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UEFA Champions League: BSC Young Boys - Valencia CF Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

BSC Young BoysBSC Young BoysStade de Suisse - BerneTuesday 23 October 2018
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Group H - Matchday 3
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

BSC Young Boys - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
16/12/2010GSGetafe CF - BSC Young Boys1-0
GetafeAdrián Sardinero 15
30/09/2010GSBSC Young Boys - Getafe CF2-0
BerneD. Degen 11, 64
UEFA Europa League
06/08/2009QR3BSC Young Boys - Athletic Club1-2
agg: 2-2 ag
BerneJoetex Frimpong 90+2; Llorente 26, Muniain 72
30/07/2009QR3Athletic Club - BSC Young Boys0-1
BilbaoDoumbia 23
European Champions Clubs' Cup
01/10/1986R1Real Madrid CF - BSC Young Boys5-0
agg: 5-1
MadridSantillana 35, Valdano 64, Sánchez 68, Butragueño 80, 81
17/09/1986R1BSC Young Boys - Real Madrid CF1-0
BerneBamert 2

Valencia CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
10/04/2014QFValencia CF - FC Basel 18935-0
agg 5-3 (aet)
ValenciaPaco Alcácer 38, 70, 114 ET, Vargas 42, Bernat 118 ET
03/04/2014QFFC Basel 1893 - Valencia CF3-0
BaselDelgado 34, 38, Stocker 90+1
07/11/2013GSFC St Gallen - Valencia CF2-3
St GallenBesle 37, Karanovic 66; Piatti 30, 76, Canales 86
24/10/2013GSValencia CF - FC St Gallen5-1
ValenciaPaco Alcácer 12, Cartabia 21, 30, Ricardo Costa 33, Canales 71; Nater 74
UEFA Champions League
22/10/2002GS1FC Basel 1893 - Valencia CF2-2BaselErgić 32, 90; Baraja 36, Curro Torres 72
02/10/2002GS1Valencia CF - FC Basel 18936-2
ValenciaCarew 10, 13, Fábio Aurélio 17, Baraja 28, Aimar 58, Mista 60; Rossi 46, Hakan Yakin 90
28/02/2002R4Servette FC - Valencia CF2-2
agg: 2-5
GenevaRobert 37, A. Frei 67; Sánchez 12, Angulo 45
19/02/2002R4Valencia CF - Servette FC3-0
ValenciaHilton 3 (og), Aimar 48, Salva Ballesta 58
BSC Young Boys320131020000630358
Valencia CF44004121000085212612

Last updated 17/10/2018 14:44CET

Match background Only this chapter

Young Boys' quest for a first UEFA Champions League point – and goal – continues against a Valencia side who will be well aware of the need to get their Group H campaign up and running.

• While the Swiss side have lost both games so far, third-placed Valencia are just a single point better off and need an away victory in their first ever fixture with Young Boys to prevent the top two, Juventus and Manchester United, disappearing over the horizon.

Form guide
Young Boys
• Having kicked off their first ever group campaign with a 3-0 loss at home to Manchester United, the Berne club went down by the same scoreline at Juventus last time out.

• Young Boys were Swiss champions in 2017/18 – their 12th league title, but a first since 1986.

• Gerardo Seoane's side overcame Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb to reach the group stage for the first time, following a 1-1 home draw with a 2-1 away success. Young Boys' five previous UEFA Champions League campaigns all ended in qualifying, including in 2017/18 when they beat Dynamo Kyiv in the third qualifying round but lost to CSKA Moskva in the play-offs.

• The Berne side have won only two of their last 12 European games (D4 L6), beating Skënderbeu 2-1 on matchday six of last season's UEFA Europa League in addition to the win in Zagreb. The fixture with the Albanian club was Young Boys' last European engagement of 2017/18, as they finished third in their section.

Highlights: Juventus 3-0 Young Boys

• Young Boys have won only one of their last six home matches in Europe (D2 L3), although they had recorded three victories in a row before that sequence.

