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Rıdvan Dilmen: “Fenerbahçe thought Samsunspor would be an easy opponent”

The famous commentator and former footballer Rıdvan Dilmen analyzed the Fenerbahçe vs. Samsunspor match on the program "100% Football" broadcasted on TV8.5.

In the 21st week of the Super League, drew 1-1 against at their home stadium. Renowned commentator evaluated the match in which Fenerbahçe dropped points against Samsunspor.

“Fenerbahçe thought Samsunspor would be an easy opponent”

Dilmen said, “Fenerbahçe thought Samsunspor would be an easy opponent. is a coach who analyzes the opponent well, but rightly doesn't like surprises. Cengiz Ünder, who scored 4 goals in one league match, and Michy , who scored 4 goals in a cup match, were on the bench. The Samsunspor coach wanted to play the style of football that Galatasaray played against Fenerbahçe and wanted the game to stop as much as possible.”

“They do incredible things when they reach the opponent's half”

Pointing out that the moment of the free-kick leading to Samsunspor's equalizing goal and the time it took for the ball to cross the goal line was 2.5 minutes, Rıdvan Dilmen said, “I'll say something interesting; there was a foul in the goal Samsunspor scored. When the foul occurred, 2.5 minutes passed between that moment and when the ball went into the goal. Livakovic didn't think about this. Fenerbahçe does incredible things when they reach the opponent's half. Players who scored 8 goals in two matches entered the game.”

“Samsunspor played, putting Fenerbahçe to sleep”

The famous commentator stated that Samsunspor wasted a lot of time and mentioned that even the throw-in record was broken. Dilmen commented, “Samsunspor played, putting Fenerbahçe to sleep. waited for 30 seconds during throw-ins. By the way, today the throw-in record has been broken. At one point, Samsunspor used four consecutive throw-ins. With the move in the final moments, they aimed to counter quickly, expecting the opponent to take risks. The first foul came from Samsunspor's forward in the 11th minute. In the early stages of the match, Samsunspor worked hard, pressed Fenerbahçe in their half.”

“In this match, two players shouldn't have been subbed out: and Dzeko” Rıdvan Dilmen said that Fenerbahçe coach İsmail Kartal's decision to substitute Szymanski and Dzeko was a mistake. The former national footballer stated, “Dzeko shouldn't have been taken out today. In this match, two players shouldn't have been subbed out: Szymanski and Dzeko. İsmail hocawrongly substituted Szymanski when he was playing well. If he did this while leading 1-0, I would say he aimed to control the game, but he did it at 1-1. İsmail Kartal did something he shouldn't have. At 1-1, he couldn't anticipate that Samsunspor would close down, but he should have thought about it.”

“If you take Szymanski out of the game, you will have problems”

Interpreting the substitutions of Edin Dzeko and Sebastian Szymanski as İsmail Kartal's desire not to lose the match, Dilmen commented, “ could have dribbled instead of shooting where he should have shot and could have made a passing error. Fenerbahçe switched to a two-striker formation after the 80th minute. Taking out Dzeko was a change not to lose, not a change to win. If you take Szymanski out of the game, you will have problems. He was the most effective player on the field.”

“Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe will drop points in this league”

Dilmen, pointing out that Dominik Livakovic's positioning during 's free-kick was faulty and that there was a 100% mistake in the conceded goal, said, “Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe will drop points in this league. A goalkeeper like Dominik Livakovic should first save a goal. Emre Kılınç struck it hard and accurately, but Livakovic made a 100% mistake in the goal.”

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