Turkey's Besiktas beat Leipzig in Champions League

Ruben Hill
December 8, 2017

Monaco were leaving gaps in defence and they did so again after 33 minutes, when Danilo Pereira's pass found Aboubakar on the left side of the penalty area and the Cameroon global cut inside before blasting his effort beyond Benaglio with his right foot.

"I wouldn't say it was the most incredible game of my career as Leipzig have had plenty of big games during my time with the club which I've started".

"The team showed morale and never stopped", Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl said.

The home side's hopes of progress were made worse with the news that Porto had already taken the lead at home against Monaco.

Besiktas' Tolga Zengin and Mustafa Pektemek in action.

Werner was ruled offside after finding the net on 21 minutes, before the referee waved away an optimistic penalty appeal from Jean-Kevin Augustin.

Augustin scored from an offside position on 65 minutes, and Stefan Ilsanker headed over the bar from close range as Leipzig continued to push for the equaliser.

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.

The Guinean worldwide brought them back into a game that had looked lost when Stefan Ilsanker picked up his second yellow card in the 82nd minute for a cynical foul on Cenk Tosun.

Just when Naby Keita thought he'd salvaged a draw for the home side, Brazilian midfielder Talisca scored with a half-volley in the final minute to earn Besiktas all three points.

The German side, who had to achieve a better result than Porto to finish second behind Group G winners Besiktas, were beaten by a half-volleyed 90th minute strike from Brazil Under-23 worldwide Talisca.

"The goalkeeper played the game of his life", Orban said. "It's a shame that we lost, but we are still in European competition".

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