Besiktas aim to break Europa League crowd record on 112th anniversary

Atatürk Olimpiyat stadium
Atatürk Olimpiyat stadium

Besiktas aim to break Europa League crowd record on 112th anniversary [divider]

Beşiktaş will take on Club Brugge in the Europa League Last 16 second leg game at the Atatürk Olympic stadium on Thursday 18 March.

The Black Eagles board expect a full capacity stadium and the game coincides with the clubs 112th anniversary.

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The current Europa League crowd attendance record was set in 2012 when 67,328 fans turned out to fill the stands during the Manchester United – Ajax game at Old Trafford.

Beşiktaş almost broke the record against Liverpool when 63,324 fans turned out at the Atatürk Olympic stadium.

The Turkish giants are expected around 70,000 fans for the second leg against Club Brugge.

Beşiktaş would book a place in the Europa League quarter-finals in its current format for the first time if they knock Club Brugge out of the competition.

The Eagles have never lost against Belgium opposition at home in European competition.

Slaven Bilic’s side are also undefeated at home in Europe this season against sides including Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool.