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BSC Young BoysBSC Young BoysStade de Suisse - BerneWednesday 12 December 2018
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Group H - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
02/10/2018GSJuventus - BSC Young Boys3-0
TurinDybala 5, 33, 69
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BSC Young Boys - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
06/11/2014GSSSC Napoli - BSC Young Boys3-0
Naplesde Guzmán 45+2, 65, 83
23/10/2014GSBSC Young Boys - SSC Napoli2-0
BerneHoarau 52, Bertone 90+2
UEFA Europa League
08/11/2012GSUdinese Calcio - BSC Young Boys2-3
UdineDi Natale 47, Fabbrini 83; Bobadilla 27, Farnerud 65, Nuzzolo 73
25/10/2012GSBSC Young Boys - Udinese Calcio3-1
BerneBobadilla 4, 71, 81 (P); Coda 74

Juventus - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
18/03/2003GS2FC Basel 1893 - Juventus2-1
BaselCantaluppi 38, Giménez 90+2; Tacchinardi 10
11/12/2002GS2Juventus - FC Basel 18934-0
TurinTrezeguet 3, Montero 34, Tacchinardi 43, Del Piero 51 (P)
European Champions Clubs' Cup
07/11/1984R2Grasshopper Club Zürich - Juventus2-4
agg: 2-6
ZurichKoller 30, Schällibaum 71; Briaschi 21, Vignola 40, Platini 62, 86 (P)
24/10/1984R2Juventus - Grasshopper Club Zürich2-0
TurinVignola 25, Rossi 27
BSC Young Boys220031020000530289

Last updated 29/11/2018 18:04CET

Match background Only this chapter

Young Boys' first UEFA Champions League group stage campaign concludes with a visit from a Juventus side who need three points to make sure of finishing first in the section.

• While the Swiss side, who have picked up one point from their first five games, will finish fourth regardless of the result against the Italian champions, Juve are on 12 points, two more than second-placed Manchester United.

• Juventus are through and will finish top of Group H if they win or United do not gain victory away to Valencia, who will end third.

• The Bianconeri were 3-0 winners at home to Young Boys on matchday three, Paulo Dybala scoring a hat-trick.

Highlights: Juventus 3-0 Young Boys

Form guide
Young Boys
• The Swiss side's sole point came from a 1-1 home draw with Valencia on matchday three; they were beaten 3-1 in Spain, and lost home (0-3) and away (0-1) to United.

• 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 15 European games (D5 L8), 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.

• Young Boys have won only one of their last seven home matches in Europe (D3 L3), although they had recorded three victories in a row before that sequence.

See Young Boys pick up first group point

• The Swiss club have won both their home games against Italian visitors. They beat Napoli 2-0 in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage – losing the away game 3-0 – and were 3-1 winners against Udinese in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League group stage, before a 3-2 away success.

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

• The Bianconeri kept clean sheets in winning their first three Group H games, triumphing at Valencia (2-0) and Manchester United (1-0) either side of their defeat of Young Boys. The English club scored two late goals in Italy to win 2-1 on matchday four, however, meaning Juve had to wait until a 1-0 home success against Valencia in their next fixture to confirm their round of 16 place.

• Juventus claimed their seventh successive Serie A title in 2017/18, and are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 19th time overall. They have not failed to reach the round of 16 since 2013/14 and have now reached the knockout phase for the 15th time.

• In last season's UEFA Champions League, Juve finished second to Barcelona in their section before ousting Tottenham in the round of 16 (2-2 home, 2-1 away). Elimination beckoned when they went down 3-0 at home to Real Madrid in the quarter-final first leg – a repeat of the 2017 final, won 4-1 by the Spanish side – only for Juve to score three times in the return. Ronaldo, however, had the last word against his current club, converting a penalty deep into added time to end Juve's campaign.

Chiellini reacts to Juventus qualification

• Juventus kicked off their 2017/18 UEFA Champions League campaign with a 3-0 defeat at Barcelona but are unbeaten in six away games since, winning the last five. Two more would equal the UEFA Champions League record for successive away wins jointly held by Ajax and Bayern München.

