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UEFA Champions League: Beşiktaş JK - Sporting Clube de Portugal Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

Beşiktaş JKBeşiktaş JKBeşiktaş Park - IstanbulTuesday 19 October 2021
18.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 3
Sporting Clube de PortugalSporting Clube de Portugal
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
10/12/2015GSSporting Clube de Portugal - Beşiktaş JK3-1
LisbonSlimani 67, Ruiz 72, Gutiérrez 78; Gomez 58
01/10/2015GSBeşiktaş JK - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-1IstanbulGökhan Töre 61; Ruiz 16
Beşiktaş JK101010010000201124
Sporting Clube de Portugal110010100000211042

Beşiktaş JK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
24/09/2020QR3Beşiktaş JK - Rio Ave FC1-1
(aet, 2-4 pens)
IstanbulGüven Yalçın 15; Moreira 85
UEFA Europa League
07/11/2019GSSC Braga - Beşiktaş JK3-1
BragaPaulinho 14, 37, Wilson Eduardo 81; Boyd 29
24/10/2019GSBeşiktaş JK - SC Braga1-2
IstanbulUmut Nayir 71; Ricardo Horta 38, Wilson Eduardo 80
UEFA Champions League
21/11/2017GSBeşiktaş JK - FC Porto1-1IstanbulTalisca 41; Felipe 29
13/09/2017GSFC Porto - Beşiktaş JK1-3
PortoD. Tošić 21 (og); Talisca 13, Cenk Tosun 28, Babel 86
UEFA Champions League
23/11/2016GSBeşiktaş JK - SL Benfica3-3IstanbulCenk Tosun 58, Quaresma 83 (P), Aboubakar 89; Gonçalo Guedes 10, Nélson Semedo 25, Fejsa 31
13/09/2016GSSL Benfica - Beşiktaş JK1-1LisbonCervi 12; Talisca 90+3
UEFA Europa League
23/02/2012R32Beşiktaş JK - SC Braga0-1
agg: 2-1
IstanbulLima 25
14/02/2012R32SC Braga - Beşiktaş JK0-2
BragaSivok 37, Simão 58
UEFA Europa League
04/11/2010GSFC Porto - Beşiktaş JK1-1PortoFalcao 36 (P); Nihat Kahveci 62
21/10/2010GSBeşiktaş JK - FC Porto1-3
IstanbulBobô 90+2; Falcao 26, Hulk 59, 78
UEFA Champions League
11/12/2007GSFC Porto - Beşiktaş JK2-0
PortoLucho González 44, Quaresma 62
03/10/2007GSBeşiktaş JK - FC Porto0-1
IstanbulQuaresma 90+2
14/12/2005GSVitória SC - Beşiktaş JK1-3
GuimaraesSaganowski 11; İbrahim Toraman 7, 60, Youla 17

Sporting Clube de Portugal - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
27/02/2020R32İstanbul Başakşehir - Sporting Clube de Portugal4-1
agg 5-4 (aet)
IstanbulŠkrtel 31, Aleksić 45, Višća 90+2, 119 ET (P); Vietto 68
20/02/2020R32Sporting Clube de Portugal - İstanbul Başakşehir3-1
LisbonCoates 3, Šporar 44, Vietto 51; Višća 77 (P)
27/11/2003R2Sporting Clube de Portugal - Gençlerbirliği SK0-3
agg: 1-4
LisbonAli Tandoğan 44, Mário Sérgio 45 (og), Veysel 48
06/11/2003R2Gençlerbirliği SK - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-1AnkaraVeysel 55; Liedson 50
29/09/1993R1Sporting Clube de Portugal - Kocaelispor2-0
agg: 2-0
LisbonCadete 7, Pacheco 60
15/09/1993R1Kocaelispor - Sporting Clube de Portugal0-0Izmit
Beşiktaş JK804483230000163672025
Sporting Clube de Portugal43014031000083321111

Last updated 30/09/2021 15:47CET

Match background Only this chapter

Beşiktaş and Sporting CP meet in Istanbul on Matchday 3 needing to put points on the board quickly after losing their first two Group C games. The Turkish club have never won at home to Portuguese opponents in eight previous attempts.

