Besiktas secured 1-0 wins against Metalist Kharkiv in the UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 1st leg in Istanbul and emerged from their trip to Ukraine with an one goal lead advantage.
Besiktas initiated effective attacks from both wings and applied pressure on opponent’s side in search of an early lead while visiting Metalist Kharkiv kept extra men in its defense and relied on fast counter-attacks based on long balls. Black Eagles broke the deadlock on 51 minutes through Filip Holosko's clever touch in front of visitors net.
Nobre and 2nd half substitute Bobo missed golden opportunities to increase Besiktas’s advantage even further. Holosko grabbed the only goal of the game and Eagles left the field with an 1-0 victory that put them heading into the return meeting.