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UEFA Europa League: SC Braga - Beşiktaş JK Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

SC BragaSC BragaEstádio Municipal de Braga - BragaThursday 7 November 2019
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group K - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
24/10/2019GSBeşiktaş JK - SC Braga1-2
IstanbulUmut Nayir 71; Ricardo Horta 38, Wilson Eduardo 80
UEFA Europa League
23/02/2012R32Beşiktaş JK - SC Braga0-1
agg: 2-1
IstanbulLima 25
14/02/2012R32SC Braga - Beşiktaş JK0-2
BragaSivok 37, Simão 58
SC Braga100122000000320133
Beşiktaş JK200211000000310233

SC Braga - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
07/12/2017GSİstanbul Başakşehir - SC Braga2-1
IstanbulVišća 10, Emre Belözoğlu 77 (P); Raúl Silva 55
28/09/2017GSSC Braga - İstanbul Başakşehir2-1
BragaAhmed Hassan 26, Fransérgio 89; Emre Belözoğlu 28
UEFA Europa League
03/11/2016GSSC Braga - Konyaspor3-1
BragaVelázquez 34, Wilson Eduardo 45+1, Ricardo Horta 90+7; Rangelov 30
20/10/2016GSKonyaspor - SC Braga1-1KonyaMilošević 9; Ahmed Hassan 55
UEFA Europa League
17/03/2016R16SC Braga - Fenerbahçe SK4-1
agg: 4-2
BragaAhmed Hassan 11, Josué 69 (P), Stoiljković 74, Rafa Silva 83; Alper Potuk 45+3
10/03/2016R16Fenerbahçe SK - SC Braga1-0
IstanbulMehmet Topal 82
UEFA Champions League
05/12/2012GSSC Braga - Galatasaray AŞ1-2
BragaMossoró 32; Burak Yılmaz 58, Aydın Yılmaz 78
02/10/2012GSGalatasaray AŞ - SC Braga0-2
IstanbulRúben Micael 27, Alan 90+4
UEFA Intertoto Cup
26/07/2008R3SC Braga - Sivasspor3-0
agg: 5-0
BragaMatheus 45, Linz 57, Aguiar 70 (P)
20/07/2008R3Sivasspor - SC Braga0-2
SivasLinz 45+1, Moisés 78

Beşiktaş JK - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
21/11/2017GSBeşiktaş JK - FC Porto1-1IstanbulTalisca 41; Felipe 29
13/09/2017GSFC Porto - Beşiktaş JK1-3
PortoD. Tošić 21 (og); Talisca 13, Cenk Tosun 28, Babel 86
UEFA Champions League
23/11/2016GSBeşiktaş JK - SL Benfica3-3IstanbulCenk Tosun 58, Quaresma 83 (P), Aboubakar 89; Gonçalo Guedes 10, Semedo 25, Fejsa 31
13/09/2016GSSL Benfica - Beşiktaş JK1-1LisbonCervi 12; Talisca 90+3
UEFA Europa League
10/12/2015GSSporting Clube de Portugal - Beşiktaş JK3-1
LisbonSlimani 67, Ruiz 72, Gutiérrez 78; Gomez 58
01/10/2015GSBeşiktaş JK - Sporting Clube de Portugal1-1IstanbulGökhan Töre 61; Ruiz 16
UEFA Europa League
04/11/2010GSFC Porto - Beşiktaş JK1-1PortoFalcao 36 (P); Nihat Kahveci 62
21/10/2010GSBeşiktaş JK - FC Porto1-3
IstanbulBobô 90+2; Falcao 26, Hulk 59, 78
UEFA Champions League
11/12/2007GSFC Porto - Beşiktaş JK2-0
PortoLucho González 44, Quaresma 62
03/10/2007GSBeşiktaş JK - FC Porto0-1
IstanbulQuaresma 90+2
14/12/2005GSVitória SC - Beşiktaş JK1-3
GuimaraesSaganowski 11; İbrahim Toraman 7, 60, Youla 17
SC Braga640274120000138142212
Beşiktaş JK703473220000143561821

Last updated 25/10/2019 12:08CET

Match background Only this chapter

Top plays bottom in Group K as Braga, on seven points, host a Beşiktaş side that have lost all of their opening three matches, the latest of them 1-2 in Istanbul against their Portuguese rivals, who won for the second time on the road thanks to goals from Ricardo Horta and Wilson Eduardo.

