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Battling Besiktas make their point

Published: Wednesday 26 November 2003, 23.20CET
S.S. Lazio 1-1 Besiktas JK Roberto Muzzi's equaliser gives Lazio hope but visitors hold out to draw.

Match statistics

LazioBeşiktaş

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target11
 
4
Corners3
 
4
Offsides8
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
32
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 26 November 2003, 23.20CET

Battling Besiktas make their point

S.S. Lazio 1-1 Besiktas JK Roberto Muzzi's equaliser gives Lazio hope but visitors hold out to draw.

By Tom Kington at the Stadio Olimpico

S.S. Lazio saved themselves from defeat with a dramatic 56th-minute bicycle kick from Roberto Muzzi, but their 1-1 draw with Besiktas JK left them close to exiting the UEFA Champions League and leaves the Turkish side looking a safer bet for qualification to the last 16.

Flowing moves
Lazio looked assured at the start of the first half, patiently probing the Besiktas defence without leaving the back line unprotected, just as coach Roberto Mancini - absent through illness - had called for. With veteran Demetrio Albertini initiating some flowing moves from midfield and the excellent Dejan Stankovic proving a constant source of crosses from the left, the home side found regular openings, only to see Bernardo Corradi and Simone Inzaghi lacking the killer instinct in front of goal.

Inzaghi misses
Inzaghi skied a shot over from Sérgio Conceição's teasing cross in the ninth minute, the first of a series of misses which culminated in a one-on-one with Colombian goalkeeper Óscar Córdoba in the 35th minute where the Lazio striker let the ball run away from him.

Double save
As the Roman side upped the pace to find the advantage they craved, Besiktas sensed an opportunity. Ibrahim Üzülmez forced Massimo Oddo to track back as he pushed down the left before shooting from distance in the 28th minute, and three minutes later Sergen Yalçin and Ilhan Mansiz both saw shots saved by Angelo Peruzzi.

Drawing applause
At the other end, Stankovic continued to create problems, taking a stream of passes up the left flank from Giuseppe Favalli, his perfect footwork holding off two defenders in the 39th minute and drawing applause from the home crowd. And with Besiktas playing on the counterattack, what threats they posed were comfortably handled by Jaap Stam.

Lightning move
However, the visitors' patience was finally rewarded as Lazio saw the half-time whistle approaching and let down their guard. A lightning series of passes from Italian Federico Giunti and Ilhan found Sergen on the edge of the area, where the hitherto unflappable Stam brought him down for a penalty which Pancu slotted in.

Besiktas charge
With a one-goal cushion, Besiktas dropped all defensive caution from the restart, Ilhan missing a close-range chance in the 50th minute before Tayfur shot from range three minutes later as the Turkish side stepped up the assault. Lazio's fightback started from an unlikely source, a text-book bicycle kick from veteran substitute Muzzi - a first goal since arriving this season which made up for Inzaghi's profligacy.

New-look Lazio
With the final cross for Muzzi coming from fellow substitute Stefano Fiore, the new-look second-half Lazio appeared full of promise, with Muzzi sending in a long, low cross in the 58th minute that was touched narrowly wide by a lunging Inzaghi.

Surging runs
As the game opened up into an attacking contest, Ibrahim again made life difficult for Oddo on the left with surging runs before Corradi hit the post with a header. Lazio continued to push for the vital winner, Muzzi putting a side-footed shot wide at the end of a sweeping move, an unflagging Stankovic continuing to threaten on the left and Albertini seeing a fierce shot parried in the 80th minute. But as Lazio tempers began to fray Besiktas kept their nerve as the clock wound down to earn a valuable draw.

Last updated: 27/11/03 12.34CET

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Lineups

lazio

Lazio

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

1
PeruzziAngelo Peruzzi (GK)
1
CórdobaÓscar Córdoba (GK)
4
AlbertiniDemetrio Albertini
2
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
Yellow Card68
9
CorradiBernardo Corradi
Yellow Card90+2
3
HavutçuTayfur Havutçu (C)
10
StankovićDejan Stanković
5
Ronaldo GuiaroRonaldo Guiaro
16
GiannicheddaGiuliano Giannichedda
Substitution46
9
PancuDaniel Pancu
Goal45+2
19
FavalliGiuseppe Favalli (C)
Substitution53
10
Sergen YalçinSergen Yalçin
Substitution80
21
S. InzaghiSimone Inzaghi
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez
22
OddoMassimo Oddo
20
GiuntiFederico Giunti
Yellow Card73
Substitution90
23
NegroPaolo Negro
26
Ilhan MansizIlhan Mansiz
31
StamJaap Stam
30
ZagoZago
53
ConceiçãoSérgio Conceição
Substitution46
71
Okan KoçOkan Koç

Substitutes

33
SereniMatteo Sereni (GK)
22
Ramazan KursunluRamazan Kursunlu (GK)
5
ZauriLuciano Zauri
Substitution53
4
Ahmet YıldırımAhmet Yıldırım
Substitution90
6
DaboOusmane Dabo
11
SinanKaloglu Sinan
14
FioreStefano Fiore
Substitution46
14
Ümit AydinÜmit Aydin
18
MuzziRoberto Muzzi
Substitution46
Goal56
Yellow Card68
41
SerdarTopraktepe Serdar
20
LiveraniFabio Liverani
67
Tümer MetinTümer Metin
Substitution80
24
CoutoFernando Couto
77
HassanAhmed Hassan

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Markus Merk (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Christian Schräer (GER)

Fourth official

Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER)

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