• The Bianconeri's last trip to Switzerland brought a 2-1 defeat at Basel in the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League second group stage – the first time they had failed to beat Swiss opponents in their fourth encounter, having won the home game 4-0. The only other away game was a 4-2 second-leg success at Grasshoppers in the 1984/85 European Cup second round (6-2 aggregate).

• The Turin team have therefore scored 14 goals in their five fixtures against Swiss clubs, conceding four.

• Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have played in nine European Cup finals – losing a record seven, including all of their last five.

Links and trivia
• Miralem Sulejmani scored against Juventus in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League group stage, although the Bianconeri won 2-1 at Ajax. Sulejmani had better luck when Benfica beat Juventus 2-1 on aggregate in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League semi-final, providing an assist in the first leg.

• Steve von Bergen played in Italy for Cesena (2010–12), Genoa (2012) and Palermo (2012/13).

• Have played together:
Guillaume Hoarau & Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain 2011–13)
Steve von Bergen & Paulo Dybala (Palermo 2012/13)

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• Five days after the defeat in Manchester YB won 3-1 at Basel in the Super League. The Swiss champions have won their last six league games, and 15 of their 17 this season (D1 L1); they beat Thun 3-2 on Saurday.

• YB had 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 and then drawing 3-3 at Zürich in their next fixture.

• Young Boys' 19-point lead after 17 matches is the largest gap at that stage of the season since Switzerland introduced a ten-team league in summer 2003.

• The Berne club's 53 league goals this season have been scored by 11 different players, plus two own goals.

• Guillaume Hoarau, who has scored seven goals in his last nine appearances, had been out since 24 November with an ankle injury before returning as a substitute to score an added-time winner against Thun.

• Steve von Bergen (foot) and Djibril Sow (abdominal muscle) have not played since matchday five.

• Gregory Wüthrich, who had been out since mid-September with an adductors injury, damaged a thigh in training on 24 October and faces another spell on the sidelines.

• Jordan Lotomba (knee) is yet to play this season.

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• Juventus have won 18 of their 20 games in all competitions this season, losing only to Manchester United on matchday five. They beat Internazionale 1-0 in Turin on Friday, Mario Mandžukić scoring the only goal.

• Juve's tally of 43 points is the highest ever in Serie A after 15 games, also equalling Paris Saint-Germain's record for the best start to one of Europe's top five leagues.

• The Turin team's ten-game winning start to the season was ended by a 1-1 home draw against Genoa on 20 October, the only Serie A game they have failed to win since 13 May.

• The Genoa draw and the win against Inter are the only times Juve have failed to score two goals or more in Serie A this season.

• Juve have lost only once in their last 40 Serie A matches, winning 34.

• Juve have won their last five UEFA Champions League away games and all seven away Serie A matches this season. The Bianconeri have not lost an away game in Serie A since a 3-2 reverse at Sampdoria on 19 November 2017.

• Cristiano Ronaldo has ten goals and five assists in his last 12 Serie A appearances. The Portuguese is the first Juve player to reach ten goals in his first 14 Serie A games since John Charles in 1957.

• Giorgio Chiellini scored in a 3-0 win at Fiorentina on 1 December, his first Serie A goal since his double against Sampdoria on 26 October 2016.

• Andrea Barzagli is expected to be out until the new year having suffered a thigh injury in training.

• Alex Sandro (thigh) has not played since matchday five.

• Federico Bernardeschi withdrew from the Italy squad for November's internationals after suffering a thigh injury in training, returning as a late substitute at Fiorentina.

• Emre Can had been sidelined since 13 October by a thyroid problem that required surgical treatment before coming on as a late substitute against Inter.

• Sami Khedira was out between matchday one and matchday four with a thigh injury and subsequently twisted his left ankle in training.

• Full-back Leonardo Spianazzola was not included in the UEFA Champions League squad as he is recovering from knee surgery; he was an unused substitute on Friday.

• Medhi Benatia has been named on a five-man shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

• Ronaldo's overhead kick for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg was voted Goal of the Season.