• Braga also triumphed away to Wolves, 1-0 at Molineux, on Matchday 1 before drawing 2-2 at home to Slovan Bratislava. Beşiktaş, meanwhile, conceded two added-time goals in going down 4-2 at Slovan before suffering more late misfortune two weeks later in Istanbul as Wolves got the only goal of the game in the 93rd minute.

Highlights: Beşiktaş 1-2 Braga

Previous meetings
• Though defeated by Braga last time out, Beşiktaş came out on top in the only other UEFA contest between the clubs, winning their 2011/12 UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie against the previous season's runners-up 2-1 on aggregate thanks to a 2-0 first-leg win in Portugal.

• Braga's overall record against Turkish clubs is now W8 D1 L4, with four wins and two defeats in the six home fixtures, including victories in all of the last three, most recently 2-1 against an İstanbul Başakşehir side coached by current Beşiktaş boss Abdullah Avcı in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• While the Black Eagles have never beaten a Portuguese club at home in seven attempts (D3 L4), they have won three times in Portugal, the most memorable victory arguably coming on their most recent visit two seasons ago, when they opened their UEFA Champions League group stage campaign by triumphing 3-1 at Porto – a result that set them on the path to winning the group.

Highlights: Braga 2-2 Slovan Bratislava

Form guide
• Braga's 15th European qualification in the last 16 years was achieved with a fourth-placed finish in the 2018/19 Portuguese Liga, a season in which their European ambitions ended early with elimination on away goals by Zorya Luhansk in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

• Brøndby (4-2 a, 3-1 h) and Spartak Moskva (1-0 h, 2-1 a) were both overcome in this season's qualifying phase to take Braga into the group stage for the fifth time. They have made further progress on three of the previous four occasions, though their best season in the competition – and in Europe overall – came in 2010/11 when they crossed over in mid-campaign from the UEFA Champions League and knocked out, among others, Liverpool and Benfica before losing 1-0 in the Dublin final to domestic rivals Porto.

• Braga are unbeaten in ten European games (W7 D3) and have won six out of seven this season. Their home record in the UEFA Europa League group stage is W8 D2 L3 and in the competition proper W13 D4 L5.

Highlights: Slovan Bratislava 4-2 Beşiktaş

• Third in the 2018/19 Turkish Süper Lig, Beşiktaş's reward was direct access to the UEFA Europa League group stage; they also participated last season, failing to reach the round of 32.

• This is the Istanbul club's sixth participation in the UEFA Europa League group stage, from which they have qualified three times but come up short on each of the last two occasions. Their best season in the competition came in 2016/17 when, after finishing third in their UEFA Champions League group, they went on to reach the quarter-finals, where they succumbed on penalties to Lyon.

• Beşiktaş's 33 matches in the UEFA Europa League group stage have yielded 15 wins, eight draws and ten defeats. Outside Istanbul their record is W6 D5 L5, both of their previous away fixtures on Matchday 4 having finished 1-1.

Highlights: Wolves 0-1 Braga

Links and trivia
• Beşiktaş forward Abdoulay Diaby is on loan from Sporting CP, having been a regular Portuguese Liga participant for the Lisbon club last term.

• Other Beşiktaş players to have played in Portugal are Rebocho (Benfica B, Moreirense), Tyler Boyd (Vitória SC, Tondela) and Douglas (Benfica).

• Diaby was a team-mate of Braga's Claudemir at Club Brugge for two seasons; they won the Belgian title together in 2015/16.

