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Basaksehir claim 1st Champions League victory

Baku, November 5, AZERTAC

Turkey's Medipol Basaksehir beat England's Manchester United 2-1 to claim their first victory in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency.

Playing at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul, Medipol Basaksehir scored the opener with Senegalese star Demba Ba in the 13th minute.

The lead was doubled when Bosnian midfielder Edin Visca scored with a close-range finish in the 40th minute.

But three minutes later, the Red Devils narrowed the gap to one as Anthony Martial scored a header.

In the stoppage time, Basaksehir defender Alexandru Epureanu cleared the ball from the line to prevent another Manchester United goal -- a vital move from Epureanu as Basaksehir secured the win.

Following this victory, Medipol Basaksehir had three points, while Manchester suffered their first defeat in Group H.

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