• Ronaldo finished second to former team-mate Luka Modrić in the 2018 Ballon d'Or.

• On 3 December Juventus were voted Italy's Team of 2017/18 at the Gran Galà del Calcio, organised by the Association of Italian Footballers. Masimiliano Allegri was named best coach while Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Miralem Pjanić and Paulo Dybala, plus João Cancelo (an Inter player in 2017/18) were all selected in the team of the season.


Squad list Only this chapter

BSC Young Boys - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Marco WölfliSUI22/08/198236 - --1-2-1-50-
26David von BallmoosSUI30/12/199423 - 2-4-16-4-14-
40Dario MarzinoSUI19/09/199622 - ----------
51Joschua NeuenschwanderSUI28/06/200018 - ----------
53Yoël TschanSUI29/01/199919 - ----------
4Mohamed Ali CamaraGUI28/08/199721 - --3-723-3-
5Steve von BergenSUI10/06/198335 - 2-5-12-5-61-
21Ulisses GarciaSUI11/01/199622 - --1-711-2-
22Gregory WüthrichSUI04/12/199424 - 2---6---11-
23Loris BenitoSUI07/01/199226*2-5-14-6-18-
24Jan KronigSUI24/06/200018 - ----------
29Jordan LotombaSUI29/09/199820 - --------61
43Kevin MbabuSUI19/04/199523*214-13-4-171
54Kreshnik HajriziKOS28/05/199919 - ----------
6Leonardo BertoneSUI14/03/199424 - 1-2-812-301
7Miralem SulejmaniSRB05/12/198830 - 2-5-167211787
8Djibril SowSUI06/02/199721 - 2-5-10-5-13-
13Nicolas Moumi NgamaleuCMR09/07/199424 - 2-5-1655-193
16Christian FassnachtSUI11/11/199325 - 2-5-1775-162
19Thorsten SchickAUT19/05/199028 - --1-10-1-181
20Michel AebischerSUI06/01/199721 - 2-3-1243-13-
27Pedro TeixeiraSUI07/09/199820 - --------1-
30Sandro LauperSUI25/10/199622 - --4-14-4-4-
35Sékou SanogoCIV05/05/198929S2-4-1414-453
39Léo SeydouxSUI16/03/199820 - ----2-----
17Roger AssaléCIV13/11/199325 - 1-5115551165
18Jean-Pierre NsameCMR01/05/199325 - 1-4-1374-14-
50Felix MambimbiSUI18/01/200117 - ----------
52Yann KasaiSUI14/04/199820 - ----------
99Guillaume HoarauFRA05/03/198434 - 22411411625125
-Gerardo SeoaneSUI30/10/197840 - 2-5---5-7-
Juventus - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Wojciech SzczęsnyPOL18/04/199028 - --5-13-38-45-
21Carlo PinsoglioITA16/03/199028 - ----------
22Mattia PerinITA10/11/199226 - ----2-----
2Mattia De SciglioITA20/10/199226 - --1-5-16-17-
3Giorgio ChielliniITA14/08/198434 - --4-101682865
4Medhi BenatiaMAR17/04/198731 - --1-5-271442
12Alex SandroBRA26/01/199127*--5-13-52-60-
15Andrea BarzagliITA08/05/198137 - --3-4-51-78-
19Leonardo BonucciITA01/05/198731 - --5-131532794
20João CanceloPOR27/05/199424 - --3-12-91101
24Daniele RuganiITA29/07/199424 - --1-3-6161
5Miralem PjanićBIH02/04/199028 - --5213159116712
6Sami KhediraGER04/04/198731 - --3-51711812
14Blaise MatuidiFRA09/04/198731*--5-142597727
23Emre CanGER12/01/199424 - --2-9-191374
30Rodrigo BentancurURU25/06/199721 - --3-1328-8-
33Federico BernardeschiITA16/02/199424 - --3-10281269
7Cristiano RonaldoPOR05/02/198533 - --411510157121165124
10Paulo DybalaARG15/11/199325 - --4413230103010
11Douglas CostaBRA14/09/199028 - --3-11-67107110
16Juan CuadradoCOL26/05/198830 - --4-111313447
17Mario MandžukićCRO21/05/198632 - --4112756219032
18Moise KeanITA28/02/200018 - --1-1-2-2-
-Massimiliano AllegriITA11/08/196751 - --5---81-83-

Last updated 12/12/2018 09:33CET

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.