• Braga goalkeeper Eduardo spent 2012/13 on loan at Beşiktaş's local rivals İstanbul BB.

• Braga's Ahmed Hassan and Beşiktaş's Mohamed Elneny play together for Egypt.

• Beşiktaş duo Georges-Kévin N'Koudou and Burak Yılmaz have both scored European goals in wins against Braga for previous clubs, the former for Marseille in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage (1-0 h), the latter for Galatasaray in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage (2-1 a).

• Braga midfielder André Horta, who has started the club’s first three group games, celebrates his 23rd birthday on Matchday 4.

Highlights: Beşiktaş 0-1 Wolves

The coaches
• A gifted support striker who represented Portugal on 45 occasions, scoring ten goals, and appeared at the UEFA European Championship in 1996 and 2000, Ricardo Sá Pinto spent the majority of his club career at Sporting CP, his two spells at the Lisbon club broken by a three-year stint at Real Sociedad. His first head coach position was back at Sporting, in 2012, but it was short-lived and from there he moved abroad, working in Serbia, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and latterly Poland with Legia Warszawa before signing a two-year contract with Braga in July 2019.

• Appointed by Beşiktaş on a three-year contract in May 2019 to replace Şenol Güneş, who had left to take charge of the Turkish national side, Abdullah Avcı moved across the city having just led İstanbul Başakşehir to a runners-up spot in the Süper Lig. That ended the second of his two five-year spells with the club, which was preceded by an unsuccessful two-year sojourn in charge of the Turkish national side. He had previously led the country to victory in the 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Italy.


Team facts Only this chapter

SC Braga
Os Arsenalistas (The Arsenal fans)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Europa League: (2011)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2008

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
Portuguese Cup: 2 (2016)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
third qualifying round
round of 32
2016/17: group stage
2015/16: quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: UEFA Champions League group stage
2011/12: round of 32
runners-up (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: third qualifying round

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
Braga v Hibernians
13/09/78, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
Brøndby v Braga
08/08/19, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg
Birmingham City v Braga
15/09/11, UEFA Europa League group stage
twice, most recently v Galatasaray
02/10/12, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3 twice, most recently v Shakhtar Donetsk
28/09/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
twice, most recently v Arsenal
15/09/10, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Braga v Hibernians (see above)

• Biggest away win
2-4: Brøndby v Braga (see above)
1-3: Birmingham City v Braga (see above)
Artmedia Petržalka v Braga
02/10/08, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Braga v Tottenham Hotspur
19/09/84, first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Tottenham Hotspur v Braga
03/10/84, first round second 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 Europa League unless otherwise indicated)
group stage
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

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 Cup/UEFA Europa League
• 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

