Feb 19, 2015 at 8.05pm UK at ‚ÄčAnfield

1-0

Balotelli (85' pen.)
Lovren (68')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Gulum (44'), Kurtulus (77'), Ramon (84'), Franco (93')
Result: Late Balotelli penalty downs Besiktas
Result: Late Balotelli penalty downs Besiktas
Liverpool beat Besiktas 1-0 in their first-leg round-of-32 Europa League tie thanks to a late Mario Balotelli penalty.
Reaction
Retired Liverpool football club player Jamie Carragher arrives for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield Stadium on April 15, 2014
Jamie Carragher: Mario Balotelli used "common sense" in penalty controversy
Jamie Carragher claims that Mario Balotelli used "common sense" to take the penalty off Jordan Henderson in the Liverpool's 1-0 win over Besiktas in the Europa League.
Feb 21, 17:19
Mario Balotelli of Liverpool scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match against Besiktas on February 19, 2015
Brendan Rodgers downplays Mario Balotelli incident
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers attempts to downplay an incident that saw Mario Balotelli take a penalty against Besiktas without his permission.
Feb 20, 14:26
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on October 4, 2014
Steve Nicol questions whether Jordan Henderson is ready to captain Liverpool
Steve Nicol questions whether Jordan Henderson is "ready" to captain Liverpool following Thursday night's penalty controversy involving Mario Balotelli.
Feb 20, 11:26
Retired Liverpool football club player Jamie Carragher arrives for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield Stadium on April 15, 2014
Jamie Carragher: 'Mario Balotelli right man to take penalty for Liverpool'
Jamie Carragher believes that Mario Balotelli was the right man to take Liverpool's penalty in last night's Europa League clash against Besiktas.
Feb 20, 11:02
Mario Balotelli of Liverpool scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match against Besiktas on February 19, 2015
Liverpool's Mario Balotelli thanks Jordan Henderson for letting him take penalty
Mario Balotelli thanks teammate Jordan Henderson for allowing him to take Liverpool's crucial penalty against Besiktas.
Feb 20, 01:37
Mario Balotelli of Liverpool scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match against Besiktas on February 19, 2015
Jordan Henderson: 'I wanted to take penalty against Besiktas'
Liverpool stand-in captain Jordan Henderson admits that he wanted to take the penalty given to the Reds in Thursday's Europa League clash against Besiktas.
Feb 19, 22:42
Mario Balotelli of Liverpool scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match against Besiktas on February 19, 2015
Steven Gerrard unhappy with 'disrespectful' Mario Balotelli
Steven Gerrard accuses Liverpool teammate Mario Balotelli of 'direspecting' Jordan Henderson for stripping him of penalty duty in the 1-0 win over Besiktas.
Feb 19, 22:38
The Match
Match Report
Liverpool beat Besiktas 1-0 in their first-leg round-of-32 Europa League tie thanks to a late Mario Balotelli penalty.
Live Commentary
Relive Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Besiktas as a late Mario Balotelli penalty gives his side the edge in their Europa League last-32 clash.
HT Report
Besiktas earn a 0-0 half-time draw with Liverpool in the first leg of their last-32 Europa League clash at Anfield.
Team News
Raheem Sterling starts Liverpool's clash with Besitkas on the bench following a two-game absence through injury.
Preview
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Europa League round of 32 opening leg between Liverpool and Besiktas.
Build-up
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on November 23, 2014
Brendan Rodgers: 'Europe yet to see best of Liverpool this season'
Brendan Rodgers admits to being "frustrated" by Liverpool's performances in the Champions League earlier this season, but insists that his side can learn valuable lessons.
Feb 19, 08:15
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
Daniel Sturridge plays down Demba Ba threat
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says that the team aren't focusing too much on Demba Ba ahead of Besiktas's visit to Anfield in the Europa League.
Feb 18, 22:17
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on November 23, 2014
Brendan Rodgers sets sights on Europa League glory
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers sets his sights on winning the Europa League this season.
Feb 18, 21:18
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on January 31, 2015
Report: Raheem Sterling could make Liverpool return against Besiktas
Raheem Sterling could reportedly make his Liverpool return when they host Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday.
Feb 18, 20:39
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring an equalising goal during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park in south London on February 14, 2015
Daniel Sturridge eager to make Europa League bow
Daniel Sturridge reveals his eagerness to play a part in the Europa League when Liverpool host Besiktas on Thursday.
Feb 18, 19:58
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on January 31, 2015
Slaven Bilic: 'Raheem Sterling can be the best'
Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic believes that Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling can become the best player in England.
Feb 18, 18:54
A stoic-looking Brendan Rodgers ahead of Liverpool's game with Man City on August 25, 2014
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers not worried about Demba Ba in Besiktas clash
Brendan Rodgers says that he is unfazed about his team facing Besiktas's Demba Ba on Thursday following the striker's title-ending goal for Chelsea last season.
Feb 18, 14:58
Steven Gerrard of Liverpool walks to the bench before the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on December 6, 2014
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has 'no chance' of playing in Besiktas clash
Brendan Rodgers confirms that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will not play in Thursday's Europa League clash against Besiktas due to a hamstring injury.
Feb 18, 13:41
Besiktas` Demba Ba controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group C match Besiktas JK vs FK Partizan on November 6, 2014
Besiktas striker Demba Ba out to upset Liverpool in Europa League meeting
Besiktas striker Demba Ba hopes to upset Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday following his title-crushing antics at Anfield for Chelsea last season.
Feb 17, 06:36



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