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Daems decisive for Gençlerbirligi

Published: Thursday 11 March 2004, 21.26CET
Gençlerbirligi SK 1-0 Valencia CF A penalty from Filip Daems puts Gençlerbirligi in control.

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Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 11 March 2004, 21.26CET

Daems decisive for Gençlerbirligi

Gençlerbirligi SK 1-0 Valencia CF A penalty from Filip Daems puts Gençlerbirligi in control.

Gençlerbirligi SK continued their impressive UEFA Cup run with a 1-0 fourth-round first-leg win against Valencia CF at the 19 Mayis stadium in Ankara.

Impressive list
Filip Daems scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot after 12 minutes and Valencia were unable to respond despite dominating most of the second half, putting themselves in danger of being added to the list of the Turkish side's impressive scalps this term. Blackburn Rovers FC, Sporting Clube de Portugal and Parma AC have already made way for Gençlerbirligi in this season’s competition.

Aimar missing
Gençlerbirligi coach Ersun Yanal made no changes to the team that beat Parma 3-0 in the last round while Valencia were without a host of first-team members, including playmaker Pablo Aimar, who suffered a hamstring injury at the weekend against RC Deportivo La Coruña.

Effervescent Youla
Gençlerbirligi started the brighter and put some early pressure on Valencia with forward Souleymane Youla a constant threat. The Guinean international disturbed the Valencia defence throughout the first half with his diagonal runs and, on two occasions, it was only the flag of the referee's assistant which stopped the forward from testing Andrés Palop in the Valencia goal.

Determined Daems
Youla and Gençlerbirligi, however, were rewarded for their early endeavour in the 12th minute when Roberto Ayala was adjudged to have brought down Youla in the penalty area and the home team were awarded a penalty. Filip Daems stepped up to take the spot kick and his low, accurate effort beat Palop to the goalkeeper’s left.

Gençlerbirligi pressure
Gençlerbirligi continued to dominate proceedings as the visitors found it hard to break down the Turkish side's defence. Ricardo Oliveira was often left on his own up front for Valencia and it was down to the home side to do most of the attacking. Mustafa Özkan had the only other chance of the first half but his shot went narrowly wide.

Oliveira threat
Valencia upped the tempo in the second half and Oliveira nearly equalised after 50 minutes as he powered past two defenders, but his shot shaved the post. Valencia coach Rafael Benítez then threw on Fabián Canobbio in place of Oliveira to put even more pressure on the Gençlerbirligi defence but goalkeeper Damir Botonjic was equal to everything that was thrown at him.

Canobbio disappointment
Serkan Balci had Gençlerbirligi’s best chance of the second half after 57 minutes but it was Valencia who looked more likely to score throughout the final 45 minutes. Canobbio went close with a dangerous free-kick while Xisco Muñoz saw his low cross just elude his team-mates.

Final effort
Valencia then replaced Miguel Angulo and Juan Sánchez with Francisco Rufete and Vicente Rodríguez, but to no avail. David Albelda, captain on the day, was presented with his team'[s last chance with three minutes remaining, but his shot went high and Gençlerbirligi rode out the storm. They will now have to defend their 1-0 lead in Valencia in two weeks' time to reach the quarter-finals.

Last updated: 12/03/04 9.52CET

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Lineups

gençlerbirliği

Gençlerbirliği

valencia

Valencia

16
BotonjičDamir Botonjič (GK)
13
PalopAndrés Palop (GK)
3
DaemsFilip Daems
Goal12
4
AyalaRoberto Ayala
5
El SakaAbdel El Saka
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda (C)
6
Erkan ÖzbeyErkan Özbey
7
OliveiraRicardo Oliveira
Substitution55
8
Mustafa ÖzkanMustafa Özkan
10
AnguloMiguel Ángel Angulo
Substitution78
11
YoulaSouleymane Youla
Yellow Card90
Substitution90+1
11
SánchezJuan Sánchez
Substitution83
14
Ümit BozkurtÜmit Bozkurt (C)
12
GarridoJavier Garrido
15
SkokoJosip Skoko
15
CarboniAmedeo Carboni
Yellow Card90
22
Ali TandoğanAli Tandoğan
17
D. NavarroDavid Navarro
25
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
Yellow Card69
24
XiscoXisco
30
Serkan BalcıSerkan Balcı
Substitution80
25
SissokoMohamed Sissoko

Substitutes

99
GökhanTokgöz Gökhan (GK)
1
CañizaresSantiago Cañizares (GK)
12
MbayoMarcel Mbayo
Substitution80
14
VicenteVicente
Substitution83
50
VeyselCihan Veysel
Substitution90+1
16
CanobbioFabián Canobbio
Substitution55
7
Bülent AkinBülent Akin
19
RufeteFrancisco Rufete
Substitution78
19
Ali ÖztürkAli Öztürk
2
PellegrinoMauricio Pellegrino
33
Senol ErolSenol Erol
23
Curro TorresCurro Torres
67
Orhan ŞamOrhan Şam
27
AlbiolRaúl Albiol

Coach

Ersun Yanal (TUR) Rafael Benítez (ESP)

Referee

Tom Henning Øvrebø (NOR)

Assistant referees

Ole Hermann Borgan (NOR), Arild Sundet (NOR)

Fourth official

Brage Sandmoen (NOR)

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