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UEFA Champions League: BSC Young Boys - Atalanta BC Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

BSC Young BoysBSC Young BoysStadion Wankdorf - BerneTuesday 23 November 2021
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Group F - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
29/09/2021GSAtalanta BC - BSC Young Boys1-0
BergamoPessina 68
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Atalanta BC110000000000110010

BSC Young Boys - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
03/12/2020GSAS Roma - BSC Young Boys3-1
RomeMayoral 44, Calafiori 59, Džeko 81; Nsame 34
22/10/2020GSBSC Young Boys - AS Roma1-2
BerneNsame 14 (P); Bruno Peres 69, Kumbulla 74
UEFA Champions League
12/12/2018GSBSC Young Boys - Juventus2-1
BerneHoarau 30 (P), 68; Dybala 80
02/10/2018GSJuventus - BSC Young Boys3-0
TurinDybala 5, 33, 69
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

Atalanta BC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Atalanta BC have not played against a club from their opponents' country

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Atalanta BC110000000000110010

Last updated 11/11/2021 17:12CET

Match background Only this chapter

Group F's bottom side Young Boys welcome Atalanta to Switzerland on Matchday 5 with both teams in need of a positive result.

• Matteo Pessina's 68th-minute winner was all that separated the sides in Bergamo on Matchday 2 in what was the teams' first meeting, and Atalanta's first game against Swiss opponents.

• However, that is the Italian side's only win in this season's UEFA Champions League, a 2-2 draw at Villarreal on Matchday 1 preceding two games against Manchester United in which Atalanta conceded late goals to lose 3-2 away – a match in which they had been two goals up – and draw 2-2 at home. 

• Young Boys beat United 2-1 in Berne in their first fixture but have lost all three games since, going down 4-1 at home and 2-0 away against Villarreal on Matchdays 3 and 4.

• Atalanta and Young Boys must both win to stay in contention to reach the round of 16 without having to depend on other results. The Swiss side will be confirmed in fourth place if they lose.

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 ten games in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League, winning the first four at home before losing to Villarreal. 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 losses to Ajax last season and Villarreal this are the only times Young Boys have failed to win in their last nine European home matches.

• 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 were paired with Roma in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage, losing 2-1 in Berne and 3-1 in Rome. The first game was their first home loss against Italian visitors, YB having won the previous three encounters including that famous 2-1 defeat of Juventus in 2018.

• Having never featured in the UEFA Champions League before 2019/20, Atalanta are making their third successive appearance in the group stage. Quarter-finalists on debut two seasons ago, they again reached the knockout rounds in 2020/21, losing to Real Madrid in the last 16.

• The Italian club were second behind Liverpool in Group D last season, sealing progress with a 1-0 win at Ajax on Matchday 6. That gave them 11 points, two behind Liverpool who had won 5-0 in Bergamo on Matchday 3 – Atalanta's heaviest European defeat – before Gian Piero Gasperini's side turned the tables with a famous 2-0 victory at Anfield.

• The club from Bergamo were subsequently beaten 1-0 at home and 3-1 away by Real Madrid in the round of 16.

• Atalanta won all three away games in last season's group stage, scoring seven goals without conceding. Last season's defeat in Madrid and their Matchday 3 reverse in Manchester are their only losses in their last eight away UEFA Champions League matches (W5 D1).

Links and trivia
• Remo Freuler is a Swiss international who played for Winterhur (2005–10, 2011–14), Grasshoppers (2010/11) and Luzern (2014–16) in his homeland before moving to Atalanta.

• Freuler's Switzerland team-mates include Christian Fassnacht, Michel Aebischer, Ulisses Garcia and Cédric Zesiger plus the uncapped Sandro Lauper and David von Ballmoos, who have both been involved with the squad.

• Berat Djimsiti joined home-town club FC Zürich aged 14 in 2007. He made his first-team breakthrough in 2011 and went on to score six goals in 136 matches in all competitions, winning the Swiss Cup in 2013/14, before signing for Atalanta in 2016.

• Djimsiti played for Switzerland at Under-18, U19 and U21 level before electing to represent Albania.

• Atalanta defender Merih Demiral was in the Turkey team beaten 3-1 by Switzerland in the UEFA EURO 2020 group stage; Fassnacht was an unused substitute.

• Rafael Tolói and Pessina were late substitutes in Italy's 3-0 Matchday 2 defeat of Freuler's Switzerland at UEFA EURO 2020.