Massimiliano Allegri

Date of birth: 11 August 1967
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Cuoiopelli, Livorno (twice), Pisa, Pavia, Pescara (twice), Cagliari, Perugia, Padova, Napoli, Pistoiese, Aglianese
Coaching career:
Aglianese, SPAL, Grosseto, Sassuolo, Cagliari, AC Milan, Juventus

• A creative attacking midfielder, Allegri started out in his native Tuscany with Cuoiopelli and then Livorno, his hometown club. First appeared in Serie A for Pisa against Milan in 1988/89 but played only twice that season before heading back to Livorno.

• Returned to Serie A after helping Pescara win promotion in 1992. The following term he scored 12 goals under Giovanni Galeone, the coach Allegri still considers his mentor. After leaving Pescara in 1993, had spells at Cagliari, Perugia, Padova and Napoli before hanging up his boots back in Tuscany with fourth division Aglianese in 2003.

• Moved straight into coaching at Aglianese, prior to taking charge at SPAL and Grosseto. In November 2008 he won the Panchina d'Oro (golden bench) as the third division's best coach having led Sassuolo to promotion.

• Had earlier been appointed by Cagliari whom he led to ninth place in 2009, winning the Panchina d'Oro again, this time as Serie A's best coach. A bad run of results the following season prompted Allegri's dismissal on 13 April 2010 – although he had already done enough to earn a two-year contract at Milan.

• Allegri's first season at San Siro ended with his new club winning the Scudetto for the first time since 2004. Dismissed in January 2014 with Milan 11th in Serie A, that summer he was appointed to succeed Antonio Conte at Juventus. Allegri won the Scudetto and the Coppa Italia with Juventus in his first season, also taking his side to the final of the UEFA Champions League, and added further domestic doubles in 2015/16, 2016/17 – when they again reached the UEFA Champions League final – and 2017/18.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTobias Stieler (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMike Pickel (GER) , Jan Seidel (GER)
  • Additional assistant refereesBastian Dankert (GER) , Harm Osmers (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • UEFA DelegatePetr Fousek (CZE)
  • UEFA Referee observerMiroslav Liba (CZE)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Tobias Stieler02/07/1981326

Tobias Stieler

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2012
FIFA badge: 2014

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/09/2017UCLGSJuventusOlympiacos FC2-0Turin
05/12/2017UCLGSAS RomaQarabağ FK1-0Rome

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/05/2014U19ELITEItalySweden1-3Stara Zagora
24/11/2016UELGSAS RomaFC Viktoria Plzeň4-1Rome
27/09/2017UCLGSJuventusOlympiacos FC2-0Turin
05/12/2017UCLGSAS RomaQarabağ FK1-0Rome

