UEL: Beşiktaş JK – Liverpool FC

Updated: February 26, 2015

UEFA Europa League
Beşiktaş JK (TUR) – Liverpool FC (ENG)
Location: Atatürk Olimpiyat, Istanbul
Referee: Damir Skomina (SL)
Date: Thursday, February 26th
Time: 19:0 (GMT+2)
Channel: Star TV
Round of 32 (second leg)
Aggregate: 0-1

Beşiktaş are one match removed from either reaching the next round or being knocked out of the UEFA Europa League. It won’t prove easy going in to the match with a 1-0 aggregate score in favour of the visitors Liverpool FC.

Both teams will be missing several players, the Black Eagles will have to do without the suspended Ersan Gülüm and Ramont Motta while Liverpool will be missing captain Steven Gerrard and most likely also Henderson and Balotelli due to injuries. The Black Eagles have some injury woes of their own with Cenk Tosun, Tolga Zengin and Ismail Köybasi all still out.

Here are the most likely starting elevens for tonights match:

Beşiktaş: Cenk, Serdar, Franco, Necip, Opare, Atiba, Veli, Gökhan, Sosa, Olcay, Demba Ba

Liverpool: Mignolet, Lovren, Skrtel, Toure, Ibe, Emre Can, Allen, Moreno, Sterling, Lallana, Sturridge

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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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