After almost a year without playing competitive football, Mesut Ozil finally made his return to football this Tuesday and showed his playmaker qualities for Fenerbahce.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, it had been 332 days since we last saw Mesut Ozil step out onto the football pitch. The former Real Madrid and Arsenal playmaker made his last appearance for Arsenal on March 7th, 2020 when he started against West Ham in the Premier League. Upon his return to play, the midfielder has already shown the influence he can have on the team, following his debut performance for Fenerbahce.
On Tuesday afternoon when Fenerbahce was tied to 1-1 against Hatayspor in the Turkish Super Lig, Erol Bulut made a decision that surely delighted all Yello Canary fans. Mesut Ozil was brought on to replace Thiam in the 77th minute having scored the first goal.
Like you’d expect, it didn’t take long for the midfielder to show once again the stuff he’s made of. It was only 11 minutes after coming on the pitch for Mesut Ozil to set up Ferdi Kadioglu in the right-wing with a long pass. Ferdi after receiving the fine pass from Ozil proceeded to put a dangerous cross inside the box which led to an own-goal from Hatayspor’s defender Billong.
The dying minute goal was enough for Fenerbahce to win the game and are now undisputed leaders in the league with four points ahead of rivals Besiktas.
Below, you can watch Mesut Ozil’s first touch for the Turkish side which helped secure the win!
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