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Valencia new boys spoil Bursaspor debut

Published: Tuesday 14 September 2010, 22.30CET
Bursaspor 0-4 Valencia CF
Tino Costa scored one and created another to ensure he enjoyed a more memorable UEFA Champions League debut than the Turkish champions.
by Yakir Mizrahi
from Bursa Atatürk Stadium

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Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
8
Corners9
 
9
Offsides5
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Tuesday 14 September 2010, 22.30CET

Valencia new boys spoil Bursaspor debut

Bursaspor 0-4 Valencia CF
Tino Costa scored one and created another to ensure he enjoyed a more memorable UEFA Champions League debut than the Turkish champions.

Valencia CF were at their merciless best as Bursaspor endured a torrid introduction to life in the UEFA Champions League.

The Spanish side's own debutants faired much better, Tino Costa setting the foundations with a brilliant strike and then helping provide a second for another player making his bow at this level, Aritz Aduriz. Pablo Hernández sealed the Group C spoils midway through the second half before, with Bursaspor chasing a consolation, substitute Roberto Soldado made it 4-0.

Valencia have accrued a wealth of European experience over the past decade and, returning after a two-year absence from Europe's elite club competition, they started with a real sense of belonging. With Aduriz and Joaquín providing width and Alejandro Domínguez's distribution providing defensive headaches, it was no bombshell when Costa broke the deadlock on 16 minutes. The strike was all about the element of surprise, though, as with Bursaspor backing off the Argentinian unleashed an unstoppable swerving drive from all of 35 metres.

It did little to help the home side settle as passes went astray, their lack of experience at this level cruelly exposed. Not that Valencia's UEFA Champions League debutants were unduly affected by opening night nerves. Four minutes before half-time two inadvertently combined when Costa fired a free-kick against the upright and Aduriz swooped in to head in the rebound. Bursaspor were harried, grateful for the interval after Pablo Hernández chipped onto the crossbar.

The Turkish titleholders steadied the ship and, in need of a spark, Ertuğrul Sağlam turned to Sercan Yıldırım and Turgay Bahadır on the hour. Within 60 seconds the pair had conjured up the home side's best chance, Valencia scrambling the ball away. The Bursaspor defence were less effective, never more so than on 68 minutes when a combination of missed passes, skewed headers and a failed clearance ended with the ball at Pablo Hernández's feet. The midfielder mis-controlled before prodding home.

Soldado added the gloss to a fine return 14 minutes from time, running onto Pablo Hernández's pass round the corner and firing low inside the far post. Bursaspor have a lot to do before they travel to Scotland to face Rangers FC on 29 September, when Valencia host Manchester United FC.

Last updated: 08/12/13 5.37CET

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Lineups

bursaspor

Bursaspor

valencia

Valencia

27
IvankovDimitar Ivankov (GK)
1
César SánchezCésar Sánchez (GK)
3
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
2
Bruno SaltorBruno Saltor
4
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan (C)
4
D. NavarroDavid Navarro (C)
5
Hüseyin ÇimşirHüseyin Çimşir
Substitution59
5
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
7
InsúaFederico Insúa
7
JoaquínJoaquín
10
Volkan ŞenVolkan Şen
8
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution77
20
Ozan İpekOzan İpek
11
Aritz AdurizAritz Aduriz
Goal41
Substitution73
21
Ali TandoğanAli Tandoğan
19
Pablo HernándezPablo Hernández
Goal68
25
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution77
20
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
29
NúñezLeonel Núñez
Substitution59
22
MathieuJérémy Mathieu
55
StepanovMilan Stepanov
24
CostaTino Costa
Goal16
Substitution81

Substitutes

1
Yavuz ÖzkanYavuz Özkan (GK)
25
MoyàMiguel Ángel Moyà (GK)
9
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
Substitution59
3
MaduroHedwiges Maduro
13
SvenssonGustav Svensson
Substitution77
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda
17
BatallaPablo Batalla
9
SoldadoRoberto Soldado
Substitution73
Goal76
22
Turgay BahadırTurgay Bahadır
Substitution59
10
Juan MataJuan Mata
Substitution77
23
Mustafa KeçeliMustafa Keçeli
18
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
Substitution81
38
İbrahim Öztürkİbrahim Öztürk
23
MiguelMiguel

Coach

Ertuğrul Sağlam (TUR) Juan Carlos Carcedo (ESP)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Geir Åge Holen (NOR), Frank Andås (NOR)

Fourth official

Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Tommy Skjerven (NOR), Brage Sandmoen (NOR)

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