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Pepe ‘the boss’ makes mark at Istanbul’s Besiktas

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Istanbul (AFP) – After winning three Champions League titles and three La Liga titles with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal, star defender Pepe could have been forgiven for resting on his laurels at new club Besiktas.

But not a bit of it.

Since joining the Black Eagles in Istanbul from Real Madrid over the summer, Pepe, 34, has stamped his authority on the Turkish champions and emerged as their standout player.

Pepe ‘the boss’ makes mark at Istanbul’s Besiktas

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Istanbul (AFP) – After winning three Champions League titles and three La Liga titles with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal, star defender Pepe could have been forgiven for resting on his laurels at new club Besiktas.

But not a bit of it.

Since joining the Black Eagles in Istanbul from Real Madrid over the summer, Pepe, 34, has stamped his authority on the Turkish champions and emerged as their standout player.

Besiktas sign Pepe from Real Madrid

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Istanbul (AFP) – Portuguese international defender Pepe on Wednesday signed for Turkish champions Besiktas of Istanbul from Real Madrid on a two-year deal.

Pepe, 34, landed in Istanbul before dawn aboard a private plane and was given a rousing welcome by hundreds of fans who had waited overnight at the airport.

Besiktas sign Pepe from Real Madrid

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Istanbul (AFP) – Portuguese international defender Pepe on Wednesday signed for Turkish champions Besiktas of Istanbul from Real Madrid on a two-year deal.

Pepe, 34, landed in Istanbul before dawn aboard a private plane and was given a rousing welcome by hundreds of fans who had waited overnight at the airport.

Victorious Besiktas retain Turkish title

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Istanbul (AFP) – Besiktas on Sunday retained the Turkish Super Lig title for the first time since the early 1990s as the Istanbul side seek to stamp a new dominance on football in the country.

The Istanbul giants thrashed Gaziantepspor of the southeastern province of Gaziantep 4-0 away to secure the crown, their 15th overall.

Lyon break Besiktas hearts in Istanbul after 1st leg clashes

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Istanbul (AFP) – Lyon ended the Europa League dream of Turkey’s Besiktas in an epic penalty shoot-out in Istanbul Thursday, with the French side pulling into the semi finals despite travelling with virtually no fans after first leg clashes between supporters.

With the result ending 2-1 to Besiktas on the night and 3-3 on aggregate, the match went to penalties as the clock ticked well past midnight.

Lyon break Besiktas hearts in Istanbul after 1st leg clashes

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Istanbul (AFP) – Lyon ended the Europa League dream of Turkey’s Besiktas in an epic penalty shoot-out in Istanbul Thursday, with the French side pulling into the semi finals despite travelling with virtually no fans after first leg clashes between supporters.

With the result ending 2-1 to Besiktas on the night and 3-3 on aggregate, the match went to penalties as the clock ticked well past midnight.

Lyon, Besiktas handed suspended European bans

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Lyon and Besiktas were handed suspended European bans and fined 100,000 euros each on Wednesday after crowd violence scarred their Europa League quarter-final match in France, UEFA said.

The French and Turkish teams were excluded from taking part in the next continental club competition they qualify for but the governing body decided that the suspension will be deferred “for a probationary period of two years”.

Lyon, Besiktas handed suspended European bans

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Lyon and Besiktas were handed suspended European bans and fined 100,000 euros each on Wednesday after crowd violence scarred their Europa League quarter-final match in France, UEFA said.

The French and Turkish teams were excluded from taking part in the next continental club competition they qualify for but the governing body decided that the suspension will be deferred “for a probationary period of two years”.

Fans invade pitch at tense Lyon v Besiktas clash

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Lyon (AFP) – Fans poured onto the pitch at the Europa League clash between Lyon and Besiktas on Thursday, delaying the start of a match already hit by fan violence in the run-up to kick-off.

The start of the quarter-final first leg was delayed as officials attempted to clear the Parc OL playing area of fans.

Fans invade pitch at tense Lyon v Besiktas clash

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Lyon (AFP) – Fans poured onto the pitch at the Europa League clash between Lyon and Besiktas on Thursday, delaying the start of a match already hit by fan violence in the run-up to kick-off.

The start of the quarter-final first leg was delayed as officials attempted to clear the Parc OL playing area of fans.

Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot in last 16

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica, Besiktas vie for last 16 Champions League slots

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Paris (AFP) As Paris Saint-Germain joust with Arsenal for top spot in their group, Napoli, Benfica and Besiktas will battle it out Tuesday for last 16 Champions League slots.

The Group B trio all have everything to play for in their final pool games as the only one of the eight first phase groups where no side has yet secured a berth.

Benfica must wait after stirring Besiktas fightback in Champions League

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Istanbul (AFP) Portugal's Benfica must wait on a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Turkey's Besiktas on Wednesday.

