Club will give the lead from their hands and must be satisfied with a draw

Club Brugge is his European season started with a spectacle. Blue-black played Wednesday in the third preliminary round of the Champions League 3-3 flush against Istanbul Basaksehir. The Turkish vicekampioen arc in the second half for a 2-0 halftime in a 2-3 lead, but eventually won a Club is still a tie out of the fire.

Club Brugge’s Stefano Denswil (center) celebrates the 2-0 with team-mates © BELGA

Club started in good spirits at the party, and put Basaksehir against the own goal. That approach paid off, because after just seven minutes to bounce back Emmanuel Dennis (7.) on indicate of Lior Refaelov the ball from outside the sixteen untenable past the Turkish keeper Babacan. The visiting response was not long in coming, but Eljero Elia did not get past goalkeeper Ethan Horvath. Club remained violently, football, and the istanbul’s captain Emre Belözoglu had Refaelov against the ground work for an attack in the bud. Stefano Denswil (17.) he kicked the subsequent free-kick from twenty metres without taking within.

Blue-black had after that double lead, forced some gas to take back, so Basaksehir came up. Played opportunities were given to the Turks. Elijah poeierde a time far, but his attempt missed the target on her. And as for the rest, also decided to Edin Visca in the zijnet.

Basaksehir wild in the second half quickly the aansluitingstreffer score, but the first chance was for the Club. Babacan ranselde the level of Shaper from target. On the hour milderde the Turkish vicekampioen anyway, when Mossoro (60.) with a sharp swipe Horvath review gave. The courage sank the Team in the shoes. Elijah (63.) in the following attack the thuisdefensie to get on a long ball and neat at the end. Club was played, and played without confidence. Mossoro (74.) – re-he – punished again, lax defending, and put the Turks ahead.

Just when the home team K. O. against the canvas seemed to lie, it was 3-3. Denswil (78.) he kicked his second free kick of the evening. Club wild with a ultimate final assault is still a winning goal force, but got no further than a few half-chances. Jérémy Perbet got the best chance, but decided next to it.

The second leg in Istanbul is next week, Wednesday, August 2 on the calendar. Pull first club on Saturday to Lokeren for the first competitiematch in the Jupiler Pro League.


Vincent Mannaert was his disappointment but difficult to hide. “A pity that we after the break, a strong first half to erase”, says the manager of Club Brugge.

“The first half we developed a very nice football,” said Mannaert. “We played with a large strijdershard and the players carried out their task. Unfortunately he managed that after the break, not more, and punished Basaksehir, what I have a very solid team found that off.”

How do Mannaert, the chances of qualification? “We will be over there probably should win and that will not be easy,” said the manager. “Not easy, but also not impossible. We need to go up to a few seasons ago, when we against the odds Besiktas from the Europa League kegelden.”

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