SC Braga - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
12Tiago SáPOR11/01/199524 - ----------
73Ricardo VelhoPOR20/08/199821 - ----------
82EduardoPOR19/09/198237 - --1-1-17-51-
93Rogério SantosPOR29/03/199920 - ----------
4Lucas CunhaBRA23/01/199722 - 1---2---1-
5Nuno SequeiraPOR19/08/199029*3-3-9-6-11-
11Diogo VianaPOR22/02/199029 - ----2---1-
13WallaceBRA14/10/199425 - ----3-91141
14Pablo SantosBRA18/03/199227 - 3-3-7-3-10-
36Bruno VianaBRA05/02/199524 - 4-318-91171
47Ricardo EsgaioPOR16/05/199326 - 4-3-10-15-27-
84Samuel CostaPOR27/11/200018 - ----------
86Bruno RodriguesPOR08/06/200118 - ----------
92David CarmoPOR19/07/199920 - ----------
95CajuBRA17/07/199524 - 1---1---62
6ClaudemirBRA27/03/198831 - ----5-181533
8Uche AgboNGA04/12/199523 - --1-1-5-7-
10Bruno XadasPOR02/12/199721 - 1-----5-11-
15André HortaPOR07/11/199623 - 423-7-8-142
17João NovaisPOR10/07/199326 - 4-3-8-3-91
27FransérgioBRA18/10/199029 - 3-2-6174164
51David VeigaPOR10/02/200019 - ----------
56Eduardo SoaresPOR17/08/200118 - ----------
60João PalhinhaPOR09/07/199524*413-6-4-101
88Pedro MartinsPOR28/08/200118 - ----------
96Kiki SilvaPOR14/02/199821 - ----------
7Wilson EduardoPOR08/07/199029 - 4-1153287397
9Ahmed HassanEGY05/03/199326 - 1---61338429
18Rui FontePOR23/04/199029 - --2-6-13-151
19Murilo CostaBRA31/10/199425 - 3-1-5-1-4-
20PaulinhoPOR09/11/199226 - 423-7310-165
21Ricardo HortaPOR15/09/199425 - 3432911242010
77Trincão FranciscoPOR29/12/199919 - 1-2-6-2-3-
85Vitor OliveiraPOR15/03/200019 - ----------
90GalenoBRA22/10/199722 - 1-31933163
-Ricardo Sá PintoPOR10/10/197247 - 4-3---9-17-
Beşiktaş JK - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Loris KariusGER22/06/199326 - 3-9-8-23-
30Ersin DestanoğluTUR01/01/200118 - --------
97Utku YuvakuranTUR02/11/199722 - --1---1-
3Enzo RocoCHI16/08/199227 - 1-1-3151
4Víctor RuizESP25/01/198930 - 1-6-521631
5DouglasBRA06/08/199029 - 2-4-2-5-
12Erdoğan KayaTUR27/03/200118 - --------
23RebochoPOR23/01/199524 - 3-3-3-3-
24Domagoj VidaCRO29/04/198930 - 3-92351793
33Rıdvan YılmazTUR21/05/200118 - --------
34Kerem KalafatTUR09/03/200118 - --------
77Gökhan GönülTUR04/01/198534 - 1-8-34-761
88Caner ErkinTUR04/10/198831 - 2-91362634
10Oğuzhan ÖzyakupTUR23/09/199227 - 2-7-251464
11Tyler BoydUSA30/12/199424 - 1-5-1-1-
13Atiba HutchinsonCAN08/02/198336 - 1-716011045
15Mohamed Elneny EGY11/07/199227 - 3-4-413654
19Georges-Kévin N'KoudouFRA13/02/199524 - 1-6-94145
20Necip UysalTUR24/01/199128 - 2-6-41-601
22Adem LjajićSRB29/09/199128 - 3191184284
26Dorukhan ToközTUR21/05/199623 - 2-6-5-7-
27Jeremain LensNED24/11/198731 - 2-6-61137919
41Kartal YılmazTUR04/11/200019 - 1---1-1-
44Erdem SeçginTUR05/01/200019 - 1---2-2-
8Umut NayirTUR28/06/199326 - 31523131
9Güven YalçınTUR18/01/199920 - 3-823-4-
17Burak YılmazTUR15/07/198534 - --52815011
92Abdoulay DiabyMLI21/05/199128 - 1-72122212
-Abdullah AvcıTUR31/07/196356 - 3---9-21-

