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Alavés take control

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.11CET
Ankaragücü 1-2 Alavés 2001 UEFA Cup finalists come back from a goal down to win in Turkey.

Match statistics

AnkaragücüAlavés

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.11CET

Alavés take control

Ankaragücü 1-2 Alavés 2001 UEFA Cup finalists come back from a goal down to win in Turkey.

MKE Ankaragücü 1-2 Deportivo Alavés
Late goals in each half from Martín Astudillo and substitute Rubén Navarro saw Deportivo Alavés come from behind to claim a 2-1 victory and a stranglehold on their UEFA Cup first-round tie against MKE Ankaragücü at the 19 Mayis stadium in Ankara.

Nervous opening
The 2001 UEFA Cup finalists had looked nervous in the opening stages with Ghanaian striker Augustine Ahinful in particular a thorn in the side of the Alavés defence, and on seven minutes goalkeeper Richard Dutruel was twice forced into close-range reflex saves before his side began to settle.

Niculescu strikes
Although Ankaragücü were enjoying the majority of possession, it was Alavés who should have gone ahead on the break after 28 minutes, only for Astudillo to shoot tamely wide from five metres when picked out unmarked in front of goal. Grateful for the reprieve, the home side hit back immediately. Mehmet Türkmehmet burst through on the left and crossed for Radu Niculescu who knocked the ball in at the near post, leaving Dutruel with no chance.

Astudillo hits back
The goal was no more than Ankaragücü had deserved and they looked to be heading into the break in front until Astudillo stunned the home crowd with a powerful strike from 30 metres. The ball broke to the midfield player on the right of the penalty area and he atoned for his earlier error by releasing a first-time shot that flew in off the crossbar.

Navarro winner
The second half belonged to the Spanish side who dictated play from the outset. Both Jordi Cruyff and Uruguayan striker Ivan Alonso had chances to settle game, but it was not until seven minutes from time that Alavés finally made their possession count. Astudillo was again at the heart of the piece, this time beating Türkmehmet down the right flank before crossing low for Navarro to shoot home the winner at the far post.

Last updated: 20/09/02 11.26CET

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Lineups

ankaragücü

Ankaragücü

alavés

Alavés

22
ZaferZafer
1
DutruelRichard Dutruel
4
KutluHakan Kutlu (C)
Yellow Card1
3
BegoñaIbon Begoña
5
ÖzlemYilmaz Özlem
4
EggenDan Eggen
7
BaidooStephen Baidoo
Yellow Card61
6
TélleOscar Télle
10
KelesHakan Keles
7
GeliDelfi Geli
Yellow Card6
15
AhinfulAugustine Ahinful
14
CruyffJordi Cruyff
Substitution84
20
TürkmehmetMehmet Türkmehmet
16
DesioHermes Desio (C)
Substitution72
26
NiculescuHoria Niculescu
Goal31
18
AstudilloMartín Astudillo
Goal45
39
NamdarFaruk Namdar
Substitution46
19
AlonsoIvan Alonso
Substitution76
55
SimãoSimão
Substitution56
20
LlorensCarlos Llorens
Yellow Card59
76
TasdemirIsmet Tasdemir
23
AbelardoAbelardo

Substitutes

36
YildirimÖzgür Yildirim
Substitution56
30
Juan PabloJuan Pablo
78
OzsaracIhsan Burak Ozsarac
9
NavarroRubén Navarro
Substitution76
Goal80
9
KartalHüseyin Kartal
Substitution46
Substitution79
17
AlonsoEdu Alonso
Substitution84
33
ZaferSunay Zafer
21
TurielJesus Angel Turiel
Substitution72
61
Hami MandıralıHami Mandıralı
Substitution79
10
Pablo GómezPablo Gómez
2
AdemDursun Adem
15
IlieAdrian Ilie
3
BarisGökmen Baris
26
OchoaJuan Cruz Ochoa

Coach

Mihai Stoichiță (ROU) José Manuel Esnal Pardo (ESP)

Referee

Roberto Rosetti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Claudio Puglisi (ITA), Cristiano Copelli (ITA)

Fourth official

Marco Gabriele (ITA)

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