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Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Before the do or die match against FC Porto , the Rookie Coach Ertugrul Saglam said to us that his boys and him self were focused for winning the match in Porto?.

Here is what he said before the match:``Our total focus is now on the Porto game, which is important both for us and Turkish football(soccer). Our aim is to write a new page in the club's history.''

Well, he did not write a new page in the club's history...He became the worst Turkish coach to take Besiktas to that 8-0 disaster against Liverpool!.

Coming back to the match against Fc Porto, Why would you have Baki Mercimek on your line-up , it is mine boggling to me!...

First goal was a huge mistake by Rustu Recber than second goal was a huge mistake by Baki Mercimek!... What really made me mad is the man who said he was focused to win this match did not do anything from the side line after the second goal. He just stood there...I made up my mine, Saglam is not ready to coach in big leagues!.
You had almost 30 minutes to get back in to match but, there were no actions from sideline and the players on the filed had no soul to fight....
They look like a bunch of losers in the second half....
They could not run and they could not pass...
You use 7 corner kicks against FC Porto and can't score?... come on give me brake!
It was a disaster second half for Besiktas last night...After the match Saglam said :"Porto Deserved To Beat Us" ..are you out of your mine... You were the week did not do your job along with your players...and you have a guts to say" We have taken a lot of important lessons for the future. We're sad, but we've played some good football and haven't disappointed in Europe."
Are you out of your mine?...You were bad last night , Mr.Saglam!...get that through your young head!...and like you said, learn from your mistakes!...

Here is the recap of the match:
Lucho Gonzalez and Ricardo Quaresma got on the scoresheet as Porto booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a convincing win over Besiktas on Tuesday.

Gonzalez got the ball rolling with a simple finish after some poor decision-making by goalkeeper Rustu Recber left the Besiktas goal wide open, and Quaresma made the points safe in the 62nd minute.

In between, Besiktas created some promising attacks, but ultimately they never looked like clawing themselves off the bottom of Group A.

Porto, meanwhile, go into the next round as group winners having collected three wins from their six games.

Despite the significance of the tie, the opening was tame.

Quaresma delivered the first of several unthreatening shots in the second minute when he chipped into Recber's arms, before using a 25-yard freekick to force a punched save a minute later.

Tarik Sektioui then drilled straight at the keeper with an ambitious drive from 30 yards, but the effort, like those from Besiktas duo Matias Delgado and Ibrahim Toraman in the next five minutes, barely warranted attention.

Irrespective of their profligacy, it was clear Porto, and in particular their midfield, were dominating the clash.

Their main problem, however, came from Recber.

The keeper looked to be in formidable form when he got down low to his left to tip Jose Bosingwa's near post drive around the post, and he was equally impressive in putting Lucho Gonzalez's effort wide for a corner.

Thereafter, the away side self-destructed.

From the resulting 44th minute set-piece, the ball bounced loosely to the edge of the area where Jose Raul Meireles mishit a shot tamely into the air.

It should have been an easy and uncontested catch for Recber, but instead the keeper stood motionless protesting - incorrectly - for an offside decision that did not come.

The ball was allowed to drop to Tarik Sektioui, who teed up Gonzalez to volley into the open net.

It was a gift of an opener, but prompted a spirited Besiktas response after the break.

First, Serdar Ozcan forced Helton to tip his low 46th minute effort around the post from close range and then Edouard Cisse volleyed Rodrigo Tello's inswinging corner wide a minute later.

Porto's Silva Paulo Assuncao and Besiktas' Burak Yilmaz then took turns to mishit shots as the second period wore on, but at no point did the Portuguese side look like conceding.

In fact, before they finally did make it 2-0, they forced another superb save from Recber.

Sektioui created the opening with a skilful run, and Quaresma came agonisingly close with a header which Recber more than matched with a fantastic reflex save.

It was a moment of retribution for the keeper, but he could so nothing to stop his side conceding in the 62nd minute.

Lisandro Lopez was the architect, bursting through the middle before passing to Quaresma, who held off a challenge and rolled a low shot into Recber's bottom left corner from the edge of the area.

Half-chances came and went as the game neared its conclusion, but the efforts, like most in this game, were weak.


FC Porto Helton, Bosingwa, Pedro Emanuel, Bruno Alves, Fucile (Cech 75), Lucho Gonzalez (Bolatti 80), Paulo Assuncao, Raul Meireles, Sektioui (Postiga 73), Lopez, Quaresma.

Subs Not Used: Nuno, Joao Paulo, Mariano Gonzalez, Adriano.

Booked: Quaresma.

Goals: Lucho Gonzalez 44, Quaresma 62.

Besiktas Rustu, Tandogan, Toraman, Mercimek, Uzulmez, Ozcan, Yilmaz (Akin 46), Cisse, Delgado, Tello (Higuain 83), Bobo.

Subs Not Used: Arikan, Kas, Kurtulus, Sedef, Avci.

Booked: Rustu, Akin.

Att: 40,000

Ref: Peter Frojdfeldt (Sweden).

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't really matter what Coach Saglam said before the game nor what nor is it acceptable to criticize what he has done with the team. The truth is, in reality, F.C Porto is a better team than Besiktas. I would like to also say a far better team than besiktas, well, since they have won the champions league before. So we have to look on the bright side and acknowledge what they did: they lost only by two goals away in portugal, in a game where they held on to the end of the game that decided the advancing teams. It's not like they were completely blown away early in the competition. The reason why they "looked like a bunch of losers" or when "they could not run or pass" is because they relatively and rightfully so, suck compared to Porto, even if they play at home or if they play away, they just suck. There is nothing bad to say about it, or im not saying it in a bad way by any means. If you really expect anyone to take charge of besiktas, and lead them through the group stages especially this year with the likes of porto and liverpool, well then, i guess bush has a better chance getting re-elected next year. If their wasn't rustu that game, it would've been 5-0 at LEAST. SO lets look on the bright side and drink some tea!