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Cihan sinks Olympiacos

Published: Tuesday 21 October 2003, 22.07CET
Galatasaray SK 1-0 Olympiacos CFP A Cihan Haspolatli strike earns Galatasaray their first Group D points.

Match statistics

GalatasarayOlympiacos

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners3
 
6
Offsides5
 
10
Fouls committed35
 
25
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Tuesday 21 October 2003, 22.07CET

Cihan sinks Olympiacos

Galatasaray SK 1-0 Olympiacos CFP A Cihan Haspolatli strike earns Galatasaray their first Group D points.

Cihan Haspolatli’s early strike earned Galatasaray SK their first points of their UEFA Champions League Group D campaign at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, but the hero of the night for the home side was their goalkeeper Faryd Móndragon whose brilliance held Olympiacos CFP at bay.

Móndragon in command
The Colombian goalkeeper made a string of crucial saves in each half to keep Olympiacos rooted to the bottom of the group, after a match they dominated for large spells without ever finding the final touch to earn the point their efforts deserved.

Early chances
Both sides came into the match looking for their first points of the campaign and it was Galatasaray who started the faster. After only four minutes Ergün Penbe signalled the home side's attacking intent when he shot narrowly over, then on eight minutes Hakan Sükür, playing despite breaking his nose during his side's victory over Rizespor at the weekend, thudded a header on to the post off Ergün's pinpoint cross from the left.

Cihan strikes
Galatasaray were in control and the goal they needed to make their possession count duly arrived a minute later when Arif Erdem's delightful pass from midfield sent Cihan, another pre-game injury worry, through on goal on the right. Juraj Bucek, preferred in the Olympiakos goal to Theofanis Katergiannakis, came charging off his line, but Cihan chipped nonchalantly into the far corner to put Galatasaray in front.

Hakan miss
Olympiacos looked to hit back and on 15 minutes the speedy Nery Alberto Castillo saw his shot tipped to safety by the sprawling Móndragon, but shortly afterwards, Galatasaray should have doubled their advantage. On the break, Arif squared the ball to put Hakan clear on goal, but the Turkish international stumbled, allowing Bucek to collect and clear the danger.

Djordjevic thwarted
Having survived that scare, Olympiacos grew in confidence and the fact that Galatasaray made it to the break with their lead intact was down to the brilliance of Móndragon. The Colombian keeper was almost caught out by Castillo on 27 minutes as he dithered over a clearance, but their was no doubting his agility moments later when he dived low to his right to keep out Predrag Djordjevic's dipping free-kick at the far post. A minute later he was at it again, stretching full-length to turn away Ieroklis Stoltidis's dipping drive.

Castillo denied
Five minutes after the break, the Colombian saved again, this time kicking away Castillo's shot after the Uruguayan striker had been sent clear by Stylianos Venetidis's exquisite chip into the box from near the halfway line. At the other end, Hakan missed another chance to make the game safe on 56 minutes when he turned the ball wide at the near post after Arif's low cross had drawn Bucek out of position.

Frustrations grow
Djordjevic was by now running the midfield for the visiting side and his cross from the left nearly drew the equaliser on 64 minutes, but Giovanni, unmarked five metres from goal, sent his powerful header just wide. The Brazilian's frustrations were evident, as were those of Djordevic moments later when he brushed past João Batista on the edge of the area only to send his shot over the bar.

Galatasaray hold on
In the final minute the substitute Giorgios Georgiadis saw another header sail over and the Greek side were beaten – for the third time in as many Group D matches. If there is any consolation for coach Oleh Protasov, it is that his side have an immediate chance for revenge when they host Galatasaray on Matchday 4 in two weeks’ time.

Last updated: 21/10/03 23.16CET

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

olympiacos

Olympiacos

1
MondragónFaryd Mondragón (GK)
16
BucekJuraj Bucek (GK)
3
KorkmazBülent Korkmaz (C)
3
VenetidisStelios Venetidis
5
F. de BoerFrank de Boer
5
KarembeuChristian Karembeu
6
Arif ErdemArif Erdem
Substitution76
6
StoltidisIeroklis Stoltidis
Yellow Card24
Substitution62
8
João BatistaJoão Batista
7
CastilloNery Castillo
Yellow Card17
Substitution77
10
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
Yellow Card90+4
10
GiovanniGiovanni
Yellow Card43
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
Yellow Card34
11
P. DjordjevićPredrag Djordjević (C)
19
Cihan HaspolatlıCihan Haspolatlı
Goal9
14
MavrogenidisDimitrios Mavrogenidis
Substitution85
29
César PratesCésar Prates
Yellow Card44
Substitution69
18
AntzasParaskevas Antzas
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Substitution90+1
30
PantosTasos Pantos
67
PenbeErgün Penbe
32
AnatolakisGeorgios Anatolakis

Substitutes

12
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
22
KatergiannakisFanis Katergiannakis (GK)
14
BaljićElvir Baljić
1
KafesPantelis Kafes
Substitution62
21
LukunkuAli Lukunku
4
NiniadisAndreas Niniadis
22
ErcanAbdullah Ercan
8
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
Substitution77
23
Suat UstaSuat Usta
Substitution90+1
19
KostoulasThanasis Kostoulas
24
O.PetreOvidiu Petre
Substitution76
20
GoniasPanagiotis Gonias
57
ÜnsalHakan Ünsal
Substitution69
23
TatsisAlexandros Tatsis
Substitution85

Coach

Fatih Terim (TUR) Plarent Kotherja (ALB)

Referee

Urs Meier (SUI)

Assistant referees

Francesco Buragina (SUI), Martin Iseli (SUI)

Fourth official

Roland Beck (LIE)

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