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Fenerbahçe flourish with first-half flurry

Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 0.35CET
Fenerbahçe SK 2-0 PSV Eindhoven
Two goals in three first-half minutes moved the Turkish team within sight of a first ever last-16 appearance.
by Paul Saffer
from Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium

Match statistics

FenerbahçePSV

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners4
 
1
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed18
 
23
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

6 November 2007

A Liverpool
8-0
Beşiktaş
A Porto
2-1
Marseille
B Valencia
0-2
Rosenborg
B Schalke
0-0
Chelsea
C Lazio
2-1
Werder
D Celtic
1-0
Benfica
D Shakhtar
0-3
Milan
C Olympiacos
0-0
Real Madrid

7 November 2007

 
Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 0.35CET

Fenerbahçe flourish with first-half flurry

Fenerbahçe SK 2-0 PSV Eindhoven
Two goals in three first-half minutes moved the Turkish team within sight of a first ever last-16 appearance.

Two goals in three first-half minutes took Fenerbahçe SK within sight of a first-ever place in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds as they moved four points clear of PSV Eindhoven in Group G.

Riding high
Kazım Kazım's shot was turned into his own net by PSV defender Dirk Marcellis on 28 minutes, and Semih Şentürk swiftly finished off a fine move to seriously dent the hopes of their Dutch rivals. A win at FC Internazionale Milano or at home to PFC CSKA Moskva would be enough for second-placed Fenerbahçe to banish memories of four group-stage exits.

Fan factor
The Fenerbahçe fans relished their noisy pre-match warm-up, and the home players were suitably inspired as they started the brighter, hoping for a repeat of the performance which defeated Inter on Matchday 1. However, PSV caretaker coach Jan Wouters had stated that his team's first task was to silence the crowd, and they were certainly blunting Fenerbahçe's forward forays. Roberto Carlos waited 23 minutes to take a free-kick, but when he did his low effort zipped just past the post.

Quickfire goals
All of PSV's good work was undone in a two-minute spell leading up to the half-hour, however. First, Semih and Alex worked the ball right to Kazım Kazım, and the English-born forward's shot from the corner of the penalty area deflected in off Marcellis. The celebrations went up a notch two minutes later as a fine exchange of passes with Alex set up Semih to break into the box and shoot past Heurelho Gomes.

Just deserts
It was a fine reward for considerable toil by the striker, leading the line in the absence of Fenerbahçe's star man of the campaign so far, Deivid, suspended along with Lugano and PSV's Eric Addo following the goalless draw in Eindhoven a fortnight ago. Still the attacks came as Alex chipped centimetres over, although at the other end Timmy Simons was first to a free-kick and forced Volkan Demirel to save.

More of the same
Wouters sent on Mike Zonneveld for Jan Kromkamp at half-time in a defensive reshuffle, yet Fenerbahçe were not about to give up the initiative. After a one-touch passing move akin to those that had made the first two goals, Kazım Kazım produced another fine angled effort that Gomes was able to parry, and the goalkeeper then smothered Mehmet Aurélio's follow-up.

Close again
Alex, as always, was the fulcrum of Fenerbahçe's attacking play and a curling free-kick soon after the hour drew another stop from Gomes. PSV, with Danny Koevermans now added to their front line, were not giving up, but nor were they really troubling the home defence. Semih's menace had not diminished, though, demanding a flying Gomes save; and from the resulting corner, Alex nodded over.

Omens
Finally a Gökçek Vederson attempt flew past the far post, but Fenerbahçe's job was done. The two previous occasions PSV had come to Fenerbahçe in the European Champion Clubs' Cup, the Istanbul outfit had won but had not gone through. On this evidence, that could be another run coming to an end.

Last updated: 08/11/07 0.32CET

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Lineups

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

psv

PSV

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
1
GomesHeurelho Gomes (GK)
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
2
KromkampJan Kromkamp
Substitution46
5
Yasin ÇakmakYasin Çakmak
3
SalcidoCarlos Salcido
Yellow Card78
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
6
SimonsTimmy Simons (C)
8
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution86
8
MéndezEdison Méndez
15
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
9
LazovićDanko Lazović
20
AlexAlex (C)
Substitution71
11
PerezKenneth Perez
Substitution63
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Goal30
13
AlcidesAlcides
24
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
36
Edu DracenaEdu Dracena
24
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
Goal28
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
Substitution88
26
Van der LeegteTommie van der Leegte
Substitution80

Substitutes

88
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
21
RoordaBas Roorda (GK)
4
AppiahStephen Appiah
Substitution86
5
ZonneveldMike Zonneveld
Substitution46
7
Kemal AslanKemal Aslan
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
Substitution63
18
Ali BilginAli Bilgin
Substitution71
14
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
19
Önder TuracıÖnder Turacı
Substitution88
16
AissatiIsmaïl Aissati
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
23
FagnerFagner
38
İlhan Parlakİlhan Parlak
28
BakkalOtman Bakkal
Substitution80

Coach

Zico (BRA) Jan Wouters (NED)

Referee

Alain Hamer (LUX)

Assistant referees

Francis Crelo (LUX), Christian Holtgen (LUX)

Fourth official

Luc Wilmes (LUX)

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