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Olcan hat-trick takes Trabzonspor through

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 21.14CET
Trabzonspor AŞ 4-2 Apollon Limassol FC
Olcan Adın's hat-trick ensured that Trabzonspor saw off a late comeback from the visitors to secure a place in the round of 32.
Olcan hat-trick takes Trabzonspor through
Olcan Adın scored a fine hat-trick to help Trabzonspor reach the last 32 ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 21.14CET

Olcan hat-trick takes Trabzonspor through

Trabzonspor AŞ 4-2 Apollon Limassol FC
Olcan Adın's hat-trick ensured that Trabzonspor saw off a late comeback from the visitors to secure a place in the round of 32.

Trabzonspor AŞ sealed their place in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League and maintained their unbeaten record in Group J after Olcan Adın's hat-trick helped the Turkish side to a 4-2 victory against Apollon Limassol FC, whose hopes of the reaching the knockout stage ended with defeat.

Chances were few in the early exchanges but the hosts were clinical once they eventually got going, as Olcan and Soner Aydoğdu scored in quick succession midway through the first half. Olcan increased the lead in the 61st minute before Guie Gneki Abraham netted for the visitors. An 80th-minute penalty from Abraham's fellow substitute Gaston Sangoy then threatened a comeback, until Olcan rounded off his treble with a fine free-kick.

Apollon struggled to live with Trabzonspor's slick passing from the off, as Mustafa Akçay's team dominated the first half. Florent Malouda looked bright on the left, and it was the former French international who supplied the cross for Olcan to head in the opener. The Süper Lig club doubled their advantage before Apollon had a moment to recover their breath, registering two minutes later as Soner bundled the ball in.

Olcan extended the gap stilll further by firing into the roof of the net on 61 minutes – which, bizarrely, sparked Apollon in to life. Abraham's 68th-minute header spurred the Cypriot outfit on, and the same player won a penalty 12 minutes later which was converted by Sangoy to make the hosts sweat. Olcan eased their nerves three minutes later, however, by striking a brilliant set piece.

Trabzonspor top Group J by two points and will battle SS Lazio for pole position when the sides meet on the final matchday. The Italian outfit beat Legia Warszawa 2-0 today.

Last updated: 30/11/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

trabzonspor

Trabzonspor

apollon

Apollon

1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK) (C)
23
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
3
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
6
GullónMarcos Gullón
6
BambaSouleymane Bamba
9
RobertoRoberto
Substitution60
8
Soner AydoğduSoner Aydoğdu
Goal25
Substitution74
11
KonstantinouAlex Konstantinou
Yellow Card40
12
Paulo HenriquePaulo Henrique
Substitution64
12
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
Yellow Card61
Substitution67
15
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
Substitution90+2
16
MerkisGiorgos Merkis (C)
16
ZokoraDidier Zokora
Yellow Card90+1
18
DãnãnaeOvidiu Dãnãnae
20
ColmanGustavo Colman
20
RobertBertrand Robert
22
Mustafa YumluMustafa Yumlu
27
AngeliAngelis Angeli
92
Olcan AdınOlcan Adın
Goal23
Goal61
Goal83
48
KyriakouCharis Kyriakou
Substitution60
99
Kadir KeleşKadir Keleş
Yellow Card80
88
VasiliouGeorgios Vasiliou

Substitutes

89
Zeki AyvazZeki Ayvaz (GK)
31
FaniMichalis Fani (GK)
4
Aykut DemirAykut Demir
10
SangoyGaston Sangoy
Substitution60
Goal80
Yellow Card90+1
10
MierzejewskiAdrian Mierzejewski
13
Rojas MenaDavid Rojas Mena
19
Abdulkadir ÖzdemirAbdulkadir Özdemir
Substitution90+2
14
MeriemCamel Meriem
Substitution67
25
AlanzinhoAlanzinho
Substitution74
19
AbrahamGuie Gneki Abraham
Substitution60
Goal68
61
Zeki YavruZeki Yavru
21
CataláJosé Catalá
83
JankoMarc Janko
Substitution64
55
KaripidisChristos Karipidis

Coach

Mustafa Akçay (TUR) Christos Christoforou (CYP)

Referee

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

Assistant referees

Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Guido Kleve (GER)

Fourth official

Mike Pickel (GER)

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Guido Winkmann (GER), Robert Hartmann (GER)

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