Besiktas vs Leipzig: Predicted Line-ups – £48m Liverpool man could recover in time for Champions League clash

Besiktas vs Leipzig: Predicted Line-ups – £48m Liverpool man could recover in time for Champions League clash

Besiktas take on Leipzig at the Vodafone Arena on Tuesday 26 September for their second Champions League Group G clash.

The Black Eagles will be without Atinc Nukan who is on loan from Red Bull Leipzig.

The centre-back is out with an ACL injury, Gokhan Tore is also sidelined with a knee injury.

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Adriano meanwhile faces a race against time to recover in time for the clash.

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Besiktas boss Senol Gunes faces a tough decision in defence if Adriano is ruled out.

Pepe is almost certain to start in defence but will be joined by either Tosic or Medel – neither of whom are centre-backs.

Red Bull Leipzig have a few injury concerns themselves. Kevin Kampl is out with a knee injury but Naby Keita who has a doubt is expected to recover in time.

It remains to be seen whether head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl will start Keita but he is expected to be included in the match-day squad.

Despite playing for the Reds, Keita has already agreed to join the Premier League giants for £48 million at the end of the season according to the BBC.

Besiktas are currently first in Group G after beating Porto 3-1 in Portugal on Match Day 1.

The Black Eagles became the first Turkish side to beat Porto in European competition.

Besiktas vs Leipzig: Predicted line-ups

Besiktas: Fabri – Medel, Pepe, Tosic, Caner – Hutchinson, Oğuzhan (c) – Talisca, Babel, Quaresma, Cenk
Absentees: Nukan (ACL), Töre (knee), Adriano (match fitness)
Coach: Senol Gunes

Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban (c), Upamecano, Halstenberg – Demme, Keita – Augustin, Werner, Forsberg
Absentees: Kampl (knee)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl

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