Latest news

Young Boys
• Young Boys have won only one of their last seven games in all competitions (D2 L4).

• YB have been beaten in three of their last four games and needed an added-time equaliser from Jordan Siebatcheu to snatch a 1-1 draw in the most recent, at Grasshoppers on 6 November.

• The Swiss champions' home league game with Basel, scheduled for 20 November, was postponed due to major building work around the Stadion Wankdorf.

• YB have scored 24 goals in their last eight league games.

• Having finished 31 points clear at the top of the 2020/21 Swiss Super League, Young Boys managed only one win in their first four league games this season (D2 L1) but have since recorded five victories in eight games. They have scored 25 goals in those victories and only four in the six games they failed to win.

• Christian Fassnacht (seven), Siebatcheu (six) and Meschack Elia (four) have scored 17 of Young Boys' 29 league goals to date.

• On 27 October YB were eliminated from the Swiss Cup in the round of 16, losing 2-1 at Lugano.

• Ulisses Garcia was a second-half substitute in Switzerland's 1-1 draw in Italy in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 12 November; Michel Aebischer came on late in the 4-0 home win against Bulgaria three days later that clinched a place in the finals.

• Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu started Cameroon's 4-0 win in Malawi on 13 November and the 1-0 home success against Ivory Coast three days later that booked their place in the next stage of World Cup qualifying.

• Young Boys goalkeeper David von Ballmoos dislocated his left shoulder while saving a penalty at Lugano and is expected to be sidelined for several months as a result of the subsequent operation.

• Cédric Zesiger suffered an injury to the metatarsal in his right foot in a 7-1 win away to lower-league Iliria in the second round of the Swiss Cup on 19 September and has not played since.

• Mohamed Camara, whose last appearance came in a 3-1 league defeat at St. Gallen on 30 October, has a thigh injury.

• Fassnacht suffered concussion and a fractured temporal bone against Grasshoppers and is not expected to play again this year.

• YB captain Fabian Lustenberger, who had been sidelined by a ruptured Achilles tendon since 11 April, played for the club's second team on 6 and 13 November.

• Jean-Pierre Nsame, last season's top scorer with 19 league goals, is also yet to play this season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.

• Four days after the 2-2 draw against Manchester United, Atalanta won 2-1 at Cagliari in Serie A with Mario Pašalić and Duván Zapata scoring the goals.

• The Bergamo club were 5-2 winners at home to Spezia on Saturday, Pašalić scoring twice and setting up one more. Ruslan Malinovskyi scored his third league goal of 2021/22 and Luis Muriel, who hit 22 last season, his second.

• Zapata, who scored Atalanta's second on Saturday from the penalty spot, has eight goals in 11 Serie A games this term. He has scored on his last five appearances for Atalanta in all competitions.

• Atalanta have 25 points after 13 Serie A games, equalling the club best from 2016/17.

• Atalanta have won five of their first six away games in Serie A for the first time in their history. They drew the other, 2-2 at defending champions Inter.

• In 2021 only Bayern München (101) have scored more league goals than Atalanta's 89 among the top five European leagues.

• Pašalić scored in Croatia's 7-1 win in Malta on 11 November and also started the 1-0 home success against Russia three days later that confirmed his country's place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

• Remo Freuler got the final goal in a 4-0 win against Bulgaria on 15 November as Switzerland qualified for the World Cup.

• Joakim Mæhle found the net as Denmark won 3-1 at home to the Faroe Islands on 12 November. It was the third successive World Cup qualifier in which he had scored.

• The following day, Merih Demiral scored his first goal for Turkey in a 6-0 home win against Gibraltar.

• Rafael Tolói played 90 minutes on Saturday, his first appearance since suffering a thigh injury against Empoli on 17 October.

• Robin Gosens been sidelined by a thigh injury suffered against Young Boys on 29 September while Hans Hateboer has been out since undergoing surgery on his left foot in August.