• The Turkish side went down 2-1 at home to Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 1 and 2-0 at Ajax in their second fixture, while Sporting were beaten 5-1 at home by the Dutch side in their opening game before a 1-0 loss in Germany.

Previous meetings
• The sides have been paired together only once before, in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage. Bryan Ruiz's 16th-minute opener for the visitors in Istanbul was cancelled out by Gökhan Töre a minute past the hour on Matchday 2, before Sporting won 3-1 back in Lisbon in the final round of fixtures, a result that took them through as Group H runners-up at the expense of Beşiktaş.

• The Turkish team had struck first at the Estádio José Alvalade, through Mario Gomez in the 58th minute, but Islam Slimani levelled for Sporting nine minutes later before Ruiz (72) and Teófilo Gutiérrez (78) secured a decisive win.

Form guide
• This is the eighth time Beşiktaş have appeared in the group stage; among Turkish clubs, only Galatasaray (16) have featured more frequently.

• Beşiktaş last appeared in 2017/18, when they won their section unbeaten ahead of Porto, Leipzig and Monaco to reach the round of 16 for the first time only for Bayern München to prove too strong in the first knockout round (0-5 a, 1-3 h).

• The Black Eagles were champions of Turkey for the 16th time in 2020/21, their third triumph in six years. They also lifted the Turkish Cup for the tenth time, completing the domestic double for the third time and the first since 2008/09.

• The Turkish side's 2020/21 UEFA Champions League campaign lasted a single match, a 3-1 loss at PAOK in the one-off second qualifying round tie. 

• Beşiktaş therefore moved into the UEFA Europa League but again fell at the first hurdle, Rio Ave winning 4-2 on penalties in Istanbul after a 1-1 draw in the third qualifying round in what was their last game against a Portuguese club.

• Beşiktaş's best European Cup campaign came in 1986/87 when they got to the quarter-finals before losing 7-0 on aggregate to Dynamo Kyiv.

• Beşiktaş have won only one of their last seven home European matches (D1 L5).

• Elimination by Rio Ave last season meant the Turkish team are still looking for their first victory at home to Portuguese visitors, with their record D4 L4. Home and away, Beşiktaş have won three of their 16 games against Portuguese sides (D6 L7), most recently a 3-1 success at Porto on Matchday 1 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League. Their record since is D2 L2.

Sporting CP
• This is Sporting's ninth UEFA Champions League group campaign, and a first since 2017/18.

• Sporting's most recent campaign ended with a third-placed finish in their section behind Barcelona and Juventus; they went on to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

• The Lisbon club's last three European campaigns have all been in the UEFA Europa League. In 2020/21, they beat Aberdeen 1-0 at home in the one-off third qualifying round before a 4-1 play-off defeat against LASK, also in Lisbon.

• The Lions have progressed from the group stage only once before, in 2008/09; then they lost 12-1 on aggregate to Bayern (0-5 h, 1-7 a) – the heaviest aggregate defeat in the UEFA Champions League knockout phase.

• Sporting have lost eight of their last nine away matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage; a 3-2 victory at Olympiacos on Matchday 1 in 2017/18 is their only win in their last 11 away games in the competition, group stage to final (D1 L9).

• Sporting claimed their 19th Portuguese Liga title in 2020/21, and a first since 2001/02. The Lisbon side also won the Portuguese League Cup, their third victory in the competition – all in the last four seasons.

• Sporting's last visit to Turkey brought a 4-1 extra-time defeat at İstanbul Başakşehir in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg, a 119th-minute penalty confirming a 5-4 aggregate loss. That was the Portuguese side's first defeat in Turkey, where their first three games all ended in draws.

• The Lions' record against Turkish teams, home and away, is W3 D3 L2.

Links and trivia
• French right-back Valentin Rosier joined Beşiktaş from Sporting on loan last season and on a permanent basis in the summer. He made 16 appearances for the Lisbon club in all competitions in 2019/20, his sole season.

• Rosier's Sporting team-mates included Sebastián Coates, Luís Neto, Jovane Cabral, Tiago Tomás and Matheus Nunes.