• The Swiss club's last home game against a Spanish club was a 2-0 defeat of Getafe in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage. Young Boys have won two of their three home games with visitors from Spain, losing the other; overall, their record against Spanish teams is W3 L3.

• Young Boys reached the semi-finals of the 1958/59 European Champion Clubs' Cup, losing 3-1 over two legs against Reims.

• Beaten 2-0 at home by ten-man Juventus in their opening fixture, Valencia responded by holding out for a goalless draw at Manchester United in their second match.

• The United draw ended Los Blanquinegros' four-game losing streak in the UEFA Champions League, although they have still lost five of their last nine matches in the competition proper and are without a goal in the last five.

• Valencia have won three of their last eight UEFA Champions League away matches, qualifying included (D2 L3).

• Fourth in the Spanish Liga in 2017/18, this is Valencia's 11th UEFA Champions League group stage campaign. Finalists in both 1999/2000 and 2000/01, they have not reached the last 16 since 2012/13.

Watch Valencia hold out for draw at Old Trafford

• Valencia did not take part in UEFA club competition in either of the last two seasons. In their most recent campaign, 2015/16, they finished third in their UEFA Champions League section to move into the UEFA Europa League, where they beat Rapid Wien 10-0 on aggregate in the round of 32 before losing on away goals to fellow Spanish side Athletic Club in the round of 16 (0-1 away, 2-1 home).

• The Spanish side lost 3-0 the last time they visited Switzerland, at Basel in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg – although they turned the tie round with a 5-0 extra-time success at home. That first-leg defeat is Valencia's only loss in eight games with Swiss clubs, home and away (W5 D2); they have drawn two of their three away games in Switzerland, winning the other 3-2 at St Gallen in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Links and trivia
• Have played together:
Miralem Sulejmani & Ezequiel Garay, Rodrigo (Benfica 2013/14)
Miralem Sulejmani, Loris Benito & Gonçalo Guedes (Benfica 2014/15)
Guillaume Hoarau & Kevin Gameiro (Paris Saint-Germain 2011–13)

Latest news

Young Boys
• The Swiss champions started the new season with nine wins from as many Super League matches to take an early grip on the top of the table before losing 3-2 at home against Luzern on 6 October. They were held 3-3 at FC Zürich on Saturday having trailed both 2-0 and 3-1.

• Guillaume Hoarau, who scored twice at the weekend, has four goals in his last four league appearances.

• The Berne club's 37 league goals this season have been scored by ten different players.

• Young Boys' ten-point lead after 11 matches is the joint-largest gap at this stage of the season since Switzerland introduced a ten-team league in summer 2003, matching Basel's advantage in 2003/04 and 2016/17.

• YB have won 12 of their 17 games this season in all competitions, but lost two in a row – the first time they have suffered consecutive defeats since April 2017 – before being held at the weekend.

• On 23 September Young Boys beat Basel 7-1 at home, seven different players scoring.

• Christian Fassnacht made his Switzerland debut as a late substitute in the 2-1 UEFA Nations League loss in Belgium on 12 October.

• Kevin Mbabu returned against Zürich after suffering an ankle injury against Basel, although Gregory Wüthrich remains out with a thigh injury.

• Jordan Lotomba (knee) and Pedro Teixeira (unspecified) are both yet to play this season.

• Valencia have won just once in all competitions this season (D8 L2), the 1-0 victory at Real Sociedad on 29 September. They are, however, unbeaten in their last six matches (W1 D5) since the matchday one defeat at home to Juventus, drawing the last three, including Saturday's 1-1 result at home to Leganés.

• José Gayà scored a late equaliser against Leganés, the defender's first goal since May 2017.

• The Spanish side have ten points after nine games in the new Liga season – 11 fewer than at the same stage of 2017/18.

• Cristiano Piccini won his first two caps for Italy – against Ukraine and Poland – during the recent round of internationals.

• Denis Cheryshev came off the bench to score in Russia’s 2-0 defeat of Turkey in the UEFA Nations League on 14 October.

• Santi Mina has not played since 23 September and is suffering with a knee injury, while Gonçalo Guedes was replaced seven minutes into the 1-1 draw with Barcelona on 7 October having picked up an adductor problem.