Squad list Only this chapter

BSC Young Boys - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26David von BallmoosSUI30/12/199426 - 4-3-8-7-40-
61Leandro ZbindenSUI30/07/200219 - ----------
68Abdullah LaidaniSUI26/04/200318 - ----------
79Elio CastroSUI05/09/200417 - ----------
91Guillaume FaivreSUI20/02/198734 - 2-1-4-1-24-
4Mohamed Ali CamaraGUI28/08/199724 - 6-3-9-7-22-
5Cédric ZesigerSUI24/06/199823 - 611-4-1-211
14Nicolas BürgySUI07/08/199526 - --1-4-1-7-
21Ulisses GarciaSUI11/01/199625 - 624-1116-282
24Quentin MaceirasSUI10/10/199526 - 4-2-7-2-12-
25Jordan LefortFRA09/08/199328 - 2-2-7-2-15-
36Silvan HeftiSUI25/10/199724 - 5-4-1114-231
62Aurele AmendaSUI31/07/200318 - ----------
7Marvin SpielmannSUI23/02/199625 - 3-1-3-1-101
8Vincent SierroSUI08/10/199526*623-10-3-242
10Miralem SulejmaniSRB05/12/198832 - --1-6-221889
11Alexandre JankewitzSUI25/12/200119 - ----2-----
13Nicolas Moumi NgamaleuCMR09/07/199427 - 6141112101486
16Christian FassnachtSUI11/11/199328 - 613-1179-469
20Michel AebischerSUI06/01/199724*514-1228-421
22Nico MaierSUI02/07/200021 - ----------
28Fabian LustenbergerSUI02/05/198833 - --------38-
30Sandro LauperSUI25/10/199625 - 3-4-12-9-16-
32Fabian RiederSUI16/02/200219 - 3-4-1014-15-
35Christopher Martins PereiraLUX19/02/199724 - 5-3-9-3-14-
9Wilfried KangaFRA21/02/199823 - 3-3-933-6-
15Meschack EliaCOD06/08/199724 - 614111441213
17Jordan SiebatcheuUSA26/04/199625 - 634111641288
18Jean-Pierre NsameCMR01/05/199328 - ------4-339
19Felix MambimbiSUI18/01/200120 - 413-913-203
29Yannick ToureSUI29/09/200021 - ----------
77Joel MonteiroPOR05/08/199922 - ----------
-David WagnerGER19/10/197150 - 6-4---4-10-
Atalanta BC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Juan MussoARG06/05/199427 - --4-12-4-4-
31Francesco RossiITA27/04/199130 - ----------
57Marco SportielloITA10/05/199229 - ----1-7-7-
2Rafael TolóiITA10/10/199031 - --2-7117-272
3Joakim MæhleDEN20/05/199724 - --3-12-11-24-
6José Luis PalominoARG05/01/199031 - --3-11-21-371
8Robin GosensGER05/07/199427 - --2161173274
13Giuseppe PezzellaITA29/11/199723 - --2-8-2-2-
19Berat DjimsitiALB19/02/199328 - --3-8-17-291
28Merih DemiralTUR05/03/199823 - --418-101101
33Hans HateboerNED09/01/199427 - ------152353
42Giorgio ScalviniITA11/12/200317 - ----4-----
66Matteo LovatoITA14/02/200021 - --1-6-1-1-
77Davide ZappacostaITA11/06/199229 - --4-12191191
7Teun KoopmeinersNED28/02/199823 - --4-10-4-297
11Remo FreulerSUI15/04/199229 - --4110-192343
15Marten de RoonNED29/03/199130*--4-9119-361
18Ruslan MalinovskyiUKR04/05/199328 - --3-1331614211
32Matteo PessinaITA21/04/199724 - --218-91141
59Aleksei MiranchukRUS17/10/199526 - --2-6-153305
72Josip IličićSVN29/01/198833 - --311331675722
88Mario PašalićCRO09/02/199526 - --41134244417
9Luis MurielCOL16/04/199130 - --3-722444010
91Duván ZapataCOL01/04/199130 - --411182063711
99Roberto PiccoliITA27/01/200120 - ----81----
-Gian Piero GasperiniITA26/01/195863 - --4---22-44-

Last updated 22/11/2021 15:05CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDaniel Siebert (GER)
  • Assistant refereesRafael Foltyn (GER) , Christian Gittelmann (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Fourth officialTobias Reichel (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateAurel Ionescu (ROU)
  • UEFA Referee observerDarko Čeferin (SVN)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Daniel Siebert04/05/19841152

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
24/11/2020UCLGSJuventusFerencvárosi TC2-1Turin
15/09/2021UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoReal Madrid CF0-1Milan

