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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Besiktas beat Stoke and win Group E

I said, it could be done and Besiktas did it!

Besiktas beat, unbeaten Stoke City 3-1 and claim the top spot in the group E and earned a spot in the round 32 of Europa league..

They,prett much did the damege to Stoke in the second half, after going down in the first half....

Ricardo Fuller score for Stoke City, in the 29th minute.

In the second half ,Besiktas put the pressure and in the 59th minute,

Matthew Upson was shown a red card for bringing down Hugo Almeida in the box and Manuel Fernandes scored the PK for Besiktas....

With a man down and Besiktas with the help of rowdy Besiktas fans Besiktas put the clutch on and help of the subs in the second half started to click!

The second goal came in the 74th minute from Mustafa Pektemek who came in to the match for Holosko in the begining of second half and another substitute Edu added some gloss to the scoreline eight minutes later.

With this win,Besiktas finish on top of the Stoke in the group E..

This was first in Besiktas's history to advance as group leader in the Europa League,,,,

After the match Stokek city coach Tony Polis said "We won't be complaining to anyone. We're Stoke and we don't complain,"

During the match, Ricardo Fuller and Jermaine Pennant, as he prepared to take a corner, had items directed at them inside the Inonu Stadium.

Despite the defeat, Stoke progressed to the round 32 of the competition.

After the match Besiktas coach Carvahal said, "As I said in my previous press conference, we wanted a victory tonight, and no other result would be acceptable. We played an attacking football and took some risks at the back, but everything came out the way we planned in the end.

I believe the victory was well deserved, and I thank my players for their amazing fighting spirit and total commitment. Now, we are looking forward to the next round."


Ajax, Anderlecht, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Besiktas,
Bruges, FC Twente, Hannover, Lazio, Legia Warsaw, Lokomotiv
Moscow, Manchester City*, Manchester United*, Metalist Kharkiv,
Olympiacos*, PAOK, Porto*, PSV Eindhoven, Red Bull Salzburg,
Schalke, Sporting Lisbon, Standard Liege, Steaua Bucharest,
Stoke, Trabzonspor*, Valencia*, Viktoria Plzen, Wisla Krakow.

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