Squad list Only this chapter

BSC Young Boys - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Marco WölfliSUI22/08/198236 - ----1---49-
26David von BallmoosSUI30/12/199423 - 2-2-11-2-12-
40Dario MarzinoSUI19/09/199622 - ----------
51Joschua NeuenschwanderSUI28/06/200018 - ----------
53Yoël TschanSUI29/01/199919 - ----------
4Mohamed Ali CamaraGUI28/08/199721S--2-412-2-
5Steve von BergenSUI10/06/198335 - 2-2-9-2-58-
21Ulisses GarciaSUI11/01/199622 - ----51--1-
22Gregory WüthrichSUI04/12/199423 - 2---6---11-
23Loris BenitoSUI07/01/199226 - 2-2-9-3-15-
24Jan KronigSUI24/06/200018 - ----------
29Jordan LotombaSUI29/09/199820 - --------61
43Kevin MbabuSUI19/04/199523 - 211-8-1-141
54Kreshnik HajriziKOS28/05/199919 - ----------
6Leonardo BertoneSUI14/03/199424 - 1-1-611-291
7Miralem SulejmaniSRB05/12/198829 - 2-2-104181757
8Djibril SowSUI06/02/199721 - 2-2-6-2-10-
13Nicolas Moumi NgamaleuCMR09/07/199424 - 2-2-1052-163
16Christian FassnachtSUI11/11/199324 - 2-2-1152-132
19Thorsten SchickAUT19/05/199028 - --1-8-1-181
20Michel AebischerSUI06/01/199721 - 2-1-631-11-
27Pedro TeixeiraSUI07/09/199820 - --------1-
30Sandro LauperSUI25/10/199621 - --1-8-1-1-
35Sékou SanogoCIV05/05/198929 - 2-2-8-2-433
39Léo SeydouxSUI16/03/199820 - ----1-----
17Roger AssaléCIV13/11/199324 - 1-2-932-134
18Jean-Pierre NsameCMR01/05/199325 - 1-1-851-11-
50Felix MambimbiSUI18/01/200117 - ----------
52Yann KasaiSUI14/04/199820 - ----------
99Guillaume HoarauFRA05/03/198434 - 222-108414924
-Gerardo SeoaneSUI30/10/197839 - 2-2---2-4-
Valencia CF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Jaume DoménechESP05/11/199027 - ----1-6-6-
13NetoBRA19/07/198929 - --2-8-3-19-
28Cristian RiveroESP21/03/199820 - ----------
3Rúben VezoPOR25/04/199424 - --1-1-2-71
4Jeison MurilloCOL27/05/199226 - --1-1-1-6-
5GabrielBRA26/11/199027 - --2-8-8-16-
12Mouctar DiakhabyFRA19/12/199621 - ----6-3-164
14José GayàESP25/05/199523 - --2-817-16-
15LatoESP21/11/199720 - ----1---1-
21Cristiano PicciniITA26/09/199226 - --1-8-6-11-
24Ezequiel GarayARG10/10/198632 - --1-41361693
29Javier JiménezESP11/03/199721 - ----------
32Álex CentellesESP30/08/199919 - ----------
6Geoffrey KondogbiaFRA15/02/199325 - --1-6-91101
7Gonçalo GuedesPOR29/11/199621 - --2-5-153153
8Carlos SolerESP02/01/199721 - --2-8-2-2-
10Daniel ParejoESP16/04/198929*--2-8116-424
11Denis CheryshevRUS26/12/199027 - --2-815-253
17Francis CoquelinFRA13/05/199127 - --1-5-22-311
18Daniel WassDEN31/05/198929 - --1-6-1-263
20Ferrán TorresESP29/02/200018 - ----4-----
26Uroš RačićSRB17/03/199820 - --------10-
30Alejandro BlancoESP16/12/199819 - ----------
9Kevin GameiroFRA09/05/198731 - --2-912247228
19RodrigoESP06/03/199127 - --2-81202399
22Santi MinaESP07/12/199522 - --1-4-5-73
23Michy BatshuayiBEL02/10/199325 - --2-91623511
27Jordi EscobarESP10/02/200216 - ----------
34Kangin LeeKOR19/02/200117 - ----------
-MarcelinoESP14/08/196553 - --2---2-28-

