08-09 Champions League Matchday 1 Preview: Head to Head Records

The 2008 / 2009 Champions League kicks off on Tuesday, 16th September 2008 with ‘Matchday 1’ throwing up several ‘first-time’ encounters as well as a few repeat matches.

Here are the head-to-head records for all Champions League matches taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday:

Head-to-heads in major European Cup competitions (exc. European Super Cup)

Group A
               AS Roma – CFR 1907 Cluj
No previous encounters
 
Group A               Chelsea – Girondins Bordeaux
No previous encounters
 
Group B               Panathinaikos – Internazionale
No previous encounters
 
Group B               Werder Bremen – Anorthosis Famagusta
No previous encounters
 
Group C               FC Barcelona – Sporting CP

UEFA Cup 22 Oct 1986 FC Barcelona Sporting CP 1 – 0 (0 – 0)
UEFA Cup 05 Nov 1986 Sporting CP FC Barcelona 2 – 1 (1 – 0)

 
Group C               FC Basel – Shakhtar Donetsk
No previous encounters
 
Group D              Olympique Marseille – Liverpool

UEFA Cup 11 Mar 2004 Liverpool Olympique Marseille 1 – 1 (0 – 0)
UEFA Cup 25 Mar 2004 Olympique Marseille Liverpool 2 – 1 (1 – 1)
UEFA Champions League 03 Oct 2007 Liverpool Olympique Marseille 0 – 1 (0 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 11 Dec 2007 Olympique Marseille Liverpool 0 – 4 (0 – 2)

  
Group D              PSV – Atlético Madrid
No previous encounters
 
Group E               Celtic – AaB
No previous encounters
 
Group E               Manchester United – Villarreal CF

UEFA Champions League 14 Sep 2005 Villarreal CF Manchester United 0 – 0 (0 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 22 Nov 2005 Manchester United Villarreal CF 0 – 0 (0 – 0)

 
Group F               Olympique Lyon – Fiorentina
No previous encounters
 
Group F               Steaua Bucuresti – Bayern München

Cup Winners Cup 08 Mar 1972 Steaua Bucuresti Bayern München 1 – 1 (1 – 0)
Cup Winners Cup 22 Mar 1972 Bayern München Steaua Bucuresti 0 – 0 (0 – 0)

 
Group G               Dynamo Kyiv – Arsenal

UEFA Champions League 21 Oct 1998 Arsenal Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 1 (0 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 04 Nov 1998 Dynamo Kyiv Arsenal 3 – 1 (1 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 21 Oct 2003 Dynamo Kyiv Arsenal 2 – 1 (1 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 05 Nov 2003 Arsenal Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 0 (0 – 0)

 
Group G               FC Porto – Fenerbahçe
No previous encounters
 
Group H              Juventus – Zenit St. Petersburg
No previous encounters
 
Group H              Real Madrid – BATE Borisov
No previous encounters

This week’s milestones
> Arsenal will play their 100th Champions League match.
> If the Gunners concede one goal, it will be their 100th goal against.
> Dynamo Kyiv can record their 50th home win in the Champions Cup/Champions League.
> FC Basel are one goal shy of their 200th goal against in European matches.
> FC Porto need one goal to record their 400th goal in European football.
> Fenerbahçe need two goals to record their 100th Champions Cup/Champions League goal.
> Juventus can suffer their 50th defeat in a Champions Cup/Champions League match.
> Zenit St. Petersburg need two more goals for their 100th goal in European matches.
> Liverpool are currently on 98 Champions League goals.
> Steaua Bucuresti are one goal away from their 100th in a Champions Cup/Champions League home match.
> Internazionale need one goal for their 500th goal in European matches.
> Manchester United will play their 50th home match in the Champions League.
> Manchester United’s Gary Neville can play his 100th Champions League match.
> Manchester United’s Owen Hargreaves can play his 50th Champions League match.
> Atlético Madrid will play their 50th match in the Champions Cup/Champions League.
> Real Madrid can record their 50th home win the Champions League.

Also See:

2008-2009 Champions League Attendance Map.
Champions League Fixtures
UEFA Cup Fixtures

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Manchester United's unbeaten Champions League record

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  1. Manager 16 September, 2008