Kazakhstani footballer Baktiyar Zaynutdinov scored a goal in his debut match for the Turkish club Besiktas, where he transferred in August, as reported by Sarbaz.kz.
In the first match of the UEFA Conference League play-off round, Besiktas faced Dynamo Kyiv. Zaynutdinov began the game on the bench. In the late first half, the Turkish club was awarded a penalty, which Vincent Aboubakar converted.
At the start of the second half, Zaynutdinov entered the field, replacing Arthur Masuaku. In the 60th minute, Nikolay Shaparenko equalized the score, but four minutes later, Gambian Omar Colley put Istanbul ahead again. The response was quick, with Nazar Voloshin restoring the balance with a long-range shot.
Zaynutdinov secured the victory for Besiktas in the 94th minute. Now, the teams will play again in Istanbul in a week. The winner of the two-match showdown will advance to the group stage of the UEFA Conference League.
Zaynutdinov transferred to Besiktas from Moscow's CSKA for a fee of around 4.5 million euros.