Last updated 21/10/2018 11:22CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Gerardo Seoane

Date of birth: 30 October 1978
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: Luzern (twice), Sion, Deportivo La Coruña B, Bellinzona (loan), Aarau, Grasshoppers
Coaching career: Luzern (youth), Luzern, Young Boys

• Born to Spanish parents, Seoane grew up just outside Lucerne. Having started out at local club Rothenburg, at the age of 12 he joined Luzern, the club where he would start and finish his playing career – and which would also have significance in his development as a coach.

• Made his professional debut aged 16 in 1995 and spent the majority of his playing career in Switzerland, bar a four-year stint in Spain with Deportivo's B team. The midfielder also had notable spells with Aarau and Grasshoppers before a final three-year stint back in a Luzern jersey, hanging up his boots in 2010.

• The following year Seoane took over Luzern's Under-15 side and subsequently worked his way up the ranks. His senior coaching debut, as caretaker in 2013, ended in defeat but he was handed the head coach role on a permanent basis in January 2018 following good results at U21 level.

• Threatened by relegation when Seoane took over, Luzern finished the season in third place but the coach surprisingly left the club after just five months in charge, an offer from newly-crowned Swiss champions Young Boys proving too good to refuse.

• Seoane speaks five languages and cites Ottmar Hitzfeld as his role model. He hit the ground running in Berne, securing Young Boys' first UEFA Champions League group stage participation with a play-off victory against Dinamo Zagreb.



Date of birth: 14 August 1965
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Sporting Gijón, Real Racing Club, Levante, Elche
Coaching career: Lealtad, Sporting Gijón B, Sporting Gijón, Recreativo Huelva, Real Racing Club (twice), Real Zaragoza, Sevilla, Villarreal, Valencia

• A clever midfielder, Marcelino came through the ranks at home-town club Sporting, progressing through the youth set-up to the first team. He represented Spain from Under-18 to U21 level and was part of the squad that reached the final of the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship. Aged 24 he joined Racing in the Spanish Segunda before two years apiece at Levante and Elche, where injuries took their toll.

• In 1994, aged just 28, he hung up his boots due to persistent fitness issues, moving into coaching three years later with part-timers Lealtad. He rejoined Sporting as B team coach before enjoying the first of two spells in charge of the senior team between 2003 and 2005.

• Joined fellow second division outfit Recreativo in 2005 and led them to promotion in his first season. Guided the Andalusian side to eighth place in his first top-flight campaign as a coach before returning to Racing for 2007/08, a sixth-placed Liga finish earning the club a UEFA Cup place.

• Left before leading the Santander outfit in Europe, dropping back down to the Segunda for 2008/09 to take charge of Zaragoza. A second-placed finish secured promotion but Marcelino left in late 2009 due to a run of poor results.

• After brief spells at Racing again and Sevilla, Marcelino flourished after taking over at Villarreal in January 2013, winning promotion to the Liga and overseeing sixth-placed finishes in both 2013/14 and 2014/15. Led Villarreal to fourth place and the UEFA Europa League semi-finals in 2015/16 before leaving that summer; appointed by Valencia in May 2017, his first season ending with another fourth-placed Liga finish and a spot in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAndris Treimanis (LVA)
  • Assistant refereesHaralds Gudermanis (LVA) , Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
  • Additional assistant refereesAleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA) , Edgars Malcevs (LVA)
  • Fourth officialRaimonds Tatriks (LVA)
  • UEFA DelegateHarry M. Been (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerJohannes Reijgwart (NED)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Andris Treimanis16/03/1985751

