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Beşiktaş resist determined Braga fightback

Published: Thursday 23 February 2012, 23.17CET
Beşiktaş JK 0-1 SC Braga (agg: 2-1)
Lima's first-half goal set nerves jangling, but the Black Eagles held on to set up a meeting with 2010 winners Club Atlético de Madrid.
by Dirk Vermeiren
from BJK İnönü Stadyumu

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Match statistics

BeşiktaşBraga

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners7
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed19
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 23 February 2012, 23.17CET

Beşiktaş resist determined Braga fightback

Beşiktaş JK 0-1 SC Braga (agg: 2-1)
Lima's first-half goal set nerves jangling, but the Black Eagles held on to set up a meeting with 2010 winners Club Atlético de Madrid.

Lima's first-half goal at Beşiktaş JK not enough to retrieve a 2-0 first-leg home defeat for SC Braga as last season's beaten UEFA Europa League finalists bowed out in the round of 32.

Black Eagles boss Carlos Carvalhal completed an aggregate victory against the club he once played for – and briefly coached – but it was a nervy evening for Beşiktaş, whose position was far from secure after Lima put the visitors ahead midway through the first period. They held on, and Club Atlético de Madrid will be their opponents in the last 16.

Left with no option other than to attack in Istanbul, Braga were steeled for an early offensive, but Beşiktaş took to their task well, playing the ball out wide and taking their time in their build-up play to keep chances to a minimum. Their plans went awry on 25 minutes, though, when Braga captain Alan forced his way into the penalty area, firing a ball in from the right for Lima to stab into the net.

From that moment on, the 30,000-strong crowd were on the edge of their seats, with Beşiktaş seemingly determined to prove that their success in Portugal last week was no fluke. Some magical touches from Ricardo Quaresma and opportunities for Hugo Almeida and Manuel Fernandes had the home fans on their feet before the break.

The entertainment continued after the interval and Hugo Almeida and Fernandes were once more at the heart of it. Beşiktaş had chances to ease Carvalhal's nerves, but Braga kept plugging away, looking dangerous until the final whistle ended their hopes.

Last updated: 27/11/12 3.57CET

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Lineups

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

braga

Braga

99
Cenk GönenCenk Gönen (GK)
1
QuimQuim (GK)
4
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
4
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
5
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman (C)
9
Paulo CésarPaulo César
Substitution72
6
SivokTomáš Sivok
18
LimaLima
Goal25
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Substitution90
20
EldersonElderson
8
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
22
DjamalDjamal
Substitution85
18
Necip UysalNecip Uysal
Substitution33
25
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino
Yellow Card80
20
SimãoSimão
30
AlanAlan (C)
28
ErnstFabian Ernst
Yellow Card59
44
DouglãoDouglão
Yellow Card90
55
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
66
Tanju KayhanTanju Kayhan
Substitution67
90
Rúben AmorimRúben Amorim
Substitution77

Substitutes

90
Umut KayaUmut Kaya (GK)
32
BerniTommaso Berni (GK)
9
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution33
13
Miguel LopesMiguel Lopes
11
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
Substitution77
17
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
Substitution67
Yellow Card85
23
ImorouEmmanuel Imorou
23
HološkoFilip Hološko
27
CustódioCustódio
Substitution85
24
Júlio AlvesJúlio Alves
46
PalmeiraMário José Da Costa Palmeira
27
SidneiSidnei
Substitution90
83
CarlãoCarlão
Substitution72

Coach

Carlos Carvalhal (POR) Leonardo Jardim (POR)

Referee

István Vad (HUN)

Assistant referees

Gabor Erös (HUN), Robert Kispal (HUN)

Fourth official

Sandor Szabo (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Mihaly Fabian (HUN), Tamás Bognar (HUN)

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