Wednesday, November 23, 2016

UEFA Champions League, Group B: Eagles (Benfica) And Black Eagles (Besiktas) Battle To 3-3 Draw In Turkey; Goose Eggs For Napoli And Dynamo Kiev; Ukrainian Club Eliminated From European Competition

Two Wednesday Group B matches were contested in the UEFA Champions League.

At Istanbul, Turkey:

Cenk Tosun (58'), Ricardo Quaresma (PK-83'), and Vincent Aboubakar (89', that's him here, celebrating after scoring) each scored a second-half goal as Besiktas came back from three goals down to gain a 3-3 home draw with SL Benfica.  Goncalo Guedes (19'), Nelson Semedo (25'), and Ljubomir Fejsa (31') each tallied a first-half score for the visiting Eagles.

Associated Press photo

At Naples, Italy:

Napoli (Italy) battled visiting Dynamo Kiev to a 0-0 draw, which knocked the Ukrainian club out of European competition.  Here's Dynamo's Yevhen Makarenko, seemingly heading the ball as the Light Blues' Piotr Zielinski looks on.

ANSA photo via Associated Press by Ciro Fusco

Group B Standings:

1.    Napoli (GP: 5; GD: +2; PTS: 8)
2.    SL Benfica (GP: 5; GD: +1; PTS: 8)
3.    Basiktas (GP: 5; GD: +1; PTS: 7)
4. o-Dynamo Kiev (GP: 5; GD: -4; PTS: 2)

o-Eliminated from European competition

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