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Galatasaray saved by events elsewhere

Published: Thursday 20 December 2007, 0.51CET
Galatasaray AS 0-0 FK Austria Wien
Galatasaray scraped through thanks to FC Girondins de Bordeaux's late fightback away to Panionios GSS.
Galatasaray saved by events elsewhere
Galatasaray were exiting the competition until a late twist ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GalatasarayAustria Wien

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners11
 
3
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
10
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 20 December 2007, 0.51CET

Galatasaray saved by events elsewhere

Galatasaray AS 0-0 FK Austria Wien
Galatasaray scraped through thanks to FC Girondins de Bordeaux's late fightback away to Panionios GSS.

Galatasaray AS scraped into the last 32 of the UEFA Cup – but only thanks to FC Girondins de Bordeaux's late fightback away to Panionios GSS.

Bordeaux favour
Karl-Heinz Feldkamp's side could only muster a goalless draw with FK Austria Wien, so were indebted to a Bordeaux team who came from two goals down to beat Panionios 3-2. The 1999/2000 winners looked to be heading out of the tournament until a last-gasp goal in Greece prolonged their European season into the spring.

Early pressure
The hosts started positively with Hakan Şükür seeing his effort parried by Sašo Fornezzi before Volkan Yaman fired wide. Arda Turan then headed a Sabrı Sarıoğlu cross wide while Şükür did likewise after another centre from Sarıoğlu. Galatasaray kept pressing and Shabani Nonda forced a save from Fornezzi before Austria Wien began to find their feet. But it was the lively Sarıoğlu who came closest to breaking the deadlock moments before the interval, when his shot struck the crossbar.

In-form Fornezzi
After the break Fornezzi was busy again, this time frustrating Mehmet Topal, who then curled a left-footed attempt over the frame of the goal. Fornezzi was continuing to keep out the Turkish outfit, denying Şükür once more, while at the other end Milenko Ačimovič blasted over from outside the area. Nonda wasted another chance late on as Galatasaray searched desperately for the win required to put pressure on Panionios.

Austria resilience
Georg Zellhofer's Austria held firm, though, in the face of the home dominance, even as Ümit Karan volleyed a Hasan Şaş corner over the top. Nevertheless, Bordeaux's stunning comeback rendered the locals' profligacy in front of goal irrelevant, with Galatasaray qualifying for the knockout stage by the slenderest of margins.

Last updated: 20/12/07 14.51CET

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

austria wien

Austria Wien

54
Orkun UşakOrkun Uşak (GK)
32
FornezziSašo Fornezzi (GK)
33
Uğur UçarUğur Uçar
3
TroyanskyFernando Troyansky
Substitution86
4
SongRigobert Song
22
ErtlJohannes Ertl
76
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
26
SariyarYüksel Sariyar
74
Volkan YamanVolkan Yaman
5
MajstorovićMario Majstorović
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Substitution82
9
MairWolfgang Mair
Substitution75
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
15
BlanchardJocelyn Blanchard (C)
8
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
Substitution61
18
MetzFlorian Metz
66
Arda TuranArda Turan
20
LasnikAndreas Lasnik
9
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür (C)
Substitution62
30
AčimovičMilenko Ačimovič
20
NondaShabani Nonda
14
LafataDavid Lafata
Substitution79

Substitutes

1
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
1
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
11
Hasan ŞaşHasan Şaş
Substitution62
11
AignerHannes Aigner
Substitution75
19
BouzidIsmael Bouzid
19
OkotieRubin Okotie
Substitution79
27
Özgürcan ÖzcanÖzgürcan Özcan
24
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
Substitution86
61
Serkan ÇalıkSerkan Çalık
Substitution82
29
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
87
Mehmet GüvenMehmet Güven
38
HaselbergerChristian Haselberger
99
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
Substitution61

Coach

Karl Heinz Feldkamp (GER) Georg Zellhofer (AUT)

Referee

Ruud Bossen (NED)

Assistant referees

Nicky Siebert (NED), J.F. Hans Olde Olthof (NED)

Fourth official

Tom van Sichem (NED)

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