Besiktas expecting 70-75,000 fans against Club Brugge in Istanbul says Fikret Orman

Besiktas expecting 70-75,000 fans against Club Brugge in Istanbul says Fikret Orman  [divider]

Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman has revealed that he expects between 70-75,000 fans to fill the stands against Club Brugge in the Europa League Last 16 second-leg game.

“If we return to Istanbul without a goal we will have a great chance, there will be an incredible atmosphere in Istanbul and we have already sold 70 percent of the tickets,” Orman told Best FM.

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“We are expecting 70-75,000 fans to fill the stands.”

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Beşiktaş beat Liverpool in the Europa League Round of 32 at the Atatürk Olympic stadium in front of a record crowd of 63,324 according to the official UEFA website.

The Black Eagles could have had a higher attendance but UEFA regulations required there to be some empty sections in the stadium for security.

Beşiktaş will permit traditional paper tickets in addition to the controversial Passolig e-ticketing system.

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

The first-leg against Club Brugge will be in Belgium on Thursday 12 March.

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