Match Previews

country flag Champions League Round Grp C (3)
Wed 24 October 2018 20:00
Referee
Daniel Siebert (GER)
Weather at KO
Travel Info
Distance

Liverpool

Last updated: Wed 24 October 2018 08:40
In Brief

Stopped four-game winless run at the weekend and now eager to record first home win in over a month. Oxlade-Chamberlain long-term absentee. Naby Keita also ruled out. Sadio Mane welcomed back, but Jordan Henderson unavailable.

Looking Back

On Saturday Liverpool failed to impress yet again when they paid a visit to Huddersfield, but Salah’s first-half goal proved just about enough to see the Reds crossing the line as 1:0 winners and get back on the winning track after four unsuccessful matches in a row.

The Reds deservedly lost 0:1 on their visit to Napoli in the previous round, shockingly last season’s top goalscorers in the competition failed to even register a shot on target in that match in Italy, with this meaning that now only a win would do for Klopp’s men.

Looking Ahead

Coach Klopp took a risk with the inclusions of Salah, Milner and Van Dijk at the weekend, both of them were not 100% fit, but they all went through the match unscratched and they are in contention to feature again.

After being left on the bench vs. Huddersfield now Firmino is destined to lead the attack from the off again, although if Sturridge starts the former could be asked to play as left winger.

Mane might not be risked from the off as he had to undergo a hand surgery last week, but he is declared fit for this game. Keita also sustaining an injury while on international duty and he is still unable to train as a result. Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long-term absentee.

Henderson is reported to have picked up a minor hamstring injury at the weekend and he won't be risked.

Points of Interest

Liverpool scored 3 goals or more in 6 of their last 8 home matches in the Champions League.

Red Star Belgrade

Last updated: Wed 24 October 2018 07:24
In Brief

Red Star are coming from a 3:1 win over Rad. Suffered a heavy 6:1 defeat at PSG in their previous Champions League game and are even being investigated for potential match fixing in that match. Richmond Boakye is fit again. Marko Marin and Milan Rodic are out. Vujadin Savic is doubtful.

Looking Back

Red Star continued their domestic dominance with a 3:1 win over Rad. Vladan Milojevic named a strong side and saw his side eventually struggle to break down the Masons, but eventually claimed what was a comfortable win.

The Serbian champions started their Champions League group stage campaign with a respectable goalless home draw with Napoli, but were annihilated by PSG in their previous game.

Moreover, a club official has allegedly tried to bet against Red Star in that game and the game is under investigation by both the French authorities and UEFA for possible match fixing.

Looking Ahead

Richmond Boakye has missed the PSG game with an injury but is now available for selection.

However, Milojevic will have to make his plans without two regular starters in Marko Marin and Milan Rodic, who both failed to make the 21-man squad due to injuries.

Milojevic might end up being without three regular starters, as Vujadin Savic faces a race against time to be fit to play. He has traveled to England but a decision regarding him will be made as late as possible.

Points of Interest

Red Star have played English opposition on 18 previous occasions and recorded 6 wins, 6 draws and as many defeats. Their most recent match against an English opponent was their last season's Europa League game away at Arsenal, who they managed to hold to a goalless draw in London.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
  • ---
Rested
  • ---
Suspended
  • ---
Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
  • ---

Red Star Belgrade

Last updated: Wed 24 October 2018 07:24
In Brief

Red Star are coming from a 3:1 win over Rad. Suffered a heavy 6:1 defeat at PSG in their previous Champions League game and are even being investigated for potential match fixing in that match. Richmond Boakye is fit again. Marko Marin and Milan Rodic are out. Vujadin Savic is doubtful.

Looking Back

Red Star continued their domestic dominance with a 3:1 win over Rad. Vladan Milojevic named a strong side and saw his side eventually struggle to break down the Masons, but eventually claimed what was a comfortable win.

The Serbian champions started their Champions League group stage campaign with a respectable goalless home draw with Napoli, but were annihilated by PSG in their previous game.

Moreover, a club official has allegedly tried to bet against Red Star in that game and the game is under investigation by both the French authorities and UEFA for possible match fixing.

Looking Ahead

Richmond Boakye has missed the PSG game with an injury but is now available for selection.

However, Milojevic will have to make his plans without two regular starters in Marko Marin and Milan Rodic, who both failed to make the 21-man squad due to injuries.

