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Fernández thwarts bustling Besiktas

Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 22.34CET
Deportivo Alavés 1-1 Besiktas JK Added-time goal denies Besiktas Mendizorroza stadium win.

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AlavésBeşiktaş

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 22.34CET

Fernández thwarts bustling Besiktas

Deportivo Alavés 1-1 Besiktas JK Added-time goal denies Besiktas Mendizorroza stadium win.

A last-gasp equaliser from Abelardo Fernández saved the day for Deportivo Alavés with just seconds remaining of their UEFA Cup second round first-leg game against Besiktas JK at the Mendizorroza stadium.

Bullet header
Outplayed and outfought by Besiktas for much of this first-leg tie, Alavés never seemed likely to grab the goal their efforts, if not the quality of their play, deserved. But Fernandez rose to the occasion sending a bullet-like header past Besiktas goalkeeper Óscar Córdoba deep into added time.

Lacking final touch
Alavés broke forward in great numbers from the start, putting Córdoba under pressure with crosses from both wings, but lacked the final incisive ball. Spanish winger Magno wasted the first real chance of the night after nine minutes when he hit a tame free-kick along the ground and into the arms of Córdoba on the goalline. Ivan Alonso thumped a shot against the post five minutes later as Alavés threatened to overrun their visitors.

Pancu effort
Besiktas almost snatched a surprise lead after 23 minutes when Ilhan broke clear of a flat Alavés defence but Richard Dutruel rushed out to save at his feet. Daniel Pancu then missed another first-rate opportunity for Besiktas, chipping wide from ten metres in front of an open goal.

Own goal
The Turkish side gradually grew in confidence and took the lead after 31 minutes when Kaan Dobra nipped past a static home defence to cut a ball back from the right-hand touchline which defender Antonio Karmona deflected into his own net.

Golden opportunity
The second half began as a carbon copy of the first 45 minutes, with Alavés largely in possession but failing to trouble their visitors. The tricky Magno missed a golden opportunity to score with 22 minutes remaining when he dribbled through the Turkish defence quite brilliantly only to shoot wide from eight metres.

Late flurry saves game
Besiktas began to control the game as time ran out and a late flurry from Alavés seemed destined to fail until that late and really quite unexpected equaliser.

Last updated: 01/11/02 12.10CET

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Lineups

alavés

Alavés

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

1
DutruelRichard Dutruel
1
CórdobaÓscar Córdoba
5
KarmonaAntonio Karmona
Goal31
3
HavutçuTayfur Havutçu
6
TélleOscar Télle
Substitution66
5
Ronaldo GuiaroRonaldo Guiaro
10
Pablo GómezPablo Gómez
6
Yasin SülünYasin Sülün
Yellow Card71
11
MagnoMagno
9
PancuDaniel Pancu
Yellow Card47
Substitution85
17
AlonsoEdu Alonso
10
Sergen YalçinSergen Yalçin
Substitution79
18
AstudilloMartín Astudillo
17
DobraKaan Dobra
19
AlonsoIvan Alonso
Substitution82
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez
20
LlorensCarlos Llorens
Substitution55
26
Ilhan MansizIlhan Mansiz
Yellow Card90+3
21
TurielJesus Angel Turiel
30
ZagoZago
Yellow Card14
23
AbelardoAbelardo
Yellow Card18
Goal90+3
44
BeserlerAlì Beserler
Yellow Card13

Substitutes

4
EggenDan Eggen
2
Tolga DogantezTolga Dogantez
7
GeliDelfi Geli
Substitution55
4
Ahmet YıldırımAhmet Yıldırım
9
NavarroRubén Navarro
Substitution82
8
AmaralAmaral
Substitution79
14
CruyffJordi Cruyff
Substitution66
11
BektasBayram Bektas
16
DesioHermes Desio
13
Tamer TunaTamer Tuna
24
Luís HelgueraLuís Helguera
21
NoumaPascal Nouma
Substitution85
30
Juan PabloJuan Pablo
33
GencerSelahattin Gencer

Coach

José Manuel Esnal Pardo (ESP) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Michal Benes (CZE)

Assistant referees

Evzen Amler (CZE), Jiri Vodicka (CZE)

Fourth official

Jaroslav Jara (CZE)

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