The 1467 fans in attendance at ali sami yen
were roasting in the hot sun. António Bravo
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Juho Riskilä
and Juha Hinkkuri
A 4-3-3 alignment was the formation of choice for aslan.
The following players took the field: Valmy - Hacı, Mahlstein, Santoni, Netzle - Illés, Zwald, Muhl - Ielapi, Leuchtmann, Rickly.
Galizatasaray had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Chipurici - Raventós, Ferro, 文连 (Wenlian) - Sáenz, Majchrzycki, Enseñat, Salvador, Mosteiro - Petrescu, Dayanç.
Galizatasaray showed off their creative tactics.
13 minutes in, aslan's G. Ielapi
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
of Galizatasaray had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. A. Pia
came in to finish the match.
Down the middle came M. Petrescu
, making a fantastic play that nearly had Galizatasaray take the lead after 32 minutes, but B. Valmy
preserved the tie.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, K. Illés
got himself booked. The manager of aslan was not happy.
aslan created a good opportunity to score 35 minutes into the match when G. Rickly
's hooked ball from the left created a scuffle in front of the goal, and the visitors' defenders had a hard time clearing the ball.
of aslan received a yellow card after 36 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Given a free kick in a difficult position after 37 minutes, Galizatasaray tried a variation that they had practised in training. The kick was sent into the area just in front of the keeper. However, the defence were on their toes and allowed no space for a finish.
It was 0 - 0 at the break.
Galizatasaray had most of the ball, with 66 percent of possession.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. M. Chevreux
entered the game for aslan as the match clock showed 46 minutes.
52 minutes into the match, Galizatasaray nearly took the lead, as M. Petrescu
broke through on the right. B. Valmy
made the save, however.
's speed was clear to see after 65 minutes, as he darted down the wing and released G. Ielapi
who placed the ball into the back of the net to make the score 1 - 0.
With 71 minutes played, G. Zwald
could have brought this one home for aslan as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
Galizatasaray's M. Raventós
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 78 minutes.
The visitors' equaliser seemed sure to come after 79 minutes, following a one on one situation around the left hand side of the goal area, but B. Valmy
got the best of it, blocking the shot from A. Pia
made a run for the goal 81 minutes into the game but the home team's left back managed to sort the situation out in the end.
made one of his many fine passes from the wing into the middle 82 minutes into the match. G. Ielapi
bravely attempted to execute a diving header and the ball was met firmly with his forehead for aslan. 2 - 0.
The bench was restless, and with 85 minutes passed Galizatasaray's coach gave P. Antunes
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. M. Petrescu
reluctantly left the field.
Against a lesser team, Galizatasaray could very well have succeeded with their smart indirect free kick routine after 85 minutes. A trio of passes took the ball all the way past the defenders, but by then the intended recipient was already blocked off and the keeper could make a leisurely save.
knocked one home from a counterattack down the right wing, making the score 3 - 0 after 86 minutes.
The away team improved the scoreline to 3 - 1, as M. Majchrzycki
struck home, set up well by a play on the left 87 minutes into the match.
Possession in this half belonged to Galizatasaray, who controlled the ball 67 percent of the time.
aslan's top performer was clearly M. Chevreux
was a disappointment, however.
Most important Galizatasaray player was Y. Dayanç
On the other hand, A. Pia
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 3 - 1.