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Champions League Last 16 Draw: Premier League Quintet Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool And Tottenham All Faced With Stern Tests

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Thanks to the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid finishing second in their respective groups, the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League has pumped out several plush ties.

With Xabi Alonso at the helm in Nyon, theballs of fate were plucked from the washing-up bowl of doom in the most handsome way imaginable, with the resulting bracket seeing all five English clubs saddled with potentially tricky opponents.

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.

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Leipzig’s Werner out to purge Besiktas pain

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Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner hopes to purge painful memories of Istanbul with a win over Turkish champions Besiktas on Wednesday that would fire RB Leipzig into the Champions League’s last 16.

When the teams last met in September Werner had to leave the field, feeling dizzy and in clear distress, after only 32 minutes of his side’s 2-0 defeat at Besiktas’ Vodafone Park.

Leipzig’s Werner out to purge Besiktas pain

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Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner hopes to purge painful memories of Istanbul with a win over Turkish champions Besiktas on Wednesday that would fire RB Leipzig into the Champions League’s last 16.

When the teams last met in September Werner had to leave the field, feeling dizzy and in clear distress, after only 32 minutes of his side’s 2-0 defeat at Besiktas’ Vodafone Park.

Leipizg missing Forsberg for Besiktas clash

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig will be without playmaker Emil Forsberg amid a trio of injuries for Wednesday’s crunch Champions League clash at home to Besiktas.

The Sweden international is suffering from an abdominal injury, while midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has a shoulder injury and teenage French defender Dayot Upamecano has a thigh problem.

Leipzig’s Werner out to purge Besiktas pain

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Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner hopes to purge painful memories of Istanbul with a win over Turkish champions Besiktas on Wednesday that would fire RB Leipzig into the Champions League’s last 16.

When the teams last met in September Werner had to leave the field, feeling dizzy and in clear distress, after only 32 minutes of his side’s 2-0 defeat at Besiktas’ Vodafone Park.

Leipzig’s Werner out to purge Besiktas pain

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Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner hopes to purge painful memories of Istanbul with a win over Turkish champions Besiktas on Wednesday that would fire RB Leipzig into the Champions League’s last 16.

When the teams last met in September Werner had to leave the field, feeling dizzy and in clear distress, after only 32 minutes of his side’s 2-0 defeat at Besiktas’ Vodafone Park.

Besiktas draw with Porto to reach Champions League last 16

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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish champions Besiktas reached the Champions League last 16 for the first time in 31 years on Tuesday, as a 1-1 draw with Porto in Istanbul wrapped up top spot in Group G.

Porto silenced the vociferous home crowd with the opening goal through defender Felipe, but Besiktas equalised before half-time as Talisca scored his third goal in the competition this season.

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.

Transfer News & Rumours

Spurs set to submit January bid for German midfielder, club will sell for €2m more

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan.

According to reports, the Londoners will make a move for the talented midfielder when the transfer window reopens in January.

The report also claims that Spurs are preparing a bid of around 10 million Euros for the player.

Arsenal could replace Mesut Ozil with £10m Turkish midfielder

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According to reports in Turkey, Arsenal are considering re-signing former midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup from Besiktas. The 25-year-old joined the Turkish Super Lig side for £400k in 2012 but could return to the Emirates Stadium for £9.5m more in January, says The Sun.

With the Gunners fearing Mesut Ozil will leave the club in January or next summer, they are looking to line up a creating replacement without breaking the bank.

Tottenham, Newcastle and Merseyside giant told to pay £15m for 26-year-old Turkish striker

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Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Everton have been told they will need to pay in excess of £15m to sign Cenk Tosun, reports talkSPORT.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs after scoring 20 goals in 33 Turkish Super Lig game last season. Tosun has netted nine goals in 14 games in all competitions this campaign and could be on his way to the Premier League.

Crystal Palace eyeing £20m-rated Turkish striker to solve scoring woes

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According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace could look to Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun to solve their scoring woes, with reports than manager Roy Hodgson is considering a bid for the prolific Turkish international.

Tosun, who signed for Besiktas on a free transfer from Gaziantepspor in 2014, scored 20 goals in 33 Super Lig games last season, helping his side win the league title.

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.

Videos

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.

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.

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.

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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 .

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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.

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.

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.