Skenderbeu v Besiktas: Expected Starting Line-ups – Former Fulham winger expected to start

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Beşiktaş take on Albanian side Skenderbeu at the Elbasan Arena in their opening Europa League group stage game.

The Black Eagles have been in prolific scoring form tucking away 12 goals already this season – more than any other Turkish Super League side.

Beşiktaş boss Şenol Güneş is expected to make a few changes in midfield and to his attack with Necip Uysal replacing ex Arsenal youth Oğuzhan Özyakup who is injured alongsideTolgay Arslan and Veli Kavlak.

Mario Gomez scored twice for the Istanbul giants last week but may be rested for Cenk Tosun who has also been in great form and has four goals already this season.

Former Fulham winger Kerim Frei could be given a start on the left to replace the suspended Olcay Şahan wing while Quaresma and Sosa are also likely to feature.


Kick-Off: 20:05
Stadium: Elbasan Arena
Referee: Tamas Bognar

SKENDERBEU: Shehi, Arapi, Ademir, Radas, Abazi, Berisha, Esquerdinha, Lilaj, Olayinka, Latifi, Shkembi
Manager:Mirel Josa

BEŞİKTAŞ: Tolga, Serdar, Rhodolfo, Ersan, İsmail, Necip, Atiba, Frei, Sosa, Quaresma, Cenk
Manager: Şenol Güneş