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Quaresma's filthy rabona assist sees Besiktas make last-gasp comeback

The Turkish club battled back from three goals down to earn an astonishing 3-3 draw with Benfica.

Quaresma with Benfica's Nelson Semedo.
Quaresma with Benfica's Nelson Semedo.

A STUNNING SECOND half resurgence from Besiktas saw them recover from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw that prevented Benfica from qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages and boosted their own hopes of progressing.

Goals from Goncalo Guedes, Nelson Semedo and Ljubomir Fejsa inside the opening 31 minutes looked like sending the Portuguese champions on their way into the last 16.

However, Cenk Tosun, Ricardo Quaresma and Vincent Aboubakar struck after the restart – the latter netting with one minute remaining – to claim a point in what was a memorable comeback in Istanbul.

Portuguese international Quaresma set up the 89th-minute equaliser with a filthy rabona assist.

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