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

UEFA Champions League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

BSC Young BoysBSC Young BoysStadion Wankdorf - BerneWednesday 20 October 2021
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group F - Matchday 3
Villarreal CFVillarreal CF
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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 Champions League
07/11/2018GSValencia CF - BSC Young Boys3-1
ValenciaSanti Mina 14, 42, Soler 56; Assalé 37
23/10/2018GSBSC Young Boys - Valencia CF1-1BerneHoarau 55 (P); Batshuayi 26
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

Villarreal CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
24/11/2016GSFC Zürich - Villarreal CF1-1ZurichRodriguez 87 (P); Bruno Soriano 14
15/09/2016GSVillarreal CF - FC Zürich2-1
VillarrealPato 28, J. Dos Santos 45+1; Sadiku 2
UEFA Europa League
06/11/2014GSFC Zürich - Villarreal CF3-2
ZurichEtoundi 21, Buff 26, Chikhaoui 29; Pina 19, Gerard Moreno 23
23/10/2014GSVillarreal CF - FC Zürich4-1
VillarrealCani 6, Vietto 57, Bruno Soriano 60, G. Dos Santos 78; Schönbächler 43
BSC Young Boys4211410300008314712
Villarreal CF220020110000421196

Last updated 01/10/2021 10:32CET

Match background Only this chapter

Young Boys will look to claim another high-profile scalp in Berne when UEFA Europa League holders Villarreal visit in their third Group F game.

• The Swiss club kicked off only their second UEFA Champions League group campaign with a famous 2-1 win at home to Manchester United, although that early momentum was checked by a 1-0 loss at Atalanta last time out. Villarreal had drawn 2-2 at home to the Italian club on Matchday 1 before succumbing to an added-time goal to lose 2-1 at United, who they had beaten on penalties in last season's UEFA Europa League final.

• This is the sides' first meeting.

Form guide
Young Boys
• Champions of Switzerland in each of the last four seasons, YB successfully negotiated UEFA Champions League qualifying for only the second time this season.

• Young Boys have already played eight games in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League, winning all four at home. They eliminated Slovan Bratislava in the second qualifying round (0-0 a, 3-2 h) and CFR Cluj in the third (1-1 a, 3-1 h) before triumphing 3-2 home and away against Ferencváros in the play-offs.

• This season is their ninth UEFA Champions League campaign. They have come through qualifying only once before, in 2018/19 when a side coached by Gerardo Seoane beat Dinamo Zagreb in the play-offs, winning 2-1 in the second leg in Croatia to complete a 3-2 aggregate triumph.

• In that 2018/19 group stage, the Berne club finished bottom of a section involving Juventus, United and Valencia – although they did claim their first win in the UEFA Champions League proper against the Italian side on Matchday 6, winning 2-1 at home.

• YB's 2020/21 UEFA Champions League campaign lasted only two matches; they beat KÍ of the Faroe Islands 3-1 at home in the second qualifying round but then lost 3-0 at Danish side Midtjylland.

• The Swiss club therefore moved into the UEFA Europa League, beating Tirana in the play-offs (3-0 h) before finishing second behind Roma in Group A. They got the better of Bayer Leverkusen in the round of 32 (4-3 h, 2-0 a) but bowed out against Ajax in the last 16 (0-3 a, 0-2 h).

• The loss to Ajax last season is the only one of Young Boys' last eight European home matches they have failed to win.

• With Seoane having departed for Leverkusen in the summer after three years in charge, David Wagner took over as Young Boys coach on 1 July.

• Young Boys also faced Spanish opponents in their only previous UEFA Champions League group stage appearance in 2018/19, when they drew 1-1 at home to Valencia before a 3-1 away defeat.

• That made their record in Berne against Spanish visitors W2 D1 L1; overall it is W3 D1 L4.

• Seventh in the Spanish Liga in 2020/21, Villarreal's UEFA Europa League triumph means they are playing in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the fourth time, and the first since 2011/12.