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

SC BragaFixtures and results
08/08/2019UELBrøndby IF (A)W 4-2Paulinho 18, André Horta 20, Ricardo Horta 90+2, Hermannsson 90+4 (og)
11/08/2019LeagueMoreirense FC (H)W 3-1Fransérgio 45+3, Ahmed Hassan 64, Wilson Eduardo 77
15/08/2019UELBrøndby IF (H)W 3-1João Palhinha 19, André Horta 41, Paulinho 66
18/08/2019LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (A)L 1-2Wilson Eduardo 73
22/08/2019UELFC Spartak Moskva (H)W 1-0Ricardo Horta 74
25/08/2019LeagueGil Vicente FC (A)D 1-1Galeno 6
29/08/2019UELFC Spartak Moskva (A)W 2-1Ricardo Horta 42, 45+3
01/09/2019LeagueSL Benfica (H)L 0-4
13/09/2019LeagueVitória FC (A)L 0-1
19/09/2019UELWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)W 1-0Ricardo Horta 71
23/09/2019LeagueCS Marítimo (H)D 2-2Dias Fernandes 57, 78
29/09/2019LeaguePortimonense SC (A)W 1-0Dias Fernandes 33
03/10/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (H)D 2-2Bruno Viana 31, Galeno 63
19/10/2019CupLeça FC (A)W 3-1Wilson Eduardo 25, 55, Ricardo Horta 42
24/10/2019UELBeşiktaş JK (A)W 2-1Ricardo Horta 38, Wilson Eduardo 80
28/10/2019LeagueCD Santa Clara (H)W 2-0Wilson Eduardo 13, Ricardo Horta 58
31/10/2019LeagueBoavista FC (A)L 0-2
03/11/2019LeagueFC Famalicao (H)D 2-2Galeno 77, 78
07/11/2019UELBeşiktaş JK (H)
10/11/2019LeagueVitória SC (A)
23/11/2019CupGil Vicente FC (H)
28/11/2019UELWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
02/12/2019LeagueRio Ave FC (H)
07/12/2019LeagueCD Aves (A)
12/12/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (A)
15/12/2019LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (H)
05/01/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (A)
11/01/2020LeagueCD Tondela (H)
18/01/2020LeagueFC Porto (A)
26/01/2020LeagueMoreirense FC (A)
02/02/2020LeagueSporting Clube de Portugal (H)
09/02/2020LeagueGil Vicente FC (H)
15/02/2020LeagueSL Benfica (A)
23/02/2020LeagueVitória FC (H)
01/03/2020LeagueCS Marítimo (A)
08/03/2020LeaguePortimonense SC (H)
15/03/2020LeagueCD Santa Clara (A)
22/03/2020LeagueBoavista FC (H)
05/04/2020LeagueFC Famalicao (A)
11/04/2020LeagueVitória SC (H)
19/04/2020LeagueRio Ave FC (A)
22/04/2020LeagueCD Aves (H)
26/04/2020LeagueFC Paços de Ferreira (A)
03/05/2020LeagueOs Belenenses (H)
10/05/2020LeagueCD Tondela (A)
17/05/2020LeagueFC Porto (H)
1SL Benfica1090123327
2FC Porto1081121525
3FC Famalicao10721201323
4Sporting Clube de Portugal10523161217
5Vitória SC10442191216
6Boavista FC103619615
7CD Tondela10433111015
8CD Santa Clara103436813
9Rio Ave FC10334141312
10SC Braga10334121512
11Vitória FC102623612
12Os Belenenses1032581611
13Moreirense FC10244101210
14Gil Vicente FC1024471110
15CS Marítimo10244111610
16Portimonense SC101457157
17FC Paços de Ferreira101276175
18CD Aves1010911243
Beşiktaş JKFixtures and results
17/08/2019LeagueSivasspor (A)L 0-3
23/08/2019LeagueGöztepe Izmir (H)W 3-0Güven Yalçın 45+2, Caner Erkin 54, Ljajić 59
31/08/2019LeagueRizespor (H)D 1-1Vida 53
14/09/2019LeagueGaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ (A)L 2-3Umut Nayir 83, Hutchinson 84
19/09/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (A)L 2-4Ljajić 29 (P), Bozhikov 45+1 (og)
23/09/2019Leagueİstanbul Başakşehir (H)D 1-1Burak Yılmaz 84
29/09/2019LeagueTrabzonspor AŞ (A)L 1-4Güven Yalçın 79
03/10/2019UELWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)L 0-1
06/10/2019LeagueAlanyaspor (H)W 2-0Burak Yılmaz 52, Diaby 69
19/10/2019LeagueMKE Ankaragücü (A)D 0-0
24/10/2019UELSC Braga (H)L 1-2Umut Nayir 71
27/10/2019LeagueGalatasaray AŞ (H)W 1-0Umut Nayir 69
02/11/2019LeagueAntalyaspor (A)W 2-1Vida 9, Diaby 11
07/11/2019UELSC Braga (A)
10/11/2019LeagueDenizlispor (H)
23/11/2019LeagueKonyaspor (A)
28/11/2019UELŠK Slovan Bratislava (H)
02/12/2019LeagueKayserispor (H)
08/12/2019LeagueKasımpaşa SK (A)
12/12/2019UELWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
15/12/2019LeagueYeni Malatyaspor (H)
22/12/2019LeagueFenerbahçe SK (A)
27/12/2019LeagueGençlerbirliği SK (H)
19/01/2020LeagueSivasspor (H)
26/01/2020LeagueGöztepe Izmir (A)
02/02/2020LeagueRizespor (A)
09/02/2020LeagueGaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ (H)
16/02/2020Leagueİstanbul Başakşehir (A)
23/02/2020LeagueTrabzonspor AŞ (H)
01/03/2020LeagueAlanyaspor (A)
08/03/2020LeagueMKE Ankaragücü (H)
15/03/2020LeagueGalatasaray AŞ (A)
22/03/2020LeagueAntalyaspor (H)
05/04/2020LeagueDenizlispor (A)
12/04/2020LeagueKonyaspor (H)
19/04/2020LeagueKayserispor (A)
26/04/2020LeagueKasımpaşa SK (H)
03/05/2020LeagueYeni Malatyaspor (A)
10/05/2020LeagueFenerbahçe SK (H)
17/05/2020LeagueGençlerbirliği SK (A)
3Yeni Malatyaspor10523241217
4Fenerbahçe SK10523181017
5Trabzonspor AŞ10442191316
6İstanbul Başakşehir10442161216
7Galatasaray AŞ1044211916
8Beşiktaş JK10433131315
9Gaziantep Futbol Kulübü AŞ10433161915
11Kasımpaşa SK10334141512
12Göztepe Izmir 1033491112
16MKE Ankaragücü102357159
17Gençlerbirliği SK1014513157

