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UEFA Europa League: Malmö FF - Beşiktaş JK Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Malmö FFMalmö FFMalmö New Stadium - MalmoThursday 4 October 2018
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Group I - Matchday 2
Beşiktaş JKBeşiktaş JK
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

29/09/2005R1Malmö FF - Beşiktaş JK1-4
agg: 2-4
MalmoAlves 61; Youla 28, 53, Ali Güneş 34, Tümer Metin 90+4
15/09/2005R1Beşiktaş JK - Malmö FF0-1
IstanbulAlves 70
European Champions Clubs' Cup
03/10/1990R1Beşiktaş JK - Malmö FF2-2
agg: 4-5
IstanbulGültiken 31, Feyyaz Uçar 44; Engqvist 54, Larsson 64
19/09/1990R1Malmö FF - Beşiktaş JK3-2
MalmoLindman 29, Sundstrøm 58, Çetin 62 (og); Feyyaz Uçar 52, 60
Malmö FF210121100000421178
Beşiktaş JK201121010000411287

Malmö FF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Malmö FF have not played against a club from their opponents' country

Beşiktaş JK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
05/11/1997GSIFK Göteborg - Beşiktaş JK2-1
GothenburgPettersson 18 (P), Andersson 22; Oktay Derelioğlu 45
22/10/1997GSBeşiktaş JK - IFK Göteborg1-0
IstanbulOktay Derelioğlu 6
UEFA Champions League
30/09/1992R1Beşiktaş JK - IFK Göteborg2-1
agg: 2-3
IstanbulTekin 26, Feyyaz Uçar 73; Eskelinen 10
16/09/1992R1IFK Göteborg - Beşiktaş JK2-0
GothenburgEskelinen 71, Ekström 82
Malmö FF210121100000421178
Beşiktaş JK42114103000083141212

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:27CET

Match background Only this chapter

Defeated 2-0 at Genk on matchday one, Swedish champions Malmö will be looking to get their first points on the board in UEFA Europa League Group I as they host a Beşiktaş side who opened with a 3-1 home win against Sarpsborg.

Previous meetings
• Malmö hold a slight advantage in the clubs' four previous meetings (W2 D1 L1), although both they and Beşiktaş have won a tie apiece; the Swedish side in the 1990/91 European Champion Clubs' Cup first round (3-2 home, 2-2 away), the Turkish club at the same stage of the UEFA Cup 15 years later (0-1 home, 4-1 away).

• Malmö have faced no other Turkish opponents, while Beşiktaş's four UEFA Champions League matches against IFK Göteborg were all won by the home side, giving the Istanbul club an all-time record in Sweden of W1 L3.

Form guide
• Swedish champions for a record 20th time in 2017, Malmö began this season's European campaign in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round. Their bid to reach the group stage of that competition for the third time in five years was halted on the away goals rule by Hungarian champions Vidi in the third qualifying round but they secured an autumn of European participation – as Sweden's sole representatives – by winning a Scandinavian derby against Danish title holders Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League play-offs. Their eight qualifying matches brought four wins and four draws.

• Malmö's only previous UEFA Europa League group stage involvement was in 2011/12, when they opened with a 4-1 defeat at Dutch club AZ Alkmaar and never recovered, finishing bottom of the section with just one point. The club have played nine home games in European group stages and won only two, losing six.

Highlights: Genk 2-0 Malmö

• There have been draws in each of Malmö's last three home European fixtures. They are unbeaten in their last five, but the last time they lost – 0-5 against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League – it constituted the club's heaviest home defeat in UEFA competition.

• Bidding for a hat-trick of Turkish titles, Beşiktaş could only finish fourth in the 2017/18 Süper Lig, which earned them a berth in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. They saw off B36, LASK and, in the play-offs, Partizan to reach the group stage.

• Beşiktaş are back in the UEFA Europa League after a season's absence, during which they reached the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League as group winners. They have progressed from their group three times out of four in the UEFA Europa League, though the one failure came on their most recent appearance, in 2015/16. They reached the quarter-finals of the competition the following season after switching over from the UEFA Champions League in mid-campaign.

