Sunday, October 08, 2023

Ankaragücü 3-0 Kayserispor - Match Report


Emre Belozoglu got off to the perfect start with an impressive 3-0 win against Kayserispor in front of another big crowd at Eryaman Stadium.

Team - Bahadir, Hayrullah, Uros, Mujakic, Hanousek, Tolga, Efkan, Morutan, Rodrigues, Cephas, Bajic

Subs - Rafal, Alper, Atakan, Cem, Tasos, Pedrinho, Djokanovic, Ali Kaan, Macheda, Mert

Emre decided to go with an attacking line up with Efkan coming into midfield replacing the more defensive minded Djokanovic. 

The first chance of the game came for Kayserispor as Kemen crossed for Thiam but his header went just wide. 

Six minutes later Rodrigues cut inside and shot from outside the box but his shot went over the crossbar when he had Morutan in space.

Rodrigues had another chance later on in the half as this time he cut in from the left but his shot was weak and straight at Bilal.

Into the second half and Ankaragücü really stepped up their game. Morutan produced a moment of brilliance just after the restart as he beat his man and crossed for Rodrigues who headed past Bilal to make it 1-0.

Five minutes later Rodrigues passed the ball into the path of Bajic who cut inside his man and beautifully curled the ball past Bilal to make it 2-0 Ankaragücü. The Ankaragücü crowd showed their appreciation by creating an excellent atmosphere.

Renaldo Cephas then cut inside his man and shot from outside the box but Bilal saved down low to his left  hand side. A few minutes later Cephas showed great speed to go past his man and then shoot but Bilal made another save. 

One of the few chances for Kayserispor came in the 80th minute as Carole saw his shot from distance come back off the bar. It looked like Bahadir got his fingertips to it.

The day went that well for Emre that there was still time for a Federico Macheda goal. Tolga played him in on goal and Macheda finished well past Bilal to make it 3-0.

A great start for Emre and a sign of things to come. Next up is an away match at Istanbulspor in 2 weeks time. 

1 comment:

  1. An encouraging start for new Coach, Emre Belozoglu, who now has 2 weeks to prepare the team to continue the push up the league with an away match against Istanbulspor.