After obtaining a creditable draw on matchday one, Beşiktaş will be confident that they can create more problems for Dynamo Kyiv who started the campaign with a home defeat.
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Beşiktaş JK enjoyed a happier outcome on matchday one than FC Dynamo Kyiv and will be looking to build on that when the teams meet in Istanbul.
• The Ukrainian side have enjoyed more success in the head-to-heads, winning five of the eight meetings as against Beşiktaş' two.
• The teams last met in Istanbul in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League group stage when a second-half goal from Egemen Korkmaz decided matters in favour of Carlos Carvalhal's Beşiktaş.
• The line-ups at the BJK İnönü Stadyumu on 3 November 2011 were:
Beşiktaş: Cenk Gönen, Ismail Köybaşı, Sivok, Quaresma, Kavlak, Almeida (Edu 87), Hilbert, Mehmet Aurélio (Uysal 63), Simão (Hološko 90+2), Ernst, Korkmaz.
Dynamo: Shovkovskiy, Danilo Silva, Betão, Vukojević, Aliyev, Yarmolenko, Milevskiy, Garmash (Ninković 46), Khacheridi, Yussuf, Carlos Corrêa (Brown 75).
• In the reverse fixture a late Denys Garmash goal (90+3) had given Yuri Semin's Dynamo a 1-0 win.
• The teams also met in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 32 where Dynamo beat Bernd Schuster's Beşiktaş 4-1 in Istanbul and 4-0 in Kyiv. Ricardo Quaresma scored the Turkish side's consolation in the first game and was later sent off. Oleh Gusev scored in both games while Andriy Yarmolenko was on target in the return.
•The teams in Istanbul on 17 February 2011 were:
Beşiktaş: Hakan Arıkan, İsmail Köybaşi, Sivok, Quaresma, Hilbert, Mert Nobre (Hugo Almeida 69), Bobô, Guti, Ferrari, Ernst (Erhan Güven 56), Mehmet Aurélio (Necip Uysal 80).
Dynamo: Shovkovskiy, Danilo Silva, Vukojević, Shevchenko (Kravets 84), Yarmolenko (Garmash 89), Milevskiy, Mikhalik (Popov 73), Gusev, Eremenko, Yussuf, Leandro Almeida.
• The result represented Beşiktaş' heaviest home defeat in the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.
• An even more emphatic home defeat came in the 1986/87 European Cup quarter-final when Dynamo beat Beşiktaş 5-0 in Izmir, completing their passage into the semi-finals with a 2-0 home win.
• A 1-1 draw at SL Benfica on matchday one came courtesy of a player from the Lisbon club, Talisca, who was loaned by Benfica to Beşiktaş last month, striking a sensational last-gasp equaliser.
• Back in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2009/10, the Turkish Süper Lig champions are hoping to negotiate the group stage hurdle for the first time at the sixth attempt.
• Seven years ago they picked up four points in their away games in Group B, winning at Manchester United FC. Losing all their home fixtures meant they finished bottom of the section.
• Serhiy Rebrov’s side were undone by two first-half headers from Arkadiusz Milik on matchday one, SSC Napoli shaking off the disappointment of conceding to Denys Garmash to win 2-1. Dynamo had Serhiy Sydorchuk sent off for two bookings.
• This is Dynamo's 16th group stage campaign. Last season the Ukrainian champions reached the last 16, the first time they had reached that stage since 1999/2000.
• They went out to Manchester City FC, losing 3-1 at home and by the same aggregate score after a goalless second leg. In Group G they won two away games, 2-0 at both Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC and FC Porto – the latter proving decisive in giving them a one point-advantage over the Portuguese side to finish in second place. They also lost 2-1 at Chelsea FC.
• Before last season the Kyiv club had won only four of their 31 previous group stage fixtures. An improved campaign helped them add another three wins to that total.
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• Vincent Aboubakar scored twice for FC Porto in their 2-2 draw at Dynamo in last season's group stage.
• Rebrov spent 2002 to 2004 on loan at Fenerbahçe SK from Tottenham Hotspur FC. He scored four goals in 38 league matches in his two seasons and won the 2003/04 Super League title.
• Rebrov faced Turkey in two friendly internationals for Ukraine; on the second occasion, a 0-0 draw on 12 February 2003, Şenol Güneş was in charge of Turkey.
• Şenol Güneş captained Trabzonspor AŞ against Dynamo in the 1981/82 European Cup first round, the Kyiv team progressing with a 2-1 aggregate win.
• Caner Erkin scored the opening goal in Turkey's 2-0 win against Ukraine in a friendly on 5 June 2012 in Germany.
• Atiba Hutchinson scored Canada's second goal in a 2-2 draw against Ukraine in a friendly in Kyiv on 8 October 2010.
• Mykola Morozyuk scored from the spot in Ukraine U21's 1-0 win over Yevhen Selin's Turkey in a friendly on 12 August 2009.
• Oleh Gusev scored the opening goal in Ukraine’s 3-0 victory against Turkey in Istanbul in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on 17 November 2004.
• International team-mates:
Antunes & Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal)
• Beşiktaş kept their first clean sheet of the season, at the sixth attempt, when they defeated Akhisar Belediyespor 2-0 on 18 September.
• Talisca followed up his goal on matchday one with the opener against Akhisar.
• Having missed the trip to Akhisar due to a groin problem, Oğuzhan Özyakup returned to action in the 2-2 home draw against Galatasaray AŞ on Saturday.
• Sydorchuk serves a one-game ban following his dismissal on matchday one.
• A first Dynamo goal for Viktor Tsygankov, 18, set Rebrov's men en route to a 4-0 victory at FC Olimpik Donetsk on Saturday, ending their four-game winless run.
• Dynamo have lost their last three home fixtures, two of them in the Premier League, most recently going down 1-0 against FC Zorya Luhansk on 18 September.
• The Zorya match marked Yarmolenko's 300th appearance for Dynamo in all competitions.