• Matheus Reis scored Rio Ave's winning penalty against Beşiktaş in last season's UEFA Europa League third qualifying round at Beşiktaş Park. Welinton, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Necip Uysal, Francisco Montero and Oğuzhan Özyakup all started for the home team, with Cyle Larin and Gökhan Töre coming off the bench.

• Paulinho scored twice in Braga's 3-1 home win against a Beşiktaş side featuring Necip Uysal, Domagoj Vida and Oğuzhan Özyakup in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Has played in Turkey:
Luís Neto (Fenerbahçe 2017/18 loan)

• Neto was sent off in Fenerbahçe's 2-1 home win against Beşiktaş on 23 September 2017. He also played 90 minutes in a 3-1 Beşiktaş win in the reverse encounter on 25 February 2018.

• Have played in Portugal:
Souza (Porto 2010–12)

• Have also played together:
Francisco Montero & Pedro Porro (Spain Under-21)
Francisco Montero & Antonio Adán (Atlético de Madrid, 2018/19)
Mehmet Topal, Souza & Luís Neto (Fenerbahçe, 2017/18)

Latest news

• Beşiktaş kept clean sheets in each of their first four Süper Lig games this season, for the first time since 1985/86, but have shipped 11 goals in the five matches since.

• Beşiktaş went down 3-2 at İstanbul Başakşehir on Friday night, making it three defeats in four games in all competitions despite goals from Alex Teixeira and Michy Batshuayi, the latter a penalty that made him the club's leading scorer this season with four league goals.

• Oğuzhan Özyakup made his 300th appearance for Beşiktaş at İstanbul Başakşehir.

• Beşiktaş have won only two of their last seven games in all competitions (D1 L4).

• Güven Yalçın, who is not in the UEFA Champions League squad, had scored Beşiktaş's previous three goals including both in a 2-1 win at home to Sivasspor on 2 October.

• Cyle Larin, who finished as Beşiktaş's top scorer in the 2020/21 Turkish Super League with 19 goals, opened his account for the current campaign with the final goal against Rizespor on 13 August, but has not found the net in six club matches since.

• Francisco Montero failed to find the net in his first 17 Beşiktaş appearances, but now has two goals in his last three matches. He has not played due to illness since the 3-3 draw at home to Adana Demirspor on 21 September during which his side let slip a three-goal lead, but was an unused substitute on Friday.

• Rıdvan Yılmaz has scored two league goals this season, already his best return in his fourth season in the first team.

• Miralem Pjanić had to be replaced with a thigh injury in the first half of the 2-1 defeat at Altay on 24 September and has not played since. He is back in team training, however, as is Kenan Karaman who is recovering from an operation on a broken finger.

• Welinton and Larin returned on Friday, the former as a starter and Larin as a half-time substitute, having been out with thigh strains since the draw against Adana Demirspor.

• Alex Teixeira suffered a thigh strain after scoring in a 1-0 win at home to Fatih Karagümrük on 28 August. He started in the 3-0 defeat of Yeni Malatyaspor on 11 September but was replaced before half-time after a recurrence of the problem, returning as a substitute against Sivasspor.

• Atiba Hutchinson started on Friday after recovering from a thigh injury suffered against Altay, but was withdrawn at half-time due to another thigh problem.

• Georges-Kévin N'Koudou has been out since 11 September with a knee problem, while Mehmet Topal suffered a groin injury in a 3-2 win at Antalyaspor on 18 September and has not played since.

• Rachid Ghezzal played 90 minutes on Friday, his first appearance since suffering a thigh injury against Adana Demirspor.

• Batshuayi was a late substitute as Belgium lost 3-2 to France in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals on 7 October, playing 90 minutes of the subsequent 2-1 defeat by Italy.

• Luís Neto's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 50th.

• Sporting recorded their biggest win of the season on Friday, Tiago Tomás scoring twice in a 4-0 victory at fourth-tier Belenenses in the Portuguese Cup third round. Jovane Cabral's penalty was his first goal since 14 August with Nuno Santos, also from the spot, finding the net for the second match in succession.

• One of two sides still unbeaten in this season's Portuguese Liga along with Porto, Sporting have won their last three league matches.