• That most recent campaign was also their least successful, Villarreal losing all six games to finish bottom of a section that also included Bayern München, Napoli and Manchester City.

• The Yellow Submarine have twice reached the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds. Semi-finalists on debut in 2005/06, they made it to the quarter-finals three years later – both campaigns ended by Arsenal.

• Having lost none of their first 11 UEFA Champions League group games (W4 D7), Villarreal had been beaten in seven in a row before drawing with Atalanta on Matchday 1. The Matchday 2 loss at United made it 11 group games without a victory (D3 L8), since a 6-3 home win against Aalborg on Matchday 3 in 2008/09.

• Villarreal's only win in ten away fixtures in the UEFA Champions League group stage (D4 L5) was 1-0 at Benfica on Matchday 4 of the 2005/06 campaign.

• In 2020/21, Unai Emery's team cruised to first place in UEFA Europa League Group I ahead of Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Sivasspor and Qarabağ to reach the round of 32 for the eighth time before comfortably disposing of UEFA Champions League group stage participants Salzburg (2-0 a, 2-1 h) and Dynamo Kyiv (2-0 a, 2-0 h). They also won both quarter-final matches against Dinamo Zagreb (1-0 a, 2-1 h) and then knocked out Emery's former employers Arsenal in the semi-final (2-1 h, 0-0 a) before beating United 11-10 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Poland's Stadion Gdańsk. Villarreal were undefeated in Europe in 2020/21 with 11 wins and three draws.

• The defeat of United came in Villarreal's first major European final, though they were twice winners of the UEFA Intertoto Cup (2003, 2004) having finished as runners-up in 2002.

• This is Villarreal's fourth European game of the season; they were defeated 6-5 on penalties by UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea after a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Super Cup on 11 August in Belfast.

• With the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea counted as a draw, defeat at United on Matchday 2 ended Villarreal's 26-match unbeaten run against non-Spanish opposition in European matches (W16 D10), since a 1-0 loss at home to Lyon in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg.

• Villarreal have played only four previous matches against Swiss clubs, all against Zürich in the UEFA Europa League group stage. They won 4-1 at home in 2014/15 before a 3-2 away defeat in which Gerard Moreno scored Villarreal's second goal; two seasons later they followed a 2-1 home win with a 1-1 away draw. 

Links and trivia
• YB coach Wagner was in charge of the Huddersfield side that lost 1-0 at Emery's Arsenal in the Premier League on 8 December 2018.

• Dani Parejo came on as a substitute in Getafe's 2-0 loss at Young Boys on Matchday 2 of the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League and played 90 minutes for Valencia in a 1-1 UEFA Champions League group draw against the Berne club in October 2018.

• Jordan Siebatcheu and Aïssa Mandi were both in the youth ranks at French club Reims between 2003 and 2009; Siebatcheu joined Mandi in the first team in January 2015, where they played together until the latter's departure for Real Betis in summer 2016.

• Pau Torres and Gerard Moreno were part of the Spain team that eliminated Switzerland on penalties in the UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-finals on 2 July; Christian Fassnacht came on as a Swiss substitute at the end of normal time.

Latest news

Young Boys
• Young Boys have won six of their last eight matches in all competitions, scoring 28 goals; the Matchday 2 defeat at Atalanta is their only loss in 13 (W10 D2).

• Having finished 31 points clear at the top of the 2020/21 Swiss Super League, Young Boys have won five of their first nine league games this season (D3 L1) including four in a row before Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Luzern. They scored 22 goals in those victories and only two in the four games they failed to win.

• YB have scored 19 goals in their last five league games.

• Christian Fassnacht (six), Jordan Siebatcheu (five) and Meschack Elia (four) have scored 15 of Young Boys' 24 league goals to date. It took an added-time equaliser from Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu, his second goal in as many games, to rescue a point on Saturday.

• Young Boys were 7-1 winners away to lower-league Iliria in the second round of the Swiss Cup on 19 September, Wilfried Kanga scoring a hat-trick, and will visit Lugano in the last 16 on 27 October.

