Former Arsenal man Ozyakup set to lead Besiktas into Russia – Expected Line-Ups

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Beşiktaş take on Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League in Russia going into Match Day 3.

The Black Eagles beat Skanderbeu in their opening group stage game and drew against Sporting Lisbon in their second match.

The Istanbul giants go into the game in high spirits having moved into first place in the Turkish Super League.

Beşiktaş have been firing on all cylinders domestically and have scored the highest number of goals in the league (19 in eight games).

Former Arsenal youngster Oğuzhan Özyakup is set to start after another impressive performance on the weekend. Another former Premier League youngster Gökhan Töre is also likely to be in the starting line-up.

Germany international Mario Gomez is set to lead the forward line and already has six goals in all competitions this season.


Stadium: Lokomotiv
Kick-Off: 20.00 (Local Time)
Referee: Serge Gumienny (Belgium)
Expected Starting XI’s:
LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW: Alvim, Pejcinovic, Corluka, Denisov, Shishkin, Kasaev, Kolomeytsev, Miranchuk (Fernandes), N’Dinga, Samedov, Niasse    
MANAGER: Igor Cherevchenko
BEŞİKTAŞ: Tolga, Beck, Rhodolfo, Ersan, Tosic, Atiba, Oğuzhan, Sosa, Quaresma, Gökhan Töre, Mario Gomez
MANAGER: Şenol Güneş