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2014/15 UEFA Europa League, 2014 First Round
  • Veli Kavlak (18')
  • Demba Ba (44')
  • Oguzhan Özyakup (52')
  • Gökhan Töre (54')

Partizan Belgrade 0-4 Besiktas

Besiktas brushed aside Partizan Belgrade 4-0 with a dominant away showing in their Europa League Group C clash.
The match was effectively settled by half-time and the scoring was concluded inside an hour, with Veli Kavlak, Demba Ba, Oguzhan Ozyakup and Gokhan Tore all on target.
For Partizan, with one point from three games, qualification is now a distant prospect, but their conquerors are well-placed alongside Tottenham to progress.
Danko Lazovic attempted a blockbuster start to the match for the hosts, firing at goal from 25 yards with just 30 seconds on the clock, but the execution did not match his ambition.
Besiktas settled quickly after that, Tore's long-ranger tipped over the crossbar by Milan Lukac and Ba seeing a well-hit effort charged down.
It was no surprise to see them take the lead, though Kavlak did appear to catch the home defenders off guard when he unleashed a dipping shot that left Lukac statuesque in the 18th minute.
The Turkish side went close moments later when Olcay Sahan fired wide and Partizan were left counting their blessings when Tore's 20-yard drive canoned back off the post.
They hinted at a leveller, Tolga Zengin saving Nikola Drincic's free-kick then doing even better to deny Andrija Zivkovic.
Instead Ba made it 2-0 just before the break, slotting home from 12 yards after meeting Sahan's cross.
Partizan required a big response but instead shipped two more in quick succession less than 10 minutes into the second half.
Tore set up his side's third, cutting open the defence with a ball that Ozyakup converted without fuss, and scored the fourth.
Ba played creator this time, freeing Tore to run at the defence before beating Lukac.
Substitutions from both sides broke up the flow but Besiktas came closest to adding to the scoring when Cenk Tosun had two bites at the cherry in the 75th minute.
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