Besiktas pry Porto
PORTO, Portugal (AP):
Besiktas managed to break through FC Porto's defence to open their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win yesterday.
Porto was yet to concede this season, but Talisca, Cenk Tosun, and Ryan Babel all scored for the visitors at Estadio do Dragao.
After Talisca opened the scoring, Porto equalised thanks to an own goal by Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic.
Tosun gave the Turkish side the lead again before halftime, and Babel sealed the victory in the second half.
"It was a great game from us, defensively as well as in attack," Talisca said. "We did exactly what our coach asked of us and everything worked out well. We had a very good first half, while Porto dominated us somewhat in the second but we knew how to stand up to that."