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Undefeated Beşiktaş advance to round of 16 in Champions League, beating Leipzig 2-1

UNDEFEATED BEŞIKTAŞ ADVANCE TO ROUND OF 16 IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, BEATING LEIPZIG 2-1

Istanbul heavyweight Beşiktaş made history late Wednesday, becoming the first Turkish club to advance to Champions League's round of 16, undefeated with 14 points, after beating Leipzig 2-1 in an away match.

The opener came from Beşiktaş's Alvaro Negredo at the 10th minute. The striker turned a penalty into a goal and put his team ahead.

Approaching the end of the match, Keita equalized for the German contenders at the 87th minute.

Just three minutes later, Talisca scored the last goal of the match and the Black Eagles left the field with another three points.

Beşiktaş's best European Cup campaign had come in 1986/87 when it got to the quarter-finals before losing 7-0 on aggregate to FC Dynamo Kyiv.

The Turkish outfit has won both away games so far in this season's competition, running out 3-1 winners at Porto on matchday one and 2-1 in Monaco. The Black Eagles, however, have never won in Germany (D1 L3), scoring twice on their four visits while conceding six goals. Their most recent trip brought a 0-0 draw at VfL Wolfsburg in the 2009/10 group stage.

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