Europa League - Qualifying Third Round - 1st Leg
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Istanbul Basaksehir 0-0 Burnley

Joe Hart
Joe Hart has won 75 caps for England

Joe Hart marked his Burnley debut with a clean sheet - and a yellow card - as the Clarets held Istanbul Basaksehir to a goalless draw in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg.

The £3.5m signing from Manchester City produced a solid performance in Turkey.

Hart denied Brazilian defender Junior Caicara before tipping over ex-West Ham defender Manuel da Costa's header.

Burnley, who host the second leg at Turf Moor next Thursday, did not manage a shot on target.

Indeed the Clarets had just two shots in total, their fewest since March 2012 against Ipswich in a Championship match.

Hart, one of the few Burnley players with Champions League experience, was booked midway through the second half for time wasting.

Burnley fans
Burnley were cheered on by several hundred fans in Istanbul

Despite a lack of European experience, Sean Dyche's team will be favourites to progress to the play-off round after another gritty away performance in the competition.

The Clarets, who launch their third successive Premier League campaign at Southampton on Sunday (13:30 BST), only had 17 outfield players available for the trip due to injuries and fitness.

Among those missing was striker Chris Wood, who is recovering from an infection caused by an insect bite.

Istanbul Basaksehir, who finished third in Turkey's top-flight last season, carved out the better chances but could not find a way past Hart.

Substitute Milos Jojic wasted a great chance when he fired into the side-netting, while the hosts were denied a penalty when Jeff Hendrick appeared to handle from a late corner.

The winners of this tie will play either Greek side Olympiakos or Switzerland's Luzern for a place in the group stage.

Olympiakos beat Luzern 4-0 in the first leg.

Emmanuel Adebayor
Former Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who plays for Istanbul Basaksehir but did not feature against Burnley, is pictured in the stand drinking tea

'Possession is less relevant now' - Dyche

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: "I think overall, one of the more pleasing things is we had to bolt together a team and come somewhere like this where we've never been before and find a way of getting a result.

"You know, it's tough coming to a place like this, it's new to these lads, and we've come with 17 players - that's our lot. So I'm really pleased, certainly with the shape and attitude, on a heavy, leg-sapping, old-fashioned pitch.

"Most clubs don't statistically dominate the ball away from home in the Premier League, so the basics, the shape, the energy, the will, is very important. We've had 10 years of everyone saying possession wins - it doesn't, as the World Cup showed. It's less relevant now."

Line-ups

Istanbul Basaksehir

  • 34Günok
  • 80de Souza Paula Júnior
  • 27da CostaBooked at 90mins
  • 6Epureanu
  • 3Clichy
  • 21Tekdemir
  • 5Belozoglu
  • 7Visca
  • 17KahveciSubstituted forJojicat 58'minutes
  • 11EliaSubstituted forFreiat 84'minutes
  • 9BajicSubstituted forNapoleoniat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Babacan
  • 4Attamah
  • 18Napoleoni
  • 28Jojic
  • 29Frei
  • 33Ucar
  • 88Inler

Burnley

  • 20HartBooked at 69mins
  • 26Bardsley
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 19Walters
  • 4Cork
  • 18Westwood
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forVokesat 62'minutes
  • 13Hendrick
  • 10BarnesBooked at 48minsSubstituted forLennonat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 9Vokes
  • 14Gibson
  • 23Ward
  • 25Lennon
  • 28Long
  • 30Legzdins
Referee:
Srdjan Jovanovic
Attendance:
4,503

Match Stats

Home TeamIstanbul BasaksehirAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home18
Away2
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 9th August 2018

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Villarreal6321106411
2FC Astana6312107310
3Slavia Prague62226608
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv611418-74

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6411159613
2Partizan Belgrade622289-18
3Young Boys613278-16
4Skenderbeu6123610-45

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sporting Braga631298110
2Ludogorets62317529
3Istanbul Basaksehir622278-18
4Hoffenheim6123810-25

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan6321136711
2AEK Athens61506518
3HNK Rijeka62131112-17
4Austria Vienna6123916-75

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atalanta64201441014
2Lyon6321114711
3Everton6114715-84
4Apollon Limassol6033514-93

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lokomotiv Moscow632194511
2FC Copenhagen62317349
3Sheriff Tiraspol62314409
4Zlín6024110-92

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Viktoria Plzen6402138512
2Steaua Bucharest631297210
3Lugano6303911-29
4Hapoel Be'er Sheva6114510-54

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal64111441013
2Red Star Belgrade62313219
3Köln620478-16
4BATE Borisov6123616-105

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg633071612
2Marseille62224408
3Konyaspor613246-26
4Vitória Guimarães612359-45

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ath Bilbao632185311
2Östersunds FK632184411
3Zorya Luhansk620439-66
4Hertha Berlin612367-15

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio6411127513
2Nice630312759
3SV Zulte Waregem6213813-57
4Vitesse6123510-55

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg65101751216
2Real Sociedad64021661012
3Rosenborg6123611-55
4Vardar6015320-171
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