• Substitute Fassnacht scored Switzerland's second goal in a 2-0 home win against Northern Ireland in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 9 October.

• Cédric Zesiger suffered an injury to the metatarsal in his right foot against Iliria and has not played since.

• YB captain Fabian Lustenberger and Jean-Pierre Nsame, last season's top scorer with 19 league goals, are both yet to play this season due to ruptured Achilles tendons.

• On Sunday Villarreal lost the last undefeated record in the Liga this season, going down 2-1 at home to Osasuna; their previous record was W2 D5.

• Unai Emery's side drew their first four league fixtures of 2021/22 before winning two of three prior to Sunday's defeat.

• Villarreal's tally of four goals conceded in their first two UEFA Champions League matches this season is one fewer than they have shipped in eight league matches, in which they have kept five clean sheets.

• Yeremi Pino made his Spain debut as a substitute in the 2-1 win against Italy in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals on 6 October. Four days later, he also came on in the 2-1 final defeat by France.

• Arnaut Danjuma, who scored both goals in Villarreal's 2-0 Liga success at home to Real Betis on 3 October, also found the net in the Netherlands' 6-0 home win against Gibraltar in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 11 October. Danjuma has six goals in ten games for club and country this season.

• Aïssa Mandi scored as Algeria won 4-0 away to Niger in World Cup qualifying on 12 October.

• Gerard Moreno scored Villarreal's goal on Sunday, his first appearance since Matchday 1 after recovering from a hamstring problem, while Daniel Raba has been sidelined by an ankle injury but was an unused replacement at the weekend.

• Samuel Chukwueze came on as a substitute at the weekend, his first appearance since 6 May due to a hamstring injury.

• On 4 October, former Tottenham defender Serge Aurier joined Villarreal as a free agent, signing a contract until the end of the season with the option for a two-year extension. He is ineligible for the UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Moreno is on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or, with the winner to be announced on 29 November.


