Başakşehir BAS Ba (12'), Višća (40')
2-1 FT
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UEFA Champions League Gameweek 3
Nov 4, 2020 KO: 17:55

Başakşehir - Man Utd

Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium İstanbul
Referee: Davide Massa
Ba 12'  
Višća 40'  
  43' Martial

Report & events

Basaksehir 2-1 Man Utd: Demba Ba runs Red Devils ragged

The veteran 35-year-old was in superb form as he scored the opener and had a hand in the second in a brilliant win

Former Newcastle and Chelsea forward Demba Ba was the man on the spot to down Manchester United, firing his Istanbul Basaksehir side to a 2-1 victory in the Champions League.

United were off the pace from the start and some utterly bizarre and naive defending allowed the 35-year-old to finish with conviction for the opening goal.

And it got worse five minutes before half-time, Visca taking advantage of an intelligent step-over from Ba to steady himself and smash into the net past Dean Henderson, who was deputising for David de Gea.

United hit back when Luke Shaw swung a cross in and Anthony Martial headed home, and in the second half they utterly dominated the ball.

But they could not find a way to create any clear cut chances and managed just three shots on target despite completing more than double the passes of the Turkish side.

United's best open came in injury time when Epureanu somehow managed to hook a botched clearance off the goal line, but it would have been an undeserved point for a lacklustre United display which only garnered a 6.3 FC Rating.

Manchester United are still in a good position in the group having won their first two matches, but this result will not sit well with United fans and the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday now looks like a pivotal match.

Key Events

12'
  • BA: Takes advantage of totally wayward United defending to run clear and finish with ease past Henderson.
    40'
  • VISCA: Ba drew all of the United defence to the near post and stepped over, his glorious dummy freeing space for Visca to smash home.
    43'
  • MARTIAL: Luke Shaw's excellent cross found Martial in the penalty area and he duly headed home to give United hope.

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    Başakşehir has won the match.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Ponck.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, İrfan Can Kahveci.
    90'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Martin Škrtel.
    89'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Mehmet Topal.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Berkay Özcan.
    87'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Fredrik Gulbrandsen.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Demba Ba.
    80'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Mason Greenwood.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Marcus Rashford.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
    76'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Paul Pogba.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Edinson Cavani.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Juan Mata.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Donny van de Beek.
    61'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Scott McTominay.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Axel Tuanzebe.
    46'
    Assist

  • Assist given by Luke Shaw.
    GOAL!!! 2-1

  • Goal by Anthony Martial.
    43'
  • Assist
    Assist given by Deniz Türüç.
  • GOAL!!! 2-0
    Goal by Edin Višća.
    40'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Axel Tuanzebe.
    20'
  • Assist
    Assist given by Edin Višća.
  • GOAL!!! 1-0
    Goal by Demba Ba.
    12'