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Black Eagles
Team Story

After six straight seasons outside the Champions League, the Black Eagles are back after qualifying directly to the group stage by winning the Turkish Super Lig. They’ll begin the campaign without Mario Gomez, who scored 26 goals in the league last year before deciding to leave for Wolfsburg in the offseason after the failed Turkish coup. They boast a wealth of young Turkish talent, however, in attacking midfielder Oğuzhan Özyakup and forward Cenk Tosun. Veteran winger Ricardo Quaresma will provide experienced leadership after winning Euro 2016 with Portugal this summer.

Key Players

Oğuzhan Özyakup

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Nationality: Turkish

An attacking mid and Arsenal academy product, Özyakup has appeared over 110 times for Beşiktaş at just 23.


Ricardo Quaresma

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Nationality: Portuguese

The tricky winger has appeared over 50 times for Portugal, winning Euro 2016 this summer.

Group Standings

The group winners and runners-up advance to the next round.


11 points


8 points


7 points

Dynamo Kyiv

5 points

Team Roster
Position Name Nationality
Goalkeeper Fabri Spain
Goalkeeper U. Yuvakuran Turkey
Goalkeeper T. Zengin Turkey
Defender F. Aksoy Turkey
Defender A. Beck Germany
Defender Adriano Correia Brazil
Defender Rhodolfo Brazil
Defender C. Erkin Turkey
Defender G. Gönül Turkey
Defender Marcelo Brazil
Defender D. Tosic Serbia
Midfielder Ricardo Quaresma Portugal
Midfielder T. Arslan Turkey
Midfielder K. Frei Turkey
Midfielder A. Hutchinson Canada
Midfielder V. Kavlak Austria
Midfielder A. Özbiliz Armenia
Midfielder O. Özyakup Turkey
Midfielder O. Sahan Turkey
Midfielder Talisca Brazil
Midfielder N. Uysal Turkey
Attacker V. Aboubakar Cameroon
Attacker Ö. Sismanoglu Turkey
Attacker C. Tosun Turkey
Goalkeeper D. Boyko Ukraine
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