Thursday evening from 20:30 Turkish team Besiktas soccer, will play at home with Tromso in the second leg of Europa League playoff.
Besiktas has a good moral after the weekend managed to win away to Erciyesspor, with the score 4-2. Four different players enrolled in this game for Besiktas, including Portuguese Manuel Fernandes and Hugo Almeida, two of the most important players for the team. In the first round of Turkish Super League football, “vultures” have won 2-0 at home to Trabzonspor. Besiktas is first in the standings with maximum points and the match in Norway was a mistake, in the opinion of coach Slaven Bilic. Escude had a very modest evolution in that meeting by making big mistakes in defense, one being decisive for “eagles”.
Players Holosko, Sismanoglu Omer, Mustafa Pektemek and will miss this meeting because of injury. Hugo Almeida said holder, given that scored for Besiktas in the last two matches played in all competitions.
Tromso passed before all qualifying round to reach the playoff. Norwegian team was first imposed in a double header with Celje, 3-2. Tromso in the second round eliminated it on Inter Baku and in the third round on Differdange. In all these tours, Tromso was defeated every team they played. With Differdange, Tromso was even needed penalty kicks to reach the playoffs. First they won 1-0 at home, then away, all players were defeated Norway 1-0 and went into overtime. This weekend, Tromso was defeated 1-0 away from Haugesund, and the team came just two points from the relegation zone. In the last five rounds of the championship, Tromso won only one point.
Magnus Andersen was injured in weekend and will miss the match against Besiktas. Ruben Kristiansen is an old injury, and Saliou Ciss has left the club these days.