Europa League draw! Beşiktaş head in to Group I with…

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Updated: August 31, 2018

Today Beşiktaş were part of the UEFA Europa League groupstage draw in Nyon Switzerland, the Black Eagles were drawn in Group I.

Beşiktaş were the first ever Turkish club to be drawn from pot 1 in the UEFA Europa League and were put in to group I allong with Belgian side KRC Genk from pot 2, Swedish side Malmö FF from pot 3 and Norwegian Europa League debutants Sarpsborg 08 FF from pot 4.

Beşiktaş hae never faced either KRC Genk or Sarpsborg before, however they have encountered Malmö twice in the 2005 edition of the UEFA cup. A 1-4 away victory and a 0-1 home defeat, seeing off the Swedes on aggregate 4-2 that year.

Below is the complete draw of the UEFA Europa League group stages, fellow Turkish clubs Fenerbahçe SK and Akhisarspor were also part of the draw.

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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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