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Rugged Lazio tame Besiktas

Published: Tuesday 16 September 2003, 23.56CET
Besiktas JK 0-2 S.S. Lazio A goal in each half gives the Italian side a flying start in Istanbul.

Match statistics

BeşiktaşLazio

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
7
Corners6
 
3
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
12
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Tuesday 16 September 2003, 23.56CET

Rugged Lazio tame Besiktas

Besiktas JK 0-2 S.S. Lazio A goal in each half gives the Italian side a flying start in Istanbul.

S.S. Lazio got their UEFA Champions League Group G campaign off to a perfect start at the Inönü stadium in Istanbul as goals in each half from Jaap Stam and Stefano Fiore gave them a comfortable victory against Turkish champions Besiktas JK.

Stam strike
Stam struck eight minutes before the break after the Italian side had seen off a spirited Besiktas threat in the early stages, before Fiore made sure of the points 13 minutes from time to cap a masterly defensive display from Roberto Mancini's side.

Ilhan back
Besiktas coach Mircea Lucescu was without the injured Ahmet Dursun but the Turkish international Ilhan Mansiz was fit to start, having played his first match since knee surgery in the weekend win against Malatyaspor. Mancini's greatest concern was in defence, with both Sinisa Mihajlovic and César injured. Fernando Couto and Massimo Oddo came in and, alongside Stam and Giuseppe Favalli, shut down the Turkish side.

Rough ride
The Lazio defence was, however, given a rough ride in the early stages as Besiktas pressed from the outset, backed by a typically vocal home support. It was Lazio, however, who created the first meaningful chance, Óscar Córdoba diving low to his left to save Fiore's fierce drive.

Peruzzi save
Besiktas hit back soon after, Federico Giunti latching on to a loose ball in the box on 13 minutes and striking powerfully only for Angelo Peruzzi to come off his line and block brilliantly with his legs. Neither side, however, could seize control in midfield and both were largely reduced to shots from distance.

Lazio in front
A scrappy half littered with fouls was heading towards a goalless conclusion when, somewhat unexpectedly, Lazio struck on 37 minutes. From Fiore's corner on the left, Stam, hitherto a tower of strength in the Lazio defence, made his presence felt up front, heading in unchallenged at the near post.

Tümer comes close
It was a rare lapse in the home defence and Besiktas responded manfully to the setback, Tümer Metin drawing another stunning save from Peruzzi on 41 minutes from a low free-kick. The pressure continued, but like the home side's early burst, Lazio saw out the danger and arrived at the break without conceding.

Pancu wide
Besiktas were slow to start after the interval as Lazio looked to hold possession, but the threat was there on 48 minutes when Tümer cushioned a header down into the path of Daniel Pancu who shot powerfully from the edge of the area but wide.

Double change
Lucescu made a double substitution on 58 minutes with Tümer making way for Ahmed Hassan while Sergen Yalçin replaced a tiring Ilhan. Initially, however, it was Lazio who benefited as Fiore began to find more of the ball in midfield.

Chances missed
On 66 minutes Sergen curled a free-kick on goal that Peruzzi punched over, but Besiktas were losing their momentum. On the turn, Sinan Kaloglu nearly provided the inspiration to get the home side back in to the match, but the substitute saw his curling shot bounce back off the bar and again the danger for Lazio was averted.

Fiore makes sure
Seconds later, on 77 minutes, the game was put beyond doubt as Fiore struck Lazio's second. On the break the midfield player saw his low cross bounce back to him off Ronaldo Guiaro and, from a tight angle, he fired powerfully into the net to make sure of the points.

Last updated: 17/09/03 10.11CET

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Lineups

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

lazio

Lazio

1
CórdobaÓscar Córdoba (GK)
1
PeruzziAngelo Peruzzi (GK)
3
HavutçuTayfur Havutçu (C)
4
AlbertiniDemetrio Albertini
4
Ahmet YıldırımAhmet Yıldırım
7
Claudio LópezClaudio López
Substitution70
5
Ronaldo GuiaroRonaldo Guiaro
9
CorradiBernardo Corradi
Substitution83
9
PancuDaniel Pancu
10
StankovićDejan Stanković
17
DobraKaan Dobra
14
FioreStefano Fiore
Goal77
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez
19
FavalliGiuseppe Favalli (C)
20
GiuntiFederico Giunti
Substitution72
22
OddoMassimo Oddo
Yellow Card41
26
Ilhan MansizIlhan Mansiz
Substitution56
24
CoutoFernando Couto
30
ZagoZago
31
StamJaap Stam
Goal37
67
Tümer MetinTümer Metin
Substitution56
53
ConceiçãoSérgio Conceição
Substitution60

Substitutes

22
Ramazan KursunluRamazan Kursunlu (GK)
33
SereniMatteo Sereni (GK)
2
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
5
ZauriLuciano Zauri
10
Sergen YalçinSergen Yalçin
Substitution56
16
GiannicheddaGiuliano Giannichedda
Substitution60
Yellow Card69
11
SinanKaloglu Sinan
Substitution72
18
MuzziRoberto Muzzi
Substitution70
14
Ümit AydinÜmit Aydin
20
LiveraniFabio Liverani
Substitution83
71
Okan KoçOkan Koç
21
S. InzaghiSimone Inzaghi
77
HassanAhmed Hassan
Substitution56
23
NegroPaolo Negro

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Roberto Mancini (ITA)

Referee

Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Jens Larsen (DEN), Joergen Jepsen (DEN)

Fourth official

Tonny Kolbech Poulsen (DEN)

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