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Thursday, August 16

Turkish Super Lig

Result: Burnley hold Istanbul Basaksehir to goalless draw

Burnley and Istanbul Basaksehir play out a goalless draw in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round clash.

Burnley and Istanbul Basaksehir played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round clash in Turkey on Thursday night.

A tight 90 minutes produced few clear chances for either side, and the winner will be determined when the pair lock horns in the second leg at Turf Moor next week.

Arda Turan and Emmanuel Adebayor both missed out for the home side through injury, but former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Gael Clichy did make the XI.

As for Burnley, Joe Hart made his debut following a move from Manchester City, while fellow new arrival Ben Gibson started on the bench. Matej Vydra, however, had not been cleared to feature for his new club.

The Premier League outfit had to wait until the 28th minute to have their first clear sight of the home side's goal, but James Tarkowski failed to make the most of a knockdown from fellow centre-back Ben Mee.

Johan Berg Gudmundsson was next to try his luck for the visitors just past the 30-minute mark, but the attacker saw his effort flash over the crossbar following good work from Jonathan Walters.

Hart's first serious work in a Burnley shirt arrived in the 36th minute when he was forced to tip a Manuel da Costa header over, and the two teams entered the half-time interval at 0-0 following a tight first 45 minutes.

Basaksehir had a super chance to make the breakthrough just past the hour when Milos Jojic found time and space inside the box, but the substitute could only hit the side-netting.

The fact that Hart was booked for time wasting in the 69th minute was an indication of Burnley's approach, with the Premier League outfit seemingly happy to take a 0-0 draw back to Turf Moor.

The Turks were the team pressing for a goal as the match entered four minutes of additional time, but neither side could make the breakthrough as it finished goalless in Istanbul.

ISTANBUL BASAKSEHIR (4-2-3-1): Gunok; Caicara, Da Costa, Epurenau, Clichy; Belozoglu, Tekdemir; Elia (Frei 84'), Kahveci (Jojic 58'), Visca; Bajic

BURNLEY (4-3-3): Hart; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork; Barnes (Lennon 78'), Walters, Gudmundsson (Vokes 62')

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