Friendly match: Beşiktaş 0-2 Sturm Graz

Updated: July 22, 2015

Beşiktaş have lost their first friendly game of the 2015-2016 season and the Austria camp with a 2-0 scoreline against Sturm Graz. This was also Şenol Güneş’ first (unofficial) match as a Beşiktaş coach.

Beşiktaş XI: Cenk Gönen, Beck (46′ Serdar), Milosevic (84′ Fatih Aksoy), Franco (62′ Ersan), Tosic (46′ Ismail), Necip (78′ Eslem), Oğuzhan (78′ Enes Durmuş), Sosa (46′ Atiba), Kerim (62′ Töre), Olcay (46′ Motta) ,Mustafa Pektemek (84′ Hamza Küçükköylü)

Head Coach: Şenol Güneş

Sturm Graz XI: Esser (46′ Schützenauer), Ehrenreich (62′ Potzmann), Schoissengeyr, Spendlhofer (55′ Grupp), Lykogiannis (46′ Sharifi), Lovric  (66′ Dobras), Hadzic (55′ Kamavuaka), Schmerbök (65′ Piesinger), Gruber (67′ Avdijaj), Horvath (46′ Klaric), Kienast (46′ Schloffer)

Head Coach: Franco Foda

Goals: Anel Hadzic (36′), Klaric (71′)


“We are going to improve by looking at our weaknesses”

Güneş had this to say after the match: “This was our first friendly match, but our opponent’s last. This match is not a good measuring stick for us. We couldn’t do the things we wanted to do in the attack and defence. Our concentration wasn’t good from time to time. This was mainly because I wanted to see all my players, but now we have seen our flaws. We train two times a day. We were tired, this could have been the reason. However, the situation doesn’t matter, we have lost the ball too many times. We are going to work hard at our system to improve this. We are going to improve ourselves by looking at our weaknesses.”


Yusuf Paklaci

Editor at Beşiktaş International
Living in the province of Utrecht, The Netherlands, where I was born and raised. Student Fiscal Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Have been a Beşiktaş fan for many years. Editor at Beşiktaş International since 2015.
Yusuf Paklaci