Besiktas sell 50,000 tickets ahead of Liverpool game [divider]
Beşiktaş have sold 50,000 tickets ahead of the Europa League Round of 32 second leg game against Liverpool according to Eurosport TR.
The Black Eagles are hoping to fill the 76,000 seater stadium ahead of the return game on Thursday 26 February.
Liverpool fans will be allocated 4,000 tickets all of which are reported to have been sold out.
The Reds supporters are familiar with the Atatürk Olympic stadium as it was the setting for Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League final victory against AC Milan.
Beşiktaş are playing at the Atatürk Olympic temporarily as their stadium – the Inönü – is currently being rebuilt.
Liverpool won the first-leg 1-0 but Beşiktaş have not lost against English opposition this season.
The Black Eagles held Arsenal to a goalless draw in the Champions League play-off round and beat Tottenham 1-0 in the Europa League group stages.
The controversial Passolig e-ticketing system will not be compulsory for fans that want to attend the game. Paper tickets will be on sale for as little as 40 TL which works out at roughly £10.