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Trabzonspor rewarded for reshuffle

Published: Wednesday 4 August 2004, 22.24CET
Trabzonspor 3-0 Skonto FC (agg: 4-1) An inspired personnel change helps Trabzonspor beat Skonto.

Match statistics

TrabzonsporSkonto

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

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 4 August 2004, 22.24CET

Trabzonspor rewarded for reshuffle

Trabzonspor 3-0 Skonto FC (agg: 4-1) An inspired personnel change helps Trabzonspor beat Skonto.

By Türker Tozar at Hüseyin Avni Aker stadium

An inspired personnel change from Trabzonspor coach Ziya Dogan helped his side beat Latvian champions Skonto FC to seal their place in the third qualifying round where they will face FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Key substitutions
Dogan brought Mehmet Yilmaz and Ibrahima Yattara into the starting eleven after the pair had been so influential in the first leg in Riga. A goal down with less than twenty minutes to play, the pair had come off the substitutes' bench and conjured up a late goal to rescue a draw for the visitors. The decision proved inspired.

Narrow miss
After Skonto had started strongly, the home side began to pull the strings and both Mehmet Yilmaz and Fatih Tekke tested goalkeeper Andrejs Piedels with powerful headers in the first 20 minutes. Skonto had a chance of their own on 21 minutes when defender Karel D'haene nearly put Aaron Nguimbats' cross into his own net.

Goalline clearance
The reprieve was only temporary though and on the half-hour Piedels was again called upon to parry a Yattara free-kick. The goalkeeper was beaten before half time but was rescued by a despairing goal-line clearance from Igors Semjonovs following Hüseyin Çimsir's close-range effort.

Skonto come close
The home side reshuffled during the interval with Yattara moving from the wing to join the strikers while wing-backs Emrah Eren and Celaleddin Koçak took more attacking roles. But the visitors nearly silenced the vibrant crowd immediately when a quick attack presented an opening for Mihails Miholaps, only for his shot to agonisingly rebound off the post.

Defensive error
The chance only invigorated Trabzonspor though as the home side finally found their feet in the final third. On 57 minutes Yattara pounced upon sloppy play by opposition captain Mihails Zemlinskis, taking the ball off his toes and powering into the box before unleashing an accurate drive between the legs of Piedels.

Beautiful volley
Eight minutes later and they were two goals to the good. Yattara was again involved as his corner found Mehmet Yilmaz unmarked in front of goal and he finished coolly to leave the away side needing three goals to keep the tie alive. It was not to be though, and seven minutes from time Celaleddin's cross found Fatih Tekke for a beautiful volley that sealed a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Last updated: 05/08/04 10.49CET

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Lineups

trabzonspor

Trabzonspor

skonto

Skonto

1
PetkovicMichael Petkovic (GK)
16
PiedelsAndrejs Piedels (GK)
34
Emrah ErenEmrah Eren
3
IsakovsAleksandrs Isakovs
24
D'HaeneKarel D'Haene
4
ZemļinskisMihails Zemļinskis (C)
28
Tolga SeyhanTolga Seyhan
Substitution69
5
NguimbatAaron Nguimbat
99
Celaleddin KoçakCelaleddin Koçak
6
BlagonadeždinsOļegs Blagonadeždins
11
YattaraIbrahima Yattara
Goal57
8
BuitkusOrestas Buitkus
66
Adem KoçakAdem Koçak
10
MenteshashviliZurab Menteshashvili
Yellow Card10
Substitution79
5
Hüseyin ÇimşirHüseyin Çimşir
11
MiholapsMihails Miholaps
Substitution85
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
15
SemjonovsIgors Semjonovs
10
Mehmet YilmazMehmet Yilmaz
Goal65
Substitution89
19
KalninšGatis Kalninš
Substitution79
9
Fatih TekkeFatih Tekke (C)
Goal83
Substitution89
20
DeduraIgnas Dedura

Substitutes

22
Hasan SönmezHasan Sönmez (GK)
1
PavlovsAndrejs Pavlovs (GK)
6
Hasan ÜçüncüHasan Üçüncü
2
ZakreševskisArtūrs Zakreševskis
15
AhinfulAugustine Ahinful
Substitution89
9
BlanksKristaps Blanks
Substitution79
8
ThijsBernd Thijs
12
GolubevsSergejs Golubevs
17
Emre AygünEmre Aygün
14
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
Substitution79
21
UfukhanBayraktar Ufukhan
Substitution89
21
KipianiGeorge Kipiani
18
Tayfun CoraTayfun Cora
Substitution69
23
PerepļotkinsAndrejs Perepļotkins
Substitution85

Coach

Ziya Dogan (TUR) Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Claude Gregoire (BEL), Eric Thiry (BEL)

Fourth official

Geert Meeschaert (BEL)

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