Last updated 12/12/2018 16:00CET

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)D 1-1Hoarau 55 (P)
27/10/2018LeagueFC Sion (H)W 3-2Hoarau 64, Assalé 87, Sanogo 90
31/10/2018CupFC Stade Nyonnais (A)W 1-0Sulejmani 48
03/11/2018LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (A)W 3-0Hoarau 51, Fassnacht 55, Aebischer 82
07/11/2018UCLValencia CF (A)L 1-3Assalé 37
11/11/2018LeagueFC St Gallen (A)W 3-2Nsame 18, 26, Assalé 34
24/11/2018LeagueFC Lugano (H)W 1-0Sulejmani 83
27/11/2018UCLManchester United FC (A)L 0-1
02/12/2018LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)W 3-1Camara 70, Sulejmani 79, Fassnacht 90
08/12/2018LeagueFC Thun (H)W 3-2Sulejmani 56, Rodrigues 84 (og), Hoarau 90+2
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)
27/02/2019CupFC Luzern (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 Boys171511531946
2FC Basel 189317764323227
3FC Thun17746352725
4FC Zürich17665262524
5FC St Gallen17728263223
6FC Luzern17719273222
7FC Sion17638272821
8FC Lugano17467263218
9Grasshopper Club Zürich175210213317
10Neuchâtel Xamax FC17278253813
JuventusFixtures and results
18/08/2018LeagueAC Chievo Verona (A)W 3-2Khedira 3, Bani 75 (og), Bernardeschi 90+3
25/08/2018LeagueSS Lazio (H)W 2-0Pjanić 30, Mandžukić 75
01/09/2018LeagueParma FC (A)W 2-1Mandžukić 2, Matuidi 58
16/09/2018LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)W 2-1Ronaldo 50, 65
19/09/2018UCLValencia CF (A)W 2-0Pjanić 45 (P), 51 (P)
23/09/2018LeagueFrosinone Calcio (A)W 2-0Ronaldo 81, Bernardeschi 90+4
26/09/2018LeagueBologna FC (H)W 2-0Dybala 11, Matuidi 16
29/09/2018LeagueSSC Napoli (H)W 3-1Mandžukić 26, 49, Bonucci 76
02/10/2018UCLBSC Young Boys (H)W 3-0Dybala 5, 33, 69
06/10/2018LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)W 2-0Bentancur 33, Ronaldo 37
20/10/2018LeagueGenoa CFC (H)D 1-1Ronaldo 18
23/10/2018UCLManchester United FC (A)W 1-0Dybala 17
27/10/2018LeagueEmpoli FC (A)W 2-1Ronaldo 54 (P), 70
03/11/2018LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)W 3-1Dybala 1, Bradarić 38 (og), Cuadrado 87
07/11/2018UCLManchester United FC (H)L 1-2Ronaldo 65
11/11/2018LeagueAC Milan (A)W 2-0Mandžukić 8, Ronaldo 81
24/11/2018LeagueSPAL (H)W 2-0Ronaldo 29, Mandžukić 60
27/11/2018UCLValencia CF (H)W 1-0Mandžukić 59
01/12/2018LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)W 3-0Bentancur 31, Chiellini 69, Ronaldo 79 (P)
07/12/2018LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)W 1-0Mandžukić 66
12/12/2018UCLBSC Young Boys (A)
15/12/2018LeagueTorino FC (A)
22/12/2018LeagueAS Roma (H)
26/12/2018LeagueAtalanta BC (A)
29/12/2018LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
20/01/2019LeagueAC Chievo Verona (H)
27/01/2019LeagueSS Lazio (A)
03/02/2019LeagueParma FC (H)
10/02/2019LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
17/02/2019LeagueFrosinone Calcio (H)
24/02/2019LeagueBologna FC (A)
03/03/2019LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
10/03/2019LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)
17/03/2019LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
31/03/2019LeagueEmpoli FC (H)
03/04/2019LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)
07/04/2019LeagueAC Milan (H)
14/04/2019LeagueSPAL (A)
20/04/2019LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)
27/04/2019LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)
05/05/2019LeagueTorino FC (H)
12/05/2019LeagueAS Roma (A)
19/05/2019LeagueAtalanta BC (H)
26/05/2019LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)
2SSC Napoli151122321435
3FC Internazionale Milano15924271329
4AC Milan15753241826
5SS Lazio15744221825
6Torino FC15573191622
7Atalanta BC15636292021
8AS Roma15564262021
9US Sassuolo Calcio15564242221
10Parma FC15636161921
11UC Sampdoria15555231920
12ACF Fiorentina15474211619
13Cagliari Calcio15384151917
14Empoli FC15447192616
15Genoa CFC15447203016
17Udinese Calcio15348132113
18Bologna FC15258132411
19Frosinone Calcio1515911338
20AC Chievo Verona1506912323

