Posted by Turkse Media
Aug 04, 2017
Basaksehir to face Sevilla in Champions League play-off
Istanbul club faces final hurdle to reach group stages against Spanish side
Istanbul’s Medipol Basaksehir are to play Spanish side Sevilla in a Champions League play-off round following a draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday.
The two-legged fixture is one of 10 that will decide which teams to go through to the Champions League group stages.
The Istanbul club eliminated Belgium’s Club Brugge in the third qualifying round on Wednesday evening with a 5-3 aggregate over two games.
Basaksehir have made several signings over the summer, adding Eljero Elia from Feyenoord, Aurelien Chedjou from Galatasaray, Mevlut Erdinc from Hannover, Gael Clichy from Manchester City, Tunay Torun from Kasimpasa and Gokhan Inler from Besiktas.
They have also recently signed Kerim Frei from Birmingham City and Manuel da Costa from Olympiakos.
Sevilla have added defender Simon Kjaer from Fenerbahce on a fee of 12.5 million euros ($15 million).
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