Beşiktaş JK 1-3 Club Brugge KV (agg:2-5)
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo's late double helped the Belgian side come from behind for the second week running to knock out the Black Eagles.
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• Late Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo double secures Club Brugge's place in quarter-finals
• Belgian team remain only unbeaten side in this season's competition
• Beşiktaş surrender lead for second week running against Michel Preud'homme's men
• Brugge into last eight of UEFA competition for first time in 20 years
• Quarter-final draw in Nyon on Friday at 13.00CET
Club Brugge KV made it to the quarter-finals of a UEFA competition for the first time in 20 years as they came from behind again against Beşiktaş JK to win in Istanbul.
Having been down in Belgium last week before earning a first-leg advantage they did the same in Turkey after going behind to a Ramon Motta thunderbolt. However, the Belgian First League leaders did not panic and Tom De Sutter's second of the tie brought them level before Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo's late double sent Michel Preud'homme's side through.
Happy to concede possession for long spells, Club Brugge nonetheless threatened early on the break and De Sutter went clear only for a scrambling Necip Uysal to block the first attempt before Tolga Zengin's body meant no way through for the follow-up. Gökhan Töre forced a sharp save at the other end and Demba Ba also slipped an effort wide. The chance of the half came De Sutter's way but his towering header from Laurens De Bock's cross flashed just over.
The advantage swung the Black Eagles' way three minutes after the restart through a wonder strike. Motta picked the ball up 30 metres from goal and cracked an unstoppable shot into the top-right corner. However, the home noise was silenced on 61 minutes as Timmy Simons's header released De Sutter and the No9 slipped the ball under home keeper Tolga.
This round of 16 second leg became stretched after the equaliser as Beşiktaş pushed for the goal which would take the game to extra time while Preud'homme's men sought to exploit the resulting space with speedy counters. Substitute Bolingoli-Mbombo secured a last-eight spot with ten mintues to go, collecting a deft Lior Refaelov through ball to round the keeper and tap in.
There was still time for the Congolese forward to get another with an emphatic finish before things got worse for the hosts, whose exit was compounded by a late sending-off for Olcay Şahan.
Thomas Meunier, Club Brugge defender
We knew there would be a hot reception at this stadium, but we managed to keep our calm during the game. Beşiktaş are a strong team with good players. We were tired we did a good job. De Sutter had a big, big night, a big performance for us. Everybody thought Brugge were a small team, but we proved them wrong.
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, Club Brugge defender
[Coming off the bench to score twifce] felt good for me. It was a difficult game in the first half and then in the second half we saw that there were more spac and I came in and I tried to do my best, I tried to do everything and I scored two goals.
Yes we showed character [to complete the comeback]. After conceding the goal, we knew it was not finished and we go for it. That’s why we keep it going during the game, I think the team did it well.