No surprise ending for Beşiktaş and Rapid

Beşiktaş JK and SK Rapid Wien know their fate as they meet again in Group L, with the hosts bound for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 while the end is nigh for their Austrian guests.

Beşiktaş JK celebrate a Filip Hološko goal
Beşiktaş JK celebrate a Filip Hološko goal ©Getty Images

Beşiktaş JK and SK Rapid Wien know their fate as they meet again in Group L, with the hosts bound for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 while the end is nigh for their Austrian guests.

• FC Porto's 3-1 victory in snowy Vienna on Matchday 5 ended Rapid's chances of reaching the knockout phase, while a 2-1 win at PFC CSKA Sofia the same night confirmed that Beşiktaş would finish second in the section.

Previous meetings
• The teams are meeting for the eighth time in UEFA club competition, with Rapid having eliminated their guests from the 1960/61 European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round, the first round of the 1967/68 European Cup and at same stage of the 1984/85 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

• On Matchday 2, Bobô struck the winner as Beşiktaş won 2-1 in Vienna. Their record against Rapid now reads W2 D1 L4 (W1 D1 L1 at home).

• The teams for the sides' most recent meeting in Istanbul on 3 October 1984, which ended in a 1-1 draw, were:
Beşiktaş: Zafer Öğer, Hüsamettin Gökçen, Kadir Akbulut, Ulvi Güveneroğlu, Samet Aybaba, Fikret Demirer (Ziya Doğan 46), Necdet Ergün, Metin Tekin, Kovačević, Ali Gültiken (Sinan Engin 46), Šećerbegović.
Rapid: Feurer, Lainer, Garger, Pregesbauer, Weber, Kienast, Kranjčar (Pacult 80), Panenka (Weinhofer 66), Krankl, Bručić, Brauneder.

• Current Rapid coach Peter Pacult came on as a substitute in this game, after starting in the first leg, which Otto Barić's Rapid won 4-1.

Match background
• Rapid are the only Austrian team Beşiktaş have faced, but the Austrian side have played an additional ten games against the Black Eagles' Istanbul rivals Fenerbahçe SK and Galatasaray AŞ. Their overall record in 17 games against Turkish sides reads W8 D2 L7 (W2 D1 L5 in Turkey).

• Prior to their 3-1 Matchday 3 home loss against Porto, Beşiktaş had won all four of their European games in Istanbul this season without conceding.

• Rapid lost all three of their Group L home matches, but have lost just once in five away fixtures in UEFA club competition this season, 3-0 at Porto on Matchday 1.

Team facts
• Beşiktaş have yet to score in the first half of a Group L game, with all seven of their goals thus far coming after the break.

• Beşiktaş's Mehmet Aurélio celebrates his 33rd birthday on the day of the Rapid game.

• Beşiktaş coach since June, Bernd Schuster started his career at 1. FC Köln but spent his finest years as a midfielder with FC Barcelona, Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid. He retired in 1997 with winners medals from three Liga titles, six Spanish Cups, the 1981/82 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the 1980 UEFA European Championship.

• He returned to Real Madrid as coach in 2007, leading them to the title but resigning later the same year.

• Rapid coach since 2006, Peter Pacult played for all three of the big Vienna sides – Wiener SC, Rapid and Austria Wien – as a striker. He won two league titles with FC Tirol Innsbruck, as well as earning 24 Austria caps. A losing UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finalist with Rapid in 1984/85, he later coached TSV 1860 München, FC Kärnten and 1. FC Dynamo Dresden, before claiming the Austrian title with Rapid in 2007/08.

• Austria has a substantial Turkish community, with Rapid's Yasin Pehlivan, Tanju Kayhan and Veli Kavlak all born in Vienna, but of Turkish origin.

• Beşiktaş's Ekrem Dağ was born in Turkey but has played for Austria at international level, having moved to the alpine country when he was eight. He made his professional debut at SK Sturm Graz.