Besiktas v Lyon Probable Line-ups – Black Eagles facing problems in defence
Besiktas take on Lyon in the Europa League quarter-final second leg tie at the Vodafone Arena.
The Black Eagles are unbeaten in the Vodafone Arena in Europe but will have to make do without star defender Marcelo who is suspended.
Tosic and Mitrovic are expected to be deployed as the centre-back pairing. Adriano – if fit – will as a left-back with Gokhan Gonul on the right.
There is unlikely to be any surprises in midfielder. Oguzhan Ozyakup and Atiba Hutchison are almost certain to get the nod.
The fantastic four, Ricardo Quaresma, Ryan Babel, Cenk Tosun and Anderson Talisca are expected to be fielded.
Quaresma has recovered from injury and is likely to start.
Besiktas will however, be without star striker Vincent Aboubakar who is suspended.
The absence of Aboubakar is unlikely to cause too much of a problem considering Cenk has 21 goals this season.
The real problem is in defence but Lyon have problems at the back themselves. Centre-back Emmanuel Mammana out injured and full-back Rafael suspended.
Star attacking based players Alexandre Lacazette, Nabil Fakir and Corentin Tolisso will be available.
Besiktas v Lyon Probable Line-ups
Beşiktaş : Fabri – Adriano – Tosic – Mitrovic – Gökhan Gönül – Oğuzhan – Atiba – Babel – Talisca – Quaresma – Cenk
Lyon : Lopes, Jallet, Mammana, Diakhaby, Morel, Tolisso, Gonalons, Tousart, Ghezzal, Valbuena, Lacazette