£48m Liverpool signing starts – Besiktas vs Leipzig Confirmed Line-ups
Besiktas welcome Leipzig to the Vodafone Arena on Tuesday 26 September on Champions League Group G Match Day 2.
The reigning Super Lig champions will be without Atinc Nukan who is on loan from Red Bull Leipzig.
Gokhan Tore is also out injured as is Adriano.
Besiktas boss Senol Gunes has decided to field a back-four comprised of Caner Erkin, Dusko Tosic, Pepe and Gary Medel.
Red Bull Leipzig have a few injury concerns themselves. Kevin Kampl is out with a knee injury but Naby Keita has made a full recovery and will start tonight.
Despite playing for the Leipzig, Keita has already agreed to join the Premier League giants for £48 million at the end of the season according to the BBC.
Besiktas boss Senol Gunes has fielded an unchanged side from the one that lost 2-1 to Fenerbahce in the derby over the weekend.
Besiktas are currently first in Group G after beating Porto 3-1 in Portugal on Match Day 1.
Besiktas vs Leipzig: Confirmed line-ups
Besiktas: Fabri – Medel, Pepe, Tosic, Caner – Hutchinson, Oğuzhan (c) – Talisca, Babel, Quaresma, Cenk
Absentees: Nukan (ACL), Töre (knee), Adriano (match fitness)
Coach: Senol Gunes
Leipzig: Gulacsi, Halstenberg, Upamecano, Orban, Ilsanker, Forsberg, Keita, Demme, Sabitzer, Werner, Augustin
Absentees: Kampl (knee)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl