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Broken record music to Sturm's ears

Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 21.45CET
SK Sturm Graz 1-0 Galatasaray AŞ
Bottom beat top in Group F courtesy of a Daniel Beichler goal which ended the visitors' record of ten European away games unbeaten.
Broken record music to Sturm's ears
Sturm's matchwinner Daniel Beichler (left) is challenged by Tobias Linderoth ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SturmGalatasaray

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
7
Offsides7
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
12
Yellow cards4
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 21.45CET

Broken record music to Sturm's ears

SK Sturm Graz 1-0 Galatasaray AŞ
Bottom beat top in Group F courtesy of a Daniel Beichler goal which ended the visitors' record of ten European away games unbeaten.

Already assured of bottom place in Group F, SK Sturm Graz at least registered the first win of their UEFA Europa League campaign, beating section winners Galatasaray AŞ 1-0.

Broken record
Franco Foda's charges picked up a solitary point from their first five fixtures, drawing 1-1 in Turkey on Matchday 2, but end on a high thanks to Daniel Beichler's 21st-minute goal in what was their 100th game in UEFA club competition. The visitors, meanwhile, head into the round of 32 after losing their unbeaten record in this season's tournament and having suffered their first European away defeat in eleven matches. They could have few complaints.

Defensive mix-up
Having scored just twice previously in the group stage, Sturm would have been particularly grateful for the generosity shown by Emre Aşık in the prelude to their goal. Klemen Lavrič pounced on his poor headed clearance to test Aykut Erçetin, who could only parry, leaving Beichler to somewhat fortuitously strike the rebound into the net via the ground. Lacking composure on that occasion, the goalscorer was wasteful on 35 minutes, somehow turning Lavrič's cross wide from barely five metres. Frank Rijkaard's side were equally profligate, though it was retaining possession that proved their downfall during a half in which they offered little menace.

Chances scarce
They did, at least, keep the ball with more swagger after the break, but it continued to be Sturm who punctuated the game with some attacking verve. Andreas Hölzl came closest to putting the finishing touch to such a move on 52 minutes, but slid agonisingly short. Galatasaray looked there for the taking but both sides appeared content enough to go through the motions and Sturm cantered to victory.

Last updated: 17/12/09 0.13CET

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Lineups

sturm

Sturm

galatasaray

Galatasaray

1
GratzeiChristian Gratzei (GK)
1
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
4
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner
6
LinderothTobias Linderoth
Substitution64
6
WeberManuel Weber
7
Aydın  YılmazAydın Yılmaz
7
HlinkaPeter Hlinka
8
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
8
HölzlAndreas Hölzl (C)
Yellow Card44
11
KeïtaKader Keïta
13
JantscherJakob Jantscher
Substitution90+2
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman (C)
17
EhrenreichMartin Ehrenreich
21
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
18
KandelakiIlia Kandelaki
39
Serdar EylikSerdar Eylik
23
SchildenfeldGordon Schildenfeld
Yellow Card78
60
Alparslan ErdemAlparslan Erdem
Substitution68
28
BeichlerDaniel Beichler
Goal21
Substitution90+3
76
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
Substitution74
30
LavričKlemen Lavrič
Yellow Card54
Substitution70
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin

Substitutes

25
KropfhoferUwe Kropfhofer (GK)
86
Ufuk CeylanUfuk Ceylan (GK)
2
LamotteFabian Lamotte
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
5
FeldhoferFerdinand Feldhofer
16
Mustafa SarpMustafa Sarp
Substitution64
9
BukvaHaris Bukva
Substitution70
Yellow Card90+4
22
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
Substitution74
20
PrettenthalerMark Prettenthaler
90
Çetin GüngörÇetin Güngör
Substitution68
26
WeinbergerMarvin Weinberger
Substitution90+2
29
FodaSandro Foda
Substitution90+3

Coach

Franco Foda (GER) Frank Rijkaard (NED)

Referee

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Assistant referees

Milan Kogej (SVN), Robert Zirnstein (SVN)

Fourth official

Davor Drecnik (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Matej Jug (SVN), Dragoslav Perič (SVN)

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