Beşiktaş JK must end Tottenham Hotspur FC's 18-game unbeaten run in UEFA Europa League group stage games if they are to take top spot in Group C.
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Beşiktaş JK will look to supplant Tottenham Hotspur FC at the top of UEFA Europa League Group C with both sides already sure of their places in the round of 32.
• Beşiktaş will go top with a win; any other result will mean Spurs hold onto first place, and a seeded position in the round of 32 draw.
• Demba Ba converted a late penalty to earn Beşiktaş a 1-1 draw against Spurs on matchday two.
• Hossam Ghaly and Dimitar Berbatov scored as Martin Jol's Spurs beat Jean Tigana's Beşiktaş 2-0 in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup group stage – the two teams' only previous competitive meeting.
• The lineups for that match on 19 October 2006 were:
Beşiktaş: Runje, Serdar*, Mehmet Sedef (Bobô 46), Gökhan Zan, Burak, Baki, Mert Nobre, Ricardinho, İbrahim Üzülmez, Fahri (İbrahim Akin 66), İbrahim Toraman.
Tottenham: Robinson, Chimbonda, Jenas, Berbatov (Defoe 90), Keane, Murphy (Zeigler 79), Ghaly (Lennon* 82), Dawson, Huddlestone, King, Assou-Ekotto.
* registered to play for their club in this season's UEFA Europa League.
• Beşiktaş are unbeaten in five European home games (W3 D2).
• Tottenham have gone 18 UEFA Europa League group stage games without defeat (W12 D6), since losing to PAOK FC in November 2011.
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• Beşiktaş's Gökhan Töre and FC Dynamo Kyiv's Andriy Yarmolenko top the assist rankings, both setting up four goals thus far in this season's group stage.
• Tottenham are the only side to have had two players sent off in this season's group stage: goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on matchday three and Federico Fazio on matchday four.
• Beşiktaş's Dutch-born midfielder Oğuzhan Özyakup was previously on the books at Spurs' north London rivals Arsenal, but he made just two appearances for the Gunners – both in League Cup games.
• Two other Beşiktaş players have English experience: Demba Ba (West Ham United FC, Newcastle United FC, Chelsea FC), Kerim Koyunlu* (Fulham FC, Cardiff City AFC).
*Was known as Kerim Frei during his time in England
• This is Beşiktaş's sixth group stage campaign in this competition; they failed to make it through three UEFA Cup group stages but have now progressed on all three attempts since the advent of the UEFA Europa League.
• Beşiktaş coach since June 2013, Slaven Bilić earned a bronze medal as a defender with Croatia at the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals, and went on to lead his team to UEFA EURO 2008 and UEFA EURO 2012 as a coach. A rock music fan with a law degree, he was in charge at FC Lokomotiv Moskva before moving to Turkey.
• Former Argentina defender Mauricio Pochettino took charge of Tottenham in the summer after a successful first season in England at Southampton FC. A Copa del Rey winner in both of his spells at RCD Espanyol, he also played for Paris Saint-Germain and FC Girondins de Bordeaux but returned to the Barcelona club for his first coaching role in 2009.