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Sarajevo comeback stuns Besiktas

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 20.40CET
Besiktas JK 2-2 FK Sarajevo Sarajevo bounce back from two goals down.

Match statistics

BeşiktaşSarajevo

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 20.40CET

Sarajevo comeback stuns Besiktas

Besiktas JK 2-2 FK Sarajevo Sarajevo bounce back from two goals down.

Besiktas JK 2-2 FK Sarajevo
Bosnia-Herzegovnian Cup winners FK Sarajevo came from two goals down to stun Turkish side Besiktas JK in their UEFA Cup first round first-leg tie.

Away goals
The Turkish giants looked to have the tie under control as they scored twice around the half-hour mark, but Sarajevo set up an intriguing second-leg clash at the Olimpijski stadium as they wiped out the deficit in the second half with two potentially priceless away goals.

Besiktas in command
Romanian striker Daniel Pancu fired the home side into the lead after 30 minutes with a fine shot that went in off the post. The Turkish side doubled their advantage just two minutes later when international striker Ahmet Dursun pounced for the second from a Sergen Yalçin cross.

Sarajevo fightback
Sarajevo threw themselves a lifeline after 62 minutes when Emir Obuca struck to grab a goal back. He took a pass from Albin Pelak inside the box and slotted the ball home to Oscar Córdoba’s left. Then with 12 minutes remaining, Sarajevo pulled level with substitute Adnan Osmanhodzic on target.

Musemic confident
Not surprisingly, Sarajevo coach Husrud Musemic was in good spirits after the match. He said: “We could not have guessed that score. We proved that we know how to play football but we started cautiously and only in the second half have we played better football. I watched Besiktas on video and could see that their three-man defensive line has some problems. I knew that we would score. We have a promising score now, but Besiktas is a strong team. With our supporters in Sarajevo we have a chance to advance into the second round.”

'Bad football'
Meanwhile, Mircea Lucescu, the Besiktas coach, adopted a philosophical tone. He said: “There were two different games in our match I think. If we had played more carefully we could even have scored six goals. I believe that because of tiredness our players played bad football. We wasted a lot of chances especially on the finishing touches.“

Still hopeful
He added: “The most crucial thing was to concede two goals at home. That will effect our tactics in the second leg. This was an important match for us but we made quite a lot mistakes. If we play like we played in the first half I believe we will be the side to advance into the second round. There is a positive side of this game I believe - we have played the best football of all of the matches we played this season. Sarajevo are not as strong a team as Besiktas but we should never underestimate them.”

Last updated: 20/09/02 2.30CET

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Lineups

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

sarajevo

Sarajevo

1
CórdobaÓscar Córdoba
22
KrakAlen Krak
5
Ronaldo GuiaroRonaldo Guiaro
23
BerberovićDžemal Berberović
6
Yasin SülünYasin Sülün
Yellow Card68
3
MirvićDamir Mirvić
7
Ahmet DursunAhmet Dursun
Goal33
4
BašićAlen Bašić
8
AmaralAmaral
5
ZukićMuhidin Zukić
Yellow Card12
9
PancuDaniel Pancu
Goal31
6
KrupinacMirzet Krupinac
Yellow Card80
10
Sergen YalçınSergen Yalçın
9
PelakAlbin Pelak
17
DobraKaan Dobra
Substitution73
7
IhtijarevićFaruk Ihtijarević
Substitution89
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez
Substitution84
11
ObućaEmir Obuća
Goal63
Substitution90+3
30
ZagoZago
21
ŠkoroAlen Škoro
Substitution46
44
BeserlerAlì Beserler
Substitution46
17
IdrizovićFerid Idrizović

Substitutes

33
GencerSelahattin Gencer
1
AlaimMuhamed Alaim
3
HavutçuTayfur Havutçu
Substitution84
2
SmjecaninDemo Smjecanin
Substitution90+3
4
Ahmet YıldırımAhmet Yıldırım
Substitution46
10
OsmanhodžićAdnan Osmanhodžić
Substitution46
Goal79
13
Tamer TunaTamer Tuna
13
JanjošAlmir Janjoš
29
Ali CansunBegeçarslan Ali Cansun
15
KurtoMuamer Kurto
37
DemirayZafer Demiray
Substitution73
16
E. DudoEdin Dudo
Substitution89
41
SerdarTopraktepe Serdar
18
MahmutovicSmajo Mahmutovic

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Husref Musemic (BIH)

Referee

Philippe Leuba (SUI)

Assistant referees

Stéphane Cuhat (SUI), Armand Barraud (SUI)

Fourth official

Florian Etter (SUI)

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