Andris Treimanis

Referee since: 1998
First division: 2005
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
10/12/2013UYLGSFC KøbenhavnReal Madrid CF3-2Frederiksberg
21/10/2015UYLGSParis Saint-GermainReal Madrid CF4-1Saint-Germain-en-Laye
28/07/2016UEL3QRGrasshopper Club ZürichApollon Limassol FC2-1St Gallen
08/12/2016UELGSPanathinaikos FCRC Celta de Vigo0-2Athens
21/04/2017UYLSFFC BarcelonaFC Salzburg1-2Nyon
26/07/2018UEL2QRSevilla FCÚjpest FC4-0Seville

Last updated 22/10/2018 03:14CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

BSC Young BoysFixtures and results
22/07/2018LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (H)W 2-0Sulejmani 69, Moumi Ngamaleu 86
29/07/2018LeagueFC Lugano (A)W 2-0Fassnacht 26, Hoarau 76
05/08/2018LeagueFC Zürich (H)W 4-0Sulejmani 12, Fassnacht 15, Hoarau 45, Nsame 75
12/08/2018LeagueFC Luzern (A)W 3-2Hoarau 24, 77 (P), Moumi Ngamaleu 72
18/08/2018CupFC Biel-Bienne (A)W 3-2 aetNsame 44, Garcia 90+4, Hoarau 120+7 ET
22/08/2018UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (H)D 1-1Mbabu 2
25/08/2018LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (H)W 5-2Assalé 16, Moumi Ngamaleu 44, Aebischer 70, Nsame 81 (P), Ošs 90+1 (og)
28/08/2018UCLGNK Dinamo Zagreb (A)W 2-1Hoarau 64 (P), 66
01/09/2018LeagueFC Sion (A)W 3-0Fassnacht 14, 90+1, Garcia 90+4
15/09/2018CupFC Schaffhausen (A)W 3-2 aetSulejmani 69, Nsame 87, Camara 120 ET
19/09/2018UCLManchester United FC (H)L 0-3
23/09/2018LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)W 7-1Fassnacht 33, Sulejmani 41, Camara 52, Hoarau 60, Aebischer 70, Bertone 80, Assalé 89
26/09/2018LeagueFC St Gallen (H)W 2-0Nsame 5, Moumi Ngamaleu 31
29/09/2018LeagueFC Thun (A)W 4-1Nsame 10, Sulejmani 30 (P), Aebischer 60, Assalé 83
02/10/2018UCLJuventus (A)L 0-3
06/10/2018LeagueFC Luzern (H)L 2-3Hoarau 68, Nsame 79
20/10/2018LeagueFC Zürich (A)D 3-3Hoarau 55 (P), 69, Moumi Ngamaleu 64
23/10/2018UCLValencia CF (H)
27/10/2018LeagueFC Sion (H)
31/10/2018CupFC Stade Nyonnais (A)
03/11/2018LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (A)
07/11/2018UCLValencia CF (A)
11/11/2018LeagueFC St Gallen (A)
24/11/2018LeagueFC Lugano (H)
27/11/2018UCLManchester United FC (A)
02/12/2018LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Thun (H)
12/12/2018UCLJuventus (H)
16/12/2018LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (A)
02/02/2019LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (H)
09/02/2019LeagueFC Thun (A)
16/02/2019LeagueFC Zürich (H)
23/02/2019LeagueFC Lugano (A)
02/03/2019LeagueFC Sion (H)
09/03/2019LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (A)
16/03/2019LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)
30/03/2019LeagueFC St Gallen (H)
03/04/2019LeagueFC Luzern (A)
06/04/2019LeagueFC Thun (H)
13/04/2019LeagueFC Zürich (A)
20/04/2019LeagueNeuchâtel Xamax FC (A)
27/04/2019LeagueFC Lugano (H)
04/05/2019LeagueFC Sion (A)
11/05/2019LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)
15/05/2019LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (H)
22/05/2019LeagueFC St Gallen (A)
25/05/2019LeagueFC Luzern (H)
1BSC Young Boys11911371228
2FC Thun11533231618
3FC Zürich11452131317
4FC Basel 189311452202117
5FC St Gallen11425162114
6FC Lugano11344171913
7FC Luzern11407152012
8FC Sion11326172011
9Grasshopper Club Zürich11326131911
10Neuchâtel Xamax FC11245132310
Valencia CFFixtures and results
20/08/2018LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)D 1-1Rodrigo 56
26/08/2018LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)L 0-2
02/09/2018LeagueLevante UD (A)D 2-2Cheryshev 16, Parejo 52 (P)
15/09/2018LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)D 0-0
19/09/2018UCLJuventus (H)L 0-2
23/09/2018LeagueVillarreal CF (A)D 0-0
26/09/2018LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)D 1-1Batshuayi 25
29/09/2018LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)W 1-0Gameiro 36
02/10/2018UCLManchester United FC (A)D 0-0
07/10/2018LeagueFC Barcelona (H)D 1-1Garay 2
20/10/2018LeagueCD Leganés (H)D 1-1Gayà 85
23/10/2018UCLBSC Young Boys (A)
27/10/2018LeagueAthletic Club (A)
03/11/2018LeagueGirona FC (H)
07/11/2018UCLBSC Young Boys (H)
10/11/2018LeagueGetafe CF (A)
24/11/2018LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (H)
27/11/2018UCLJuventus (A)
02/12/2018LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)
09/12/2018LeagueSevilla FC (H)
12/12/2018UCLManchester United FC (H)
16/12/2018LeagueSD Eibar (A)
22/12/2018LeagueSD Huesca (H)
06/01/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
13/01/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)
20/01/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)
27/01/2019LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
03/02/2019LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
10/02/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)
17/02/2019LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
24/02/2019LeagueCD Leganés (A)
03/03/2019LeagueAthletic Club (H)
10/03/2019LeagueGirona FC (A)
17/03/2019LeagueGetafe CF (H)
31/03/2019LeagueSevilla FC (A)
03/04/2019LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
07/04/2019LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)
14/04/2019LeagueLevante UD (H)
21/04/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
24/04/2019LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
28/04/2019LeagueSD Eibar (H)
05/05/2019LeagueSD Huesca (A)
12/05/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
19/05/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)
1FC Barcelona9531231118
2RCD Espanyol952213717
3Deportivo Alavés952212817
4Sevilla FC9513201216
5Club Atlético de Madrid944110516
6Real Valladolid CF94328615
7Real Madrid CF942313914
8Levante UD9414141513
9Real Sociedad de Fútbol9333121112
10Getafe CF93338812
11Real Betis Balompié93335712
12SD Eibar9324101311
13RC Celta de Vigo9243131310
14Valencia CF91717810
15Girona FC9243101310
16Villarreal CF9234789
17Athletic Club815210148
18CD Leganés92258138
19Rayo Vallecano de Madrid81258175
20SD Huesca91267205

