He never played Portuguese football as a top player, but the truth is that for all the clubs he played for, not just a few, he left an image of seriousness, professionalism and…. I’m a scorer. Marco Paixao goes into his fourth season with Altay, the team that this year returned to the top level of Turkish football and who in the early days managed to beat Besiktas, the opponent of the Lions of tomorrow.
Through A BOLA, Marco Paixão gives Ruben Amorim some advice on an opponent who, like Sporting, is still looking for the first points in the Champions League.
Marco Paixao recalls that Besiktas initially went through a complex phase, in which many important players were injured, but they did not stop being a strong team. And in the Turkish team there is a lot of quality, as Paixão highlights two players.
“Besiktas is a strong team. Pjanic is the mainstay: he commands the playing times, he breaks the 20 and 30-meter passing lines. Of course there are also other important players, like Batshuayi, who are up front with movement skills, creativity and finishing, but Pjanic is actually the dominant element, ” He explained, stressing that Besiktas are always an opponent who should be suspicious: (…) “I think it will be important for Sporting to try to dominate the match, and in my opinion, whoever scores first will have a better chance of winning. He stressed that Controlling and possession of the ball and getting on the nerves of Besiktas in this way can be something in Sporting’s favour, as he can take advantage of the spaces in the back of the defense, and the depth that Sporting likes to attack.”
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