2021-22 UEFA Champions League, Group Stage
  • Pedro Gonçalves (31' PEN, 38')
  • Paulinho (41')
  • Pablo Sarabia (56')
  • Souza (90')

Sporting steamroller Besiktas in Champions League win

A double from Pedro Goncalves helped Sporting CP to a dominant 4-0 Champions League home win over Besiktas on Wednesday.

An injury-hit Besiktas were steamrollered by the Lisbon club who scored their first three goals in a 10-minute spell late in the first half.

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Goncalves put in a man-of-the-match display, firing the hosts into a 2-0 lead while Paulinho scored their third from a counter-attack before halftime.

Pablo Sarabia wrapped up the scoring early in the second half.

Portuguese champions Sporting are third in Group C, level on six points with second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who they face in Lisbon in their next game. They finish their group-stage campaign at Ajax Amsterdam, who top the group with 12 points.

Besiktas are bottom and without a point.