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/09/2017UELGSOlympique LyonnaisAtalanta BC1-1Decines
16/08/2018UEL3QRFC Basel 1893Vitesse1-0Basel
27/02/2020UELR32FC Internazionale MilanoPFC Ludogorets 19452-1Milan
24/11/2020UCLGSJuventusFerencvárosi TC2-1Turin
10/12/2020UELGSAC Sparta PrahaAC Milan0-1Prague
25/02/2021UELR32SSC NapoliGranada CF2-1Napoli
15/09/2021UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoReal Madrid CF0-1Milan

Last updated 21/11/2021 12:15CET

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)L 1-4Elia 77
23/10/2021LeagueFC Lausanne-Sport (H)W 3-2Hefti 13, Rieder 76, Fassnacht 82
27/10/2021CupFC Lugano (A)L 1-2Rieder 89
30/10/2021LeagueFC St. Gallen (A)L 1-3Stillhart 82 (og)
02/11/2021UCLVillarreal CF (A)L 0-2
06/11/2021LeagueGrasshopper Club Zürich (A)D 1-1Siebatcheu 90+3
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)
15/12/2021LeagueFC Basel 1893 (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 Zürich14842322428
2FC Basel 189313751291226
3FC Lugano13724201523
4BSC Young Boys12642291422
5Grasshopper Club Zürich14464252218
6Servette FC14437233015
7FC St. Gallen14437192815
8FC Sion14437162815
9FC Lausanne-Sport14257162811
10FC Luzern14176182610
Atalanta BCFixtures and results
21/08/2021LeagueTorino FC (A)W 2-1Muriel 6, Piccoli 90+3
28/08/2021LeagueBologna FC (H)D 0-0
11/09/2021LeagueACF Fiorentina (H)L 1-2Zapata 65 (P)
14/09/2021UCLVillarreal CF (A)D 2-2Freuler 6, Gosens 83
18/09/2021LeagueSalernitana Sport (A)W 1-0Zapata 75
21/09/2021LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (H)W 2-1Gosens 3, Zappacosta 37
25/09/2021LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (A)D 2-2Malinovskyi 30, Tolói 38
29/09/2021UCLBSC Young Boys (H)W 1-0Pessina 68
03/10/2021LeagueAC Milan (H)L 2-3Zapata 86 (P), Pašalić 90+4
17/10/2021LeagueEmpoli FC (A)W 4-1Iličić 11, 26, Viti 49 (og), Zapata 89
20/10/2021UCLManchester United FC (A)L 2-3Pašalić 15, Merih Demiral 29
24/10/2021LeagueUdinese Calcio (H)D 1-1Malinovskyi 56
27/10/2021LeagueUC Sampdoria (A)W 3-1Askildsen 17 (og), Zapata 21, Iličić 90+5
30/10/2021LeagueSS Lazio (H)D 2-2Zapata 45+1, De Roon 90+4
02/11/2021UCLManchester United FC (H)D 2-2Iličić 12, Zapata 56
06/11/2021LeagueCagliari Calcio (A)W 2-1Pašalić 6, Zapata 43
20/11/2021LeagueSpezia (H)W 5-2Pašalić 18, 41, Zapata 38 (P), Muriel 83, Malinovskyi 89
23/11/2021UCLBSC Young Boys (A)
27/11/2021LeagueJuventus (A)
30/11/2021LeagueAC Venezia (H)
04/12/2021LeagueSSC Napoli (A)
08/12/2021UCLVillarreal CF (H)
12/12/2021LeagueHellas Verona FC (A)
18/12/2021LeagueAS Roma (H)
21/12/2021LeagueGenoa CFC (A)
06/01/2022LeagueTorino FC (H)
09/01/2022LeagueUdinese Calcio (A)
16/01/2022LeagueFC Internazionale Milano (H)
23/01/2022LeagueSS Lazio (A)
06/02/2022LeagueCagliari Calcio (H)
13/02/2022LeagueJuventus (H)
20/02/2022LeagueACF Fiorentina (A)
27/02/2022LeagueUC Sampdoria (H)
06/03/2022LeagueAS Roma (A)
13/03/2022LeagueGenoa CFC (H)
20/03/2022LeagueBologna FC (A)
03/04/2022LeagueSSC Napoli (H)
10/04/2022LeagueUS Sassuolo Calcio (A)
16/04/2022LeagueHellas Verona FC (H)
24/04/2022LeagueAC Venezia (A)
01/05/2022LeagueSalernitana Sport (H)
08/05/2022LeagueSpezia (A)
15/05/2022LeagueAC Milan (A)
22/05/2022LeagueEmpoli FC (H)
1SSC Napoli13102126732
2AC Milan131021291532
3FC Internazionale Milano13841321528
4Atalanta BC13742271725
5AS Roma13715231522
6SS Lazio13634252121
7ACF Fiorentina13706201721
9Hellas Verona FC13544272219
10Bologna FC13535192418
11Torino FC13526171317
12Empoli FC13517192516
13US Sassuolo Calcio13436192015
14AC Venezia13436121915
15Udinese Calcio13355162014
16UC Sampdoria13337172512
18Genoa CFC1316617269
19Cagliari Calcio1314815287
20Salernitana Sport13211010287

