UEL: Beşiktaş: 1 Lokomotiv Moscow: 1

Updated: November 5, 2015

Beşiktaş continue to struggle at their temporary home Atatürk Olimpiyat as the Black Eagles could not beat Lokomotiv Moscow in what was a crucial game for their chances to advance to the next round.

Quaresma did what was needed and forced the opening just before the hour mark after coming in at halftime.

Quaresma did what was needed and forced the opening just before the hour mark after coming in at halftime.

The Black Eagles needed to beat the Russian Railroaders to gain an advantage on rivals Sporting CP and Lokomotiv Moscow, a win would have put them in the drivers seat.

It looked like it was going to be a good night when substitute Ricardo Quaresma scored a brilliant goal with his left foot after a sublime chest control, beating Guilherme in the lower right corner.

But the goal was cancelled out nearly 20 minutes later when Ismail made a huge positional error and lifted the offside trap, allowing Oumar Niasse to pull things level in the 76th minute.

Ersan Gülüm had a huge chance to keep 3 points in Istanbul deep in to added time as he was left unmarked in the box, but his short range header was saved brilliantly by goalkeeper Guilherme.

Qualifying from the group has become extremely difficult now, the Black Eagles will need to take six points from their next two games, at home against Skënderbeu Korçë and away in Lisbon against Sporting CP.


Stadium: Atatürk Olimpiyat

Officials: Felix Zwayer, Rafael Foltyn, Holger Henschel, Mike Pickel  (4. officials)
Beşiktaş: Tolga, Beck, Rhodolfo, Ersan, İsmail, Atiba, Oğuzhan(83′ Cenk), Gökhan, Sosa(72′ Necip), Olcay(46′ Quaresma), Gomez

Reserves: Günay, Serdar, Tosic, Necip, Kerim, Quaresma, Cenk

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Lokomotiv Moscow: Guilherme, Durica, Denisov, Shishkin, Yanbaev, Fernandes(74′ Miranchuk), Kolomeytsev, Samedov, N’Dinga, Maicon(90+’ Grigoryev), Niasse(90′ Skuletic)

Reserves: Abaev, Logashov, Makarov, Grigoryev, Barinov, Miranchuk, Skuletic
Head coach: Igor Cherevchenko

Goals: Quaresma (58′), Niasse (76′)

Yellow cards: Ersan (49′), Niasse (61′)

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