Squad list Only this chapter

BSC Young Boys - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26David von BallmoosSUI30/12/199426 - 4-2-7-6-39-
61Leandro ZbindenSUI30/07/200219 - ----------
68Abdullah LaidaniSUI26/04/200318 - ----------
91Guillaume FaivreSUI20/02/198734 - 2---2---23-
4Mohamed Ali CamaraGUI28/08/199724 - 6-2-7-6-21-
5Cédric ZesigerSUI24/06/199823 - 611-4-1-211
14Nicolas BürgySUI07/08/199526 - ----2---6-
21Ulisses GarciaSUI11/01/199625 - 622-814-262
24Quentin MaceirasSUI10/10/199526 - 4-1-6-1-11-
25Jordan LefortFRA09/08/199328 - 2---5---13-
36Silvan HeftiSUI25/10/199723 - 5-2-8-2-211
62Aurele AmendaSUI31/07/200318 - ----------
7Marvin SpielmannSUI23/02/199625 - 3-1-3-1-101
8Vincent SierroSUI08/10/199526 - 622-8-2-232
10Miralem SulejmaniSRB05/12/198832 - --1-4-221889
11Alexandre JankewitzSUI25/12/200119 - ----1-----
13Nicolas Moumi NgamaleuCMR09/07/199427 - 61218281466
16Christian FassnachtSUI11/11/199327 - 611-867-449
20Michel AebischerSUI06/01/199724 - 512-926-401
22Nico MaierSUI02/07/200021 - ----------
28Fabian LustenbergerSUI02/05/198833 - --------38-
30Sandro LauperSUI25/10/199624 - 3-2-9-7-14-
32Fabian RiederSUI16/02/200219 - 3-2-7-2-13-
35Christopher Martins PereiraLUX19/02/199724 - 5-2-8-2-13-
9Wilfried KangaFRA21/02/199823 - 3-2-732-5-
15Meschack EliaCOD06/08/199724 - 612-842-192
17Jordan SiebatcheuUSA26/04/199625 - 63218521268
18Jean-Pierre NsameCMR01/05/199328 - ------4-339
19Felix MambimbiSUI18/01/200120 - 411-711-183
29Yannick ToureSUI29/09/200021 - ----------
77Joel MonteiroPOR05/08/199922 - ----------
-David WagnerGER19/10/197150 - 6-2---2-8-
Villarreal CF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Sergio AsenjoESP28/06/198932 - ----1-5-38-
13Gerónimo RulliARG20/05/199229 - --2-7-2-24-
31Iker ÁlvarezAND25/07/200120 - ----------
35Filip JörgensenDEN16/04/200219 - ----------
2Mario GasparESP24/11/199030 - --1-3-5-601
3Raúl AlbiolESP04/09/198536 - --2-5-6121094
4Pau TorresESP16/01/199724 - --2-5-2-131
8Juan FoythARG12/01/199823 - --2-7-8-211
12Pervis EstupiñánECU21/01/199823 - --1-6-1-6-
18Alberto MorenoESP05/07/199229 - --2-8116-52-
20Rubén PeñaESP18/07/199130 - --1-5-1-9-
22Aissa MandiALG22/10/199129 - --1-6-1-8-
33Vadik MurriaESP07/09/200021 - ----------
37Dani EsmorisESP06/07/200021 - ----------
5Daniel ParejoESP16/04/198932 - --2-5-291746
6Étienne CapoueFRA11/07/198833 - --2-8-2-27-
10Vicente IborraESP16/01/198833 - ----1-10-647
11Samu ChukwuezeNGA22/05/199922 - ----1---202
14Manu TriguerosESP17/10/199130 - --218221584
15Arnaut DanjumaNED31/01/199724 - --21744242
17Daniel RabaESP29/10/199525 - ----2---122
19Francis CoquelinFRA13/05/199130 - --1-8-32-551
23Moi Gómez ESP23/06/199427 - --2-7-2-20-
24Alfonso PedrazaESP09/04/199625 - --1-5-1-231
28Nikita IosifovRUS11/04/200120 - ------1-1-
38Carlo GarcíaESP12/02/200120 - ----------
39Antonio PachecoESP03/01/200219 - ----------
40Aitor GelardoESP26/06/200219 - ----------
43Diego ColladoESP09/01/200120 - ----------
7Gerard MorenoESP07/04/199229 - --1-411-3216
9Paco AlcácerESP30/08/199328 - --114-1834316
16Boulaye DiaSEN16/11/199624 - --2-6-2-5-
21Yeremi PinoESP20/10/200219*--2-712-121
41Alex ForésESP12/04/200120 - ----------
42Juan Carlos AranaESP08/02/200021 - ----------
44Jackson NicolasSEN20/06/200120 - ----------
-Unai EmeryESP03/11/197149 - --2---42-154-

Last updated 20/10/2021 09:23CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesIgor Demeshko (RUS) , Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • Video Assistant RefereeVitali Meshkov (RUS)
  • Fourth officialAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateLoukas Siotropos (GRE)
  • UEFA Referee observerCostas Kapitanis (CYP)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Sergei Karasev12/06/19792995

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/10/2013UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenReal Sociedad de Fútbol2-1Leverkusen
11/12/2013UCLGSFC BarcelonaCeltic FC6-1Barcelona
18/03/2014UCLR16Real Madrid CFFC Schalke 043-1Madrid
16/03/2016UCLR16FC BarcelonaArsenal FC3-1Barcelona
06/12/2016UCLGSFC BarcelonaVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-0Barcelona
15/03/2017UCLR16Club Atlético de MadridBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Madrid
02/10/2018UCLGSJuventusBSC Young Boys3-0Turin
05/11/2019UCLGSValencia CFLOSC Lille4-1Valencia
24/08/2021UCLPOFerencvárosi TCBSC Young Boys2-3Budapest

