Porto slump to home loss against Besiktas
LISBON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Porto followed the lead of their great rivals Benfica by losing at home in their opening Champions League group game as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Besiktas on Wednesday.
Former Porto forward Ricardo Quaresma was the architect of the Turkish side's first goal in the 13th minute when he floated over an inviting cross which former Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca powered past Iker Casillas.
Porto, winners of their first five league games without conceding a goal, were gifted an equaliser eight minutes later by Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic, who inadvertently headed a corner into his own net under pressure from Moussa Marega.
But, in an end-to-end Group G game, Cenk Tosun put Besiktas back in front in the 29th minute with a thumping right-foot effort which flew past Casillas from 30 metres.