Monday, April 09, 2018

Second-last Genclerbirligi defeat Super Lig contenders Galatasaray

Wow. What a victory. Galatasaray were looking to top the league tonight. This was second in the league versus second last. In the end it was a goal in the second minute of extra time that did it. Brilliant stuff.

Genclerbirligi 1 - 0 Galatasaray

I don't have a season ticket anymore but looking at the rather large crowds at the 19 Mayis tonight I was feeling a it jealous. Instead I joined a packed crowd at the Alerta Pub and sat back for what I expected to be a humiliating defeat.

Instead of that we got some good play from Gencler. We should have gone ahead in the 12th minute when Deniz Yilmaz slipped over instead of shooting. Bloody annoying.

Galatasaray took control for most of the match. They had something like 80 percent possession but they didn't really test us. It was Gencler who looked the more likely to score a number of times thanks to some great counterattacks.
Karakizil fans  celebrate with flares.

But nothing was happening...

Until the very end in the 92nd minute when Alper Uludag managed to get the ball past the Galatasaray keeper.

The Alerta Pub erupted, as I'm sure the 19 Mayis Stad did as well. This was amazing stuff. Galatasaray were all over us but we somehow managed to pull it off. I haven't seen a reply of the goal yet. But from what I saw the angle wasn't the easiest.

So... out of the relegation zone... for the moment!

1 comment:

  1. An unexpected but welcome 3 points. Now ....... keep it going against Kayseri next weekend !!!