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Ecstasy for Egaleo in Turkey

Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.10CET
Gençlerbirligi SK 1-1 Egaleo FC (agg: 1-2) Debutants Egaleo eliminate last season's surprise package.

Match statistics

GençlerbirliğiEgaleo

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

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.10CET

Ecstasy for Egaleo in Turkey

Gençlerbirligi SK 1-1 Egaleo FC (agg: 1-2) Debutants Egaleo eliminate last season's surprise package.

By Türker Tozar at 19 Mayis stadium

Egaleo FC's dream UEFA Cup debut continued, as they followed up a 1-0 home-leg win with a draw at Gençlerbirligi SK that takes the Greek side into the inaugural group stage.

Away goal decisive
Turkey's Gençlerbirligi eliminated Blackburn Rovers FC, Sporting Clube de Portugal and Parma FC in reaching the fourth round last season before losing to eventual winners Valencia CF, but their visitors claimed a crucial away goal through Georgios Barkoglou, and the home side were unable to score the three they needed to turn the tie - Egaleo's maiden outing in the UEFA Cup.

Early efforts
Gençlerbirligi were the more composed side early on, and dominated midfield throughout the first 45 minutes. Mustafa Özkan went close with a 25-metre shot but soon after, against the run of play, Dimosthenis Manousakis had a close-range effort saved by Ömer Çatkiç.

Youla chance
On 13 minutes Souleymane Youla got behind the visiting defence after picking up the ball near the halfway line, but could not force a goal. Josip Skoko then looked for Özkan in front of goal, only for Georgios Alexopoulos to intercept the pass.

Egaleo ahead
Late in the half Youla sent the ball wide as he followed up a powerful Filip Daems shot, and with three minutes remaining in the first half Gençlerbirligi were made to pay, as Barkoglou headed in Georgios Fotakis's corner to silence the home crowd.

Visitors hold on
The home side were given hope nine minutes into the second period, as Egaleo striker Günter Friesenbichler headed the ball into his own net after the ball was crossed in from the right. This was the cue for Gençlerbirligi coach Erdogan Arica to inject fresh attacking options into his side, sending on Ali Öztürk and Sammy Gtari in the final 20 minutes, having already introduced Elvir Bolic at the interval. But Egaleo defended stoutly and held onto their overall advantage to enter Tuesday's draw.

Last updated: 01/10/04 13.30CET

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Lineups

gençlerbirliği

Gençlerbirliği

egaleo

Egaleo

1
Ömer ÇatkıçÖmer Çatkıç (GK)
33
SidibeMahamadou Sidibe (GK)
3
DaemsFilip Daems
Substitution79
6
AlexopoulosGeorgios Alexopoulos
5
El SakaAbdel El Saka
31
EduseiDaniel Edusei
6
Erkan ÖzbeyErkan Özbey
Substitution71
22
PsomasEmmanouel Psomas
8
Mustafa ÖzkanMustafa Özkan
2
PapoutsisKonstantinos Papoutsis
11
YoulaSouleymane Youla
11
BarkoglouGeorgios Barkoglou
Goal42
Substitution85
14
Ümit BozkurtÜmit Bozkurt
10
FotakisGiorgos Fotakis
15
SkokoJosip Skoko
20
SkopelitisIoannis Skopelitis
21
SedatYesilkaya Sedat
Substitution46
9
AgritisAnastasios Agritis
Substitution78
23
Baki MercimekBaki Mercimek
29
FriesenbichlerGünter Friesenbichler
Goal54
Substitution61
55
MehmetNas Mehmet
26
ManousakisDimosthenis Manousakis

Substitutes

99
GökhanTokgöz Gökhan (GK)
1
KljajevićSrdjan Kljajević (GK)
7
TayfunSeven Tayfun
14
ChristouIoannis Christou
Substitution85
9
BolićElvir Bolić
Substitution46
25
LiapakisEmmanouel Liapakis
17
Ali ÖztürkAli Öztürk
Substitution71
30
TsatsosSotirios Tsatsos
Substitution78
20
Uğur BoralUğur Boral
7
ChlorosIoannis Chloros
24
GtariSammy Gtari
Substitution79
17
NikolopoulosNikolaos Nikolopoulos
39
Mustafa GürselMustafa Gürsel
18
MakrisThomas Makris
Substitution61

Coach

Erdogan Arica (TUR) Stéphane August Demol (BEL)

Referee

Roberto Rosetti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Claudio Puglisi (ITA), Paolo Calcagno (ITA)

Fourth official

Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)

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