Milojevic might end up being without three regular starters, as Vujadin Savic faces a race against time to be fit to play. He has traveled to England but a decision regarding him will be made as late as possible.

Points of Interest

Red Star have played English opposition on 18 previous occasions and recorded 6 wins, 6 draws and as many defeats. Their most recent match against an English opponent was their last season's Europa League game away at Arsenal, who they managed to hold to a goalless draw in London.

Suspended
  • ---
Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
  • ---

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
New Information

Team Strength*

Excellent
Good
Satisfactory
Just Adequate
Poor
*Based on Available Players
Game Score
Round Play-Off (1)
Red Star Belgrade - Red Bull Salzburg 0 - 0
BATE Borisov - PSV Eindhoven 2 - 3
SL Benfica - PAOK 1 - 1
Young Boys Bern - Dinamo Zagreb 1 - 1
Ajax - Dynamo Kyiv 3 - 1
MOL Vidi - AEK Athens 1 - 2
Round Play-Off (2)
Dynamo Kyiv - Ajax 0 - 0
Dinamo Zagreb - Young Boys Bern 1 - 2
AEK Athens - MOL Vidi 1 - 1
PAOK - SL Benfica 1 - 4
PSV Eindhoven - BATE Borisov 3 - 0
Red Bull Salzburg - Red Star Belgrade 2 - 2
Round Grp B (1)
Internazionale - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
FC Barcelona - PSV Eindhoven 4 - 0
Round Grp A (1)
Monaco - Atletico Madrid 1 - 2
Club Brugge - Borussia Dortmund 0 - 1
Round Grp C (1)
Liverpool - Paris St Germain 3 - 2
Red Star Belgrade - Napoli 0 - 0
Round Grp D (1)
Schalke - FC Porto 1 - 1
Galatasaray - Lokomotiv Moscow 3 - 0
Round Grp F (1)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Hoffenheim 2 - 2
Manchester City - Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 2
Round Grp E (1)
Ajax - AEK Athens 3 - 0
SL Benfica - Bayern Munchen 0 - 2
Round Grp G (1)
Real Madrid - Roma 3 - 0
FC Viktoria Plzen - CSKA Moscow 2 - 2
Round Grp H (1)
Valencia - Juventus 0 - 2
Young Boys Bern - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round Grp F (2)
Hoffenheim - Manchester City 1 - 2
Olympique Lyonnais - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 2
Round Grp H (2)
Juventus - Young Boys Bern 3 - 0
Manchester United - Valencia 0 - 0
Round Grp E (2)
Bayern Munchen - Ajax 1 - 1
AEK Athens - SL Benfica 2 - 3
Round Grp G (2)
Roma - FC Viktoria Plzen 5 - 0
CSKA Moscow - Real Madrid 1 - 0
Round Grp C (2)
Paris St Germain - Red Star Belgrade 6 - 1
Napoli - Liverpool 1 - 0
Round Grp D (2)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Schalke 0 - 1
FC Porto - Galatasaray 1 - 0
Round Grp A (2)
Borussia Dortmund - Monaco 3 - 0
Atletico Madrid - Club Brugge 3 - 1
Round Grp B (2)
Tottenham Hotspur - FC Barcelona 2 - 4
PSV Eindhoven - Internazionale 1 - 2
Round Grp H (3)
Young Boys Bern - Valencia 1 - 1
Manchester United - Juventus 0 - 1
Round Grp E (3)
AEK Athens - Bayern Munchen 0 - 2
Ajax - SL Benfica 1 - 0
Round Grp F (3)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester City 0 - 3
Hoffenheim - Olympique Lyonnais 3 - 3
Round Grp G (3)
Roma - CSKA Moscow 3 - 0
Real Madrid - FC Viktoria Plzen 2 - 1
Round Grp B (3)
PSV Eindhoven - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
FC Barcelona - Internazionale 2 - 0
Round Grp A (3)
Club Brugge - Monaco 1 - 1
Borussia Dortmund - Atletico Madrid 4 - 0
Round Grp C (3)
Liverpool - Red Star Belgrade 4 - 0
Paris St Germain - Napoli 2 - 2
Round Grp D (3)
Lokomotiv Moscow - FC Porto 1 - 3
