Group B is where the action is on the final matchday, with three teams who could each finish anywhere from first to third. Currently, Besiktas occupy third, but would qualify with a win as the top two teams - Napoli and Benfica - are only a point ahead and face-off against each other. If Besiktas can only manage a draw, they’ll need a Napoli loss to go through to the knockout rounds. And should the top two draw, Besiktas will finish top. Got that? Last time out, Besiktas went 3-0 down to Benfica before coming back to score three goals after the 58th minute to share points, beginning with this absolute stunner from Cenk Tosun. Dynamo have decidedly lacked similar inspiration in their Champions League run so far, having yet to manage a victory. Their run in the competition is over and they do not have a chance to move into the Europa League by finishing third. Domestically, they’re in second (as is Besiktas in Turkey) and rely heavily on Junior Moraes, who has scored nine goals in the league, but none in the UCL. For them, it’s a chance to play spoiler and a bit of pride.
Last campaign, Dynamo made it to the knockout rounds for the first time before losing to Manchester City 3-1 on aggregate. Prior to that, they had spent three straight seasons in the Europa League. They’ll have a decent opportunity to repeat last season’s feat with Besiktas, Napoli and Benfica alongside them in Group B. In attack, Dynamo are lead by Andriy Yarmolenko, who has been in the first team since 2008 and Brazilian Junior Moraes, who scored 11 in 26 appearances last season. They’ll host their Group B opponents in the Olympic Stadium, with a capacity just over 70,000.
After six straight seasons outside the Champions League, the Black Eagles are back after qualifying directly to the group stage by winning the Turkish Super Lig. They’ll begin the campaign without Mario Gomez, who scored 26 goals in the league last year before deciding to leave for Wolfsburg in the offseason after the failed Turkish coup. They boast a wealth of young Turkish talent, however, in attacking midfielder Oğuzhan Özyakup and forward Cenk Tosun. Veteran winger Ricardo Quaresma will provide experienced leadership after winning Euro 2016 with Portugal this summer.
The second-highest ever scorer for the Ukrainian national team.
The Brazilian has spent most of his career in Eastern Europe - including the Romanian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian leagues.
An attacking mid and Arsenal academy product, Özyakup has appeared over 110 times for Beşiktaş at just 23.
The tricky winger has appeared over 50 times for Portugal, winning Euro 2016 this summer.