Turkey’s Beşiktaş stuns Napoli in Champions League

Written by Handan Kazancı & Ümit Dönmez on . Posted in Football

3-2 win puts Besiktas in second place in Group B.

Barış Seçkin - NAPLES, Italy (AA) – A late goal by Vincent Aboubakar helped Beşiktaş shock Naples 3-2 in a UEFA Champions League match Wednesday.

The match at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples was the first time the Turkish team met the Italian heavyweights in European competition and the first win for the Black Eagles in the Champions League since 2009 when it beat Manchester United.

Adriona Claro opened the scoring for Beşiktaş with a goal in the 12th minute, before the team squandered one of two leads in the match. Aboubakar added a score in the 38th minute before the eventual game winner on a header in the 86th minute.

After trailing 2-1 at the break, Manolo Gabbiadini converted a penalty kick in the 69th minute to tie the match but Dries Mertens was unable to capitalize on a penalty kick after scoring first for the hosts.

The loss for Napoli was its first in the Champions League this season and puts Beşiktaş in second place in Group B with 5 points, just one behind Napoli.

The other score of the night in the Group B was: Dynamo Kyiv   0 - 2   Benfica.


Football GROUP B Played Goal Diff. Points  
Italy SSC Napoli 3 +2 6  
Turkey Beşiktaş 3 +1 5  
Portugal Benfica 3 0 4  
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 3 -3 1  
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