (92 Maouassa), Vanaken, Rits, Clinton Mata, De Ketelaere
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2021)
    RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge
    1-0 Nkunku 5, 1-1 Vanaken 22, 1-2 Rits 40
    Mignolet, Sobol (79 Ricca), Balanta, Nsoki, Hendry, Lang, Sowah (68 Van Der Brempt), Vanaken, Rits (79 Vormer), Clinton Mata, De Ketelaere (72 Wesley)
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2021)
    Club Brugge 1-5 Manchester City FC
    0-1 João Cancelo 30, 0-2 Mahrez 43 (P) , 0-3 Walker 53, 0-4 Palmer 67, 1-4 Vanaken 81, 1-5 Mahrez 84
    Mignolet, Sobol, Balanta (68 Mbamba-Muanda), Nsoki (79 Mechele), Hendry, Lang, Sowah (56 Van Der Brempt), Vanaken, Rits (56 Vormer), Clinton Mata, De Ketelaere (79 Dost)
  • Matchday 4 (03/11/2021)
    Manchester City FC 4-1 Club Brugge
    1-0 Foden 15, 1-1 Stones 17 (og) , 2-1 Mahrez 54, 3-1 Sterling 72, 4-1 Jesus 90+2
    Mignolet, Sobol (72 Ricca), Nsoki, Hendry, Lang (78 Dost), Vanaken, Vormer, Rits (78 Mbamba-Muanda), Mechele, Clinton Mata (78 Van Der Brempt), De Ketelaere (87 Sowah)
  • Matchday 5 (24/11/2021)
    Club Brugge-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Club Brugge

RB Leipzig

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (15/09/2021)
    Manchester City FC 6-3 RB Leipzig
    1-0 Aké 16, 2-0 Mukiele 28 (og) , 2-1 Nkunku 42, 3-1 Mahrez 45+2 (P) , 3-2 Nkunku 51, 4-2 Grealish 56, 4-3 Nkunku 73, 5-3 João Cancelo 75, 6-3 Jesus 85
    Gulácsi, Angeliño, Orbán, Forsberg (60 Szoboszlai), Adams, Klostermann, Nkunku (81 Gvardiol), Mukiele, Olmo (72 Brobbey), Laimer (60 Haidara), André Silva (60 Y. Poulsen)
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2021)
    RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge
    1-0 Nkunku 5, 1-1 Vanaken 22, 1-2 Rits 40
    Gulácsi, Simakan (79 Adams), Orbán, Y. Poulsen (79 Brobbey), Forsberg, Klostermann, Szoboszlai (58 André Silva), Nkunku, Mukiele (46 Gvardiol), Laimer (46 Haidara), Kampl
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2021)
    Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 RB Leipzig
    1-0 Mbappé 9, 1-1 André Silva 28, 1-2 Mukiele 57, 2-2 Messi 67, 3-2 Messi 74 (P)
    Gulácsi, Simakan (83 Y. Poulsen), Angeliño (83 Henrichs), Orbán, Haidara (62 Moriba), Adams, Klostermann (70 Gvardiol), Nkunku, Mukiele, Laimer, André Silva (83 Forsberg)
  • Matchday 4 (03/11/2021)
    RB Leipzig 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain
    1-0 Nkunku 8, 1-1 Wijnaldum 21, 1-2 Wijnaldum 39, 2-2 Szoboszlai 90+2 (P)
    Gulácsi, Simakan, Angeliño, Orbán (46 Haidara), Forsberg (59 Szoboszlai), Adams (74 Olmo), Nkunku, Mukiele, Laimer (85 Henrichs), Gvardiol, André Silva (59 Y. Poulsen)
  • Matchday 5 (24/11/2021)
    Club Brugge-RB Leipzig
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2021)
    RB Leipzig-Manchester City FC

Last updated 05/11/2021 15:31CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• Chelsea in 2012/13 are the only defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern München were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

• Bayern's victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2020 UEFA Champions League final was their 11th successive win in the competition (18 September 2019 to 23 August 2020), setting a new record that they extended to 15 before being held at Atlético de Madrid on Matchday 5 in 2020/21. Bayern themselves (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly held the previous best with ten, one more than Barcelona's winning run between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 21 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and Bayern München and six more than Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 13, five more than Real Madrid.

• Seven teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage), Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15) and Bayern (2019/20).

• Twenty-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, one more than Bayern München managed in 2019/20. Liverpool are next on the list having scored 23 in 2017/18 with Borussia Dortmund hitting 21 in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new group stage record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13).

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16), Barcelona (2017/18) and Manchester City (2020/21) all let in just one.

• Matchday 6 of 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• Marseille hold the record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 13 in a row between March 2012 and November 2020. The 2-0 loss at home to Porto on Matchday 4 of the 2020/21 competition surpassed Anderlecht's previous competition record of 12 losses in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and September 2015 to December 2016.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, ten teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), Lokomotiv Moskva (2002/03, first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (2002/03, second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14), Basel (2014/15) and Atalanta (2019/20).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14), Porto (2015/16) and Ajax (2019/20) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Fifteen more players, also including Messi and Robert Lewandowski twice, have scored four times in a game, most recently Sébastien Haller for Ajax at Sporting CP on Matchday 1 in 2021/22. That was the fifth quadruple in succession to be scored away from home after Bayern's Serge Gnabry and Lewandowski (group stage v Tottenham and Crvena zvezda respectively) and Josip Iličić (Atalanta v Valencia, round of 16 second leg) all achieved the feat in 2019/20 and Olivier Giroud did likewise for Chelsea at Sevilla in the 2020/21 group stage.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, Messi got ten goals in 2016/17, a figure matched by Robert Lewandowski in 2019/20; Ronaldo (2013/14, 2017/18) and Luiz Adriano (2014/15) scored nine while Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03), Lewandowski (2018/19) and Erling Braut Haaland (2019/20) all managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on Matchday 1 of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético de Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

Oldest and youngest players
• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on Matchday 6 in 2007/08 aged 43 years 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Youssoufa Moukoko is the youngest player to have appeared, aged 16 years 18 days for Borussia Dortmund at Zenit on 8 December 2020. He replaced Celestine Babayaro, who was 16 years 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994; Babayaro was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Ansu Fati's winner for Barcelona at Inter on Matchday 6 in 2019/20 made him the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history, at the age of 17 years 40 days. He eclipsed the previous record of Olympiacos's Peter Ofori-Quaye (17 years 195 days) that had lasted since 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


RB Leipzig

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Leipzig v Häcken
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig
21/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 three times, most recently v Liverpool
16/02/21, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
Leipzig also lost 0-3 to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League semi-final, a match in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Manchester United v Leipzig
28/10/20, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Leipzig v Tottenham
10/03/20, round of 16 second leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Monaco v Leipzig (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2 twice, most recently v Liverpool (see above)
Leipzig also lost 0-3 to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019/20 semi-final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Manchester United v Leipzig (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