Besiktas' starting XI to face Liverpool

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Besiktas’ starting XI to face Liverpool


Besiktas have released their starting Xi which will face Liverpool.

The match will be officiated by the Slovinian refereee Damir Skomina. Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan will be the second and third official while Andraz Kovacic has bee appointed as forth official.

The game will go to extra time if Besiktas win 1-0. Besiktas will qualify if they win by a two goal margin.

Ersan Gullim and Ramon Motta will miss the game due to suspensions. Manager Slaven Bilic has decided to field his new transfer Daniel Opare at left back and the versatile midfielder Necip Upsal in defence.

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Confirmed startin XI:
Beşiktaş: Cenk, Serdar, Franco, Necip, Opare, Atiba, Veli, Gökhan, Sosa, Olcay, Demba Ba

Beşiktaş did defeat Liverpool 2-1 the last time they faced the Reds on home soil in the 2007-08 Champions League group stages.

The Black Eagles have faced English opposition in Istanbul twice already this season. Beşiktaş held Arsenal to a goalless draw and beat Tottenham 1-0.