Last updated 05/11/2019 10:32CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

SC Braga

  • UEFA Europa League - Third qualifying round
    Brøndby IF 2-4 SC Braga
    1-0 Kaiser 15, 1-1 Paulinho 18, 1-2 André Horta 20, 2-2 Kaiser 50, 2-3 Ricardo Horta 90+2, 2-4 Hermannsson 90+4 (og)
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Wilson Eduardo (70 Costa), Santos, André Horta, Paulinho (81 Ahmed Hassan), Ricardo Horta, Fransérgio (68 Novais), Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha
  • (15/08/2019)
    SC Braga 3-1 Brøndby IF (agg: 7-3)
    1-0 João Palhinha 19, 2-0 André Horta 41, 3-0 Paulinho 66, 3-1 Bjur 85
    Matheus, Wilson Eduardo (67 Francisco), Santos (70 Tormena De Faria), André Horta (58 Bruno Xadas), Novais, Costa, Paulinho, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Caju
  • Play-off
    SC Braga 1-0 FC Spartak Moskva
    1-0 Ricardo Horta 74
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Wilson Eduardo, Santos (64 Tormena De Faria), André Horta (85 Costa), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta, Fransérgio (46 Novais), Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha
  • (29/08/2019)
    FC Spartak Moskva 1-2 SC Braga (agg: 1-3)
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 42, 0-2 Ricardo Horta 45+3, 1-2 Z. Bakaev 89
    Matheus, Tormena De Faria (39 Lucas Cunha), Nuno Sequeira, Wilson Eduardo (23 Galeno), André Horta, Novais (75 Fransérgio), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha
  • Group stage
    Group K - Group Standings
    SC Braga3210537
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC3201326
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava3111764
    Beşiktaş JK3003370
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0-1 SC Braga
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 71
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Santos, André Horta (86 Novais), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta (88 Costa), Fransérgio, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Galeno (84 Francisco)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    SC Braga 2-2 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
    1-0 Bruno Viana 31, 1-1 Šporar 45+4, 2-1 Galeno 63, 2-2 Bruno Viana 87 (og)
    Eduardo, Nuno Sequeira, Santos, André Horta (70 Novais), Paulinho, Ricardo Horta (70 Francisco), Fransérgio (88 Rui Fonte), Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Galeno
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    Beşiktaş JK 1-2 SC Braga
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 38, 1-1 Umut Nayir 71, 1-2 Wilson Eduardo 80
    Matheus, Nuno Sequeira, Santos, André Horta (75 Wilson Eduardo), Novais (75 Agbo), Paulinho (83 Rui Fonte), Ricardo Horta, Bruno Viana, Ricardo Esgaio, João Palhinha, Galeno
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    SC Braga-Beşiktaş JK
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    SC Braga-Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava-SC Braga

