UCL: Dynamo Kyiv: 6 Beşiktaş: 0

Updated: December 6, 2016

What was supposed to be a historic night for the Black Eagles turned out to be another Champions League nightmare following a scandalous performance from referee Craig Thompson.

Granted, Beşiktaş only had themselves to blame when they found themselves trailing 1-0 after just 9 minutes following sloppy defending from Dusko Tosic on a Dynamo Kyiv throw in. But the Black Eagles took the cow by it’s horns and pushed the home side back, creating several dangerous chances.

But on the half hour mark Dynamo player Gonzalez was sent through on the counter, he charged in to Andreas Beck with a firm shoulder tackle bringing the German down, Gonzalez also went down and to the disbelief of everyone the Scottish referee actually pointed to the penalty spot, and to add insult to injury he sent off Andreas Beck with a direct red card; Yarmolenko converted the spotkick and put Kyiv up 2-0 after half an hour, but more importantly Beşiktaş were down to 10 men. An insurmountable hill to climb.

Beşiktaş were still adjusting and as coach Şenol Güneş wanted to bring on Gökhan Gönül to fill the void at rightback, with the sending off of Andreas Beck, Kyiv struck again. Poor defending by Dusko Tosic led to loss of possession, Fabri saved the initial chance but the rebound was put in by Buyalskyi.

Despite the 3-0 score the Eagles still did not give and continued to try and find a goal, but in the dying seconds of first half stoppage time Kyiv mercilessly struck again: 4-0 at halftime.

When Vincent Aboubakar saw his second yellow after shooting a ball away after being penalized for a foul, having received his first yellow for protest against the penalty call, the match further escalated. Kyiv made it 5-0 on the hour mark and iced the game with the 6-0 in the 77th minute by substitute Junior Moraes.

An evening to quickly forget, Beşiktaş are still through to the Europa League but the big question is how much this match will have taken out of the players. There is no time to mourn as Saturday they face Bursaspor at the Vodafone Arena. Beşiktaş have 3 important league matches left until the Winter break and they need to keep up with leaders Istanbul Başakşehir, so they can not afford to let this defeat get to them too much.

A very undeserved ending to what has been a fantastic Champions League campaign, the Black Eagles did not deserve to gou this way but unfortunately a massive mistake by the referee nulified the previous five hard fought matches. Proving once again that video technology should have long been added to the beautiful game.


Stadium: NSK Olympiyskiy

Official: Craig Thompson (SCO)

Dynamo Kyiv XI: Artur Rudko; Mykyta Burd – Vitorino Antunes – Domagoj Vida – Evgen Khacheridi; Vitaliy Buyalskyi – Derlis Gonzalez (69′ Viktor Tsyhankov) – Sergiy Rybalka; Serhiy Sydorchuk (66′ Nikita Korzun) – Andriy Yarmolenko – Artem Besedin (76′ Junior Moraes)

Reserves: Maksym Koval, Evgen Makarenko, Nikita Korzun, Viktor Tsyhankov, Denis Garmash, Mykola Morozyuk, Junior Moraes

Head coach: Sergiy Rebrov

Beşiktaş XI: Fabricio Ramirez; Andreas Beck – Marcelo Guedes – Atınç Nukan – Adriano Correia; Atiba Hutchinson – Tolgay Arslan (46′ Gökhan Gönül) – Oğuzhan Özyakup; Ricardo Quaresma – Olcay Şahan (46′ Cenk Tosun) – Vincent Aboubakar

Reserves: Tolga Zengin, Atınç Nukan, Gökhan İnler, Kerim Frei, Gökhan Gönül, Necip Uysal, Cenk Tosun

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Goals: Artem Besedin (9′), Andriy Yarmolenko (30′ Pen.), Vitaliy Buyalskyi (32′), Derlis Gonzalez (45+2′), Serhiy Sydorchuk (60′), Junior Moraes (77′)

Yellow cards: Oğuzhan Özyakup (20′), Vincent Aboubakar (30′, 56′), Mykyta Burda (43′), Adriano Correia (49′),

Red cards: Andreas Beck (30′), Vincent Aboubakar (56′)

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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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