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Besiktas already qualified for the round of 16

Beşiktaş already qualified for the Champions League last 16 | Possible group scenarios | Beşiktaş beaten 3-0 by Galatasaray in city derby in last league match | Star Portuguese duo Pepe and Quaresma

 Our Expedition Europa continues! After the historic 4-1 away win against AS Monaco, Die Roten Bullen now face the final Champions League group stage match. Leipzig will play Turkish champions Beşiktaş on Wednesday 6th December (KO 20:45 CET).

We’ve put Beşiktaş under the microscope ahead of the clash and gathered as much important information as possible on the Turkish team.

What happens if...?

We will go through to the knockout stages if...
 
...we score more points than Porto. Should the Portuguese side lose to Monaco, a draw with Beşiktaş will suffice. If Porto draw, we must win to finish the group in second place.
 
We will go into the Europa League if...
 
...we score equal or less points than Porto on Wednesday. Should the Portuguese club defeat Monaco, we have no chance of finishing second in the group and can’t go into the Champions League round of 16. If we finish the group in third place, we will go into the Europa League round of 32.
 

Champions League/Europa League draw:

Regardless of how Wednesday’s game pans out, die Roten Bullen will certainly be pushing hard for a return to European football next year. The draw for the Champions League and Europa League will take place on Monday 11th December in Nyon, Switzerland.
 
Champions League/Europa League dates:
 
The Champions League knockout phase will begin on 13th/14th and 20th/21st February 2018.
 
The Europa League round of 32 kicks off on 15th February 2018.
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Die Roten Bullen made their first Champions League appearance in the first leg at the start of September!
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Leipzig were beaten 2-0 in Istanbul.

Champions League last 16 spot already secured:

Beşiktaş (nickname: the Black Eagles) are regulars on the Europe stage. Even though the club has not yet won any European titles, they have put in many strong performances over the years. They missed out on the Champions League knockout stages by just one point last season. Instead, they went into the Europa League round of 32 and progressed to quarterfinals, where they were knocked out by Olympique Lyon in a penalty shootout.
 
Beşiktaş have enjoyed a great start to the Champions League this season, beating FC Porto 3-1 away and beat Die Roten Bullen 2-0 in the first leg fixture. Şenol Güneş’ men picked up three points against AS Monaco as well and were successful in all of their first-leg games.
 
The Turks have drawn twice in their first two second-leg group fixtures against AS Monaco (1-1) and FC Porto (1-1). Nevertheless, Beşiktaş are already through to the last 16 with 11 points. 

Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!

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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
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Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!
Expedition Europa: Das Auswärtsspiel in Istanbul!

This season in the league:

Fourth place with 26 points in the Süper Lig:
 
Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş: three clubs from one city dominate Turkish football. The three Istanbul clubs have won 54 of the 61 Süper Lig championships which have been held to date between them. Record champions Galatasaray have 20 victories to their name, Fenerbahçe have 19 and Beşiktaş, who won last season, have 15.
 
Beşiktaş are currently fourth in the Süper Lig table with 26 points after 14 matchdays. The Turks played their derby rivals and then-second-placed Galatasaray at home last weekend and won 3-0. That game saw Şenol Güneş’ team extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to six games and come to Leipzig with their heads held high.
 
Şenol Güneş – a coach with vast experience:
 
Şenol Güneş has provided Beşiktaş with a recipe for success. He’s been in the dugouts since summer 2015 and he’s taken his club to the Süper Lig title each of the last two years. His biggest strength is his experience. He’s the oldest head coach of all the 32 Champions League clubs at 65. He acted as the Turkish national team coach from 2000 until 2004 and guided the country to an outstanding third-place finish at the 2002 World Cup. 
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Beşiktaş head coach Şenol Güneş

Players:

Star Portuguese duo:
 
Pepe is the most well-known player in the team. The 34-year-old defender spent ten years at Real Madrid and won the Champions League three times in that time before moving to Istanbul this summer.
 
In addition to the Portuguese man, Beşiktaş signed two other players for the new season: Chile international Gary Medel (from Inter Milan) and Spain striker Alvaro Negredo (from Valencia).
 
Ricardo Quaresma is Pepe’s prominent fellow countryman in the team. The winger is a talent from Sporting Lisbon, where our new signing Bruma also developed. Quaresma was Beşiktaş’ top scorer in the Champions League last season with three goals to his name. Pepe and Quaresma won the 2016 Euros tournament together last year.
 
Cenk Tosun:
 
Cenk Tosun was the top scorer in the league last season with 22 goals. The 26-year-old played at Frankfurt but never broke into the first team. He transferred from Frankfurt to Gaziantepspor in 2011 and then to Beşiktaş in three years later. He is also a regular for Turkey.
 
Injuries:
 
Centre-back Atınç Nukan has been unavailable for the Turkish side since the end of July with a cruciate rupture and was not in the squad to face Die Roten Bullen in the first leg, neither will he be able to play in Leipzig.
 
Duško Tošić has also been injured for the past three matches and it is currently unclear whether he will be able to return to action on Wednesday.
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Pepe has won the Champions League three times with Real and now plays for Beşiktaş.

More interesting facts:

German coaches with Beşiktaş past:
 
Beşiktaş has often served as a proving ground for German coaches. Karl-Heinz Feldkamp, Hans-Peter Briegel and Bernd Schuster have all coached Beşiktaş, while Christoph Daum has coached the club in two separate spells. Mario Gomez, Fabian Ernst and Roberto Hilbert have all played for the club.
 
Babel knows three Roten Bullen
 
Beşiktaş attacker Ryan Babel played for TSG Hoffenheim in the 2011-12 season and played alongside Marvin Compper and Dominik Kaiser. The Dutchman was under contract at Liverpool between 2007 and 2011 and played with Péter Gulácsi. 
Champions League 6th Matchday
RB Leipzig

Wed

6th Dec

Beşiktaş
20:45 CET
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

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