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Zico predicts more Fenerbahçe joy

Published: Wednesday 12 December 2007, 23.50CET
Zico says Fenerbahçe SK's spirit and belief can help propel them further in the competition after beating PFC CSKA Moskva to reach the last 16 for the first time.
Zico predicts more Fenerbahçe joy
Roberto Carlos was celebrating as Fenerbahçe made it into the last 16 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FenerbahçeCSKA Moskva

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target13
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners6
 
1
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed15
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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

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Matches

4 December 2007

D Milan
1-0
Celtic
D Shakhtar
1-2
Benfica

11 December 2007

A Marseille
0-4
Liverpool
A Porto
2-0
Beşiktaş
B Chelsea
0-0
Valencia
B Schalke
3-1
Rosenborg
C Real Madrid
3-1
Lazio
C Olympiacos
3-0
Werder

12 December 2007

E Rangers
0-3
Lyon
E Barcelona
3-1
Stuttgart
F Roma
1-1
Man. United
F Sporting
3-0
Dynamo
G PSV
0-1
Internazionale
G Fenerbahçe
3-1
CSKA Moskva
H Arsenal
2-1
Steaua
H Slavia Praha
0-3
Sevilla
 
Published: Wednesday 12 December 2007, 23.50CET

Zico predicts more Fenerbahçe joy

Zico says Fenerbahçe SK's spirit and belief can help propel them further in the competition after beating PFC CSKA Moskva to reach the last 16 for the first time.

Fenerbahçe SK coach Zico has predicted more success for his side as they embark on a maiden voyage in the knockout rounds after the Turkish champions overcame PFC CSKA Moskva 3-1 in Istanbul to qualify in second place behind FC Internazionale Milano in Group G. Beaten coach Valeri Gazzaev graciously congratulated his opponents, adding that he felt his young side could not have given any more.

Zico, Fenerbahçe coach
We deserved to win tonight. In the first 20 minutes my players didn't perform because they were under a lot of pressure, but after conceding their mood changed and we became more determined to win the game. After scoring our first goal we started to play the way we wanted and we also got the result we wanted. I want to congratulate CSKA, they showed us what being professional means. Even though they had no chance of qualifying they did their best to win and proved tough opponents. I want to thank all our supporters, without them we couldn't have made it. I think Fenerbahçe are a real team. Our players have had success but we also have team spirit and I believe we will be very successful in the next phase.

Valeri Gazzaev, CSKA Moskva coach
I want to congratulate Fenerbahçe for making it through to the next round. Zico is an old friend of mine and I'm very happy about his success. We fielded so many young players and they did a great job, the only thing missing was experience. We knew Fenerbahçe were a strong team but when the draw was made we hoped and believed we would qualify along with Inter, but I'm not totally surprised it hasn't worked out that way. The Champions League was difficult for us but I want to wish good luck to Fenerbahçe.

Last updated: 13/12/07 0.25CET

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