• The Istanbul club won all three away fixtures in last season's UEFA Champions League group – at Porto, Monaco and RB Leipzig – to top their section for the first time. They have won at least once on the road in each of their four previous UEFA Europa League group campaigns, their overall away record standing at W5 D4 L3.

Highlights: Beşiktaş 3-1 Sarpsborg

Links and trivia
• Jeremain Lens, who scored Beşiktaş's third goal on matchday one against Sarpsborg, needs one more UEFA Europa League appearance to reach the half-century – and become only the third player to do so, after Daniel Carriço and Markel Susaeta. The Dutchman has previously featured in the competition for PSV Eindhoven, Dynamo Kyiv and Fenerbahçe.

• Beşiktaş have played 41 matches in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final – the same number as Istanbul rivals, and Group D participants, Fenerbahçe. This will be Malmö's eighth game in the competition proper, matching the record number for a Swedish club set last season by Östersund.

The coaches
• Born in the former East Germany, Uwe Rösler left his homeland in 1994 to play up front for Manchester City, which he did for four years, thus forming a bond with English football that has brought him back to the country to manage four different lower-league clubs. His coaching career began in Norway, with Lillestrøm, his final club as a player, and in June 2018 he returned to Scandinavia to become the new head coach of reigning Swedish champions Malmö.

• Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş famously guided Turkey to third place at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. A goalkeeper who spent the majority of his playing career at home-town Trabzonspor, a club he has returned to coach on three occasions – winning Turkish Cups in 1995 and 2010 – he led Beşiktaş to the 2015/16 Turkish title in his first season and subsequently took the Black Eagles to the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League quarter-finals and last term's UEFA Champions League round of 16 for the first time.


Team facts Only this chapter

Malmö FF
Nickname: Di Blåe (The Blues), Himmelsblått (The Sky Blues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (1979)
• European/South American Cup: (1979)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 20 (2017)
Swedish Cup: 14 (1989)

Ten-year record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League group stage
third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA competition
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
did not take part in UEFA competition
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA competition
2008/09: did not take part in UEFA competition

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
11-0: Malmö v Pezoporikos
03/10/73, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hibernian v Malmö
25/07/13, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Malmö v Paris Saint-Germain
25/11/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
8-0: Real Madrid v Malmö
08/12/15, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
5-0: Malmö v Shirak
29/07/98, first qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-7: Hibernian v Malmö (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4 twice, most recently v Metalist
20/10/11, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0 twice, most recently v Swansea
01/08/13, third qualifying round first leg


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: 15 (2017)
Turkish Cup: 9 (2011)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League unless otherwise indicated)
UEFA Champions League round of 16
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
group stage
round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: play-offs (excluded from the group stage)
did not participate in UEFA competition
round of 16
round of 32
2009/10: UEFA Champions League group stage
first round

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 Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals first leg

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

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
6-0: Beşiktaş v B36 Tórshavn (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5: Sarajevo v Beşiktaş (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Beşiktaş v Dynamo Kyiv
17/02/11, round of 32 first leg
0-3: Beşiktaş v Atlético Madrid
15/03/12, round of 16 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Dynamo Kyiv v Beşiktaş
24/02/11, round of 32 second leg


