Besiktas makes Champions League history for Turkey

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Turkey’s Besiktas beat Germany’s Leipzig to become the only Turkish team to advance to the UEFA Champions League’s round of 16 undefeated.

Besiktas' players pose for a team photo prior to the UEFA Champions League group G football match RB Leipzig vs Besiktas in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on December 6, 2017.
Besiktas’ players pose for a team photo prior to the UEFA Champions League group G football match RB Leipzig vs Besiktas in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on December 6, 2017.

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Turkish football team Besiktas defeated Germany’s Leipzig on Wednesday to become the only Turkish club to advance to the UEFA Champions League’s round of 16 undefeated.

In the last match of Group G, Besiktas beat Leipzig 2-1 in an away match in Germany.

Alvaro Negredo scored the opening goal for Besiktas in the 10th minute from the penalty spot.

In the 87th minute, however, Leipzig’s Naby Keita scored the equaliser to level the scoreline.

But Talisca’s goal in the 90th minute gave the Black Eagles a boost into last 16.

With Wednesday’s victory, Besiktas achieved 14 points, becoming the most point-achieving Turkish team in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

They are the only Turkish team to qualify from the group stage undefeated and as group leader in the history of the tournament.

“Ending the group stage undefeated and with the most points achieved by a Turkish team. Now who’s next #UCL?” the Istanbul club said on Twitter.

Besiktas striker Cem Tosun also expressed his confidence following the game.

“We need to keep playing with the same discipline going forward. It doesn’t really matter who we get in the next round because the 16 that remain are the best of the best. A game against Bayern would be special though,” Tosun said, according to UEFA’s official website.

Source: AA





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