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Galatasaray held by Bordeaux

Published: Wednesday 13 September 2006, 0.20CET
Galatasaray SK 0-0 FC Girondins de Bordeaux The two teams ended long exiles from the UEFA Champions League with a Group C stalemate in Istanbul.
by David O'Byrne
from Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium

Match statistics

GalatasarayBordeaux

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target10
 
4
Corners4
 
2
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
19
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 13 September 2006, 0.20CET

Galatasaray held by Bordeaux

Galatasaray SK 0-0 FC Girondins de Bordeaux The two teams ended long exiles from the UEFA Champions League with a Group C stalemate in Istanbul.

A combined total of eight years away from UEFA Champions League football did little to sharpen the appetites of Galatasaray SK and FC Girondins de Bordeaux, with the two clubs battling out a largely uneventful 0-0 draw in Istanbul's Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium.

Scrappy play
Despite both coaches signalling their intention to go for all three points by playing two strikers, the first half was a largely scrappy affair as neither side proved capable of maintaining possession. A succession of stray passes and niggling fouls left referee Roberto Rosetti with plenty of work to do and Bordeaux midfielder Pierre Ducasse was booked for a scything foul on Saša Ilić.

Few chances
The few opportunities available fell mostly to the home team, with captain Hasan Şaş instrumental in launching a series of probing runs into the Bordeaux half. Galatasaray went close on 12 minutes when Ümit Karan just failed to connect with a low cross fed in from the right by Sabri Sarıoğlu, and again on 18 minutes when Ümit narrowly missed a looping centre from Arda Turan. The best chance of the half fell to Hasan Şaş himself when he caught a loose ball on the edge of the Bordeaux penalty box only to see his blistering shot deflected for a corner.

Non-vintage Bordeaux
Bordeaux's best opening in the first period fell to Marouane Chamakh on 38 minutes. He finished off a probing run down the left of the Galatasaray area with a weak attempt into the arms of Faryd Mondragón, the only time the home goalkeeper was unduly troubled

Midfield battle
The second half started in the same vein with neither team prepared to give any ground and few real openings created. Johan Micoud fired wide for the French side, while at the other end Bordeaux custodian Ulrich Ramé did well to get a hand to a powerful header from Necati Ateş, though neither set of supporters had much to cheer.

New faces
In a bid to up the tempo, Galatasaray coach Erik Gerets replaced Ümit with Hasan Kabze, and introduced Mehmet Topal and Cihan Haspolatlı for Hasan Şaş and Ilić 15 minutes later, albeit to no great effect. With five minutes remaining, Bordeaux coach Ricardo Gomes followed suit by sending on Edixon Perea and Lilian Laslandes to bolster his front line in place of Chamakh, and Jean-Claude Darcheville, again with little impact.

Missed opportunities
With tempers fraying and time ebbing away, there was still time for drama, with both Sabrı Sarıoğlu and Necati Ateş blazing shots over the crossbar from ten metres out. In the end it finished goalless, a result that should please Bordeaux more than than their hosts in Turkey.

Last updated: 27/08/07 12.13CET

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

bordeaux

Bordeaux

1
MondragónFaryd Mondragón (GK)
16
RaméUlrich Ramé (GK) (C)
2
TomasStjepan Tomas
6
JuriettiFranck Jurietti
4
SongRigobert Song
9
DarchevilleJean-Claude Darcheville
Substitution85
10
NecatiAteş Necati
13
JemmaliDavid Jemmali
11
Hasan ŞaşHasan Şaş (C)
Substitution76
14
MicoudJohan Micoud
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić
Substitution76
17
WendelWendel
23
InamotoJunichi Inamoto
18
FaubertJulien Faubert
25
Ferhat ÖztorunFerhat Öztorun
19
DucassePierre Ducasse
Yellow Card25
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
23
MarangeFlorian Marange
66
Arda TuranArda Turan
27
PlanusMarc Planus
99
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
Substitution61
29
ChamakhMarouane Chamakh
Substitution85

Substitutes

12
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
30
ValverdeMatthieu Valverde (GK)
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Substitution76
3
HenriqueHenrique
16
CarruscaMarcelo Carrusca
7
LaslandesLilian Laslandes
Substitution85
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
8
AlonsoAlejandro Alonso
19
Cihan HaspolatlıCihan Haspolatlı
Substitution76
10
FranciaJuan Pablo Francia
21
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
12
Edixon PereaEdixon Perea
Substitution85
58
KabzeHasan Kabze
Substitution61
20
DalmatStéphane Dalmat

Coach

Erik Gerets (BEL) Ricardo Gomes Raymundo (BRA)

Referee

Roberto Rosetti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Marco Ivaldi (ITA), Angelo Carretta (ITA)

Fourth official

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

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