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Rüştü bidding to keep Bucharest dream alive

Published: Wednesday 14 March 2012, 17.34CET
Beşiktaş JK have work to do to overturn a 3-1 deficit against Club Atlético de Madrid but Rüştü Reçber is dreaming of getting through and opening up a pathway to the final.
Published: Wednesday 14 March 2012, 17.34CET

Rüştü bidding to keep Bucharest dream alive

Beşiktaş JK have work to do to overturn a 3-1 deficit against Club Atlético de Madrid but Rüştü Reçber is dreaming of getting through and opening up a pathway to the final.

His Beşiktaş JK side may be down but Rüştü Reçber is hoping they will not soon be out as they prepare to host UEFA Europa League rivals Club Atlético de Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Thursday.

Although they trail Atlético 3-1 from last week's opening exchange in Spain, the 38-year-old goalkeeper cites the victory over SC Braga, runners-up last season, in the previous round as a "turning point" for his team which set up the possibility of travelling far in a competition that concludes with a Bucharest final. In an interview with UEFA.com he explains why he has the scent of glory in his nostrils. "If you survive this round, you're in the quarter finals. One more [win] and you're in the semi-finals, and one more you're in the final."

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