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Beşiktaş triumph at Old Trafford

Published: Thursday 26 November 2009, 0.33CET
Manchester United FC 0-1 Beşiktaş JK
The Turkish champions ended United's 23-match unbeaten home run in European competition after Rodrigo Tello's first-half strike.
by Simon Hart
from Old Trafford

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Match statistics

Man. UnitedBeşiktaş

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target12
 
3
Corners7
 
1
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed12
 
10
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 26 November 2009, 0.33CET

Beşiktaş triumph at Old Trafford

Manchester United FC 0-1 Beşiktaş JK
The Turkish champions ended United's 23-match unbeaten home run in European competition after Rodrigo Tello's first-half strike.

Beşiktaş JK may have already been eliminated from this season's UEFA Champions League but they at least made their mark on the tournament after becoming the first away team to win at Old Trafford in the competition since 2005 thanks to Rodrigo Tello's solitary strike.

Famous scalp
United had gone 23 matches unbeaten here in Europe but after rescuing a two-goal deficit late in their preceding outing against PFC CSKA Moskva, their proud record finally fell as the Turkish titleholders claimed their first UEFA Champions League away victory in six years. In truth, they succumbed without their strongest team – with qualification already assured, Sir Alex Ferguson made eight changes from his side's last Premier League game – but that did not dampen the celebrations of those Beşiktaş fans who had endured an 8-0 thrashing at Liverpool FC on their previous trip to England.

Breakthrough
Bottom-placed Beşiktaş knew only a win would keep alive their faint hopes of taking third place in the section, following PFC CSKA Moskva's early-evening victory over VfL Wolfsburg. Though penned inside their half for much of the opening phase – when Nemanja Vidić was off target with a header – they gave their noisy supporters something to sing about as Tello fired them in front on 20 minutes. When a United attack broke down outside the Beşiktaş box, Matteo Ferrari sent İsmail Köybaşı away down the left. After passing the halfway line he delivered a crossfield ball to Tello yet there still seemed minimal danger as the Chilean cut infield some 35 metres out. However, with Rafael stepping back, Tello let fly and his shot glanced off the full-back and flew past Ben Foster into the far corner.

Defiant keeper
United responded as Daniel Welbeck and Federico Macheda – the teenage strikers forming a youthful spearhead – combined cleverly to get the latter behind the visiting back line but he failed to get his low cross past Rüştü Reçber. The veteran goalkeeper had conceded six on his last visit here with Fenerbahçe SK in 2004 and would have been grateful for Sir Alex Ferguson resting Wayne Rooney. Though United dominated possession they struggled to create chances, with Rüştü equal to the best of them, saving Gabriel Obertan's near-post effort after Welbeck had played in the winger.

Opportunities
The hard-working Fabian Ernst was catching the eye in the Beşiktaş midfield and his fellow German Michael Fink nearly doubled the lead four minutes before half-time. The visitors opened up the United rearguard as Tello slipped a ball infield to Bobô and his touch let in Fink, whose side-footed shot went behind off the post. United had fought back in their two preceding home matches and as the second half unfolded, they began to apply pressure, Obertan drawing a fingertip save with a low drive, then nodding on to the roof of the net. On came Michael Owen, Michael Carrick and Patrice Evra but it took until added time for United to seriously threaten an equaliser, Rüştü making a flying stop to tip over Macheda's header, then turning away Wes Brown's header from the resulting corner. United must now wait for their trip to Wolfsburg next month to settle who finishes top of Group B.

Last updated: 27/11/12 5.57CET

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Lineups

man. united

Man. United

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

12
FosterBen Foster (GK)
1
Rüştü ReçberRüştü Reçber (GK)
Yellow Card90+5
2
G. NevilleGary Neville (C)
3
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
6
BrownWes Brown
4
İbrahim Kaşİbrahim Kaş
8
AndersonAnderson
5
FinkMichael Fink
13
Park Ji-SungPark Ji-Sung
Substitution69
13
BobôBobô
Substitution84
15
VidićNemanja Vidić
14
TelloRodrigo Tello
Goal20
Substitution75
19
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
17
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
21
RafaelRafael
Substitution74
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez (C)
26
ObertanGabriel Obertan
27
FerrariMatteo Ferrari
27
MachedaFederico Macheda
28
ErnstFabian Ernst
28
GibsonDarron Gibson
Substitution74
58
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
Substitution67

Substitutes

29
KuszczakTomasz Kuszczak (GK)
87
Korcan ÇelikayKorcan Çelikay (GK)
3
EvraPatrice Evra
Substitution74
9
Batuhan KaradenizBatuhan Karadeniz
Substitution84
Yellow Card85
7
OwenMichael Owen
Substitution69
15
Rodrigo TabataRodrigo Tabata
16
CarrickMichael Carrick
Substitution74
25
Uğur İncemanUğur İnceman
Substitution75
17
NaniNani
29
Yusuf ŞimşekYusuf Şimşek
18
ScholesPaul Scholes
44
Erhan GüvenErhan Güven
Substitution67
24
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher
77
Erkan ZenginErkan Zengin

Coach

Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO) Mustafa Denizli (TUR)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Laurent Ugo (FRA)

Fourth official

Antony Gautier (FRA)

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