• Matheus Nunes scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 victory at Arouca on 2 October.

• That match marked captain Sebastián Coates' 250th appearance for Sporting. The Uruguayan is third on the list of foreign players with the most matches for the Lions, after Brazilian duo Anderson Polga (342 matches) and Liedson (313).

• The Matchday 2 defeat at Dortmund is the only one of Sporting's 12 matches in all competitions this season in which they have failed to score.

• The two Group C defeats are two of only three Sporting losses in their last 35 matches in all competitions, the other a 4-3 reverse at Benfica in the penultimate round of league fixtures last season. Their record otherwise is W25 D7.

• The Portuguese Liga's top scorer last season with 23 goals, Pedro Gonçalves has three to his name in the competition this season although he has not found the net since 14 August.

• Gonçalves has recovered from a foot injury that has kept him out since 28 August and featured in a friendly 3-0 win against third-tier Torreense on 8 October before starting at Belenenses on Friday.

• Gonçalo Inácio also returned to action at the weekend having  been out with an ankle injury since limping off midway through the first half against Ajax on 15 September.

• Pedro Porro was carried off on a stretcher in the second half of Friday's cup win after being injured by a tackle.

• Porro was named September's defender of the month by the Portuguese Liga, an official monthly vote involving all the coaches of the Portuguese first division clubs. Porro was involved in all three of Sporting's league goals that month, scoring two and setting up the other.

• Pablo Sarabia started Spain's 2-1 semi-final win against Italy in the UEFA Nations League and the 3-2 final defeat by France; Porro was an unused substitute in both games.

• Brazilian-born Matheus Nunes made his debut for Portugal in the friendly 3-0 win at home against Qatar on 9 October, winning his second cap three days later as a substitute in a 5-0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying win against Luxembourg.

• João Palhinha scored his second goal for Portugal in the win against Luxembourg, his tenth cap; his first goal had also come against the same opponents.

• Tiago Tomás was on target in Portugal's record 11-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying win against Liechtenstein on 7 October, his first goal for the team.

• Portuguese champions Sporting began 2021/22 with another trophy, beating Braga 2-1 in the Portuguese Super Cup on 31 July. Goals from Jovane Cabral and Gonçalves earned a comeback win after Braga had taken an early lead.

• Daniel Bragança signed a one-year contract extension on 12 October, keeping him at Sporting until 2025.


