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Sarp stays sharp for Galatasaray

Published: Thursday 3 December 2009, 23.40CET
Galatasaray AŞ 1-0 Panathinaikos FC
Mustafa Sarp pressured Gilberto into putting through his own net as Frank Rijkaard's side sealed last-32 seeding as group winners.
by Harika Vardar
from Ali Sami Yen Stadium

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Match statistics

GalatasarayPanathinaikos

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
5
Offsides3
 
11
Fouls committed16
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 3 December 2009, 23.40CET

Sarp stays sharp for Galatasaray

Galatasaray AŞ 1-0 Panathinaikos FC
Mustafa Sarp pressured Gilberto into putting through his own net as Frank Rijkaard's side sealed last-32 seeding as group winners.

Mustafa Sarp prompted Gilberto to put through his own net as Galatasaray AŞ completed a UEFA Europa League double over Panathinaikos FC and guaranteed themselves a seeded place in the round of 32 draw as Group F winners.

Sarp strike
Already sure of a place in the next round going into Matchday 5, Frank Rijkaard's side recovered from having an early strike ruled out for offside as Sarp made the breakthrough early in the second half. That goal proved to be enough for the coach to overcome his old FC Barcelona assistant Henk ten Cate for a second time, with the Istanbul side having beaten Panathinaikos 3-1 in Athens on Matchday 1.

Midfield action
With both sides wrestling for control, the first half was dominated by midfield exchanges, though the home crowd at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium were frustrated as Sarp found the net in the opening minutes only for his effort to be chalked off. Home goalkeeper Leo Franco later had to be alert to keep a Djibril Cissé effort out, while Panathinaikos's Alexandros Tzorvas produced a fine save to deny Harry Kewell two minutes before the interval.

Home breakthrough
Five minutes after the break, Galatasaray took the lead. Arda Turan's slick ball from the right found Mehmet Topal who headed the ball down for Sarp. Facing a pack of Panathinaikos defenders, the 29-year-old managed to thread a shot through defender Josu Sarriegi's legs which was then deflected into the net off the unfortunate Gilberto. Galatasaray looked to add to their lead, and Shabani Nonda and substitute Kader Keita passed up further chances, though the Greens created some late pressure, with Leo Franco twice called upon to keep out free-kicks by Nikos Spiropoulos.

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

25
Leo FrancoLeo Franco (GK)
30
TzorvasAlexandros Tzorvas (GK)
5
Gökhan ZanGökhan Zan
Substitution30
3
SarriegiJosu Sarriegi
9
ElanoElano
Substitution73
5
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
10
Arda TuranArda Turan (C)
Yellow Card25
8
KantéCédric Kanté
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
Yellow Card53
16
Mustafa SarpMustafa Sarp
Yellow Card90+1
15
Gilberto SilvaGilberto Silva
Goal50
19
KewellHarry Kewell
Yellow Card44
Substitution63
21
DarlasFilippos Darlas
Yellow Card41
Substitution46
20
NondaShabani Nonda
23
SimãoSimão
22
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
26
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis (C)
Substitution74
76
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
29
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
Substitution63

Substitutes

1
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
1
GalinovićMario Galinović (GK)
3
Uğur UçarUğur Uçar
7
NinisSotiris Ninis
Substitution74
7
Aydın  YılmazAydın Yılmaz
17
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution63
8
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
Substitution30
18
BjärsmyrMattias Bjärsmyr
11
KeïtaKader Keïta
Substitution63
19
GabrielGabriel
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
Substitution73
28
PetropoulosAntonis Petropoulos
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
31
SpyropoulosNikos Spyropoulos
Substitution46

Coach

Frank Rijkaard (NED) Henk ten Cate (NED)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Tomislav Setka (CRO)

Fourth official

Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Marijo Strahonja (CRO), Damir Batinić (CRO)

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