Besiktas ends Man United's unbeaten Euro home run

BY foxsports • November 26, 2009

Manchester United's 23-match unbeaten Champions League home run ended in a 1-0 loss to Besiktas on Wednesday, sending the battle for top spot in Group B down to the final match.


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Manchester United's 23-match unbeaten Champions League home run ended in a 1-0 loss to Besiktas on Wednesday, sending the battle for top spot in Group B down to the final match.

Rodrigo Tello scored in the 20th minute to keeping alive the Turkish club's hopes of progressing against an under-strength United, which had already qualified for the knockout stage.

Tello's 30-meter shot took a slight deflection off United defender Rafael Da Silva and dipped and bounced beyond goalkeeper Ben Foster to give Besiktas its first win in the group.

"The whole world knows how big a team United is at Old Trafford, so we are very pleased," Besiktas coach Mustafa Denizli said.

"We came here with only one aim, and that was to win as we want to continue our journey in Europe.

"It is a very good night for Besiktas and Turkish football in general. I believe in this team but we need to win our next game in the group as well."

United hadn't lost at Old Trafford since AC Milan triumphed in February 2005 en route to the final, but manager Alex Ferguson wasn't making any excuses.


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