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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 FC53116210
    Valencia CF5122455
    BSC Young Boys50142111
    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 1-1 Valencia CF
    0-1 Batshuayi 26, 1-1 Hoarau 55 (P)
    Wölfli, Von Bergen, Sulejmani (74 Moumi Ngamaleu), Sow, Fassnacht (85 Bertone), Assalé, Benito, Lauper, Sanogo, Mbabu, Hoarau (79 Nsame)
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    Valencia CF 3-1 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Santi Mina 14, 1-1 Assalé 37, 2-1 Santi Mina 42, 3-1 Soler 56
    Von Ballmoos, Von Bergen, Sow, Moumi Ngamaleu (46 Sulejmani), Fassnacht (61 Nsame), Assalé, Benito, Lauper, Sanogo, Mbabu, Hoarau (75 Aebischer)
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    Manchester United FC 1-0 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Fellaini 90+1
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Von Bergen (46 Garcia), Sulejmani (66 Fassnacht), Sow, Assalé, Nsame (83 Moumi Ngamaleu), Aebischer, Benito, Lauper, Mbabu
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    BSC Young Boys-Juventus


  • 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)
    Szczęsny, Chiellini, Pjanić (66 Douglas Costa), Khedira (23 Can), Ronaldo, Alex Sandro, Matuidi, Mandžukić, Bonucci, João Cancelo, Bernardeschi
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2018)
    Juventus 3-0 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Dybala 5, 2-0 Dybala 33, 3-0 Dybala 69
    Szczęsny, Benatia, Pjanić (70 Khedira), Dybala, Alex Sandro, Matuidi (46 Can), Barzagli, Cuadrado, Mandžukić (78 Kean), Bonucci, Bernardeschi
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2018)
    Manchester United FC 0-1 Juventus
    0-1 Dybala 17
    Szczęsny, Chiellini, Pjanić, Ronaldo, Dybala (78 Bernardeschi), Alex Sandro, Matuidi, Cuadrado (81 Barzagli), Bonucci, João Cancelo (87 Douglas Costa), Bentancur
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2018)
    Juventus 1-2 Manchester United FC
    1-0 Ronaldo 65, 1-1 Mata 86, 1-2 Bonucci 90 (og)
    Szczęsny, De Sciglio (83 Barzagli), Chiellini, Pjanić, Khedira (61 Matuidi), Ronaldo, Dybala, Alex Sandro, Cuadrado (92 Mandžukić), Bonucci, Bentancur
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2018)
    Juventus 1-0 Valencia CF
    1-0 Mandžukić 59
    Szczęsny, Chiellini, Pjanić, Ronaldo, Dybala (79 Douglas Costa), Alex Sandro (46 Cuadrado), Matuidi, Mandžukić, Bonucci, João Cancelo, Bentancur
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2018)
    BSC Young Boys-Juventus

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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
• This season's success means Barcelona have finished as group winners on 20 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and five more than Bayern München and Manchester United.

• 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


Nicknames: Bianconeri (White and Blacks), Vecchia Signora (Old Lady)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup (2): (1973), (1983), 1985, 1996, (1997), (1998), (2003), (2015), (2017)
• UEFA Cup (3): 1977, 1990, 1993 (1995)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1984
• UEFA Super Cup (2): 1984, 1996
• European/South American Cup (2): (1973), 1985, 1996

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 34 (2018)
Italian Cup: 13 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: quarter-finals
round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2010/11: UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
round of 16

UEFA club competitions

• Biggest home win
7-0 on three occasions, most recently v Olympiacos
10/12/03, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-6: Marsa v Juventus
15/09/71, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Juventus v Bayern München
08/12/09, UEFA Champions League group stage
0-3 twice, most recently v Real Madrid
03/04/18, UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg
Juventus also lost 1-4 to Real Madrid in the 2017 UEFA Champions League final, in which they were the designated home team

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Wiener Sport-Club v Juventus
01/10/58, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

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

• Biggest away win
0-4 twice, most recently v Dinamo Zagreb
27/09/16, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Juventus v Bayern München (see above)
0-3 twice, most recently v Real Madrid (see above)
Juventus also lost 1-4 to Real Madrid in the 2017 final (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Barcelona v Juventus
12/09/17, group stage



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