Beşiktaş JK

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    ŠK Slovan Bratislava 4-2 Beşiktaş JK
    1-0 Šporar 14, 1-1 Ljajić 29 (P) , 1-2 Bozhikov 45+1 (og) , 2-2 Šporar 58, 3-2 M. Ljubičić 90+3, 4-2 Rharsalla 90+4
    Karius, Víctor Ruiz (74 Hutchinson), Douglas, Umut Nayir, Elneny , N'Koudou (82 Güven Yalçın), Ljajić, Rebocho, Vida, Dorukhan Toköz, Diaby (79 Lens)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    Beşiktaş JK 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    0-1 Boly 90+3
    Karius, Douglas, Güven Yalçın (27 Umut Nayir), Elneny , Necip Uysal, Ljajić, Rebocho, Vida, Dorukhan Toköz (79 Oğuzhan Özyakup), Lens (84 Gökhan Gönül), Caner Erkin
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    Beşiktaş JK 1-2 SC Braga
    0-1 Ricardo Horta 38, 1-1 Umut Nayir 71, 1-2 Wilson Eduardo 80
    Karius, Roco, Güven Yalçın, Oğuzhan Özyakup (61 Kartal Yılmaz), Boyd (84 Erdem Seçgin), Elneny , Necip Uysal (67 Umut Nayir), Ljajić, Rebocho, Vida, Caner Erkin
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    SC Braga-Beşiktaş JK
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Beşiktaş JK-ŠK Slovan Bratislava
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC-Beşiktaş JK

Last updated 05/11/2019 12:40CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeGediminas Mažeika (LTU)
  • Assistant refereesVytautas Šimkus (LTU) , Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
  • Fourth officialRobertas Šmitas (LTU)
  • UEFA DelegateRadenko Mijatovic (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerJari Maisonlahti (FIN)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Gediminas Mažeika24/03/19784482

Gediminas Mazeika

Referee since: 1999
First division: 2001
FIFA badge: 2008

Tournaments: 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2009 UEFA Regions' Cup, 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/11/2012UELGSFC Girondins de BordeauxCS Marítimo1-0Bordeaux
21/08/2014UELPOTrabzonspor AŞFC Rostov2-0Trabzon
14/09/2017UELGSOlympique de MarseilleKonyaspor1-0Marseille
08/11/2018UELGSArsenal FCSporting Clube de Portugal0-0London

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/11/2012UELGSFC Girondins de BordeauxCS Marítimo1-0Bordeaux
21/08/2014UELPOTrabzonspor AŞFC Rostov2-0Trabzon
10/10/2016WCQRFaroe IslandsPortugal0-6Torshavn
14/09/2017UELGSOlympique de MarseilleKonyaspor1-0Marseille
31/10/2017UCLGSManchester United FCSL Benfica2-0Manchester
08/11/2018UELGSArsenal FCSporting Clube de Portugal0-0London

Last updated 06/11/2019 03:04CET



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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