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• Having kicked off their first ever group campaign with a 3-0 loss at home to Manchester United, the Berne club went down by the same scoreline at Juventus last time out.

• Young Boys were Swiss champions in 2017/18 – their 12th league title, but a first since 1986.

• Gerardo Seoane’s side overcame Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb to reach the group stage for the first time, following a 1-1 home draw with a 2-1 away success. Young Boys’ five previous UEFA Champions League campaigns all ended in qualifying, including in 2017/18 when they beat Dynamo Kyiv in the third qualifying round but lost to CSKA Moskva in the play-offs.

• The Berne side have won only two of their last 12 European games (D4 L6), beating Skënderbeu 2-1 on matchday six of last season’s UEFA Europa League in addition to the win in Zagreb. The fixture with the Albanian club was Young Boys’ last European engagement of 2017/18, as they finished third in their section.

Highlights: Juventus 3-0 Young Boys
Highlights: Juventus 3-0 Young Boys
• Young Boys have won only one of their last six home matches in Europe (D2 L3), although they had recorded three victories in a row before that sequence.

• The Swiss club’s last home game against a Spanish club was a 2-0 defeat of Getafe in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage. Young Boys have won two of their three home games with visitors from Spain, losing the other; overall, their record against Spanish teams is W3 L3.

• Young Boys reached the semi-finals of the 1958/59 European Champion Clubs’ Cup, losing 3-1 over two legs against Reims.

Valencia
• Beaten 2-0 at home by ten-man Juventus in their opening fixture, Valencia responded by holding out for a goalless draw at Manchester United in their second match.

• The United draw ended Los Blanquinegros’ four-game losing streak in the UEFA Champions League, although they have still lost five of their last nine matches in the competition proper and are without a goal in the last five.

• Valencia have won three of their last eight UEFA Champions League away matches, qualifying included (D2 L3).

• Fourth in the Spanish Liga in 2017/18, this is Valencia’s 11th UEFA Champions League group stage campaign. Finalists in both 1999/2000 and 2000/01, they have not reached the last 16 since 2012/13.

Watch Valencia hold out for draw at Old Trafford
Watch Valencia hold out for draw at Old Trafford
• Valencia did not take part in UEFA club competition in either of the last two seasons. In their most recent campaign, 2015/16, they finished third in their UEFA Champions League section to move into the UEFA Europa League, where they beat Rapid Wien 10-0 on aggregate in the round of 32 before losing on away goals to fellow Spanish side Athletic Club in the round of 16 (0-1 away, 2-1 home).

• The Spanish side lost 3-0 the last time they visited Switzerland, at Basel in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg – although they turned the tie round with a 5-0 extra-time success at home. That first-leg defeat is Valencia’s only loss in eight games with Swiss clubs, home and away (W5 D2); they have drawn two of their three away games in Switzerland, winning the other 3-2 at St Gallen in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Links and trivia
• Have played together:
Miralem Sulejmani & Ezequiel Garay, Rodrigo (Benfica 2013/14)
Miralem Sulejmani, Loris Benito & Gonçalo Guedes (Benfica 2014/15)
Guillaume Hoarau & Kevin Gameiro (Paris Saint-Germain 2011–13)

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• The Swiss champions started the new season with nine wins from as many Super League matches to take an early grip on the top of the table before losing 3-2 at home against Luzern on 6 October. They were held 3-3 at FC Zürich on Saturday having trailed both 2-0 and 3-1.

• Guillaume Hoarau, who scored twice at the weekend, has four goals in his last four league appearances.

• The Berne club’s 37 league goals this season have been scored by ten different players.

• Young Boys’ ten-point lead after 11 matches is the joint-largest gap at this stage of the season since Switzerland introduced a ten-team league in summer 2003, matching Basel’s advantage in 2003/04 and 2016/17.tomorrow 11\07  11.55pm