Squad list Only this chapter

Beşiktaş JK - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
30Ersin DestanoğluTUR01/01/200120 - --2-6-2-3-
34Mert GünokTUR01/03/198932 - ----3-6-27-
61Emre BilginTUR26/02/200417 - ----------
2Valentin RosierFRA19/08/199625 - --2-7-2-7-
3Rıdvan YılmazTUR21/05/200120 - --1-821-2-
4Francisco MonteroESP14/01/199922 - --11213141
21Fabrice N'SakalaCGO21/07/199031 - --2-4-9-17-
23WelintonBRA10/04/198932 - --1-6-1-3-
24Domagoj VidaCRO29/04/198932 - ----6-24-823
46Serdar SaatçıTUR14/02/200318 - --1-2-1-1-
64Egemen TutarTUR12/03/200417 - ----------
77Umut MeraşTUR20/12/199525 - --1-2-1-1-
5SouzaBRA11/02/198932 - --2-914-384
7Georges-Kévin N'KoudouFRA13/02/199526 - ----4251165
8Salih UçanTUR06/01/199427 - --2-6-4-181
10Oğuzhan ÖzyakupTUR23/09/199229 - --1-6-12-524
11Gökhan TöreTUR20/01/199229 - --2-7-2-355
12Can BozdoganTUR05/04/200120 - --1-3-1-1-
13Atiba HutchinsonCAN08/02/198338 - --1-712011065
14Mehmet TopalTUR03/03/198635 - ----3-1511027
15Miralem PjanićBIH02/04/199031 - --1-4-81118912
18Rachid GhezzalALG09/05/199229 - --1-7114-26-
20Necip UysalTUR24/01/199130 - ----6-5-651
62Berkay VardarTUR14/01/200318 - --1---1-1-
65Emirhan IlkhanTUR01/06/200417 - ----------
67Yusuf OralTUR05/12/200317 - ----------
68Demir Ege TıknazTUR17/08/200417 - ----------
72Emirhan DelibaşTUR01/01/200318 - ----------
90Alex TeixeiraBRA06/01/199031 - ----5241114712
9Michy BatshuayiBEL02/10/199328 - --2-741544413
17Cyle LarinCAN17/04/199526 - --1-611-134
28Kenan KaramanTUR05/03/199427 - --2-8-2-2-
63Azad DemirTUR17/02/200417 - ----------
73Koray YağcıTUR19/02/200318 - ----------
-Sergen YalçinTUR05/10/197249 - --2---2-6-
Sporting Clube de Portugal - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Antonio AdánESP13/05/198734 - --2-8-6-12-
22André PauloPOR18/12/199624 - ----------
31João VirginiaPOR10/10/199922 - ----------
41Diego CallaiITA18/07/200417 - ----------
50Vasco GasparPOR26/05/200318 - ----------
53Gonçalo FilipePOR30/04/200021 - ----------
99Diogo AlmeidaPOR30/01/200219 - ----------
2Matheus ReisBRA18/02/199526 - --2-5-2-6-
3Zouhair FeddalMAR23/12/198931 - --2-5-2-4-
4Sebastián CoatesURU07/10/199031 - --1-8-12-393
13Luís NetoPOR26/05/198833 - --2-5-14-49-
16Rúben VinagrePOR09/04/199922 - --1-6-3-162
24Pedro PorroESP13/09/199922 - --2-722-4-
25Gonçalo InácioPOR25/08/200120 - --1-411-1-
34João GoulartPOR27/01/200021 - ----------
35Hevertton SantosPOR01/02/200120 - ----------
45Babacar FatiPOR01/02/200021 - ----------
47Ricardo EsgaioPOR16/05/199328 - --2-8-4-401
52Gonçalo CostaPOR18/02/200021 - ----------
63José MarsàESP04/03/200219 - ----------
64Rafael FernandesPOR28/06/200219 - ----------
66Gilberto BatistaPOR29/12/200317 - ----------
71Flávio NazinhoPOR20/07/200318 - ----------
73Chico LambaPOR10/03/200318 - ----------
87Gonçalo EstevesPOR27/02/200417 - ----------
6João PalhinhaPOR09/07/199526 - --2-824-161
7Bruno TabataBRA30/03/199724 - --1-5-1-1-
8Matheus NunesPOR27/08/199823 - --2-812-4-
15Manuel UgarteURU11/04/200120 - ----2-----
28Pedro GonçalvesPOR28/06/199823 - ----43--1-
59Tiago FerreiraPOR18/03/200219 - ----------
60João DanielPOR28/06/200219 - ----------
61Diogo BrásPOR16/03/200021 - ----------
68Daniel BragançaPOR27/05/199922 - --2-5-2-3-
70Bernardo SousaPOR27/03/200021 - ----------
77Duarte CarvalhoPOR30/05/200219 - ----------
84Dário EssugoPOR14/03/200516 - ----------
93Miguel MeninoPOR10/01/200318 - ----------
10Jovane CabralCPV14/06/199823 - --2-812-132
11Nuno SantosPOR13/02/199526 - --2-822-3-
17Pablo SarabiaESP11/05/199229 - --2-4-3344712
19Tiago TomásPOR16/06/200219 - --2-7-2-42
21PaulinhoPOR09/11/199228 - --2181212913
57Geny CatamoMOZ26/01/200120 - ----------
78Tiago RodriguesPOR21/06/200021 - ----------
79Youssef ChermitiPOR24/05/200417 - ----------
85Paulo AgostinhoPOR25/08/200219 - ----------
89Lucas DiasPOR18/01/200318 - ----------
-Rúben AmorimPOR27/01/198536 - --2---2-3-

Last updated 19/10/2021 09:19CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSlavko Vinčić (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesTomaž Klančnik (SVN) , Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMatej Jug (SVN)
  • Fourth officialRade Obrenovič (SVN)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeJure Praprotnik (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateOlzhas Abrayev (KAZ)
  • UEFA Referee observerSokol Jareci (ALB)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Slavko Vinčić25/11/19792085

