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Stubborn Leverkusen deny Galatasaray

Published: Wednesday 13 February 2008, 22.30CET
Galatasaray AS 0-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
The Turkish side failed to convert numerous chances as the German visitors held out for a goalless draw.
Stubborn Leverkusen deny Galatasaray
Galatasaray's Servet Çetin challenges for the ball in a snowy Istanbul ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GalatasarayLeverkusen

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target1
 
0
Corners10
 
3
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 13 February 2008, 22.30CET

Stubborn Leverkusen deny Galatasaray

Galatasaray AS 0-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
The Turkish side failed to convert numerous chances as the German visitors held out for a goalless draw.

Galatasaray AS had to settle for a goalless home draw in their UEFA Cup Round of 32 first leg against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Home side wasteful
The home side squandered a number of chances on a snowy night in Istanbul as Leverkusen's attack struggled to create any clear openings and the tie now heads to Germany all-square for the second leg on 21 February.

Scrappy opening
In a scrappy first 15 minutes, neither side could establish control although it was Karl-Heinz Feldkamp's team who showed the greater adventure. However, away goalkeeper René Adler was not tested until the 28th minute, when he did well to keep out Ümit Karan's drive. Leverkusen's best opening of the first period came just after the half-hour mark when Galatasaray defender Emre Güngör's attempted clearance deflected into away striker Stefan Kiessling's path but he could not take advantage.

Galatasaray chances
Arda Turan had a fine chance seven minutes before the break for the Süper Lig leaders, but his header from five metres went just over the crossbar and then Hakan Şükür beat his marker and crossed to Ümit Karan, who could only chip his effort into Adler's arms from close range. Leverkusen's efforts were more sporadic with Tranquillo Barnetta's cross-shot – which went wide of the upright – the pick of their chances.

No way through
With 20 minutes to go, Galatasaray had two opportunities in quick succession as Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker's misplaced pass was intercepted by Ümit Karan, who could not keep his shot down. Hakan Şükür was then denied in a one-on-one with Adler who rushed out to claim the ball at the striker's feet. The last opportunity came three minutes into added time as Adler parried a long-range shot straight to the feet of Shabani Nonda, who shot wastefully over.

Last updated: 13/02/08 23.47CET

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

leverkusen

Leverkusen

54
Orkun UşakOrkun Uşak (GK)
1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
Yellow Card69
76
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
2
Emre GüngörEmre Güngör
Yellow Card4
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
74
Volkan YamanVolkan Yaman
Substitution83
29
Callsen-BrackerJan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker
33
Uğur UçarUğur Uçar
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
Substitution65
15
SarpeiHans Sarpei
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Substitution87
8
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
25
SchneiderBernd Schneider (C)
Substitution61
66
Arda TuranArda Turan
Yellow Card49
36
BarbarezSergej Barbarez
9
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür (C)
Substitution78
7
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
99
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling

Substitutes

1
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
22
FernandezBenedikt Fernandez (GK)
10
LincolnLincoln
Substitution83
8
FreierPaul Freier
Substitution61
22
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
Substitution65
10
GekasFanis Gekas
16
CarruscaMarcelo Carrusca
13
BulykinDmitri Bulykin
19
BouzidIsmael Bouzid
16
SchweglerPirmin Schwegler
Substitution87
20
NondaShabani Nonda
Substitution78
17
GreškoVratislav Greško
87
Mehmet GüvenMehmet Güven
45
HegelerJens Hegeler

Coach

Karl Heinz Feldkamp (GER) Michael Skibbe (GER)

Referee

Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)

Assistant referees

João Santos (POR), Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR)

Fourth official

Elmano Carlos Ferandes Santos (POR)

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