Squad list Only this chapter

Malmö FF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Walter ViitalaFIN09/01/199226 - ------2---5-
27Johan DahlinSWE08/09/198632 - 6-2-1-19-7-35-
29Fredrik AnderssonSWE25/10/198829 - ------4-----
30Mathias NilssonSWE23/02/199919 - ------------
2Eric LarssonSWE15/07/199127 - 612---191--101
3Egzon BinakuALB17/08/199523 - 1---1-16-1-3-
4Behrang SafariSWE09/02/198533 - 5-2-1-17-27-83-
17Rasmus BengtssonSWE26/06/198632 - 5-2-1-10-101331
24Lasse NielsenDEN08/01/198830 - 6-2-1-22-8-37-
26Andreas VindheimNOR04/08/199523 - 3-2-1-811-7-
31Franz BrorssonSWE30/01/199622 - 4-2---18---111
40Hugo AnderssonSWE01/01/199919 - ------21----
5Søren RieksDEN07/04/198731 - 6-2-1-2291-211
6Oscar LewickiSWE14/07/199226 - 6-2-1-22-1-26-
7Fouad BachirouCOM15/04/199028 - 5-2-1-17-7-201
8Arnór Ingvi TraustasonISL30/04/199325 - 422-1-1846-152
14Anders ChristiansenDEN08/06/199028 - 412-1-1011-181
18Romain GallFRA31/01/199523 - 2---1-831-3-
20Bonke InnocentNGA20/01/199622 - 3-----10---3-
35Samuel AdrianSWE02/03/199820 - 2-----9---2-
38Laorent ShabaniSWE19/08/199919 - ------------
39Felix KonstandeliaszSWE26/03/199919 - ------3-----
9Markus RosenbergSWE27/09/198236 - 51221-21102267725
10Carlos StrandbergSWE14/04/199622 - 53----156--165
11Guillermo MolinsSWE26/09/198830 - ----------62
23Marcus AntonssonSWE08/05/199127 - 4-221-951-72
37Tim PricaSWE23/04/200216 - ------------
-Uwe RöslerGER15/11/196849 - 6-2-1---2-18-
Beşiktaş JK - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Loris KariusGER22/06/199325 - --1-4-1-16-
29Tolga ZenginTUR10/10/198334 - 5---2-13-38-
30Ersin DestanoğluTUR01/01/200117 - ----------
97Utku YuvakuranTUR02/11/199720 - 1---1---1-
3AdrianoBRA26/10/198433 - 5---5-3861019
5PepePOR26/02/198335 - 421-731-1025
12Enzo RocoCHI16/08/199226 - 2-111-1131
14Fatih AksoyTUR06/11/199720 - 2-------2-
24Domagoj VidaCRO29/04/198929 - 2---6-271713
41Alpay ÇelebiTUR04/04/199919 - ----------
77Gökhan GönülTUR04/01/198533 - 611-7131-731
88Caner ErkinTUR04/10/198830 - 611-6-302574
6Gary MedelCHI03/08/198731 - 6-1-6-13-29-
7Ricardo QuaresmaPOR26/09/198335 - 4---6237811222
8Ryan BabelNED19/12/198631 - 4111742588121
10Oğuzhan ÖzyakupTUR23/09/199226 - 421-7-181394
17Jeremain LensNED24/11/198730 - 41115-55117317
18Tolgay ArslanGER16/08/199028 - 611-7-91262
20Necip UysalTUR24/01/199127 - 5-1-4-34-531
22Adem LjajićSRB29/09/199127 - --1-3-113213
26Dorukhan ToközTUR21/05/199622 - 2-------2-
37Mertcan AçıkgözTUR18/11/199918 - ----------
55Gökhan TöreTUR20/01/199226 - 3-1-1-185275
11Mustafa PektemekTUR11/08/198830 - 1-----111202
95Cyle LarinCAN17/04/199523 - 631-4-1-73
99Vágner LoveBRA11/06/198434 - 31--2131206332
-Şenol GüneşTUR01/06/195266 - 6-1---28-69-

