Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
After Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş, it will be Galatasaray's turn to battle out with Arsenal in the top European competition.
2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund and Belgian giants Anderlecht complete the Group D
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Although a solitary goal would have sent the Turkish side through after last week's goalless draw in Istanbul, the hosts held on for a 1-0 aggregate win
ZURICH - The Associated Press
FIFA has rejected Barcelona's appeal against one-year transfer ban as punishment for repeatedly breaching transfer regulations in signing youth players.
Two Turkish teams, Kardemir Karabükspor and Trabzonspor, hope to protect their advantages and cruise to the Europa League group stages tonight.
ISTANBUL - Agence France-Presse
Arsenal, aiming to reach the group stage for the 17th season in a row, will be happy to have survived their tricky trip to Istanbul, especially after Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off in the 80th minute
The Turkish team was unlucky not to grab a win in the first leg in Istanbul, but the Black Eagles still believe that the tie is not over yet and they have a chance to advance to the top-level European club competition
The gigantic banner with a huge anarchic 'A' was set to be a record-breaker
Karabükspor managed a slender, one-goal victory over French opponents Saint-Etienne 1-0 at home, while Trabzonspor beat Russia’s Rostov 2-0 in the first leg of the playoffs
Beşiktaş is hoping to get a result that will maintain its hopes of adavancing to the Champions League group stage until the second leg in London as the Istanbul club hosts Arsenal in the playoffs
TRABZON / KARABÜK
Two Turkish teams from the Black Sea region, Trabzonspor and Kardemir Karabükspor, will seek to advance in their respective first-leg playoff games in the Europa League today
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is considering bringing his German World Cup winners back into the squad ahead of schedule for the first leg of Tuesday's Champions League play-off at Beşiktaş.
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