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Galatasaray make flying start

Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.00CET
Galatasaray SK 3-0 PFC CSKA Sofia Three first-half goals put Galatasaray in command in Istanbul.

Match statistics

GalatasarayCSKA Sofia

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.00CET

Galatasaray make flying start

Galatasaray SK 3-0 PFC CSKA Sofia Three first-half goals put Galatasaray in command in Istanbul.

Galatasaray SK are within sight of an seventh consecutive UEFA Champions League group stage appearance after a 3-0 home win against PFC CSKA Sofia in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie.

Early goal
The Turkish side dominated the first half against the Bulgarian champions, and took just three minutes to open the scoring. Hasan Sas was the man on target as he chipped in a left-footed shot.

Lead extended
Hasan Sas then turned provider two minutes later as he cut in from the right and fed Hakan Sükür, recently re-signed from England's Blackburn Rovers FC, to tap in. Galatasaray remained on top and eight minutes from half-time, Arif Erdem, on as substitute for the injured Ümit Karan, scored their third.

Defence firm
After the break, Galatasaray took their foot off the gas and allowed CSKA back into the game. However, they were not able to break through the home defence and both Hasan Sas and Hakan Sükür, enjoying their renewed striking partnership, went close to making it 4-0.

Substitute dismissed
Things got worse for CSKA when Evgeni Iordanov was brought on up front on 57 minutes - only to be sent off within two minutes for a foul on home goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón. Another new Galatasaray signing, Frank de Boer, hit the crossbar eight minutes before the end from a free-kick, but they will happy with the lead they take to Sofia in a fortnight's time for the second leg.

Last updated: 18/08/03 11.09CET

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

1
MondragónFaryd Mondragón (GK)
12
KolevStoyan Kolev (GK)
3
KorkmazBülent Korkmaz (C)
30
Y. TodorovYordan Todorov
Substitution57
8
João BatistaJoão Batista
29
GueyeIbrahima Gueye
5
F. de BoerFrank de Boer
3
VarbanovYordan Varbanov
9
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
Substitution30
6
TomovskiAleksandar Tomovski
10
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
Goal6
Substitution90
77
HaxhiAltin Haxhi
11
Hasan ŞaşHasan Şaş
Goal3
14
PetrovSvetoslav Petrov
20
VolkanArslan Volkan
Yellow Card49
Substitution73
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev (C)
Yellow Card22
29
César PratesCésar Prates
23
GargorovEmil Gargorov
57
ÜnsalHakan Ünsal
Yellow Card8
8
DimitrovVelizar Dimitrov
Substitution79
67
PenbeErgün Penbe
21
MukasiMacDonald Mukasi
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
1
Ivailo IvanovIvailo Ivanov (GK)
2
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan
4
CharrasMarcos Charras
6
Arif ErdemArif Erdem
Substitution30
Goal37
7
YanevHristo Yanev
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
Substitution73
9
SouzaRodrigo Souza
Substitution79
21
LukunkuAli Lukunku
10
Leo LimaLeo Lima
Substitution57
30
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
19
YordanovEvgeni Yordanov
Substitution46
Red Card59
33
Murat ErdoğanMurat Erdoğan
Substitution90
20
João Paulo BritoJoão Paulo Brito

Coach

Fatih Terim (TUR) Stoitcho Mladenov (BUL)

Referee

Markus Merk (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Carsten Kadach (GER)

Fourth official

Knut Kircher (GER)

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