Slavko Vinčič

Referee since: 2000
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: UEFA EURO 2020, 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/09/2017UCLGSAS Monaco FCFC Porto0-3Monaco
14/08/2018UCL3QRFenerbahçe SKSL Benfica1-1Istanbul
18/09/2019UCLGSClub BruggeGalatasaray AŞ0-0Bruges
07/04/2021UCLQFFC PortoChelsea FC0-2Seville
24/08/2021UCLPOPSV EindhovenSL Benfica0-0Eindhoven

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/03/2010U17ELITETurkeyWales1-1La Rochelle
21/08/2014UELPOIF ElfsborgRio Ave FC2-1Boras
18/08/2016UELPOFC AroucaOlympiacos FC0-1Arouca
26/09/2017UCLGSAS Monaco FCFC Porto0-3Monaco
14/08/2018UCL3QRFenerbahçe SKSL Benfica1-1Istanbul
18/09/2019UCLGSClub BruggeGalatasaray AŞ0-0Bruges
20/02/2020UELR32Bayer 04 LeverkusenFC Porto2-1Leverkusen
07/04/2021UCLQFFC PortoChelsea FC0-2Seville
24/08/2021UCLPOPSV EindhovenSL Benfica0-0Eindhoven

Last updated 18/10/2021 03:03CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Beşiktaş JKFixtures and results
13/08/2021LeagueRizespor (H)W 3-0N'Koudou 9, Hutchinson 52, Larin 90+3
21/08/2021LeagueGaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ (A)D 0-0
28/08/2021LeagueFatih Karagümrükspor AŞ (H)W 1-0Alex Teixeira 30
11/09/2021LeagueYeni Malatyaspor (H)W 3-0Batshuayi 7, 52, N'Koudou 10
15/09/2021UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)L 1-2Montero 90+4
18/09/2021LeagueAntalyaspor (A)W 3-2Rıdvan Yılmaz 49, Batshuayi 65, Ghezzal 76
21/09/2021LeagueAdana Demirspor (H)D 3-3Montero 20, Souza 43, Rıdvan Yılmaz 52
24/09/2021LeagueAltay SK (A)L 1-2Güven Yalçın 47
28/09/2021UCLAFC Ajax (A)L 0-2
02/10/2021LeagueSivasspor (H)W 2-1Güven Yalçın 32, 69
15/10/2021Leagueİstanbul Başakşehir (A)L 2-3Alex Teixeira 59, Batshuayi 90+1 (P)
19/10/2021UCLSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
25/10/2021LeagueGalatasaray AŞ (H)
30/10/2021LeagueHatayspor (A)
03/11/2021UCLSporting Clube de Portugal (A)
06/11/2021LeagueTrabzonspor AŞ (H)
20/11/2021LeagueAlanyaspor (A)
24/11/2021UCLAFC Ajax (H)
27/11/2021LeagueGiresunspor (H)
03/12/2021LeagueKasımpaşa SK (A)
07/12/2021UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)
12/12/2021LeagueKayserispor (H)
19/12/2021LeagueFenerbahçe SK (A)
22/12/2021LeagueGöztepe Izmir (H)
26/12/2021LeagueKonyaspor (A)
09/01/2022LeagueRizespor (A)
16/01/2022LeagueGaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ (H)
19/01/2022LeagueFatih Karagümrükspor AŞ (A)
23/01/2022LeagueYeni Malatyaspor (A)
06/02/2022LeagueAntalyaspor (H)
13/02/2022LeagueAdana Demirspor (A)
20/02/2022LeagueAltay SK (H)
27/02/2022LeagueSivasspor (A)
06/03/2022Leagueİstanbul Başakşehir (H)
13/03/2022LeagueGalatasaray AŞ (A)
20/03/2022LeagueHatayspor (H)
03/04/2022LeagueTrabzonspor AŞ (A)
10/04/2022LeagueAlanyaspor (H)
17/04/2022LeagueGiresunspor (A)
24/04/2022LeagueKasımpaşa SK (H)
01/05/2022LeagueKayserispor (A)
08/05/2022LeagueFenerbahçe SK (H)
