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Galatasaray keep Bordeaux at bay

Published: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 22.30CET
FC Girondins de Bordeaux 0-0 Galatasaray AŞ
Marouane Chamakh went closest for the hosts while Harry Kewell was denied by Ulrich Ramé as both sides lacked the killer touch in Bordeaux.
Galatasaray keep Bordeaux at bay
Yoann Gourcuff (left) could not break the deadlock for Bordeaux ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BordeauxGalatasaray

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners1
 
4
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed17
 
19
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 22.30CET

Galatasaray keep Bordeaux at bay

FC Girondins de Bordeaux 0-0 Galatasaray AŞ
Marouane Chamakh went closest for the hosts while Harry Kewell was denied by Ulrich Ramé as both sides lacked the killer touch in Bordeaux.

Despite both sides creating plenty of chances, FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Galatasaray AŞ could not find the killer touch in a goalless draw at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in the UEFA Cup Round of 32.

Goalkeepers dominate
Marouane Chamakh went closest for the hosts in the game's initial stages while Harry Kewell had a close-range effort brilliantly saved as both goalkeepers performed admirably in Bordeaux. After playing much of the match on the back foot, Galatasaray will be the happier team going into their home leg next Thursday.

Chamakh chances
The Ligue 1 side sprung quickly out of the blocks with Yoann Gourcuff firing narrowly wide in the sixth minute. With their next attack, Chamakh slammed a header against the crossbar and, picking up the ball less than a minute later, sent in a long-range shot which brought the first save out of visiting goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

Ramé save
Former Olympique Lyonnais striker Milan Baroš looked Galatasaray's most likely source of goals but the Czech could do no more than blaze over after being released by Kewell. Soon after, in the 19th minute, the Turkish team had their best opportunity as Ayhan Akman found space on the left and his pinpoint cross was met by Kewell five metres out. However, goalkeeper Ulrich Ramé denied the Australian and, after the frenetic early exchanges, both sides struggled to carve out clear openings.

Tight second half
The second period began cautiously, with Gourcuff the only player to threaten the deadlock. The on-loan AC Milan man shot wide from distance before forcing De Sanctis into a sharp stop. Ramé was soon back in action as Galatasaray enjoyed their best spell – Shabani Nonda tested the keeper and Sabri Sarıoğlu could only put his follow-up over. Both teams mustered decent efforts as the match drew to a close, but neither could break the shackles and they will start all-square in Istanbul next week.

Last updated: 19/02/09 0.13CET

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Lineups

bordeaux

Bordeaux

galatasaray

Galatasaray

16
RaméUlrich Ramé (GK) (C)
26
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
6
JuriettiFranck Jurietti
Yellow Card59
8
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
3
HenriqueHenrique
Yellow Card40
5
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
14
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
76
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
13
PlacenteDiego Placente
Yellow Card63
Substitution84
21
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
Yellow Card58
4
A. DiarraAlou Diarra
66
Arda TuranArda Turan
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman (C)
10
JussiêJussiê
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
17
WendelWendel
Yellow Card73
Substitution75
19
KewellHarry Kewell
Substitution64
29
ChamakhMarouane Chamakh
Substitution70
10
LincolnLincoln
Substitution86
9
CavenaghiFernando Cavenaghi
15
BarošMilan Baroš
Yellow Card24
Substitution46

Substitutes

30
ValverdeMatthieu Valverde (GK)
1
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
27
PlanusMarc Planus
2
Emre GüngörEmre Güngör
28
TrémoulinasBenoît Trémoulinas
Substitution84
20
NondaShabani Nonda
Substitution46
5
FernandoFernando
Substitution75
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Substitution64
24
TraoréAbdou Traoré
74
Volkan YamanVolkan Yaman
7
GouffranYoan Gouffran
Substitution70
87
Mehmet GüvenMehmet Güven
Substitution86
11
BellionDavid Bellion
99
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan

Coach

Laurent Blanc (FRA) Michael Skibbe (GER)

Referee

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Manuel Navarro (SUI)

Fourth official

Daniel Wermelinger (SUI)

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