Last updated 04/10/2018 10:50CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Malmö FFFixtures and results
02/04/2018LeagueIF Elfsborg (A)W 2-1Svanberg 2, Traustason 24
09/04/2018LeagueAIK (H)D 1-1Rosenberg 44 (P)
13/04/2018LeagueGIF Sundsvall (A)D 2-2Strandberg 77, Jeremejeff 84
18/04/2018LeagueDjurgårdens IF (A)L 0-3
23/04/2018LeagueIF Brommapojkarna (H)W 3-1Rosenberg 40, 70, Rieks 85
29/04/2018LeagueKalmar FF (A)L 0-3
03/05/2018LeagueDjurgårdens IF (H)W 1-0Strandberg 59
07/05/2018LeagueIFK Göteborg (H)L 1-2Strandberg 54
13/05/2018LeagueTrelleborgs FF (A)L 0-1
16/05/2018LeagueHammarby Fotboll (A)L 2-3Rieks 19, Svanberg 46
20/05/2018LeagueBK Häcken (H)W 2-0Rieks 49, Rosenberg 78 (P)
27/05/2018LeagueDalkurd FF (H)D 1-1Strandberg 55
07/07/2018LeagueIK Sirius (A)W 4-0Rosenberg 15, 47, Traustason 49, Rieks 84
10/07/2018UCLKF Drita (A)W 3-0Strandberg 13, Traustason 39, Rosenberg 82
14/07/2018LeagueÖstersunds FK (H)D 1-1Rosenberg 33
17/07/2018UCLKF Drita (H)W 2-0Strandberg 55, Larsson 60
21/07/2018LeagueÖrebro SK (A)W 2-1Strandberg 48, 73
24/07/2018UCLCFR 1907 Cluj (A)W 1-0Strandberg 45
28/07/2018LeagueIFK Norrköping (H)W 2-1Rosenberg 6 (P), Rieks 65
01/08/2018UCLCFR 1907 Cluj (H)D 1-1Traustason 55
07/08/2018UCLVidi FC (H)D 1-1Christiansen 62
10/08/2018LeagueDalkurd FF (A)W 1-0Rieks 43
14/08/2018UCLVidi FC (A)D 0-0
18/08/2018LeagueTrelleborgs FF (H)W 3-0H. Andersson 2, Vindheim 26, Antonsson 35
23/08/2018UELFC Midtjylland (H)D 2-2Rosenberg 12, Antonsson 25
26/08/2018LeagueIK Sirius (H)W 5-0Rosenberg 62 (P), Gall 66, 72, Christiansen 76, Antonsson 88
30/08/2018UELFC Midtjylland (A)W 2-0Antonsson 32, Rosenberg 79
02/09/2018LeagueIF Brommapojkarna (A)W 3-0Rieks 24, Larsson 62, Antonsson 63
15/09/2018LeagueÖstersunds FK (A)W 3-2Rieks 36, 57, Antonsson 39
20/09/2018UELKRC Genk (A)L 0-2
23/09/2018LeagueKalmar FF (H)W 4-0Traustason 16, 42, Gall 32, Rosenberg 64
26/09/2018LeagueIFK Norrköping (A)L 1-3Antonsson 29 (P)
30/09/2018LeagueGIF Sundsvall (H)D 0-0
04/10/2018UELBeşiktaş JK (H)
07/10/2018LeagueBK Häcken (A)
20/10/2018LeagueHammarby Fotboll (H)
25/10/2018UELSarpsborg 08 FF (A)
29/10/2018LeagueAIK (A)
01/11/2018LeagueÖrebro SK (H)
04/11/2018LeagueIFK Göteborg (A)
08/11/2018UELSarpsborg 08 FF (H)
11/11/2018LeagueIF Elfsborg (H)
29/11/2018UELKRC Genk (H)
13/12/2018UELBeşiktaş JK (A)
2IFK Norrköping241473392149
3Hammarby Fotboll241455442647
4Malmö FF241356442644
5BK Häcken241347482343
6Östersunds FK241338412842
7GIF Sundsvall241077412837
