Besiktas move up seven places after eliminating Liverpool from the Europa League
Besiktas have moved up seven places in UEFA’s club rankings after eliminating Liverpool from the Europa League.
The Black Eagles lost the first leg of the tie against the Reds at Anfield Road by a 1-0 scoreline but defeated Liverpool by the same scoreline in Istanbul. Besiktas went on to win the game on penalties after Dejan Loven missed from the spot.
Besiktas rose from 41st place to 34th place following the victory while Liverpool dropped from 24th place to 32nd. Real Madrid are currently first in the rankings.
Beşiktaş are currently second in the league, three points behind Galatasaray but have the chance to join the Lions at the top if Fenerbahçe win the Intercontinental derby.
The Black Eagles then travel to Belgium a few days later to take on Club Brugge in the Europa League Last 16 first-leg game.