BREAKING | Beşiktaş guaranteed spot in the third pot for UCL draw!

Updated: August 2, 2017

Following the latest results in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, Beşiktaş have been guaranteed a spot in the third pot of the Champions League group stage draws.

Theoretically that means Beşiktaş would draw an “easier” opponent, although teams like RB Leipzig will also be in pot 4.

Thanks to the elimination of AFC Ajax (2-2 vs Nice, 3-3 aggregate) and Dynamo Kyiv (2-0 vs Young Boys, 3-3 aggregate) Beşiktaş have already been guaranteed a spot in pot 3. Both games were decided by late goals, so Beşiktaş can count themeslves quite lucky.

On paper atleast this is great news for the club and should enhance their chances to reach the next round or the Europa League.

We would also like to congratulate Istanbul Başakşehir for eliminating Club Brugge tonight, 5-3 on aggregate, and earning themselves a spot in the final qualifying round. Which also guarantees them group stage football in the Europa League and possibly Champions League.

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Kaan Bayazit

Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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