UCL: Beşiktaş: 1 Dynamo Kyiv: 1

Updated: September 28, 2016

After a promising start to their Champions League campaign with a point away at Benfica, Beşiktaş started their first home game in Group B with a lot of hope and ambition to secure their first 3 points in this group. Unfortunately, despite taking a first half lead they couldn’t hang on to the victory and lost two points.

Dynamo Kyiv started well in the first two minutes but Beşiktaş took control of the game straight after that and did well to constantly close the visitors down whenever they were in possession. After 4 minutes the Black Eagle shad their first shot at goal after a solid dribble from Anderson Talisca, but his shot didn’t trouble Artur Budko too much.

Beşiktaş did well to put Dynamo Kyiv under pressure but it didn’t lead to too many chances, after 27 minutes substitute Korzun who had come in five minutes earlier made a foul on Vincent Aboubakar on the edge of the penalty area. Anderson Talisca and Ricardo Quaresma both stept up to take the free-kick and it was the Portuguese winger who struck the ball perfectly and put the Black Eagles 1-0 up after 29 minutes. At that point a deserved league for the hosts.

Both of Beşiktaş' goals so far in the Champions League came from free-kicks. The first from Talisca and the second from Quaresma.

Both of Beşiktaş’ goals so far in the Champions League came from free-kicks. The first from Talisca and the second from Quaresma.

Six minutes later Vincent Aboubakar did very well to go around goalkeeper Artur Budko but saw his shot at goal cleared by defender Kacheridi, an excellent chance to make it 2-0 for Beşiktaş.

Again 3 minutes later in the 38th minute another dangerous looking attack from the Black Eagles took place, after good work from Andreas Beck on the right, Ricardo Quaresma fired a trivela shot at goal from just outside the area, but it went wide off target.

Korzun who had already receive da yellow card on the free-klck where Quaresma scored made a professional foul in the 43rd minute, but referee Zwayer kept his card in his pocket this time. Perhaps it should have been the second yellow two minutes from halftime. The score at halftime remained 1-0 to Beşiktaş.

Beşiktaş continued to control the game despite a more agressive looking Dynamo Kyiv at the start of the second half and should have gotten a penalty in the 61st minute when goalkeeper Artur Budko took down Talisca in the penalty area, but Felix Zwayer only awarded the Black Eagles with a corner kick.

In the 63rd minute Dusko Tosic did great to intercept the ball on a Dynamo Kyiv and launched a counter of his own, Ricardo Quaresma received the ball on the left and cut in to the box to fire off a shot toward the far post but the 33 year old’s shot went wide, perhaps he should have done better there.

Four minutes later the visitors got a free-kick in a dangerous area and the Beşiktaş defence left substitute Victor Tsysgankov completely unmarked to score at the second post. He had come on just 3 minutes earlier and there appeared to be some confusion in to who should mark him, 1-1 after 65 minutes which at that point was a flattering score for the visitors.

But following the equalizer the Black Eagles seemed to lose their grip over the match, especially in midfield, and started losing a lot of duels.

Once Gökhan Inler replaced a fatigued Tolgay Arslan in the 75th minute Beşiktaş were somewhat capable of restoring balance again to the game, although Kyiv kept looking as the more dangerous side at this point.

Yarmolenko had the biggest chance in the remainder of the game in the 87th minute but was denied by Fabri who performed an excellent save.

Beşiktaş tried to push for a late winner in the final five or so minutes of the match including the extra time but the free-kicks and corners they won in that timespan did not result in any more goals.

The match ended in a 1-1 final score, which takes Beşiktaş in to second place in Group B as Napoli beat Benfica 4-2. However, Beşiktaş only have 1 point more than both Dynamo Kyiv and Benfica and missed a great opportunity to take an early lead on their two main competitors for second and third place.

Beşiktaş played a solid game for about an hour but were denied a penalty by the referee in the 61st minute and mised a good chance in the 63rd minute after which they conceded a very sloppy goal on a set-piece. Following Dynamo Kyiv’s goal, it never really looked like Beşiktaş had the quality to get in front again and frankly the visitors looked best in the final half hour. A disappointing result and a missed opportunity in this competitive Champions League group.

Beşiktaş now travel to Napoli in their next match before facing both Napoli and Benfica at home, on the final matchday they’ll travel away to Kyiv.


Stadium: Vodafone Arena

Official: Felix Zwayer (GER)

Beşiktaş XI: Fabricio; Andreas Beck – Marcelo Guedes – Dusko Tosic – Caner Erkin; Atiba Hutchinson – Tolgay Arslan (77′ Gökhan İnler) – Anderson Talisca; Ricardo Quaresma – Adriano Correia (68′ Cenk Tosun) – Vincent Aboubakar (85′ Kerim Frei)

Reserves: Tolga Zengin, Luiz Rhodolfo, Necip Uysal, Gökhan İnler, Kerim Frei, Olcay Şahan, Cenk Tosun

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Dynamo Kyiv XI: Artur Rudko; Evgen Khacheridi – Vitorino Antunes – Domagoj Vida – Mykola Morozyuk; Denys Garmash – Andriy Yarmolenko – Vitaliy Buyalskyi – Sergiy Rybalka – Derlis Gonzalez; Junior Moraes

Reserves: Oleksandr Shovkovskyi, Zurab Ochihava, Evgen Makarenko, Artem Gromov, Nikita Korzun, Victor Tsygankov, Oleksandr Gladky

Head coach: Sergiy Rebrov

Goals: Ricardo Quaresma (29′), Victor Tsygankov (65′)

Yellow cards: Nikita Korzun (27′), Adriano Correia (40′), Tolgay Arslan (54′), Denys Garmash (68′), Domagoj Vida (70′)

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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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