Monday, November 27, 2023

Gaziantep 0-1 Ankaragucu - Match report!


Ankaragucu returned to the capital with all 3 points after a 1-0 win at Gaziantep and an unlikely hero in Alper Uludag. 

Team - Bahadir, Atakan, Uros, Mujakic, Alper, Ali Kaan, Efkan, Pedrinho, Morutan, Cephas, Ali Sowe

Subs - Rafal, Tasos, Kitsiou, Cem, Garry, Mert, Hanousek, Bajic, Macheda, Hayrullah

Gaziantep started brightly and created the first chance after 2 minutes when Gradel got in behind Atakan but dragged his shot across the face of goal. 

Efkan had a great chance to put Ankaragucu ahead on the 15th minute after great play from Morutan, but he put his shot just over the bar as Florin fumbled the cross into the box. 

Neither side created much as both lacked the quality in attack apart from Ali Sowe who was again showing how important a player he is for Ankaragucu. 

Cephas had a shot from the edge of the box just before half time but Florin easily saved in the Gaziantep goal.

Then 1 minute later came the opening goal. Great play from Ali Sowe and Morutan to set up Alper who from 25 yards blasted his shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net to put Ankaragucu in front. Great goal all around. 

Half Time - 0-1

Into the second half and the first chance came for Gaziantep through Markovic but Bahadir saved easily. 

A few minutes later Cephas cut inside and shot from outside the box but Florin made a good save . 

Efkan then had a shot from distance after brilliant play from Pedrinho but it went just past the post. He should have however played in Tasos who had made a good run. Tasos had another chance a few minutes later but she shot wide of the post.

Ali Sowe had a great chance in the last minute as he was put through on goal, he took a good first touch and then tried to lob Florin but the keeper made a good save.

Ankaragucu hung on for the 3 points and it will be even more satisfying for Emre Belezoglu with the team keeping a clean sheet. 

Next up is Besiktas at home next Sunday. A huge game for the club in front of a sold out Eryaman Stadium and the club have confirmed Besiktas fans will be allowed into the stadium which should make for a hostile, and entertaining night. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the report Nady, and yes, 3 valuable points to push Ankaragucu into the mid-table area.

    Ali should have done better near the end when he was one on one with the goalkeeper, but I'm saying that in hindsight !! Instead of attempting the lob, which the goalkeeper had anticipated, he should have dragged the ball to the right and shot into an empty net. Granted there was a defender rushing back to prevent such a scenario, but it was the best option.

    Bring on Beshiktrash and this is surely a good moment to take all 3 points off them .......... yessssssss !!!