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Fenerbahçe foil Anderlecht hopes

Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 23.15CET
RSC Anderlecht 0-2 Fenerbahçe SK (agg: 0-3) Mateja Kežman and Alex sent the visitors through as Anderlecht missed out for the first time in five years.
by Berend Scholten
from Constant Vanden Stock Stadium

Match statistics

AnderlechtFenerbahçe

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 23.15CET

Fenerbahçe foil Anderlecht hopes

RSC Anderlecht 0-2 Fenerbahçe SK (agg: 0-3) Mateja Kežman and Alex sent the visitors through as Anderlecht missed out for the first time in five years.

Fenerbahçe SK reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League with a fine victory in Brussels that meant RSC Anderlecht missed out on a place in the competition proper for the first time in five seasons.

Comfortable win
Already leading 1-0 from the first leg of their third qualifying round tie in Istanbul a fortnight ago, Fenerbahçe ensured they would not fall at the same stage as last year thanks to goals from Serbian striker Mateja Kežman and Brazilian midfielder Alex which gave the Turkish champions a comfortable win against their Belgian counterparts.

Kežman opener
Anderlecht went into the game knowing they needed goals and their task was made all the more difficult just three minutes in after the home team failed to clear a corner and the unmarked Kežman was allowed to finish from close range. The Belgian side now needed to score at least three times and the situation looked as though it was about to worsen still when Alex De Souza had the ball in the net again, only for the referee to give Anderlecht a reprieve following an earlier foul by Kežman.

Anderlecht unfortunate
The home side rallied and were twice unfortunate not to level matters on the night. On 25 minutes Mbark Boussafa's free-kick from just outside the area cannoned back off the crossbar, and seven minutes later Jelle Van Damme was dealt the same fate after connecting with a header. Anderlecht continued to press forward as the second half got under way, but without overworking the Fenerbahçe defence.

Pareja error
With 17 minutes to go the Turkish outfit then put the tie beyond doubt as Alex was presented with the ball following Nicolas Pareja's mistake, running on to seal the home team's fate. Fenerbahçe now await the UEFA Champions League draw on Thursday while Anderlecht must be content with a place in the UEFA Cup first round.

Last updated: 29/08/07 23.54CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

5
BigliaLucas Biglia
Yellow Card43
36
Edu DracenaEdu Dracena
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Substitution56
15
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
24
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
Yellow Card31
10
HassanAhmed Hassan
99
DeividDeivid
Yellow Card61
Substitution82
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
20
AlexAlex (C)
Goal73
Substitution76
26
ParejaNicolas Pareja
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
7
TchitéMohamed Tchité
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
Goal4
6
Van DammeJelle Van Damme
Substitution76
2
LuganoDiego Lugano
1
ZítkaDaniel Zítka (GK)
11
Tümer MetinTümer Metin
Substitution67
8
PolákJan Polák
19
Önder TuracıÖnder Turacı
Yellow Card86
27
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
Substitution76
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos

Substitutes

31
De ManMark De Man
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
Substitution76
14
GoorBart Goor
Substitution76
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
9
Mbo MpenzaMbo Mpenza
5
Yasin ÇakmakYasin Çakmak
13
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
8
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution67
4
Von SchlebrüggeMax von Schlebrügge
18
Ali BilginAli Bilgin
15
ThéréauCyril Théréau
Substitution56
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
Substitution82
36
LegearJonathan Legear
Substitution76
88
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)

Coach

Frank Vercauteren (BEL) Zico (BRA)

Referee

Massimo Busacca (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Stéphane Cuhat (SUI)

Fourth official

Jérôme Laperrière (SUI)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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