Club Brugge ‘earned the win’ says Slaven Bilic [divider]
Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic revealed that he thought Club Brugge deserved to win the Europa League Last 16 second leg game.
Club Brugge ended up knocking the Black Eagles out of the competition 5-2 on aggregate after winning the game in Istanbul 3-1.
“It turned out to be a disappointing night for us. While we kept wasting our chances, our opponent converted theirs and earned the win,” Bilic told the official Beşiktaş website.
The defeat was the Eagles first against Belgium opposition in Istanbul in European competition.
Beşiktaş also lost their unbeaten home record in European competition.
The Turkish giants ended up being knocked out on their 112th anniversary in front of a full capacity stadium.
Beşiktaş will now take on Fenerbahçe in the Istanbul derby on Sunday.
The Eagles are currently first in the Süper Lig on 54 points and will have the chance to move seven points clear of third placed Fenerbahçe on Sunday.