15/05/2022LeagueGöztepe Izmir (A)
22/05/2022LeagueKonyaspor (H)
1Trabzonspor AŞ963019921
3Fenerbahçe SK961213919
4Beşiktaş JK9522181117
5Fatih Karagümrükspor AŞ9522151117
6Galatasaray AŞ9522141217
8Altay SK9504151415
10Adana Demirspor9333141412
12Gaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ9324111311
14İstanbul Başakşehir930611129
16Yeni Malatyaspor93069169
17Göztepe Izmir 92259138
19Kasımpaşa SK91359146
Sporting Clube de PortugalFixtures and results
06/08/2021LeagueVizela (H)W 3-0Pedro Gonçalves 48, 64, Dias Fernandes 74
14/08/2021LeagueSC Braga (A)W 2-1Boges Cabral 40, Pedro Gonçalves 50
21/08/2021LeagueOs Belenenses (H)W 2-0Gonçalo Inácio 7, João Palhinha 48
28/08/2021LeagueFC Famalicao (A)D 1-1João Palhinha 82
11/09/2021LeagueFC Porto (H)D 1-1Nuno Santos 16
15/09/2021UCLAFC Ajax (H)L 1-5Paulinho 33
19/09/2021LeagueEstoril Praia (A)W 1-0Pedro Porro 67 (P)
24/09/2021LeagueCS Marítimo (H)W 1-0Pedro Porro 90+8 (P)
28/09/2021UCLBorussia Dortmund (A)L 0-1
02/10/2021LeagueFC Arouca (A)W 2-1Matheus Nunes 14, Nuno Santos 54
15/10/2021CupOs Belenenses (A)W 4-0Tiago Tomás 2, 68, Boges Cabral 77 (P), Nuno Santos 80 (P)
19/10/2021UCLBeşiktaş JK (A)
23/10/2021LeagueMoreirense FC (H)
30/10/2021LeagueVitória SC (H)
03/11/2021UCLBeşiktaş JK (H)
07/11/2021LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
24/11/2021UCLBorussia Dortmund (H)
28/11/2021LeagueCD Tondela (H)
03/12/2021LeagueSL Benfica (A)
07/12/2021UCLAFC Ajax (A)
12/12/2021LeagueBoavista FC (H)
19/12/2021LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)
29/12/2021LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
08/01/2022LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
16/01/2022LeagueVizela (A)
23/01/2022LeagueSC Braga (H)
30/01/2022LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
06/02/2022LeagueFC Famalicao (H)
13/02/2022LeagueFC Porto (A)
20/02/2022LeagueEstoril Praia (H)
27/02/2022LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
06/03/2022LeagueFC Arouca (H)
13/03/2022LeagueMoreirense FC (A)
20/03/2022LeagueVitória SC (A)
03/04/2022LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)
10/04/2022LeagueCD Tondela (A)
16/04/2022LeagueSL Benfica (H)
24/04/2022LeagueBoavista FC (A)
30/04/2022LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)
08/05/2022LeaguePortimonense SC (A)
15/05/2022LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)
1SL Benfica870119521
2FC Porto862018520
3Sporting Clube de Portugal862013420
4Estoril Praia843112715
5Portimonense SC84228414
6SC Braga834112813
7Vitória SC82429710
8Boavista FC8242111110
9Gil Vicente FC823310109
10CD Tondela830512149
11FC Paços de Ferreira82338119
13CS Marítimo8143697
14Moreirense FC814310167
15CD Santa Clara81346166
16FC Arouca81258165
17Os Belenenses80445124
18FC Famalicao80358143

Last updated 18/10/2021 23:11CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Beşiktaş JK