The Portuguese cruised into a 3-0 lead inside barely half an hour but were pegged back as the Turks maintained their unbeaten record with two goals in the final seven minutes, including a penalty by former Sporting Lisbon and Porto man Ricardo Quaresma.

Benfica must wait after stirring Besiktas fightback in Champions League

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Istanbul (AFP) Portugal's Benfica must wait on a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Turkey's Besiktas on Wednesday.

The Portuguese cruised into a 3-0 lead inside barely half an hour but were pegged back as the Turks maintained their unbeaten record with two goals in the final seven minutes, including a penalty by former Sporting Lisbon and Porto man Ricardo Quaresma.

Champions League

Cacophony: RB Leipzig Forward Timo Werner Requests To Be Subbed Off Due To Excessively Loud Besiktas Fans (Video)

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RB Leipzig slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Besiktas in the nascent German club's first ever away Champions League fixture.

The visitors were perturbed from the off by the cacophonous atmosphere inside the Vodafone Arena, which was directly responsible for Leipzig losing star forward Timo Werner with just half-an-hour played.

Champions League: Besiktas Striker Cenk Tosun Pips Mario Mandzukic To Land ‘Goal Of The Tournament’ Award (Video)

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The votes have been tallied and the results are in: Mario Mandzukic's absolutely incredible overhead kick against Real Madrid has not been named as the best goal scored during the 2015/16 Champions League tournament.

That honour has instead gone to Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, whose similarly acrobatic effort against Benfica in the group stages took a whopping 41% of UEFA's online poll.

Besiktas Fans To Perform Champions League’s First Ever ‘Silent Cheer’ Solely Using Sign Language

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Ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League fixture, Besiktas are asking their fans to engage in football's first ever 'silent cheer'.

In a video posted ontheir official Twitter account, Besiktashave asked supporters to fall silent for the first minute of the match against Benfica in order to perform a special message using sign language.

Napoli in terra turca. Alle 18 e 45 sfida Champions contro il Besiktas

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Alle 18 e 45 (in seguito alla decisione turca di non adottare l'ora legale), ad aprire il Martedì di Champions sar il Napoli, impegnato nell'insidioso match contro il Besiktas alla "Vodafone Arena" (il nuovo gioiellino della compagine turca) di Istanbul. Dimenticare il bruciante ko con la Juve, allontanatasi a +7 sui partenopei, e conquistare punti [.

Il Napoli crolla contro il Besiktas. Aboubakar beffa gli azzurri in fuorigioco

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Dove è finito il Napoli? Dopo i due ko in Serie A l'undici di Sarri cade in Champions, nella 3^ giornata, per 3 a 2, contro il Besiktas al San Paolo. Terza sconfitta consecutiva in gare ufficiali per i ragazzi di Sarri che rimettono in discussione la qualificazione agli ottavi (partenopei sempre primi con 6 [.

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Just The Five Red Cards As Istanbul Derby Between Fenerbahce And Besiktas Descends Into Pandemonium (Photos & Video)

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The first Bosphorus derby of the Turkish Super Lig season was exactly as rowdy as you'd expect with Fenerbache beating Besiktas 2-1 amid a wild flurry of disciplinary lapses.

By the final whistle, five players had been sent off by referee Ali Palabiyik, who was under siege from the off.

Fandemonium: Pepe Given Customary ‘Mobbed At The Airport’ Welcome After Signing For Besiktas (Photos & Video)

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After being released by Real Madrid earlier in the summer, Pepe has today joined Besiktas on a two-year deal.

Word has it that PSG offered the Portuguese defender a lucrative one-year deal,butthe 34-year-old was adamant he still has two more seasons left in the tank.

As is customary with Turkish transfers, Pepetouched down at Ataturk Airport in Instanbul on Wednesday morning only to be swiftly besieged by a horde of excitable new chums.

Title Parade With A Difference: Besiktas Players Sail Up River Bosphorus Escorted By Hundreds Of Fans In Boats (Photos & Video)

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After winning the Turkish Super Lig last week, Besiktas staged a mass title celebration throughout Instabul on Saturday.

The day began with the Besiktas squad being carried up theBosphorus river to their stadium by boat, escorted by hundreds if not thousands of fans making the journey in accompanyingvessels.

Europa League: Lyon’s Quarter-Final Against Besiktas Delayed By 45 Minutes After Fans Spill Onto Pitch To Escape Ugly Crowd Violence (Photos & Video)

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Kick-off of Thursday night's Europa League quarter-final between Lyon and Besiktas had to be delayed by 45 minutes after crowd trouble marred the opening to proceedings.

Police were deployed as pockets of violence were reported outside the Parc OL and the trouble was limited to the concourse, as fans brawled in the tribune behind the goal as the players warmed up.

