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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Club Brugge vs Besiktas !

Besiktas will look to continue their dream season, including qualifying from the Europa League Group ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs, and overcoming a 1-0 away loss to oust Liverpool after the penalty shoot out.


Although on paper Club Brugge would appear to be a less stronger opponent, the ‘Black Eagles’ coach Slaven Bilic warned against overconfidence, stating that chances were 50-50 during Wednesday’s press conference. “We have played well against big names, and that gives us confidence. But that is also tricky and dangerous to think, 'Oh we beat Liverpool, and now we can also beat any other team'.”

Besiktas will be looking for the feet of Senegalese Demba Ba. The former Chelsea and Newcastle striker has so far found the net 8 times in the competition.

Club Brugge, on the other hand, has proven to be no pushover. The Belgian side swept through their group and the round of 32 undefeated and have only drawn three times. Nevertheless coach Michel Preud'homme struck a wary tone ahead of the game.

“We face a very strong team and have a very tough task," underlined the former Belgium goalkeeper, “ are a well-organized team with a lot of quality, a team who can play a physical game as well as a skillful one; a team that has a strategy and a big coach behind it.”

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