Football news: Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League

Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League. Referee: Lahoz A. (Esp), Venue: Vodafone Park (Istanbul)

Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League

Football news: Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League

Goal – 0:1 – 20’Bellingham J.(Meunier T.), DortmundGoal! Thomas Meunier shows great vision to find Jude Bellingham (Dortmund) with a cheeky pass inside the box, and his first-time shot is precise and sails into the bottom left corner. 0:1.

Football news: Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League

Goal – 0:2 – 45+3’Haaland E.(Bellingham J.), DortmundGoal! Erling Haaland (Dortmund) fires home from very close range after latching on to a pass from Jude Bellingham. The score is 0:2.

Football news: Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights & Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League

Goal – 1:2 – 90+4’Montero F.(Pjanic M.), BesiktasIt’s in the back of the net! Miralem Pjanic flighted in the free kick and the ball found the head of Francisco Montero (Besiktas), whose excellent bullet header sailed into the left side of the goal. 1:2.

Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund Report 15 September 2021. UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund began their 2021/22 UEFA Champions League (UCL) campaign with a 2-1 victory over Besiktas in Istanbul – extending their unbeaten UCL Group Stage record to six games.

Beşiktaş gave Borussia Dortmund an early reminder of their attacking calibre within the opening minutes of their first appearance in the UCL since the 2017/18 campaign. Michy Batshuayi came inches from continuing his impressive goalscoring record in the UCL, propelling Gregor Kobel to unbelievably tip the ball around the post with an instinctive one-handed save.

Dortmund made the breakthrough after 20 minutes as the ‘Black Eagles’ failed to track Bellingham’s stealthy run into the box and the England international took full advantage, clinically converting Thomas Meunier’s cross into the bottom left-hand corner. Ersin Destanoğlu kept Beşiktaş in the game after 28 minutes as he sprinted off his line to deny Dortmund captain Marco Reus with a reactionary save. The away side tore Sergan Yalçın’s HT tactics into shreds in first-half injury-time as Haaland was in the right place at the right time to score his 15th goal in his last 11 UCL group stage matches, making no mistake from three yards after Bellingham’s panache and creativity opened up the defence.

Beşiktaş were inches from halving the deficit after 57 minutes as Atiba Hutchinson implausibly mistimed his volley with Gregor Kobel rooted to the spot to the dismay of the home support. Yalçın rolled the dice with a number of substitutions in hope of soaring the ‘Black Eagles’ into a late swoop. That paid dividends in the fourth minute of stoppage-time, as Francisco Montero handed Beşiktaş a deserved consolation with a magnificent header from Miralem Pjanić’s enticing free-kick that gave Kobel no chance.

Dortmund reached the quarter-finals of the UCL last season, and are heavily fancied to make consecutive appearances in the knockout stages after an opening day win in Istanbul. Meanwhile, Beşiktaş face an uphill task to qualify from Group C, having recorded a solitary win in 11 home UCL matches. 

Photos: AFP

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