• This is the first competitive meeting between these two teams.
  • Basel have won their last three Champions League games against Romanian sides (v Cluj and Otelul Galati).
  • Steaua have won only four of their 38 Champions League games (11%). They have lost their last six games in the competition.
  • Steaua are winless in their last 19 Champions League games (4 draws, 15 defeats), their last victory in the competition dating back to September 2006 against Dinamo Kiev.
  • Steaua have failed to score in seven of their last eight Champions League games and each of the last five.
  • Basel have won only four of their 17 Champions League games away from home (5 draws, 8 defeats).
  • Basel have conceded 41 goals in 17 Champions League away games and only kept one clean sheet (v Spartak Moscow, November 2002).
  • Steaua are one of four teams yet to score in the Champions League this season, along with Anderlecht, Austria Vienna and Celtic.