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/09/2010U21QRSwitzerlandRepublic of Ireland1-0Lugano
02/10/2013UCLGSBayer 04 LeverkusenReal Sociedad de Fútbol2-1Leverkusen
11/12/2013UCLGSFC BarcelonaCeltic FC6-1Barcelona
18/03/2014UCLR16Real Madrid CFFC Schalke 043-1Madrid
16/03/2016UCLR16FC BarcelonaArsenal FC3-1Barcelona
06/12/2016UCLGSFC BarcelonaVfL Borussia Mönchengladbach4-0Barcelona
15/03/2017UCLR16Club Atlético de MadridBayer 04 Leverkusen0-0Madrid
04/05/2017UELSFRC Celta de VigoManchester United FC0-1Vigo
22/02/2018UELR32FC SalzburgReal Sociedad de Fútbol2-1Salzburg
05/04/2018UELQFClub Atlético de MadridSporting Clube de Portugal2-0Madrid
02/10/2018UCLGSJuventusBSC Young Boys3-0Turin
29/11/2018UELGSReal Betis BalompiéOlympiacos FC1-0Seville
05/11/2019UCLGSValencia CFLOSC Lille4-1Valencia
01/10/2020UELPOBSC Young BoysKF Tirana3-0Berne
18/02/2021UELR32Granada CFSSC Napoli2-0Granada
11/08/2021SCUPFinalChelsea FCVillarreal CF1-1Belfast
24/08/2021UCLPOFerencvárosi TCBSC Young Boys2-3Budapest

Last updated 18/10/2021 11:34CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

