Besiktas seek season’s first victory in Europa League


Istanbul powerhouse Besiktas have been looking for their first victory of the UEFA Europa League this season. 

Besiktas lost all three matches in the Group K, which meant a disappointing performance for the Turkish team.

Slovan Bratislava from Slovakia defeated Besiktas 4-2 with an impressive comeback in the first match.

English club Wolverhampton and Portugal’s Braga each won against Besiktas in Istanbul this season.

Following three losses in the group stage, Besiktas are currently at the bottom the Group K led by Braga with seven points.

Wolverhampton are behind the Portuguese club with six points and Slovan Bratislava are now in the third top spot with four points in three Europa League games.

The Black Eagles will take on Braga at Municipal Stadium on Thursday at 2000GMT.

Braga previously beat Besiktas 2-1 in the third week match held at the Black Eagles’ home ground, Vodafone Park.

Medipol Basaksehir and Trabzonspor are other Turkish teams who represent Turkey in the Europa League.

Russian team Krasnodar will host Trabzonspor in the Group C game to start at 1755GMT, while Basaksehir will take on Austrian club Wolfsberg in Thursday’s away game at Stadion Graz Liebenau at 2000GMT.

In the Group C, Trabzonspor are now on the fourth place with one point.

Basaksehir, who got four points, are behind the group leader, Italian powerhouse Roma in Group J.

  • Week 4 fixtures of the Europa League are as follows:


Vitoria (POR) – Arsenal (ENG) at 1550GMT


Astana (KAZ) – AZ Alkmaar (NED) at 1550GMT

Dudelange (LUX) – Sevilla (ESP) at 1755GMT

APOEL (Greek Cypriot administration) – Qarabag FK (AZE) at 1755GMT

Copenhagen (DAN) – Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) at 1755GMT

Lugano (SUI) – Malmo (SWE) at 1755GMT

Basel (SUI) – Getafe (ESP) at 1755GMT

Krasnodar (RUS) – Trabzonspor (TUR) at 1755GMT

LASK (AUT) – PSV (NED) at 1755 GMT

Rosenborg (NOR) – Sporting Lisbon (POR) at 1755GMT

Cluj (ROM) – Rennes (FRA) at 1755GMT

Lazio (ITA) – Celtic (SCO) at 1755GMT

Standard Liege (BEL) – Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) at 1755GMT

Rangers (SCO) – Porto (POR) at 2000GMT

Feyenoord (NED) – Young Boys (SUI) at 2000GMT

Espanyol (ESP) – Ludogorets (BUL) at 2000GMT

Ferencvaros (HUN) – CSKA Moscow (RUS) at 2000GMT

Wolfsburg (GER) – Gent (BEL) at 2000GMT

Olexandriya (UKR) – Saint-Etienne (FRA) at 2000GMT

Borussia Monchengladbach (GER) – Roma (ITA) at 2000GMT

Wolfsberg (AUT) – Medipol Basaksehir (TUR) at 2000GMT

Wolverhampton (ENG) – Slovan Bratislava (SLO) at 2000GMT

Braga (POR) – Besiktas (TUR) at 2000GMT

Manchester United (ENG) – Partizan (SRB) at 2000GMT
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