Leipzig miss out after late victor for Besiktas

Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly

Elsewhere, Besiktas have already reached the last 16 and won Group G but both FC Porto and RB Leipzig can reach the last 16 with Leipzig needing to beat Besiktas and hope that Porto do not beat Monaco.

The German side, who had to achieve a better result than Porto to finish second behind Group G winners Besiktas, were beaten by a half-volleyed 90th minute strike from Brazil Under-23 worldwide Talisca.

Dominik Kaiser has become RB Leipzig's record appearance holder after completing a remarkable journey from regional amateur football to the UEFA Champions League.

The goal came three minutes after the Bundesliga side, already down to 10 men, thought they had escaped defeat against the odds with a fine Naby Keita goal.

Yet Leipzig's hopes of progressing had effectively been ruined after only 10 minutes when Alvaro Negredo put the Turkish side ahead from the penalty spot after a foul by captain Willi Orban on Jeremain Lens.

But Talisca's goal in the 90th minute allowed Besiktas to advance to the group of 16.

With Wednesday's victory, Besiktas achieved 14 points, becoming the most point-achieving Turkish team in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

It is the only Turkish team to qualify from the group stage undefeated and advanced as the group leader.

Besiktas striker Cem Tosun also expressed his confidence following the game. It doesn't really matter who we get in the next round because the 16 that remain are the best of the best.