Football: Besiktas aim to top group in Champions League

A draw at home would be enough for Black Eagles against Porto to advance to Round 16 and win Group G

Football: Besiktas aim to top group in Champions League

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun


A draw for Turkey's Besiktas against Porto on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League would be enough for it to top Group G and advance to Round 16.

Europe's biggest football club competition will continue with 5th match week in four groups, including the much-favored Besiktas taking on the Portuguese club in Istanbul's Vodafone Park at 8 p.m. local time (GMT1700).

A draw or possible victory would be enough for Besiktas to win Group G. If so, Besiktas would be the first Turkish club in the Champions League to win their group, with the added feat of their doing so after 5th week matches.

At a press briefing Monday evening in Istanbul, Besiktas Manager Senol Gunes said: "We want to get the result we're expected to, in front of our fans."

Gunes also confirmed that Portuguese defender Pepe, who picked up a knock during his international duty, has been given a green light ahead of tonight clash. Pepe sat out Besiktas' Friday night match against Akhisarspor.

The other group match of the evening will be played between Monaco and RB Leipzig at France's Stade Louis II.

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