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Great Verheyen lifts Brugge

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2002, 22.00CET
Club Brugge KV 3-1 Galatasaray SK Deserved Brugge victory leaves Group H wide open.

Match statistics

Club BruggeGalatasaray

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
9
Corners5
 
3
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 23 October 2002, 22.00CET

Great Verheyen lifts Brugge

Club Brugge KV 3-1 Galatasaray SK Deserved Brugge victory leaves Group H wide open.

A magnificent performance from Gert Verheyen inspired Club Brugge KV to a 3-1 win over Galatasaray SK at the Jan Breydel stadium, lifting the Belgian champions above their opponents and into second spot in UEFA Champions League Group H.

Earning a draw
Galatasaray arrived intent on maintaining possession and earning a draw that would have kept them two points clear of their opponents, but they were undone in first-half added time. The Turkish champions looked to have cleared the danger from a corner, but Peter Van Der Heyden, a constant threat down the left, hoisted the ball back across the box to Sandy Martens, who stole in behind the advancing Turkish line, controlled well, and smashed a low shot past Faryd Mondragon.

Unlucky Mondragon
Although the goal was fully deserved, it was harsh on Mondragon, who just moments earlier had made a splendid tip-over to deny Verheyen as he latched on to a long diagonal pass from Birger Maertens.

Left-sided threat
Yet it was Galatasaray who had begun the better, as they frustrated the Belgians. Hakan Ünsal and Elvir Baljic linked up well down the left, and it was from their partnership that Galatasaray almost took the lead on eight minutes, Hakan Ünsal's cross being nicked off the foot of Arif Erdem by a brave save from Dany Verlinden.

Pinto volley
Two minutes later, Verlinden was called into action again, scrambling to his right to save a Fabio Pinto volley as Baljic's cross was only half-cleared. Gradually Brugge began to work their way into the game, but with Galatasaray's offside trap working well, the Turkish champions still looked the more likely to score.

Stoica's influence
The more Alin Stoica got involved, though, the more dangerous Brugge looked. The Romanian suddenly burst into life just after the half-hour, winning the ball in centre-field and evading four challenges before getting in a cross from the right. Gaëtan Englebert, though, fired his shot wide.

Galatasaray equaliser
Galatasaray hardly seemed a threat at the beginning of the second half, but eleven minutes in, they levelled. Again it was Baljic who was the key, cutting in from the right and hitting a cross-shot beyond Verlinden for Fabio Pinto to tap the ball home.

No panic
Brugge, to their credit, refused to panic, and with substitute Bengt Sæternes full of running, they continued to look the better side. Martens struck a post with a diagonal shot from 12 metres on 71 minutes, and only Sæternes will know how he managed to scoop the rebound over the crossbar.

Verheyen pressure
A minute later, though, Brugge were back in front. Verheyen closed down Emre Asik by the corner flag and, having shrugged him off the ball, cut in from the left and fired a shot into the corner via Mondragon’s shoulder.

Sæternes decider
Still Galatasaray struggled to create chances, and a flashing effort from Ergün Penbe that flew just wide on 78 minutes was as close as they came to an equaliser. Sæternes finally made the game safe in added time, as he capitalised on some fine work from Martens to flash a powerful left-foot shot beyond Mondragon into the top corner.

Last updated: 24/10/02 6.14CET

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Lineups

club brugge

Club Brugge

galatasaray

Galatasaray

1
VerlindenDany Verlinden (GK) (C)
1
MondragónFaryd Mondragón (GK)
2
De CockOlivier De Cock
Yellow Card44
2
Mehmet PolatMehmet Polat
Substitution46
3
SimonsTimmy Simons
3
KorkmazBülent Korkmaz (C)
Yellow Card48
5
Van der HeydenPeter Van der Heyden
5
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
Yellow Card53
Substitution82
6
ClementPhilippe Clement
6
Arif ErdemArif Erdem
Substitution55
7
VerheyenGert Verheyen
Goal72
Substitution90
14
BaljićElvir Baljić
8
EnglebertGaëtan Englebert
17
Fabio PintoFabio Pinto
Goal56
11
MartensSandy Martens
Goal45+1
19
Cihan HaspolatlıCihan Haspolatlı
Yellow Card65
14
ČehNastja Čeh
Substitution64
22
Ümit DavalaÜmit Davala
26
MaertensBirger Maertens
57
ÜnsalHakan Ünsal
32
StoicaAlin Stoica
Substitution84
67
PenbeErgün Penbe

Substitutes

23
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK)
61
BölükbasiMehmet Bölükbasi (GK)
10
RistićBratislav Ristić
9
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
17
José DuarteJosé Duarte
10
Jorge FelipeJorge Felipe
Substitution46
24
SmoldersTim Smolders
Substitution90
11
Hasan ŞaşHasan Şaş
27
GeraertsKarel Geraerts
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
Substitution55
30
ŠpilárMarek Špilár
Substitution84
21
Sergio AlmaguerSergio Almaguer
33
SæternesBengt Sæternes
Substitution64
Goal90+1
25
ChristianChristian
Substitution82

Coach

Fatih Terim (TUR)

Referee

Massimo De Santis (ITA)

Assistant referees

Giovanni Stevanato (ITA), Alessandro Stagnoli (ITA)

Fourth official

Luca Palanca (ITA)

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