Besiktas – FC Porto – UEFA Champions League: 21st November 2017
With a nearly perfect run in the first four rounds, the hosts dominate the group and they only need one point in the last two games to secure their qualification in the optimal phase. Not at all impossible if we take into account that the “eagles” are unbeaten this season on their own ground. However, recent developments have not been convincing at all. The tie with Akhisat Belediye, 0-0, was the fourth consecutive. Despite the 14 goal chances, it was the first time the offensive could not find its way to the opposing goal.
On the other side, although they have benefited from their own land advantage, the “dragons” have hardly managed to cross Portimonense in the 16-tenths of the cup. Led by 1-2 in the 67th minute, they returned hard through the goals scored by Aboubakar and Brahimi in 90th and 90th + 90th respectively. It was the fourth consecutive victory, the period when the offensive found at least twice the way to the opposing goal. Back in the summer after being lent to Besiktas, the striker Cameroon makes an excellent season for the Portuguese. He has already scored 15 goals in his account in 17 games played in all competitions.
Besiktas (4-2-3-1): Fabri – Gone Pepe Tosic Adriano – Hutchinson Arslan – Quaresma Talisca Babel – Tosun
Porto (4-2-3-1): Sa – Pereira Marcano Felipe Telles – Pereira Oliveira – Corona Herrera Brahimi – Aboubakar
In the tour, Besiktas scored 3-1. It was the only success achieved in the six direct matches recorded so far. Three of them scored goals in both gates.