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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Europa League:Besiktas at home while Trabzon will be away

Turkish teams Besiktas and Trabzonspor  takes a start in the  UEFA 's Europa League group matches on Thursday.....

Besiktas will face Greek team Asteras at home and Trabzon will be away in Ukraine, against Metalist Kharkiv 

For Besiktas, it will be first time they will face Greek side Asteras !

With Demba Ba being in the lineup ,Besiktas should beat Asteras at home.

Asteras is the weakest team in the Group C .......

Along Asteras and Besiktas, Totenham and Partizan teams are in Group C .

Besiktas's coach Bilic after a disappointing draw against Rize at home last weekend called on Turkish Football Federation as far as the domestic league scheduling  !

At the press conference after Rize match Bilic said this......

"There are 32 teams in the Champions League and 48 teams in the Europa League. Which team played on Monday?

None. None of the teams that play their matches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday played in their domestic league on Monday. So why do we play on Monday? We represent not only Besiktas but also Turkey. I don't allege this as an excuse. But no matter what the result was this evening, I was going to ask this question"

He went on to say, "TFF should  create better fixture  for Besiktas " 


Another team that represents Turkey in the Europa League,Trabzonspor  will face Metalist team from Ukraine .

Trabzonspor  looked really good against Fenerbahce at home last weekend .....

Although they did not score goals , they looked well organized on the pitch as a team.

Coach Vahid Halilhodzic will rely on his Paraguayan star Oscar Cardozo. He  missed out on domestic league derby action against Fenerbah├že last week due to a hamstring injury but joined the training for the Metalist match.

 He is likely to be on the turf as Halilhodzic's strongest weapon against the Ukrainians. Trabzonspor will expect more from its new stars including Mustapha Yatabare and Majeed Waris, Kevin Constant and Essaid Belkalem on Thursday. 

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