Last updated 22/10/2018 22:57CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

BSC Young Boys

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    BSC Young Boys 1-1 GNK Dinamo Zagreb
    1-0 Mbabu 2, 1-1 Oršić 40
    Von Ballmoos, Von Bergen, Sulejmani, Sow, Moumi Ngamaleu (81 Nsame), Fassnacht (70 Aebischer), Wüthrich, Benito, Sanogo, Mbabu, Hoarau
  • (28/08/2018)
    GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-2 BSC Young Boys (agg: 2-3)
    1-0 I. Hajrović 7, 1-1 Hoarau 64 (P) , 1-2 Hoarau 66
    Von Ballmoos, Von Bergen, Sulejmani (55 Assalé), Sow, Moumi Ngamaleu (93 Aebischer), Fassnacht (84 Bertone), Wüthrich, Benito, Sanogo, Mbabu, Hoarau
  • Group stage
    Group H - Group Standings
    Manchester United FC2110304
    Valencia CF2011021
    BSC Young Boys2002060
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    BSC Young Boys 0-3 Manchester United FC
    0-1 Pogba 35, 0-2 Pogba 44 (P) , 0-3 Martial 66
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Von Bergen, Sulejmani, Sow (59 Aebischer), Fassnacht (65 Moumi Ngamaleu), Assalé, Benito, Sanogo, Mbabu, Hoarau (75 Nsame)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    Juventus 3-0 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Dybala 5, 2-0 Dybala 33, 3-0 Dybala 69
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Von Bergen, Bertone, Sulejmani (70 Assalé), Sow, Fassnacht (70 Moumi Ngamaleu), Schick, Benito, Sanogo (46 Lauper), Hoarau
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    BSC Young Boys-Valencia CF
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    Valencia CF-BSC Young Boys
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    Manchester United FC-BSC Young Boys
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    BSC Young Boys-Juventus

