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Delgado lives up to pre-match promise

Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 22.15CET
Beşiktaş JK 2-0 FC Zürich (agg: 3-1) Matías Delgado proved the scourge of the visitors again with two goals to take the Turkish side through.
by Yakir Mizrahi

Match statistics

BeşiktaşZürich

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 22.15CET

Delgado lives up to pre-match promise

Beşiktaş JK 2-0 FC Zürich (agg: 3-1) Matías Delgado proved the scourge of the visitors again with two goals to take the Turkish side through.

Former FC Basel 1893 midfielder Matías Delgado again returned to haunt FC Zürich as he lived up to his pre-match promise by scoring twice as Beşiktaş JK booked their place in the UEFA Champions League group stage with a 3-1 aggregate triumph against the Swiss champions.

Welcome revenge
Delgado spent two-and-a-half seasons at Basel before joining Beşiktaş in summer 2006 but he was unable to leave on a high after Zürich claimed the title on the final day of the 2005/06 Swiss season. It was a disappointment the 24-year-old never forgot and having set out his aim to score at the İnönü Stadium he went one better, scoring twice. After a first half dominated by the home team, Delgado finally broke the deadlock eleven minutes after half-time and soon made progress safe with a second moments later as Beşiktaş proved too strong.

Beşiktaş threat
It took Delgado's tally to three over the course of the tie after he had scored in the 1-1 first-leg draw in Switzerland, though it was striker Bobo that posed much of the early threat in Istanbul. The Brazilian forward's first real chance came just before the half-hour when he met Serdar Özkan's exquisite cross, but headed past the post. He miscued again soon after, this time following Ricardinho's centre, and as time went on Zürich's hopes of an upset rose with Hakan Arıkan saving from Eudi Silva de Souza before the interval.

Double blow
Beşiktaş reaffirmed their dominance after the restart and on 56 minutes Delgado struck, heading Serdar Özkan's cross into the net via the upright. It was soon 2-0 as the Argentinian forward again proved too strong in the air, this time converting İbrahim Üzülmez's centre, and there was to be no way back for the visitors. Rafael Araujo almost struck a late consolation but Hakan Arıkan was again up to the task and it is Beşiktaş that go through to Thursday's draw.

Last updated: 30/08/07 0.35CET

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Lineups

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

zürich

Zürich

84
Hakan ArıkanHakan Arıkan (GK)
21
BarmettlerHeinz Barmettler
Yellow Card66
18
CisséÉdouard Cissé
Yellow Card84
14
RaffaelRaffael
13
BobôBobô
Substitution90+2
1
LeoniJohnny Leoni (GK)
10
DelgadoMatías Delgado
Goal56
Goal64
Substitution74
24
SchneiderMarc Schneider
Substitution67
2
Serdar KurtuluşSerdar Kurtuluş
13
StahelFlorian Stahel
Substitution83
17
RicardinhoRicardinho
Substitution78
30
TihinenHannu Tihinen (C)
21
Serdar ÖzkanSerdar Özkan
10
OkonkwoOnyekachi Okonkwo
14
TelloRodrigo Tello
Yellow Card41
16
EudiEudi
Substitution67
58
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
17
ChikhaouiYassine Chikhaoui
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez (C)
19
RochatAlain Rochat
5
Gökhan ZanGökhan Zan
23
AbdiAlmen Abdi

Substitutes

55
İbrahim Akınİbrahim Akın
Substitution78
6
KollarSebastian Kollar
Substitution67
15
DiattaLamine Diatta
2
LampiVeli Lampi
99
Batuhan KaradenizBatuhan Karadeniz
Substitution90+2
29
HassliEric Hassli
Substitution67
78
İbrahim Kaşİbrahim Kaş
32
GuatelliAndrea Guatelli (GK)
11
Mert NobreMert Nobre
8
GashiShkelzen Gashi
1
Rüştü ReçberRüştü Reçber (GK)
3
StaubliRemo Staubli
22
Ali TandoğanAli Tandoğan
Substitution74
Yellow Card77
27
SchönbächlerMarco Schönbächler
Substitution83

Coach

Ertuğrul Sağlam (TUR) Bernard Challandes (SUI)

Referee

Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

Assistant referees

Henrik Andren (SWE), Stefan Wittberg (SWE)

Fourth official

Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

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