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    AFC Ajax2200716
    Borussia Dortmund2200316
    Beşiktaş JK2002140
    Sporting Clube de Portugal2002160
    Matchday 1 (15/09/2021)
    Beşiktaş JK 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
    0-1 Bellingham 20, 0-2 Haaland 45+3, 1-2 Montero 90+4
    Ersin Destanoğlu, Rosier, Montero, Souza, Batshuayi, Hutchinson (78 Salih Uçan), Pjanić, Larin (61 Kenan Karaman), Ghezzal (89 Gökhan Töre), N'Sakala, Welinton
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2021)
    AFC Ajax 2-0 Beşiktaş JK
    1-0 Berghuis 17, 2-0 Haller 43
    Ersin Destanoğlu, Rosier, Rıdvan Yılmaz (46 Gökhan Töre), Souza, Salih Uçan (46 Oğuzhan Özyakup), Batshuayi, Bozdogan, N'Sakala, Kenan Karaman, Serdar Saatçı, Umut Meraş (73 Vardar)
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2021)
    Beşiktaş JK-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 4 (03/11/2021)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-Beşiktaş JK
  • Matchday 5 (24/11/2021)
    Beşiktaş JK-AFC Ajax
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2021)
    Borussia Dortmund-Beşiktaş JK

Sporting Clube de Portugal

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (15/09/2021)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal 1-5 AFC Ajax
    0-1 Haller 2, 0-2 Haller 9, 1-2 Paulinho 33, 1-3 Berghuis 39, 1-4 Haller 51, 1-5 Haller 63
    Adán, Feddal, João Palhinha, Matheus Nunes, Jovane Cabral (46 Sarabia), Nuno Santos (60 Tiago Tomás), Luís Neto, Rúben Vinagre (46 Matheus Reis), Paulinho (77 Daniel Bragança), Pedro Porro, Gonçalo Inácio (21 Ricardo Esgaio)
  • Matchday 2 (28/09/2021)
    Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
    1-0 Malen 37
    Adán, Matheus Reis (84 Ricardo Esgaio), Feddal, Coates, João Palhinha (84 Daniel Bragança), Matheus Nunes, Luís Neto, Sarabia (74 Jovane Cabral), Tiago Tomás (58 Nuno Santos), Paulinho, Pedro Porro (84 Bruno Tabata)
  • Matchday 3 (19/10/2021)
    Beşiktaş JK-Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Matchday 4 (03/11/2021)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-Beşiktaş JK
  • Matchday 5 (24/11/2021)
    Sporting Clube de Portugal-Borussia Dortmund
  • Matchday 6 (07/12/2021)
    AFC Ajax-Sporting Clube de Portugal

Last updated 29/09/2021 18:21CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Team facts Only this chapter

Beşiktaş JK
Nickname: Kara Kartal (The Black Eagles)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 16 (2021)
Turkish Cup: 10 (2021)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless otherwise indicated)
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (having transferred from UEFA Champions League second qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League group stage
round of 16
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: UEFA Europa League play-offs (excluded from the group stage)
did not participate in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
6-0: Beşiktaş v B36 Tórshavn
02/08/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Sarajevo v Beşiktaş
03/10/02, UEFA Cup first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Beşiktaş v Dynamo Kyiv
14/03/87, European Cup quarter-finals first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş
06/11/07, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
3-0: Beşiktaş v Barcelona
19/09/00, first group stage

• Biggest away win
1-3: Porto v Beşiktaş
13/09/17, group stage
0-2: Chelsea v Beşiktaş
01/10/03, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Beşiktaş v Wolfsburg
03/11/09, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş (see above)


Sporting Clube de Portugal
Nickname: Leões (Lions)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2005)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1964

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 19 (2021)
Portuguese Cup: 17 (2019)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
2015/16: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League group stage
UEFA Europa League semi-finals

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
16-1: Sporting CP v APOEL
13/11/63, European Cup Winners' Cup second round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-9: ÍA Akranes v Sporting CP
17/09/86, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Sporting CP v Bayern München
25/02/09, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Bayern München v Sporting CP
10/03/09, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
3-0 twice, most recently v FC Dynamo Kyiv
12/12/07, group stage

• Biggest away win
2-3: Olympiacos v Sporting CP
12/09/17, group stage
1-2: Dynamo Kyiv v Sporting CP
02/10/07, group stage
0-1 twice, most recently Basel v Sporting CP
09/12/08, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
Sporting CP v Bayern München (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-1: Bayern München v Sporting CP (see above)



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on