Transfer News & Rumours

Newcastle United lining up move for Turkish star

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Newcastle United are believed to be among a host of clubs monitoring Besiktas’ prolific striker Cenk Tosun.

The Magpies, despite doing well on their return to the Premier League with three wins in five games this season, are looking to add another striker to their squad. The 26-year-old Tosun scored 24 goals and provided five assists for Besiktas last season.

Besiktas provide transfer update on Manchester United target Anderson Talisca

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Turkish side Besiktas have revealed that they have activated a clause to loan Benfica attacker Anderson Talisca for a further 12 months, the Sun report.

In an interview earlier this month, Talisca claimed that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is his long-term admirer and that he was hopeful of completing his potential move to Old Trafford later this summer.

West Ham looking to sign former Arsenal player; Bilic admires him, star very keen on move

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West Ham United are looking to add to their squad during the summer transfer window and Slaven Bilic wants to sign his former player Oguzhan Ozyakup.

According to Turkish outlet Fanatik, the Hammers want to sign the Besiktas midfielder. Ozyakup is a former Arsenal player and Bilic is a huge admirer of the 24-year-old.

Roundup: Liverpool lead race to sign Arsenal's 27-goal target; Reds in talks to sign South American

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Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a while now.

French outlet SFR Sport are reporting that Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing the player at the end of this season.

Turkish Super League

Beşiktaş JK 2017/18 adidas Home, Away and Third Jerseys

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Turkish Super League 14th weekend standings

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#TurkishSuperLig #STSL 14th weekend results,standings and top scorers !

Besiktas caught up with Basaksehir in the 14th week , they both have 32 points on top .

While Galatasaray won at home, Fenerbahce went down in Antalya !

Fenerbahce's Sow scored bicycle kick goal but it was called back by controversial referee Cuneyt Cakir .

Amazing comeback by Besiktas !

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This has to be the best comeback match for Besiktas in their history !

Going down three goals to nil in the first half and coming back from that was amazing ...

It was Amazing second half by Besiktas and Besiktas fans all game along !

The 12th man kept them in the match whole match

Watch this Besiktas vs Benfica excitement matche highlight here.

Vincent Aboubakar

Good score for Besiktas! Olympiacos 1 - Besiktas 1

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Vincent Aboubakar bagged a potentially vital away goal for Besiktas as they fought out a 1-1 draw at managerless Olympiacos in their Europa League last-16 first leg clash. Olympiacos made the questionable decision to sack head coach Paulo Bento on Monday despite the club leading the Greek Superleague by seven points.

With a win Besiktas could capture the first pace in group B !

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Besiktas's victory in Napoli, has put the Black Eagles within a point of the Group B leaders.

On Tuesday, Besiktas could capture the first place in the group with a win in Istanbul !

In the first competitive meeting between the teams, Besiktas twice let the lead slip before Vincent Aboubakar struck a late winner, his second goal of the game, to secure a 3-2 victory.

Besiktas beat Napoli in Italy ..First CL win in 7 years !

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Senol Gunes feels Besiktas deserved their 3-2 win over Napoli following their courageous display, but says they must remain humble.

Besiktas coach Senol Gunes was quick to stress they cannot afford to get carried away after beating Napoli 3-2 in Wednesday's Champions League encounter. The Istanbul side now sit second in Group B - trailing Napoli by a point - following Vincent Aboubakar's late winner at Stadio San Paolo, but Gunes made it clear they have achieved nothing yet.

The Rest

Spurs, Palace and Newcastle send scouts to watch Turkish superstar

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Premier League trio Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are tracking Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, as per reports in Turkey.

All three English clubs sent scouts to watch Tosun in action against Iceland at the New Eskişehir Stadium in a World Cup qualifier.

Blasts kill dozens near Istanbul's Besiktas stadium

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Turkey declares day's mourning after blasts possibly targeting police kill at least 29 and injure 160 others.

Two explosions have hit the city of Istanbul, near Besiktas stadium, killing at least 29 people, mostly police personnel, and wounding more than 160 .

They have detained 10 people in connection with the bombings.

A must win for Besiktas !

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As Besiktas coach Senol Gunes said this is the most important match in Besiktas's history ..

I agree with a win Besiktas will gain respect and earn money for the club ..

That's why this is a must win !

Besiktas, with one win and four draws so far in Group B, are close to qualifying from the group stages for the first time in the Istanbul club's history.

Besiktas blew the win in the last ten minutes of the match!

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Besiktas almost beat Napoli in Istanbul but right after Quaresma's penalty kick goal , they did not hold as a team and after very bad throwing by Besiktas and defensive big error ,Napoli scored in the 82th minute!

Managing the last minutes , has been a big problem for Besiktas ...