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Gaziantepspor stroll on French soil

Published: Thursday 27 November 2003, 19.15CET
RC Lens 1-3 Gaziantepspor (agg: 1-6) Turkish visitors continue their dominance against French opponents.

Match statistics

LensGaziantepspor

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target1
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 27 November 2003, 19.15CET

Gaziantepspor stroll on French soil

RC Lens 1-3 Gaziantepspor (agg: 1-6) Turkish visitors continue their dominance against French opponents.

Gaziantepspor eased their way into the third round of the UEFA Cup with a comfortable away victory against RC Lens.

Three-goal cushion
The visitors had established a three-goal cushion from the first leg in Turkey, but had to resist some intense initial pressure from Lens, who knew an early goal was vital to their hopes of finding a way back into the tie. Twice Dagui Bakari went close in the opening exchanges but Gaziantepspor, marshalled well by defensive midfield player Samuel Johnson, refused to be intimidated.

Wayward shooting
Bakari caused plenty of problems for the Turkish side, but his shooting was wayward and Lens' first real effort fell to Rigobert Song, but the captain's half-volley was straight at Gaziantepspor goalkeeper Ömer Çatkiç.

Song scare
Song thought his game was over ten minutes from the interval when he was shown a red card following a clumsy tackle on Erhan Namli, but fortunately for the Cameroonian defender, the referee realised his mistake and produced a yellow instead.

Defence switches off
As Lens searched for the goal that they hoped would spark their challenge into life, Gaziantepspor effectively ended the tie as a contest in the 39th minute. Zdravko Lazarov was fouled on the edge of the area and with the home side's defence not ready, Bülent Bölükbasi latched on to a quick free-kick and shot low past Charles Itandje to leave the French side needing to score five.

Jaziri joy
Their faint hopes were extinguished ten minutes after the interval as Ziad Jaziri made it 5-0 on aggregate. Adama Coulibaly missed a harmless through-ball, Jaziri collected possession and calmly waited for the right option, and Erhan Namli ran on to his perfect pass to score.

Red card
With the tie all over, there was more bad news for the home team as striker Daniel Moreira was shown a red card after a nasty tackle that left Bülent Bölükbasi needing lengthy treatment. Despite the numerical disadvantage, the introduction of substitute Bruno Rodriguez seemed to galvanise Lens, who pulled a goal back when Mehmet Polat deflected Rod Fanni's near-post shot past his own goalkeeper.

Paying the penalty
Rodriguez continued to cause the visitors problems, but it was too little too late and Gaziantepspor wrapped up their second-leg win five minutes from time. Song fouled Jaziri, and Lazarov duly converted from the penalty spot.

Muller disappointment
Lens coach Joël Muller was understandably disappointed by the way his side capitulated over the two legs. "We have lost this match when we had made it a matter of pride to win it," he said. "We hoped to take control from the beginning and create chances. We did not do enough to score. It's not a big setback but a disappointment, especially with the first leg score."

 

Last updated: 28/11/03 0.48CET

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Lineups

lens

Lens

gaziantepspor

Gaziantepspor

30
ItandjeCharles Itandje (GK)
1
Ömer ÇatkıçÖmer Çatkıç (GK)
4
CoulibalyAdama Coulibaly
6
Mehmet PolatMehmet Polat
Yellow Card45
24
FanniRod Fanni
Goal73
13
BouaziziRiadh Bouazizi
3
SongRigobert Song
Yellow Card36
10
NamliErhan Namli
Goal55
Substitution88
10
MoreiraDaniel Moreira
Red Card62
66
Ilhan ÖzbayIlhan Özbay
26
RoolCyril Rool
11
LazarovZdravko Lazarov
Goal85
18
ThomertOlivier Thomert
Substitution66
15
JohnsonSamuel Johnson
8
KeitaSeydou Keita
Yellow Card57
19
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
Yellow Card26
Substitution78
20
BakariDagui Bakari
Substitution57
7
BülentBölükbaşı Bülent
Goal40
31
CoridonCharles-Edouard Coridon
Substitution80
20
JaziriZied Jaziri
21
UtakaJohn Utaka
72
DevranAyhan Devran
Substitution33

Substitutes

28
ChabbertSébastien Chabbert (GK)
30
KayaTarakçi Kaya (GK)
15
LachorYoann Lachor
9
Hasan ÖzerHasan Özer
Substitution88
11
SarrPape Sarr
17
Sevki KoçSevki Koç
Substitution78
Yellow Card90+2
27
JabiDaouda Jabi
59
KarakavisHüseyin Sunar Karakavis
Substitution33
19
DiopPapa Bouba Diop
Substitution66
23
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
13
DianeMounir Diane
Substitution80
8
BakiNuri Baki
14
RodriguezBruno Rodriguez
Substitution57
38
Hasan YurtHasan Yurt

Coach

Joël Muller (FRA) Nurullah Saglam (TUR)

Referee

Stefan Messner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Johann Hechtl (AUT), Herbert Krenn (AUT)

Fourth official

Wolfgang Falb (AUT)

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