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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Besiktas against Stoke City in the Europa League

The top team in the Group E, Besiktas will try to win their second match against Stoke City, after beating Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv with 5-1 score.

Besiktas coach Carlos Carvalhal told his players to be on their guard against the threat of Stoke striker Peter Crouch......

"He is a difficult player,'' said Carvalhal. "We know him very well - we saw the match against Manchester United and he scored a good goal.

Striker Peter Crouch, winger Jermaine Pennant, iconic full back Rory Delap, who is famous for
his unique throw-ins, Ryan Shawcross and Matthew Upson along with forwards Kenwyne Jones and Jerome form a solid squad for Stoke City...

Besiktas currently is on third in the Turkish Super League, just one point off joint leaders Istanbul BB and Fenerbahce after four games.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis hopes his team can this week build on what he saw as one of the club's "great games'' on Saturday when they held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.

Besiktas midfielder Ricardo Quaresma said,"We know that Stoke are a tough team, who play with the ball high. But we know ourselves too, and we know what to do,'' said the Portuguese.

"In 90 minutes anything can happen. It is not going to be easy for us, but the important thing for us is stay calm, play our football and then we will see what happens.

"We know that in English football a lot of fans come to the stadiums to support their teams. But we are used to this kind of atmosphere when we play, so it will not be a big deal for us.''

Guti will not play in this match. Stoke City vs Besiktas match will start at 3.05 PM,ET

A draw will be good result for Besiktas in Britannia Stadium, England...

Besiktas keeper Rustu Recber could be a big factor in this match....

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