Besiktas walk away with a win after an easy-going match against Burnley

29.07.2019 11:50


With the group phase having come to a close and the two finalists decided, all that remained were the three ranking games. Today, the first one was to be the match that would decide the 7th and 8th place between Besiktas and Burnley. The Turks managed to secure their first win in the tournament by defeating Shakhtar Donetsk in their last outing in Group A, but the Brits were yet to taste victory. Who would come out on top in this match between the 2017 and the 2018 final runners-up was anybody's guess, but what was sure was that it promised to be an interesting match.

The first half of the game saw Besiktas control the pace and rhythm throughout. The Turks applied intense, high pressure from the get-go, essentially closing Burnley in their own half. At the 4th minute, Besiktas tested the waters with their first attempt on goal when Yildiz let off a shot from just outside the box, but the aim was imprecise and the ball ended out of bounds. Six minutes later, they tried again with a cross from the right hand side into the middle of the penalty area, but the resulting header went high over the crossbar. At the 19th minute, just before the water break, the Turks finally found the goal after Kiziltas passed a ball from the midfield to Gulay, who ran down the left hand side of the pitch and then crossed low into the box, finding Kalafat, who expertly tapped it into the far right hand corner of the net. The first and only real play by Burnley came at the 37th minute, when George was launched into the left hand side of the area, but his attempt went wide of the goal.

As to be expected, Burnley did try to come out a bit more in the second half, but they ultimately fell short of causing any real danger to the Turkish defense. At the 53rd minute, the Brits were awarded a free kick just outside the left hand side of the box, the shot aimed directly at the top left hand corner, but it was easily caught by the keeper. Nine minutes later, Besiktas tried a shot on goal, but it was knocked out for a corner by the keeper. At the 68th minute, the Turks put in a low cross to the closer post on a corner kick, but the resulting shot missed its mark. Three minutes later, Besiktas got yet another corner kick, this time sent to the far post, but the header was too easy for the keeper to catch. The last chances for Burnley came at the 76th minute, when an attack from outside the left hand side of the box ended with a low shot that was put out for a corner. The cross to the far post was met for a header, which was judged by the referee to have been deflected by a defender and ending over the line for another corner kick, though nothing came of it. The last four minutes, plus the three added on, did not offer anything noteworthy and, in the end, the Turks walked away with the win.

Perhaps the match ended up not really serving up the excitement one might have hoped for, but it was not all devoid of interesting moments. To be sure, the early hour of the game might have had some influence on the performance of both teams, who nevertheless strived to give it their best throughout. Ultimately, the first ranking game of the day decreed that last year's runners-up, Besiktas, deserved the 7th spot in the tournament, whereas Burnley had to accept defeat once again and the 8th place in the overall table.
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Match report CEE Cup 2019

CEE Cup 2019 - Ranking Games

Beşiktaş JK - Burnley Football Club 1:0 (1:0)

#13, 29.07.2019 09:30 | Prague, Velký stadion Strahov Stadium

Referee: Patrick HERBACH (DEU) 1st Assistant referee: Gábor BÜKI (HUN)
2nd Assistant referee: Sándor SZŰCS (HUN) 4th Official: Bogdan-Cosmin HOSSU (DNK)
Beşiktaş JK (4-5-1)
No. Pos. Player DoB ŽK RC
12 GK Gokdenİz KURSUNOGLU 08/02/2002
5 DF Halil DUMAN 08/03/2001
3 DF Ahmet GÜLAY 13/01/2003
4 DF Arif BOYNUUZUN 01/02/2002
17 MF Atamer BILGIN 10/01/2001
7 MF Anil GONDERIC (c) 20/03/2000
8 MF Adem Bekir ATAS 28/04/2001
10 MF Emre YILDIZ 11/09/2001
11 MF Almos Kaan KALAFAT 04/09/2001
15 MF Yusuf KIZILTAS 15/02/2001
16 FW Ahmet Emir OZBAY 15/03/2002
1 GK Erkan CINAR 17/10/2001
9 FW Uygar Ata ERGEC 08/03/2000
14 MF Cenk KUSKU 28/06/2000
2 MF Berke AVAZ 09/06/2002
13 MF Emirhan TAK 10/04/2003
18 MF Batuhan Mert DURMUS 14/05/2001
6 DF Adilet KANYBEKOV 25/11/2002
Team staff
Ozan KOPRULU (Head Coach)
Cafer Oguz KAYNAR (Assistant Coach)
Yunus YUCEL (Goalkeeper's Coach)
Murat ALTEKIN (Physiotherapist)
Can KAYMAKOGLU (Executive)
Mesut SAHINTURK (Other)
No. Min. No. Min.
11 19'    
Out In Min.
7 6 50'
10 13 60'
11 2 65'
8 18 65'
15 14 65'
Burnley Football Club (4-4-2)
No. Pos. Player DoB ŽK RC
1 GK Lewis THOMAS 08/02/2002
5 DF Edon PRUTI 08/04/2002
3 DF Matty RAIN (c) 11/10/2001
6 DF Jo CONLEY 13/02/2002 6'
2 DF Jake ROONEY 22/08/2003
8 MF Ben WOODS 27/09/2002
11 FW Tremaine EASTMOND 28/08/2003
4 MF Ne-Jai TUCKER 20/08/2002
7 MF Rhys FENLON 02/11/2002
10 FW Michael MELLON 05/12/2003
9 FW Mitch GEORGE 19/10/2001
12 GK Harry ALLEN 01/11/2001
13 DF Kane PATTERSON 27/07/2002
14 DF Udoka CHIMA 01/02/2002
15 DF Matty CARSON 17/10/2002
16 DF Fin ARMSTRONG 05/03/2003
17 DF Joel CONNOLLY 19/11/2002
18 MF Dylan MOONAN 04/10/2002
19 MF Mackay MURRAY 01/10/2002
20 MF Jayden MAJOR 29/08/2002
21 FW Jo MCGLYNN 27/09/2002
22 MF Corey BRENNAN 14/11/2002
Team staff
Tony PHILLISKIRK (Head Coach)
John TOWNSON (Assistant Coach)
Gage WALSH (Goalkeeper's Coach)
David MCCREA (Physiotherapist)
Adam YATES (Physical Trainer)
Shawn YOUNG (Performance Analyst)
Jon PEPPER (Executive)
Ellis LEE (Other)
No. Min. No. Min.
Out In Min.
4 22 41'
11 19 65'
10 20 65'
5 13 65'

CEE Cup 2019 - Ranking Games

Beşiktaş JK - Burnley Football Club 1:0 (1:0)

#13, 29.07.2019 09:30 | Prague, Velký stadion Strahov Stadium


(C): Captain; HT: Half-time; FT: Full-time; ETHT: Extra time half time; AET: After extra time; PSO: Penalty shoot-out;

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