8Djurgårdens IF241068332836
9Örebro SK24969292733
10Kalmar FF248511232829
11IF Elfsborg246711223125
12IFK Göteborg247314304324
13IK Sirius245514255220
14IF Brommapojkarna246216165220
15Dalkurd FF244515274717
16Trelleborgs FF243417185213
Beşiktaş JKFixtures and results
26/07/2018UELB36 Tórshavn (A)W 2-0Lens 8, Gökhan Gönül 26
02/08/2018UELB36 Tórshavn (H)W 6-0Larin 31, 61, 79, Caner Erkin 43, Oğuzhan Özyakup 74, Vágner Love 90+3 (P)
09/08/2018UELLASK Linz (H)W 1-0Babel 6
12/08/2018LeagueAkhisar Belediyespor (H)W 2-1Pepe 39, Babel 42
16/08/2018UELLASK Linz (A)L 1-2Negredo 90
19/08/2018LeagueBüyükşehir Belediye ErzurumSpor (A)W 3-1Gökhan Gönül 53, Negredo 76, Quaresma 86
23/08/2018UELFK Partizan (A)D 1-1Tolgay Arslan 15
26/08/2018LeagueAntalyaspor (H)L 2-3Negredo 26, Pepe 56
30/08/2018UELFK Partizan (H)W 3-0Pepe 37, 68, Oğuzhan Özyakup 45+1
02/09/2018LeagueBursaspor (A)D 1-1Babel 51
15/09/2018LeagueYeni Malatyaspor (H)W 2-1Pepe 52, Babel 81
20/09/2018UELSarpsborg 08 FF (H)W 3-1Babel 51, Roco 69, Lens 82
24/09/2018LeagueFenerbahçe SK (A)D 1-1Babel 40
29/09/2018LeagueKayserispor (H)W 2-0Vágner Love 34, Quaresma 71
04/10/2018UELMalmö FF (A)
07/10/2018LeagueKonyaspor (A)
21/10/2018LeagueGöztepe Izmir (A)
25/10/2018UELKRC Genk (H)
29/10/2018LeagueRizespor (H)
03/11/2018Leagueİstanbul Başakşehir (A)
08/11/2018UELKRC Genk (A)
11/11/2018LeagueSivasspor (H)
24/11/2018LeagueMKE Ankaragücü (A)
29/11/2018UELSarpsborg 08 FF (A)
02/12/2018LeagueGalatasaray AŞ (H)
07/12/2018LeagueAlanyaspor (A)
13/12/2018UELMalmö FF (H)
16/12/2018LeagueTrabzonspor AŞ (H)
22/12/2018LeagueKasımpaşa SK (A)
27/01/2019LeagueAkhisar Belediyespor (A)
03/02/2019LeagueBüyükşehir Belediye ErzurumSpor (H)
10/02/2019LeagueAntalyaspor (A)
17/02/2019LeagueBursaspor (H)
24/02/2019LeagueYeni Malatyaspor (A)
03/03/2019LeagueFenerbahçe SK (H)
10/03/2019LeagueKayserispor (A)
17/03/2019LeagueKonyaspor (H)
31/03/2019LeagueGöztepe Izmir (H)
07/04/2019LeagueRizespor (A)
14/04/2019Leagueİstanbul Başakşehir (H)
21/04/2019LeagueSivasspor (A)
28/04/2019LeagueMKE Ankaragücü (H)
05/05/2019LeagueGalatasaray AŞ (A)
12/05/2019LeagueAlanyaspor (H)
19/05/2019LeagueTrabzonspor AŞ (A)
26/05/2019LeagueKasımpaşa SK (H)
1Galatasaray AŞ750215915
2İstanbul Başakşehir742112414
3Beşiktaş JK742113814
5Göztepe Izmir 74039812
6Kasımpaşa SK7403141412
9Yeni Malatyaspor73227511
10Trabzonspor AŞ7313141010
11MKE Ankaragücü73138810
14Fenerbahçe SK72146107
16Akhisar Belediyespor71248105
18Büyükşehir Belediye ErzurumSpor70255112

