Preview report for the match Besiktas vs. Benfica

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review – Match between Besiktas vs. Benfica

Ready for the Champions League? If you’re a fan of Besiktas or Benfica you should mark your calendars for Wed, Nov 23 / 5:45 PM. Who has a better shot at winning the game? Everyone is rooting for their team.
It’s time for Group stage: Matchday 5 in the Champions League. Fans and critics alike are looking forward to the game.
The teams in group B are up against each other.
The coaches Senol Gunes and Rui Vitória will do their best to motivate their players and win the game.
Momentarily Besiktas is at position 3 and Benfica at position 2.
The place for the showdown is Vodafone Arena. In Istanbul, Turkey the opponents will be facing each other.
Who will be victorious in the end: Besiktas or Benfica? Check out onefootball for results, liveticker, stats and reports!

Preview – Match facts

Besiktas have never won a home game against Portuguese opposition, in all competitions (D1 L3).
Meanwhile, Benfica have never won an away game against Turkish clubs, in all competitions (D2 L3).
Benfica have kept only one clean sheet in their last eight away games in the Champions League, it was on their last outing against Dynamo Kiev (2-0).
Besiktas have won only three of their last 12 Champions League home games (D2 L7), keeping only one clean sheet in those 12 fixtures.
Besiktas’ two home games this season have both ended 1-1. They’ve never gone unbeaten in three consecutive home games in the competition.
However, Besiktas are unbeaten in their four Champions League games this season (W1 D3), their longest ever run without a defeat in the competition.
Meanwhile, Benfica have won their last two Champions League games (both v Dynamo Kiev) but have never gone three in a row since the 2005/06 campaign.
Benfica have scored more than two goals only once in their last 44 Champions League games (v Anderlecht in November 2013).
67% of Besiktas’ goals in this season’s Champions League have come from set-piece (4/6), the highest ratio in the competition.
Benfica have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League only twice in their last eight appearances.
This is Besiktas’ sixth Champions League participation, their first since 2009/10. They have the chance to reach the knockout stages for the first time.
Ricardo Quaresma has scored two goals and assisted a further two in his last three Champions League games.
Eduardo Salvio has scored in each of his last three Champions League appearances with Benfica, with two of his three goals coming from the penalty spot.