Valencia CF

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2018)
    Valencia CF 0-2 Juventus
    0-1 Pjanić 45 (P) , 0-2 Pjanić 51 (P)
    Neto, Rúben Vezo (57 Cheryshev), Murillo, Gabriel, Gonçalo Guedes (70 Santi Mina), Soler, Parejo, Gayà, Wass, Rodrigo, Batshuayi (70 Gameiro)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    Manchester United FC 0-0 Valencia CF
    Neto, Gabriel, Kondogbia, Gonçalo Guedes (82 Cheryshev), Parejo, Gayà, Coquelin (78 Soler), Rodrigo, Piccini, Batshuayi (73 Gameiro), Garay
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    BSC Young Boys-Valencia CF
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    Valencia CF-BSC Young Boys
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    Juventus-Valencia CF
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    Valencia CF-Manchester United FC

Last updated 17/10/2018 14:42CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• In 2012/13, Chelsea became the first 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) have 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 were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 19 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and Manchester United and five more than Bayern München.

• Bayern München (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly hold the record for successive wins in the UEFA Champions League proper with ten. Bayern surpassed the previous mark of nine, set by Barcelona between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

• Six 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) and Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15).

• Twenty teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently Benfica in 2017/18.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, with Liverpool (23) also eclipsing the old mark of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund 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); Malmö shipped 21 in 2015/16.

• 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) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Before their 3-1 win against Sporting CP on matchday six of the 2006/07 campaign, Spartak Moskva went 22 games without a victory in the competition, a mark FCSB surpassed on matchday six in 2013/14.

• Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 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 ongoing since September 2015.

• 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, eight teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02), Lokomotiv Moskva and eventual finalists Juventus (both 2002/03), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06) and Basel (2014/15).

• 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), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03 – both 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) and Porto (2015/16) 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. Eleven more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15 and Ronaldo himself equalled in 2017/18. Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi and Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, one more than Ronaldo.

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 six in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 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 and 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.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League, aged 17 years and 195 days. He found the net in Olympiacos's 5-1 defeat at Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

BSC Young Boys
Formed: 1898
Nickname: YB, Die Gelb-Schwarzen (Yellow and Blacks)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 12 (2018)
Swiss Cup: 6 (1987)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA club competition
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2008/09: UEFA Cup first round

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Young Boys v Slovan Bratislava
18/09/14, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Limerick v Young Boys
31/08/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Young Boys v Hamburg
02/11/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Steaua Bucureşti v Young Boys
03/10/79, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Young Boys v Manchester United
19/09/18, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Juventus v Young Boys
02/10/18, group stage


Valencia CF
Formed: 1919
Nickname: Blanquinegros (White and Blacks)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup: (2000), (2001)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1980
• UEFA Cup (1): 2004
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1980, 2004
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1998

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 6 (2004)
Spanish Cup: 7 (2008)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: UEFA Europa League semi-finals
2012/13: round of 16
2011/12: UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
UEFA Cup round of 32

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
7-0: Valencia v Genk
23/11/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Sturm Graz v Valencia
07/03/01, UEFA Champions League second group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5 twice, most recently v Internazionale Milano
20/10/04, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Karlsruher v Valencia
02/11/93, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
7-0: Valencia v Genk (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5: Sturm Graz v Valencia (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-5: Valencia v Internazionale Milano (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Chelsea v Valencia
06/12/11, group stage
Valencia also lost 3-0 to Real Madrid in the 2000 final, in which they were the designated away team



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