Beşiktaş started brighter of the two sides, but an unexpected 12th-minute defensive lap allowed Cervi to give Benfica an early 1-0 lead from close-range. The Black Eagles managed to recover quickly but failed to create chances for the equaliser as they were a goal down at the half. Looking more effective upfront and determined to level the scores at all costs, Beşiktaş kept wasting their opportunities in the second half until the injury time when sub Talisca unleashed a splendid free-kick into the right corner from 20 yards out and snatched a golden point away from the Portuguese giants.
Estádio da Luz
13 SEPTEMBER 2016 21:45
Ljubomir Fejsa - Guillermo Celis
Vincent Aboubakar - Olcay Şahan
Franco Cervi - Andreas Samaris
Adriano Correia - Cenk Tosun
Oğuzhan Özyakup - Anderson Talisca