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Sabri provides the sting in Galatasaray's tail

Published: Friday 27 February 2009, 0.30CET
Galatasaray AŞ 4-3 FC Girondins de Bordeaux (agg: 4-3)
Sabri Sarıoğlu slammed home a last-minute winner to keep alive the Turkish side's hopes of contesting the UEFA Cup final in their home city.
Sabri provides the sting in Galatasaray's tail
Galatasaray's Sabri Sarıoğlu (centre) scores his team's fourth goal against Bordeaux ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GalatasarayBordeaux

Goals scored4
 
3
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners12
 
1
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed11
 
12
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 27 February 2009, 0.30CET

Sabri provides the sting in Galatasaray's tail

Galatasaray AŞ 4-3 FC Girondins de Bordeaux (agg: 4-3)
Sabri Sarıoğlu slammed home a last-minute winner to keep alive the Turkish side's hopes of contesting the UEFA Cup final in their home city.

Sabri Sarıoğlu slammed home a last-minute winner as Galatasaray AŞ earned a place in the UEFA Cup Round of 16 at the expense of FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Amazing finale
The Istanbul team looked set to go out on away goals after Bordeaux scored twice in the space of 60 seconds, through Marouane Chamakh and Fernando Cavenaghi, to draw level at 3-3 with 15 minutes remaining. However, Turkey full-back Sabri smashed a low 15-metre shot into the corner with moments left to settle an amazing end-to-end tie.

Stunning start
The game had started at breakneck speed, with David Bellion opening the scoring 12 seconds into Bülent Korkmaz's debut as Galatasaray coach – the Bordeaux forward finishing coolly past the advancing Morgan De Sanctis after a long ball from Diego Placente caught the hosts napping.

Unstoppable shot
Bordeaux centre-back Souleymane Diawara hooked a cross from Arda Turan on to his own crossbar and the tide began turning Galatasaray's way in the space of three minutes at the end of the half. Arda equalised in the 43rd minute when he ran on to Milan Baroš's lay-off and lashed home a shot from 12 metres. The home crowd were still celebrating when Harry Kewell, who had come on as a substitute for the injured Mehmet Topal, collected a ball 20 metres out and smashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Hamburg next
Lincoln missed a great chance from close range but when he crossed for Arda to tap in after 65 minutes, the match looked over at 3-1. However, Chamakh reduced the deficit by racing on to Cavenaghi's cute through ball and side-footing home and, barely a minute later, De Sanctis dropped a cross to hand Cavenaghi an equaliser. But Sabri had the final say after Bordeaux failed to clear a corner and Galatasaray can look forward to facing Hamburger SV in the Round of 16 next month.

Last updated: 27/02/09 12.19CET

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

bordeaux

Bordeaux

26
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
16
RaméUlrich Ramé (GK) (C)
5
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
3
HenriqueHenrique
8
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
Yellow Card79
Substitution82
4
A. DiarraAlou Diarra
10
LincolnLincoln
5
FernandoFernando
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Yellow Card17
Substitution19
11
BellionDavid Bellion
Goal1
Substitution76
15
BarošMilan Baroš
Yellow Card38
13
PlacenteDiego Placente
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman (C)
14
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
Yellow Card45+1
21
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
17
WendelWendel
Substitution56
22
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
Substitution77
21
ChalméMatthieu Chalmé
Yellow Card82
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Goal90
24
TraoréAbdou Traoré
Substitution55
66
Arda TuranArda Turan
Goal43
Goal65
29
ChamakhMarouane Chamakh
Goal72

Substitutes

1
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
30
ValverdeMatthieu Valverde (GK)
19
KewellHarry Kewell
Substitution19
Goal45
7
GouffranYoan Gouffran
Substitution76
20
NondaShabani Nonda
Substitution77
9
CavenaghiFernando Cavenaghi
Substitution55
Yellow Card74
Goal75
28
Semih KayaSemih Kaya
10
JussiêJussiê
Substitution56
74
Volkan YamanVolkan Yaman
19
DucassePierre Ducasse
87
Mehmet GüvenMehmet Güven
Substitution82
27
PlanusMarc Planus
99
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
28
TrémoulinasBenoît Trémoulinas

Coach

Cevat Güler (TUR) Laurent Blanc (FRA)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Tom Murphy (SCO), Martin Cryans (SCO)

Fourth official

Calum Murray (SCO)

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