Beşiktaş aim for qualifying first away to Dynamo

Beşiktaş will qualify for the knockout rounds for the first time if they win at Dynamo Kyiv; a draw might also be enough depending on the result of the other Group B fixture.

Ricardo Quaresma scored for Beşiktaş in the matchday two fixture against Dynamo Kyiv
Ricardo Quaresma scored for Beşiktaş in the matchday two fixture against Dynamo Kyiv ©AFP/Getty Images

Beşiktaş JK still have hopes of qualifying for the knockouts for the first time after their remarkable comeback last time out and will be going all out to reach the round of 16 with a last-day victory at FC Dynamo Kyiv who will finish fourth in Group B.

• Trailing 3-0 after 31 minutes at home to SL Benfica on matchday five, the Turkish team rallied to draw 3-3 and now lie just one point behind the Portuguese side and SSC Napoli.

• A win in Kyiv puts Beşiktaş through, as group winners if Benfica-Napoli ends level; lose and they finish third. A draw is only enough if Napoli lose. 

• On matchday two 18-year-old Viktor Tsygankov scored his first UEFA Champions League goal just three minutes into his second competition appearance to earn a 1-1 draw for Dynamo after Beşiktaş had led through Ricardo Quaresma's free-kick.

Previous meetings
• The Ukrainian side have won five of the teams' eight meetings, with Beşiktaş triumphing twice.

• The teams met four times in 2011, each winning 1-0 at home in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League group stage. In Kyiv a goal three minutes into added time from Denys Garmash gave Yuri Semin's Dynamo a precious victory. In the return, a second-half goal from Egemen Korkmaz decided matters in favour of Carlos Carvalhal's Beşiktaş.

• The line-ups in the Valeriy Lobanovskiy Stadium on 20 October 2011:
Dynamo: Shovkovskiy, Betão, Vukojević, Popov, Shevchenko (Dudu 82), Yarmolenko, Milevskiy (Aliyev 60), Brown, Mikhalik, Garmash, Gusev.
Beşiktaş: Cenk Gönen, İsmail Köybaşı, Sivok, Quaresma (Kavlak 90+3), Hilbert, Mehmet Aurélio, Necip Uysal, Simão, Ernst, Edu (Hološko 72), Egemen Korkmaz.

• The teams also met in the round of 32 in the previous season's competition, Semin's Dynamo beating Bernd Schuster's Beşiktaş 4-1 in Istanbul and 4-0 in Kyiv. Oleh Gusev scored in both games while Andriy Yarmolenko was on target in Ukraine. Quaresma scored the Turkish side's consolation in Istanbul and was later sent off.

• The teams for the Kyiv fixture on 24 February 2011 were:
Dynamo: Shovkovskiy, Danilo Silva, Vukojević, Popov, Shevchenko (Zozulya 77), Yarmolenko (Ninković 63), Milevskiy (Kravets 69), Gusev, Eremenko, Yussuf, Leandro Almeida.
Beşiktaş: Rüştü Reçber, İsmail Köybaşi, Sivok, Hilbert, Bobô, Guti (Onur Bayramoğlu 72), Necip Uysal, Ferrari (İbrahim Toraman 59), Ernst, Hugo Almeida (Mert Nobre 58), Mehmet Aurélio.

• An even more emphatic Beşiktaş defeat came in the 1986/87 European Cup quarter-final when Dynamo won 5-0 in Izmir, completing their passage into the semi-finals with a 2-0 home win.

Match background

Dynamo
• The Ukrainian champions began their 16th group stage campaign with a 2-1 home defeat against Napoli. They drew 0-0 in the return on matchday five.

• In the double header with Benfica, Dynamo lost 2-0 at home and then 1-0 away

• Last season Serhiy Rebrov's side reached the last 16, the first time they had got to 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.

• 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.

Dynamo's five competitive home games against other Turkish visitors have resulted in four wins and one defeat. In a total of 19 games, home and away, their record is: W11 D5 L3. 

Beşiktaş
• A 1-1 draw at Benfica on matchday one came courtesy of a player from the Lisbon club as Talisca, loaned to Beşiktaş in August, struck a last-gasp equaliser.

• On matchday three they ran out 3-2 winners in Naples before a 1-1 home draw.

• 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.

Coach and player links
• 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

Match facts

Dynamo
• Garmash, Nikita Korzun and Domagoj Vida are a booking away from a ban.

• Dynamo have won five of their last eight matches.

• Júnior Moraes's second hat-trick of the season inspired Dynamo to a 4-1 victory at FC Volyn Lutsk on 26 November.

• Yarmolenko (85 goals in 208 appearances) moved above Andriy Shevchenko (83/172) into third place on the club's all-time Ukrainian Premier League scorers' list when he doubled Dynamo's advantage against Volyn Lutsk. Rebrov (113/242) leads the way, with Maksim Shatskikh (97/215) in second.

• Yarmolenko's goal was his first for Dynamo since 31 July. His previous four strikes had all been for Ukraine.

• Dynamo's Ukrainian Cup quarter-final at second-tier FC Naftovyk Okhtyrka on 30 November was postponed because of a frozen pitch.

• Danilo Silva was ruled out for at least six months after undergoing surgery on the knee injury he sustained against PFC Olexandriya on 23 October.

Beşiktaş
• Adriano, Caner Erkin, Tolgay Arslan and Aboubakar are a booking away from a ban.

• Beşiktaş are 20 games unbeaten in regulation time in 2016/17 (W10 D9), though they did lose the Turkish Super Cup 3-0 on penalties to Galatasaray AŞ on 13 August.

• Making his first start since 13 August, Kerim Frei scored twice as the Istanbul side triumphed 2-1 at Darıca Gençlerbirliği on 30 November in the Turkish Cup group stage. Necip Uysal (out since 28 October, hamstring) made his return.

• Rhodolfo (knee) resumed full training on 28 November.

• Caner (achilles) and Talisca (foot) are long-term absentees.

Chapecoense commemoration
Teams taking part in all of the matchday six UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches will observe a minute's silence to pay respect to the victims of last week's air disaster involving the Chapecoense team and accompanying delegation. The Brazilian club lost most of their players and coaching staff in the accident, which occurred in Colombia, where Chapecoense were due to play the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atlético Nacional.

"European football is united in expressing its deepest sympathy to Chapecoense, the Brazilian Football Confederation [CBF], CONMEBOL and the families of all the victims," said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. "This tragedy has shaken the world of football, and we would like to send our support to all of those affected by it."

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