Champion of Portugal, Benfica and champions of Turkey, Besiktas, will begin during the group stage of the UEFA Champions League match scheduled to be played on Tuesday night da Luz stadium in Lisbon. The game, which will begin at 21:45, will count for hierarchy group B, a group which also includes Dinamo Kiev and Naples.
Will try to repeat the performance in the previous season in Europe, when he managed to overcome the group round and reached the quarterfinals of the competition, which was eliminated by Bayern Munich with the score of 3-2.
He started the championship with two wins recorded in Tondela travel, Nacional Funchal respectively, but lost two important points at home after Returning Customer result equal to Setubal (1-1).
The prolific striker Greek Konstantinos Mitroglou is recovered as a result of muscle problems and will be fit to play in the Champions League confrontation.
Young midfielders Danilo Barbosa da Silva, respectively Andrija Zivkovic, were not on the list for the Champions League and will not be eligible to play in this phase of the competition.
Probable team: Julio Cesar, Nelson Semedo, Lopez, Lindolf, Alex Grimaldo, Salvio, Fejs, Andre Horta, Pizzi, Jonas, Mitroglou
Champions League returns as the Turkish champions after winning the title in the previous season, the first after waiting for seven years.
In the previous season evolved in UEFA Europa League, but without managing to reach the knockout rounds of a group that have evolved Lokomotiv Moscow, Sporting Lisbon and Skenderbeu Korce.
The first official match of the current season was the failure on penalties to Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Cup, followed by a success (with Alanyaspor) and a draw (on the ground from Konyaspor) championship.
Probable team: Zengin, Beck, Marcelo, LUYS, Tosic, Ozyakup, Hutchinson, Ricardo Quaresma, Arslan, Sahan Tosun
Benfica and Besiktas have not faced before in a competitive match or a friendly duel so that Lisbon will be the first match between the two teams.