BSC Young BoysFixtures and results
21/07/2021UCLŠK Slovan Bratislava (A)D 0-0
24/07/2021LeagueFC Luzern (A)W 4-3Elia 14, 59, Siebatcheu 68, 90+3
28/07/2021UCLŠK Slovan Bratislava (H)W 3-2Siebatcheu 10 (P), Garcia 24, Aebischer 49
31/07/2021LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (H)D 0-0
03/08/2021UCLCFR 1907 Cluj (A)D 1-1Sierro 90+3
07/08/2021LeagueFC Sion (A)L 0-1
10/08/2021UCLCFR 1907 Cluj (H)W 3-1Siebatcheu 23, 42, Moumi Ngamaleu 25
14/08/2021CupLittau (A)W 4-1Kanga 18, Sierro 42, Zesiger 48, Aebischer 49
18/08/2021UCLFerencvárosi TC (H)W 3-2Elia 16, Sierro 40, Garcia 65
24/08/2021UCLFerencvárosi TC (A)W 3-2Zesiger 4, Fassnacht 56, Mambimbi 90+3
29/08/2021LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)D 1-1Siebatcheu 20
11/09/2021LeagueFC Zürich (H)W 4-0Fassnacht 45+4, Aebischer 64, 69, Elia 89
14/09/2021UCLManchester United FC (H)W 2-1Moumi Ngamaleu 66, Siebatcheu 90+5
19/09/2021CupIliria (A)W 7-1Sulejmani 15, Kanga 29, 43, 65, Maceiras 33, Rieder 35, Bürgy 44
22/09/2021LeagueFC Lausanne-Sport (A)W 6-1Garcia 27, Elia 31, Fassnacht 46, 85, Siebatcheu 62, Kanga 88
25/09/2021LeagueFC St. Gallen (H)W 2-1Siebatcheu 3, Mambimbi 47
29/09/2021UCLAtalanta BC (A)L 0-1
03/10/2021LeagueServette FC (A)W 6-0Moumi Ngamaleu 45+1 (P), Fassnacht 48, 69, 73, Kanga 53, 76
16/10/2021LeagueFC Luzern (H)D 1-1Moumi Ngamaleu 90+4
20/10/2021UCLVillarreal CF (H)
23/10/2021LeagueFC Lausanne-Sport (H)
27/10/2021CupFC Lugano (A)
30/10/2021LeagueFC St. Gallen (A)
02/11/2021UCLVillarreal CF (A)
06/11/2021LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (A)
20/11/2021LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)
23/11/2021UCLAtalanta BC (H)
28/11/2021LeagueFC Zürich (A)
01/12/2021LeagueFC Lugano (H)
04/12/2021LeagueServette FC (H)
08/12/2021UCLManchester United FC (A)
12/12/2021LeagueFC Sion (H)
19/12/2021LeagueFC Lugano (A)
29/01/2022LeagueFC Lugano (H)
05/02/2022LeagueFC St. Gallen (A)
12/02/2022LeagueFC Basel 1893 (H)
19/02/2022LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (A)
26/02/2022LeagueFC Sion (H)
01/03/2022LeagueServette FC (A)
05/03/2022LeagueFC Luzern (H)
12/03/2022LeagueFC Lausanne-Sport (A)
19/03/2022LeagueFC Zürich (H)
02/04/2022LeagueFC Basel 1893 (A)
09/04/2022LeagueFC Lausanne-Sport (H)
16/04/2022LeagueFC Zürich (A)
23/04/2022LeagueServette FC (H)
30/04/2022LeagueFC Sion (A)
07/05/2022LeagueFC Lugano (A)
10/05/2022LeagueFC St. Gallen (H)
19/05/2022LeagueFC Luzern (A)
22/05/2022LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (H)
1FC Basel 18931064024822
2FC Zürich10622231720
3BSC Young Boys953124818
4FC Lugano9423131114
5Grasshopper Club Zürich10343161413
6Servette FC10334172212
7FC St. Gallen1023515249
8FC Sion1023512239
9FC Lausanne-Sport1014512227
10FC Luzern1006414216
Villarreal CFFixtures and results
11/08/2021SCUPChelsea FC (A)D 1-1 (aet, 5-6 pens) Gerard Moreno 73
16/08/2021LeagueGranada CF (H)D 0-0
21/08/2021LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)D 0-0
29/08/2021LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)D 2-2Trigueros 52, Danjuma 74
14/09/2021UCLAtalanta BC (H)D 2-2Trigueros 39, Danjuma 73
19/09/2021LeagueRCD Mallorca (A)D 0-0
22/09/2021LeagueElche CF (H)W 4-1Pino 5, Trigueros 39, Danjuma 60, Moreno 90+4
25/09/2021LeagueReal Madrid CF (A)D 0-0
29/09/2021UCLManchester United FC (A)L 1-2Alcácer 53
03/10/2021LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)W 2-0Danjuma 45+1, 69
17/10/2021LeagueCA Osasuna (H)L 1-2Gerard Moreno 55
20/10/2021UCLBSC Young Boys (A)
23/10/2021LeagueAthletic Club (A)
26/10/2021LeagueCádiz CF (H)
30/10/2021LeagueValencia CF (A)
02/11/2021UCLBSC Young Boys (H)
07/11/2021LeagueGetafe CF (H)
21/11/2021LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)
23/11/2021UCLManchester United FC (H)
28/11/2021LeagueFC Barcelona (H)
05/12/2021LeagueSevilla FC (A)
08/12/2021UCLAtalanta BC (A)
12/12/2021LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (H)
19/12/2021LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
02/01/2022LeagueLevante UD (H)
09/01/2022LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
19/01/2022LeagueElche CF (A)
23/01/2022LeagueRCD Mallorca (H)
06/02/2022LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
13/02/2022LeagueReal Madrid CF (H)
20/02/2022LeagueGranada CF (A)
27/02/2022LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
06/03/2022LeagueCA Osasuna (A)
13/03/2022LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
20/03/2022LeagueCádiz CF (A)
03/04/2022LeagueLevante UD (A)
10/04/2022LeagueAthletic Club (H)
17/04/2022LeagueGetafe CF (A)
20/04/2022LeagueValencia CF (H)
01/05/2022LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
08/05/2022LeagueSevilla FC (H)
11/05/2022LeagueRayo Vallecano de Madrid (A)
15/05/2022LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)
22/05/2022LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
1Real Sociedad de Fútbol962112720
2Real Madrid CF8521221017
3Sevilla FC852111317
4Club Atlético de Madrid852111617
5CA Osasuna9522131217
6Rayo Vallecano de Madrid951315916
7FC Barcelona843114815
8Real Betis Balompié943212915
9Athletic Club83417413
10Valencia CF9333131112
11RCD Espanyol93338812
12Villarreal CF82519511
13RCD Mallorca932471311
14Elche CF92346109
15RC Celta de Vigo92167127
16Cádiz CF91447137
17Granada CF81346126
18Levante UD90546135
19Deportivo Alavés81072133
20Getafe CF90273132

