Perfect football weather. Bugger all fans. I can't complain about the kankas too much... they were probably all nursing hangovers from the British Ale and Cider Festival last night but where was the rest of Ankara. Sure, this was a cup match but hey, this was embarrassing.
Genclerbirligi 2 - 0 Yeni Malatyaspor
First half. Pretty crap. Malataya seemed to be concentrating more. Our defence was shaky at times but no real threats.
We had a couple of good chances towards the end of the half, two of them from corners where just a bit of luck might have seen the ball go in, and one where the ball fell to Harbuzi who managed to whack it miles over the crossbar when it should have been in the back of the net.
Nil-nil at half-time and my prediction to Oguz was that one of us was going to crack. Luckily for us it was Malataya.
We had an attack break down and then Mlataya somehow managed to lose it to Yasin (the new signing from Borussia Dortmund) who had been on the pitch for all of a minute. He moved a few feet and shot. Whhhooooowhoooo.
Not all that long later Zec found the keeper in a one-on-one situation but with Gencler on top it looked almost inevitable that we would score again and it was Yasin again to claim it. He found himself with the ball near the edge of the box, starting dribbling sideways past a whole heap of defenders and eventually bored them to death, at which stage he shot.
That's three goals in two matches for our new signing and things are looking good. Having said that, this was Yeni Maltayaspor from the third division. Sure they beat Fener on Thursday night but still... we need to improve.
The win puts us top of Group C and qualification for the next stages will be guaranteed if Ankaragucu beat Buca on Monday night. C'mon Gucu!