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:19CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Malmö FF

  • UEFA Champions League - First qualifying round
    KF Drita 0-3 Malmö FF
    0-1 Strandberg 13, 0-2 Traustason 39, 0-3 Rosenberg 82
    Dahlin, Larsson, Safari (64 Brorsson), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Traustason, Rosenberg (84 Innocent), Strandberg (61 Jeremejeff), Bengtsson, L. Nielsen
  • (17/07/2018)
    Malmö FF 2-0 KF Drita (agg: 5-0)
    1-0 Strandberg 55, 2-0 Larsson 60
    Dahlin, Larsson, Rieks (58 Binaku), Lewicki, Bachirou (71 Innocent), Strandberg, Jeremejeff, Bengtsson (64 Safari), L. Nielsen, Brorsson, Adrian
  • Second qualifying round
    CFR 1907 Cluj 0-1 Malmö FF
    0-1 Strandberg 45
    Dahlin, Larsson (89 Vindheim), Safari, Rieks, Lewicki, Traustason (89 Adrian), Rosenberg, Strandberg (86 Antonsson), Christiansen, Bengtsson, L. Nielsen
  • (01/08/2018)
    Malmö FF 1-1 CFR 1907 Cluj (agg: 2-1)
    0-1 Đoković 36, 1-1 Traustason 55
    Dahlin, Larsson (81 Vindheim), Safari, Rieks, Bachirou, Traustason (73 Lewicki), Rosenberg, Strandberg (61 Antonsson), Christiansen, Bengtsson, L. Nielsen
  • Third qualifying round
    Malmö FF 1-1 Vidi FC
    1-0 Christiansen 62, 1-1 Nego 71
    Dahlin, Larsson, Safari, Rieks, Bachirou, Traustason (46 Lewicki), Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson (31 Brorsson), Antonsson (80 Gall), L. Nielsen
  • (14/08/2018)
    Vidi FC 0-0 Malmö FF (agg: 1-1)
    Dahlin, Larsson (75 Vindheim), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Strandberg (70 Antonsson), Christiansen, Innocent (79 Gall), L. Nielsen, Brorsson
  • UEFA Europa League - Play-off
    Malmö FF 2-2 FC Midtjylland
    1-0 Rosenberg 12, 2-0 Antonsson 25, 2-1 Wikheim 60, 2-2 Okosun 77
    Dahlin, Safari (64 Brorsson), Rieks, Lewicki (71 Traustason), Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson, Antonsson, L. Nielsen, Vindheim (78 Larsson)
  • (30/08/2018)
    FC Midtjylland 0-2 Malmö FF (agg: 2-4)
    0-1 Antonsson 32, 0-2 Rosenberg 79
    Dahlin, Safari (90 Brorsson), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen, Bengtsson, Antonsson (84 Traustason), L. Nielsen, Vindheim (80 Larsson)
  • Group stage
    Group I - Group Standings
    Beşiktaş JK1100313
    KRC Genk1100203
    Malmö FF1001020
    Sarpsborg 08 FF1001130
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    KRC Genk 2-0 Malmö FF
    1-0 Trossard 37, 2-0 Samatta 71
    Dahlin, Safari (80 Binaku), Rieks, Lewicki, Bachirou, Rosenberg, Christiansen (86 Gall), Bengtsson, Antonsson (55 Traustason), L. Nielsen, Vindheim
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Malmö FF-Beşiktaş JK
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Sarpsborg 08 FF-Malmö FF
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    Malmö FF-Sarpsborg 08 FF
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Malmö FF-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Beşiktaş JK-Malmö FF

