Pretty miserable weather in Ankara but all up not a bad game of football.
Genclerbirligi 2 - 0 Denizlispor
I was enjoying my pre-midday beer when Aussie Ambo Kanka Peter and his son Patrick showed up at the Chopin, soon to be joined by Spine. But that was it. Where was everyone else? No idea. But it was their loss as Gencler won a hard fought match.
The first half was quite a bit of fun, with Gencler probably the better team but with the best chance of the half falling to Denizli who had our defenders at sixes and sevens but could only manage to hit the side bar. Phew.
Second half and Denizli stepped up their attacks and we were lucky to keep them out.
Finally Mustafa Pektemek had a shot and GOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL.
It was pretty much Gencler for the rest of the match but it was Bilal who won our hearts with a great run from about the half-way line, he jigged in and then sent the ball over the Denizli keeper's head. Lovely stuff.
That's it. 2-0 and I was a happy boy.
PS: The reason that this report is rather short is because afterwards I went back to the Chopin Bar to watch the Trabzon-Ankaragucu match.
PPS: I'll put the youtube videos of the goals up as soon as I see them. Don't forget to check out the second one from Bilal, a real beauty.