Last updated 18/10/2021 23:19CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

BSC Young Boys

  • UEFA Champions League - Second qualifying round
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava 0-0 BSC Young Boys
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Zesiger, Sierro, Moumi Ngamaleu (84 Spielmann), Elia, Siebatcheu, Mambimbi (55 Fassnacht), Aebischer, Garcia (84 Lefort), Hefti (80 Maceiras)
  • (28/07/2021)
    BSC Young Boys 3-2 ŠK Slovan Bratislava (agg: 3-2)
    1-0 Siebatcheu 10 (P) , 2-0 Garcia 24, 3-0 Aebischer 49, 3-1 Kanga 60 (og) , 3-2 Henty 62
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Zesiger, Sierro (70 C. Martins Pereira), Moumi Ngamaleu (57 Spielmann), Elia (89 Lauper), Fassnacht, Siebatcheu (58 Kanga), Aebischer, Garcia, Hefti
  • Third qualifying round
    CFR 1907 Cluj 1-1 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Manea 4, 1-1 Sierro 90+3
    Von Ballmoos, Camara (56 Rieder), Zesiger, Moumi Ngamaleu (71 Spielmann), Elia, Fassnacht (56 Lauper), Siebatcheu, Aebischer, Garcia (71 Lefort), C. Martins Pereira (84 Sierro), Hefti
  • (10/08/2021)
    BSC Young Boys 3-1 CFR 1907 Cluj (agg: 4-2)
    0-1 Omrani 4, 1-1 Siebatcheu 23, 2-1 Moumi Ngamaleu 25, 3-1 Siebatcheu 42
    Faivre, Camara, Zesiger, Moumi Ngamaleu, Elia (82 Mambimbi), Fassnacht, Siebatcheu (87 Kanga), Aebischer (67 Rieder), Garcia, C. Martins Pereira (87 Sierro), Hefti (82 Maceiras)
  • Play-off
    BSC Young Boys 3-2 Ferencvárosi TC
    0-1 Boli 14, 1-1 Elia 16, 2-1 Sierro 40, 3-1 Garcia 65, 3-2 Boli 82
    Faivre, Camara, Zesiger, Sierro (76 Rieder), Moumi Ngamaleu, Elia (86 Mambimbi), Fassnacht (86 Maceiras), Siebatcheu (58 Kanga), Garcia, C. Martins Pereira, Hefti
  • (24/08/2021)
    Ferencvárosi TC 2-3 BSC Young Boys (agg: 4-6)
    0-1 Zesiger 4, 1-1 Wingo 18, 2-1 R. Mmaee 27, 2-2 Fassnacht 56, 2-3 Mambimbi 90+3
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Zesiger, Sierro (63 Aebischer), Moumi Ngamaleu, Elia (85 Lauper), Fassnacht, Siebatcheu (85 Mambimbi), Garcia, Maceiras, C. Martins Pereira
  • Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Atalanta BC2110324
    BSC Young Boys2101223
    Manchester United FC2101333
    Villarreal CF2011341
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2021)
    BSC Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United FC
    0-1 Ronaldo 13, 1-1 Moumi Ngamaleu 66, 2-1 Siebatcheu 90+5
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Sierro (46 Siebatcheu), Moumi Ngamaleu, Elia (92 Kanga), Fassnacht, Aebischer, Garcia, Lauper (92 Zesiger), C. Martins Pereira (82 Rieder), Hefti (83 Sulejmani)
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    Atalanta BC 1-0 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Pessina 68
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Sierro (69 Mambimbi), Moumi Ngamaleu, Elia (66 Rieder), Siebatcheu (66 Kanga), Aebischer (82 Spielmann), Garcia, Lauper, C. Martins Pereira, Hefti (82 Maceiras)
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    BSC Young Boys-Villarreal CF
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    Villarreal CF-BSC Young Boys
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    BSC Young Boys-Atalanta BC
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    Manchester United FC-BSC Young Boys

