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Burnley 1 Istanbul Basaksehir 0 (Agg 1-0)


By Burnley FC
August 16 2018

The Clarets are only one more win away from the group stages of the Europa League after again saving the best until last to earn another extra-time win. 

 After knocking out Aberdeen inside an added half-hour at Turf Moor, Sean Dyche’s battlers did it again to send Istanbul Basaksehir the same way and advance to the play-off round and two-legged showdown with multiple former Greek champions Olympiakos.

 And once again it was Jack Cork who provided the catalyst for another landmark victory to extend the European tour in nerve-biting style.

 This time Cork came off the bench as Dyche juggled his resources ahead of Sunday’s home Premier League opener against Watford.

 And in the first half of extra-time he repeated his goal against the Dons with another top-class effort – this time with a crisp right-footed strike to kill of a Turkish side that in 210 minutes of football couldn’t find a way past Burnley’s rock solid defence.

 The Clarets had never drawn a European tie at Turf Moor before, winning six times and losing only once - a defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt ending their last run in European competition 51 years.

 And the only draw that would potentially take Burnley through this time from the third qualifying-round tie would be a repeat of the 0-0 scoreline in Turkey a week ago followed by the possibility of a penalty shoot-out.

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Re: Burnley 1 Istanbul Basaksehir 0 (Agg 1-0)
Shanghaiclaret (IP Logged)
17/08/2018 04:51
I guess that the rest is all that matters when it comes to the Europa Cup in which case what a great night.

It really irks me that given the opportunity to get a ticket I would fly from Australia to get to the game. Meanwhile the entire visitors section lays empty devoid of supporters,

I hope that the club get a decent allocation for the Olympiakos gam in Athens although it is a bit late for me now. Looks like we need to get to the group games to allow me the opportunity to go to an away game.

Enough @#$%&. Great result with half of the first team. Well done all concerned.

I saw Cork's goal. What a Beauty.

In other news I had a great surf this morning. The water is still a touch icy though.



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