Last updated 22/11/2021 22:58CET

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
    Manchester United FC4211877
    Villarreal CF4211957
    Atalanta BC4121775
    BSC Young Boys4103383
    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 1-4 Villarreal CF
    0-1 Pino 6, 0-2 Gerard Moreno 16, 1-2 Elia 77, 1-3 Moreno 88, 1-4 Chukwueze 90+2
    Von Ballmoos, Camara, Moumi Ngamaleu, Elia, Fassnacht (90 Mambimbi), Siebatcheu (70 Kanga), Aebischer, Garcia, Lefort (62 Hefti), Lauper, C. Martins Pereira (70 Rieder)
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    Villarreal CF 2-0 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Capoue 36, 2-0 Danjuma 89
    Faivre, Sierro (75 Mambimbi), Moumi Ngamaleu (82 Siebatcheu), Bürgy, Elia, Fassnacht, Aebischer, Garcia (75 Lefort), Lauper, Rieder, Hefti (75 Maceiras)
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    BSC Young Boys-Atalanta BC
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    Manchester United FC-BSC Young Boys

Atalanta BC

  • 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
    Musso, Tolói, Palomino, Gosens, Freuler, De Roon (70 Koopmeiners), Malinovskyi (70 Pašalić), Djimsiti (61 Merih Demiral), Pessina (79 Aleksei Miranchuk), Zappacosta, Zapata (70 Iličić)
  • Matchday 2 (29/09/2021)
    Atalanta BC 1-0 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Pessina 68
    Musso, Tolói, Gosens (11 Mæhle), Freuler (89 Koopmeiners), De Roon, Malinovskyi (75 Muriel), Djimsiti, Merih Demiral, Pessina (75 Pašalić), Zappacosta (89 Pezzella), Zapata
  • Matchday 3 (20/10/2021)
    Manchester United FC 3-2 Atalanta BC
    0-1 Pašalić 15, 0-2 Merih Demiral 29, 1-2 Rashford 53, 2-2 Maguire 75, 3-2 Ronaldo 81
    Musso, Mæhle, Palomino, Koopmeiners (80 Pezzella), Muriel (56 Zapata), Freuler, De Roon, Merih Demiral (46 Lovato), Iličić (68 Aleksei Miranchuk), Zappacosta, Pašalić (68 Malinovskyi)
  • Matchday 4 (02/11/2021)
    Atalanta BC 2-2 Manchester United FC
    1-0 Iličić 12, 1-1 Ronaldo 45+1, 2-1 Zapata 56, 2-2 Ronaldo 90+1
    Musso, Mæhle, Palomino, Koopmeiners, Freuler, De Roon, Merih Demiral, Iličić (71 Muriel), Zappacosta, Pašalić (46 Djimsiti), Zapata
  • Matchday 5 (23/11/2021)
    BSC Young Boys-Atalanta BC
  • Matchday 6 (08/12/2021)
    Atalanta BC-Villarreal CF

Last updated 05/11/2021 15:22CET

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
1-4: Young Boys v Villarreal
20/10/21, group stage
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


Atalanta BC
La Dea (The Goddess)

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

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Italian Cup: 1 (1963)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2020/21: round of 16
UEFA Europa League play-offs
UEFA Europa League round of 32
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
4-1 twice, most recently v Valencia
19/02/20, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
3-0: Atalanta v Everton
14/09/17, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-8: Sarajevo v Atalanta
02/08/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Atalanta v Liverpool
03/11/20, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
Manchester City v Atalanta
22/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage
4-0: Dinamo Zagreb v Atalanta
19/09/19, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
Biggest home win
4-1: Atalanta v Valencia (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4: Midtjylland v Atalanta
21/10/20, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Atalanta v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
Manchester City v Atalanta (see above)
Dinamo Zagreb v Atalanta (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