Anderson Talisca simultaneously became the hero of Beşiktaş and the villain of Benfica when he scored a last-gasp free-kick in the Black Eagles opening Champions League group stage clash at the Estadio Da Luz on Tuesday night.
Talisca was brought on against his parent club at the half-time break replacing Oğuzhan Özyakup and made an instant impact completely changing the dynamics of the game.
The on-loan Beşiktaş star should have won a penalty soon after his introduction and troubled the Benfica defence with his physical presence and impressive technical ability.
Talisca saved the best until last when he stepped up for a free-kick in the last few seconds of additional time. The Brazilian midfielder curled the ball round the ball with his left-foot giving the opposition keeper – and former teammate – no chance.
The 22-year-old’s jubilant celebrations just rubbed further salt in Benfica’s wounds. The Eagles had ultimately been put to the sword by one of their own.
Besiktas ended up leaving Portugal with a valuable away point following their 1-1 draw. The Istanbul giants will take on Dynamo Kiev next at the Vodafone Arena – the Ukrainian outfit lost 2-1 against Napoli.
TALISCAAAA GOOOOOOL HOL GOL GOLGOL GOL WHAT A GOAL ON HIS RETURN TO BENFICA WOW! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STRIKE pic.twitter.com/qHXFdpdyFO
— Turkish-Football.com (@Turkish_Futbol) September 13, 2016