Beşiktaş JK

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    B36 Tórshavn 0-2 Beşiktaş JK
    0-1 Lens 8, 0-2 Gökhan Gönül 26
    Tolga Zengin, Adriano, Medel, Babel, Fatih Aksoy, Lens (86 Vágner Love), Tolgay Arslan (78 Dorukhan Toköz), Necip Uysal, Gökhan Gönül, Caner Erkin, Larin (74 Mustafa Pektemek)
  • (02/08/2018)
    Beşiktaş JK 6-0 B36 Tórshavn (agg: 8-0)
    1-0 Larin 31, 2-0 Caner Erkin 43, 3-0 Larin 61, 4-0 Oğuzhan Özyakup 74, 5-0 Larin 79, 6-0 Vágner Love 90+3 (P)
    Tolga Zengin, Adriano, Medel, Babel (77 Vágner Love), Fatih Aksoy (46 Oğuzhan Özyakup), Lens (62 Gökhan Töre), Tolgay Arslan, Necip Uysal, Gökhan Gönül, Caner Erkin, Larin
  • Third qualifying round
    Beşiktaş JK 1-0 LASK Linz
    1-0 Babel 6
    Tolga Zengin, Pepe, Medel, Babel, Oğuzhan Özyakup (78 Vágner Love), Lens (70 Quaresma), Tolgay Arslan, Necip Uysal, Gökhan Gönül, Caner Erkin, Larin (86 Negredo)
  • (16/08/2018)
    LASK Linz 2-1 Beşiktaş JK (agg: 2-2)
    1-0 Victor 42, 2-0 Frieser 69, 2-1 Negredo 90
    Tolga Zengin, Adriano, Pepe, Medel, Babel, Oğuzhan Özyakup (46 Quaresma), Roco, Lens, Tolgay Arslan (72 Gökhan Gönül), Caner Erkin, Larin (72 Negredo)
  • Play-off
    FK Partizan 1-1 Beşiktaş JK
    1-0 Ricardo 14, 1-1 Tolgay Arslan 15
    Tolga Zengin, Adriano, Pepe (76 Roco), Medel, Quaresma (78 Gökhan Töre), Tolgay Arslan (88 Güven Yalçın), Necip Uysal, Vida, Gökhan Gönül, Caner Erkin, Larin
  • (30/08/2018)
    Beşiktaş JK 3-0 FK Partizan (agg: 4-1)
    1-0 Pepe 37, 2-0 Oğuzhan Özyakup 45+1, 3-0 Pepe 68
    Utku Yuvakuran, Adriano, Pepe, Medel (77 Dorukhan Toköz), Quaresma, Tolgay Arslan, Necip Uysal (27 Oğuzhan Özyakup), Vida, Gökhan Gönül, Caner Erkin (87 Gökhan Töre), Larin
  • Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Beşiktaş JK 3-1 Sarpsborg 08 FF
    1-0 Babel 51, 2-0 Roco 69, 3-0 Lens 82, 3-1 Zachariassen 90+4
    Karius, Pepe, Medel, Oğuzhan Özyakup, Roco, Lens, Ljajić (78 Tolgay Arslan), Gökhan Töre (46 Babel), Gökhan Gönül (86 Necip Uysal), Caner Erkin, Larin
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Malmö FF-Beşiktaş JK
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Beşiktaş JK-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    KRC Genk-Beşiktaş JK
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Sarpsborg 08 FF-Beşiktaş JK
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Beşiktaş JK-Malmö FF

Last updated 03/10/2018 19:17CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
  • Assistant refereesMarjan Kirovski (MKD) , Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
  • Additional assistant refereesDimitar Meckarovski (MKD) , Dejan Jakimovksi (MKD)
  • Fourth officialNikola Karakolev (MKD)
  • UEFA DelegateBernhard Neuhold (AUT)
  • UEFA Referee observerSergey Zuev (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Aleksandar Stavrev30/03/19774077

Aleksandar Stavrev

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2002
FIFA badge: 2006

Tournaments: 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/10/2009UELGSFC Sheriff TiraspolFenerbahçe SK0-1Tiraspol
28/09/2017UELGSKonyasporVitória SC2-1Konya
26/07/2018UEL2QRRB LeipzigBK Häcken4-0Leipzig

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/10/2009UELGSFC Sheriff TiraspolFenerbahçe SK0-1Tiraspol
07/09/2010U21QRTurkeyRepublic of Ireland1-0Kocaeli
03/08/2011UCL3QRTrabzonspor AŞSL Benfica1-1Istanbul
23/10/2013UCLGSGalatasaray AŞFC København3-1Istanbul
28/09/2017UELGSKonyasporVitória SC2-1Konya
26/07/2018UEL2QRRB LeipzigBK Häcken4-0Leipzig

Last updated 03/10/2018 18:20CET



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
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
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