Villarreal CF

  • UEFA Super Cup - Final
    Matchday 1 (11/08/2021)
    Chelsea FC 1-1 Villarreal CF
    1-0 Ziyech 27, 1-1 Gerard Moreno 73
    Havertz 0-0 (missed) , Gerard Moreno 0-1 , Azpilicueta 1-1 , Mandi 1-1 (missed) , Alonso 2-1 , Estupiñán 2-2 , Mount 3-2 , Moi Gómez 3-3 , Jorginho 4-3 , Raba 4-4 , Pulišić 5-4 , Foyth 5-5 , Rüdiger 6-5 , Albiol 6-5 (missed)
    Asenjo, Albiol, Pau Torres, Gerard Moreno, Foyth, Trigueros (70 Moi Gómez ), Dia (85 Raba), Moreno (85 Morlanes), Pino (91 Mandi), Pedraza (58 Estupiñán), Capoue (70 Mario Gaspar)
  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (14/09/2021)
    Villarreal CF 2-2 Atalanta BC
    0-1 Freuler 6, 1-1 Trigueros 39, 2-1 Danjuma 73, 2-2 Gosens 83
    Rulli, Albiol, Pau Torres, Parejo, Capoue (60 Coquelin), Gerard Moreno, Foyth, Trigueros (60 Moi Gómez ), Dia (60 Danjuma), Pino (72 Moreno), Pedraza (87 Mario Gaspar)
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    Manchester United FC 2-1 Villarreal CF
    0-1 Alcácer 53, 1-1 Alex Telles 60, 2-1 Ronaldo 90+5
    Rulli, Albiol (73 Mandi), Pau Torres, Parejo, Capoue, Foyth, Alcácer (58 Dia), Trigueros (61 Estupiñán), Danjuma, Moreno (73 Peña), Pino (73 Moi Gómez )
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    BSC Young Boys-Villarreal CF
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    Villarreal CF-BSC Young Boys
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    Villarreal CF-Manchester United FC
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    Atalanta BC-Villarreal CF

Last updated 01/10/2021 10:33CET

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

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: 15 (2021)
Swiss Cup: 7 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
UEFA Europa League group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
group stage
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 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
2-1 twice, most recently v Manchester United
14/09/21, group stage

• 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


Villarreal CF
El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Europa League (1): 2021
• UEFA Super Cup: (2021)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (2): 2003, 2004

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Europa League winners
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
2017/18: UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
UEFA Europa League semi-finals
UEFA Europa League round of 16
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
group stage

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-1: Villarreal v NAC Breda
27/08/09, UEFA Europa League play-off second leg
5-0 twice, most recently v Rapid Wien
25/10/18, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
three times, most recently v Astana
21/08/14, UEFA Europa League play-off first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Villarreal v Roma
16/02/17, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
Porto v Villarreal
28/04/11, UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
6-3: Villarreal v Aalborg
21/10/08, group stage

• Biggest away win
1-2: Panathinaikos v Villarreal
10/03/09, round of 16 second leg
0-1: Benfica v Villarreal
02/11/05, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Villarreal v Manchester City
02/11/11, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Arsenal v Villarreal
15/04/09, quarter-finals second leg



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