Galatasaray - Schalke 0 - 0
Round Grp C (4)
Red Star Belgrade - Liverpool 2 - 0
Napoli - Paris St Germain 1 - 1
Round Grp A (4)
Monaco - Club Brugge 0 - 4
Atletico Madrid - Borussia Dortmund 2 - 0
Round Grp B (4)
Internazionale - FC Barcelona 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - PSV Eindhoven 2 - 1
Round Grp D (4)
FC Porto - Lokomotiv Moscow 4 - 1
Schalke - Galatasaray 2 - 0
Round Grp H (4)
Valencia - Young Boys Bern 3 - 1
Juventus - Manchester United 1 - 2
Round Grp G (4)
CSKA Moscow - Roma 1 - 2
FC Viktoria Plzen - Real Madrid 0 - 5
Round Grp E (4)
Bayern Munchen - AEK Athens 2 - 0
SL Benfica - Ajax 1 - 1
Round Grp F (4)
Manchester City - Shakhtar Donetsk 6 - 0
Olympique Lyonnais - Hoffenheim 2 - 2
Round Grp E (5)
AEK Athens - Ajax 0 - 2
Bayern Munchen - SL Benfica 5 - 1
Round Grp G (5)
CSKA Moscow - FC Viktoria Plzen 1 - 2
Roma - Real Madrid 0 - 2
Round Grp F (5)
Olympique Lyonnais - Manchester City 2 - 2
Hoffenheim - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 3
Round Grp H (5)
Juventus - Valencia 1 - 0
Manchester United - Young Boys Bern 1 - 0
Round Grp A (5)
Atletico Madrid - Monaco 2 - 0
Borussia Dortmund - Club Brugge 0 - 0
Round Grp D (5)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Galatasaray 2 - 0
FC Porto - Schalke 3 - 1
Round Grp C (5)
Paris St Germain - Liverpool 2 - 1
Napoli - Red Star Belgrade 3 - 1
Round Grp B (5)
Tottenham Hotspur - Internazionale 1 - 0
PSV Eindhoven - FC Barcelona 1 - 2
Round Grp D (6)
Galatasaray - FC Porto 2 - 3
Schalke - Lokomotiv Moscow 1 - 0
Round Grp A (6)
Monaco - Borussia Dortmund 0 - 2
Club Brugge - Atletico Madrid 0 - 0
Round Grp B (6)
FC Barcelona - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Internazionale - PSV Eindhoven 1 - 1
Round Grp C (6)
Red Star Belgrade - Paris St Germain 1 - 4
Liverpool - Napoli 1 - 0
Round Grp G (6)
Real Madrid - CSKA Moscow 0 - 3
FC Viktoria Plzen - Roma 2 - 1
Round Grp F (6)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 1
Manchester City - Hoffenheim 2 - 1
Round Grp H (6)
Valencia - Manchester United 2 - 1
Young Boys Bern - Juventus 2 - 1
Round Grp E (6)
Ajax - Bayern Munchen 3 - 3
SL Benfica - AEK Athens 1 - 0
Round 1/8 Final (1)
Manchester United - Paris St Germain 0 - 2
Roma - FC Porto 2 - 1
Ajax - Real Madrid 1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Borussia Dortmund 3 - 0
Olympique Lyonnais - FC Barcelona 0 - 0
Liverpool - Bayern Munchen 0 - 0
Schalke - Manchester City 2 - 3
Atletico Madrid - Juventus 2 - 0
Round 1/8 Final (2)
Real Madrid - Ajax 1 - 4
Borussia Dortmund - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Paris St Germain - Manchester United 1 - 3
FC Porto - Roma 3 - 1
(AET)
Manchester City - Schalke 7 - 0
Juventus - Atletico Madrid 3 - 0
FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais 5 - 1
Bayern Munchen - Liverpool 1 - 3
Round 1/4 Final (1)
Liverpool - FC Porto 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City 1 - 0
Manchester United - FC Barcelona 0 - 1
Ajax - Juventus 1 - 1
Round 1/4 Final (2)
FC Barcelona - Manchester United 3 - 0
Juventus - Ajax 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 3
FC Porto - Liverpool 1 - 4
Round 1/2 Final (1)
Tottenham Hotspur - Ajax 0 - 1
FC Barcelona - Liverpool 3 - 0
Round 1/2 Final (2)
Liverpool - FC Barcelona 4 - 0
Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3
Round Final
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool 0 - 2