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Sağlam lifted by Bursaspor belief after Twente win

Published: Friday 24 August 2012, 10.11CET
Bursaspor coach Ertuğrul Sağlam was delighted by the way the Turkish side recovered from an early setback to beat FC Twente 3-1, but warns that this play-off tie is far from over.
by Türker Tozar
Sağlam lifted by Bursaspor belief after Twente win
Bursaspor coach Ertuğrul Sağlam ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BursasporTwente

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target8
 
5
Corners3
 
3
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed13
 
6
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 24 August 2012, 10.11CET

Sağlam lifted by Bursaspor belief after Twente win

Bursaspor coach Ertuğrul Sağlam was delighted by the way the Turkish side recovered from an early setback to beat FC Twente 3-1, but warns that this play-off tie is far from over.

Bursaspor coach Ertuğrul Sağlam was delighted after his players answered his call to action by beating FC Twente 3-1 in Thursday's UEFA Europa League play-off first leg – in truth, the Turkish side could have won by more.

"On every occasion in the lead-up to the game we emphasised that advancing to the Europa League group stage is a primary target for us," Sağlam said. "During the pre-match team talk I told my players that Twente were tough opponents but not a team who are impossible to knock out."

The message was clearly taken on board, though Bursaspor had to come through adversity as Nacer Chadli scored for the Dutch visitors against the run of play just after the half-hour mark. "We had four clear chances inside the opening 15 minutes and although we went 1-0 down we were always in the game," said Sağlam. "Our players did their utmost to level and succeeded before half-time."

Pablo Batalla did the job on 40 minutes with a sweetly struck far-post volley, causing the pendulum of this play-off encounter to swing. Eight minutes after the restart Stanislav Šesták put the home side in front and for much of the second half it was a case of hanging on for Twente. They could not prevent Batalla making it 3-1 in the closing exchanges, however, the No10 glancing a header in at the near post.

"The second half was even better [than the first]," said Sağlam. "Two goals, lots of opportunities and we never gave the opposition chances to score. We were denied by the bar as well. We are happy with a 3-1 comeback win." The experienced coach is not preparing for the group stage just yet, though – next Thursday's second leg in Enschede will present its own obstacles.

"The first match is over and we have an advantage, but it is only that. If we don't take the job seriously, we know too well what might happen. We're just enjoying our first-leg win and concentrating on Sunday's match against İstanbul BB. There's plenty of time to think about the second leg against Twente."

Last updated: 24/08/12 14.25CET

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Lineups

bursaspor

Bursaspor

twente

Twente

17
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
2
BjellandAndreas Bjelland
8
N'DiayeAlfred N'Diaye
5
SchilderRobbert Schilder
9
ŠestákStanislav Šesták
Goal53
Substitution69
6
BramaWout Brama (C)
Substitution62
10
BatallaPablo Batalla
Goal40
Yellow Card49
Goal82
Substitution90
8
FerLeroy Fer
Yellow Card44
11
PintoSebastián Pinto
10
TadićDušan Tadić
20
ChrétienMichaël Chrétien
14
JanssenWillem Janssen
23
Serdar AzizSerdar Aziz
Substitution10
15
RosalesRoberto Rosales
33
Ozan İpekOzan İpek
19
DouglasDouglas
35
Musa ÇağıranMusa Çağıran
22
ChadliNacer Chadli
Goal31
Substitution80
38
İbrahim Öztürkİbrahim Öztürk (C)
Yellow Card47
30
CastaignosLuc Castaignos
Substitution72

Substitutes

1
Yavuz ÖzkanYavuz Özkan (GK)
25
FernandesDaniel Fernandes (GK)
7
ForsellPetteri Forsell
Substitution69
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof
16
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan
Substitution10
Yellow Card67
11
VerhoekWesley Verhoek
Substitution72
Yellow Card90
19
BanguraIbrahim Teteh Bangura
16
BreukersTim Breukers
39
Ferhat KirazFerhat Kiraz
Substitution90
17
BengtssonRasmus Bengtsson
42
Hakan AslantaşHakan Aslantaş
21
Gutiérrez               Felipe Gutiérrez
Substitution62
66
Adem KoçakAdem Koçak
31
BulykinDmitri Bulykin
Substitution80

Coach

Ertuğrul Sağlam (TUR) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP), Jorge Canelo Prieto (ESP)

Fourth official

Pedro Perez Montero (ESP)

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