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Deivid crowns Fenerbahçe fightback

Published: Thursday 3 April 2008, 0.50CET
Fenerbahçe SK 2-1 Chelsea FC
Having scored an early own goal, Deivid redeemed himself with a superb late effort to settle the first leg.
by Paul Saffer
from Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium
Deivid crowns Fenerbahçe fightback
Deivid shows his delight at scoring Fenerbahçe's winner ©AFP

Match statistics

FenerbahçeChelsea

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target3
 
9
Corners4
 
4
Offsides5
 
1
Fouls committed11
 
11
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Matches

1 April 2008

Roma
0-2
Man. United
Schalke
0-1
Barcelona

2 April 2008

Arsenal
1-1
Liverpool
Fenerbahçe
2-1
Chelsea
 
Published: Thursday 3 April 2008, 0.50CET

Deivid crowns Fenerbahçe fightback

Fenerbahçe SK 2-1 Chelsea FC
Having scored an early own goal, Deivid redeemed himself with a superb late effort to settle the first leg.

Deivid's spectacular long-range strike nine minutes from time gave Fenerbahçe SK a UEFA Champions League quarter-final first-leg win over Chelsea FC which had seemed most unlikely when the same player scored an early own goal.

Tide turned
Chelsea, with three victories at this stage of the competition in the last five seasons, had looked in control after that opening gift. But having been under pressure for much of the first half, the knockout phase debutants responded after the break and London-born substitute Kazım Kazım turned the tide with a neat left-footed finish. Sixteen minutes later came Deivid's moment of redemption, leaving next Tuesday's return match at Stamford Bridge perfectly poised.

Wide men
The expectation surrounding the biggest European night in their 100-year history had Fenerbahçe fans thronging outside the Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium from early afternoon and, by the kick-off, fervent would be a severe understatement of the atmosphere. With the hosts' regular full-backs Gökhan Gönül and Roberto Carlos absent through suspension and injury respectively, Chelsea manager Avram Grant opted to test their replacements, Önder Turacı and Gökçek Vederson, by deploying Florent Malouda and Joe Cole in advanced wide roles. The Englishman had an early chance but Volkan Demirel was wise to his chip.

Own goal
In fact it was Malouda, making his first start since 8 March, who created the opening goal. The French international, chasing a clever Frank Lampard back-heel, cut his cross back in the area and Deivid turned the ball inside his own near post. Remarkably, for the third consecutive UEFA Champions League game here, the visitors' breakthrough goal had come from a home player. Michael Essien, starting at right-back for Chelsea, then advanced forward and his powerful drive skimmed the crossbar.

Drogba threat
Former Chelsea forward Mateja Kežman cut an isolated figure as Fenerbahçe's lone striker, although a Mehmet Aurélio centre flew just behind him in the box. By contrast, his busy counterpart Didier Drogba headed Essien's delivery narrowly wide and also stung Volkan Demirel's hands with an angled shot. Home midfielder Claudio Maldonado was having to spend much of his UEFA competition debut in defence, while Carlo Cudicini, continuing in the Chelsea goal for the injured Petr Čech, had a more straightforward first period.

Revamp
Fenerbahçe looked more dangerous early in the second half when a testing Önder Turacı cross somehow eluded captain Alex. Drogba replied in kind, again forcing Volkan Demirel to save, before Zico decided to revamp his attack with the introduction of Kazım Kazım. A well-worked corner ended with Kežman's overhead effort being blocked by Cudicini, but again Chelsea moved forward and Lampard's teasing free-kick was nodded over by Ricardo Carvalho.

Equaliser
Volkan Demirel dived to stop Michael Ballack's attempt from distance, and in similar circumstances Alex made Cudicini work. Soon after, the Italian was finally beaten as a superb Mehmet Aurélio pass from halfway sent Kazım Kazım clear – the substitute coolly controlling the ball and driving it into the net to level matters. Ballack nearly restored the Londoners' lead, but again Volkan Demirel was in the right place.

Winner
Unsurprisingly, the volume inside the arena was now ear-splitting and Deivid was unlucky not to turn it up further as he just misjudged an acrobatic strike similar to the one that stunned FC Internazionale Milano on Matchday 1. Yet something more spectacular still was coming, a shot from 30 metres that swerved beyond Cudicini's dive to give the Turkish title-holders their fifth successive home win in this season's competition and the edge in the tie.

Last updated: 08/04/08 17.21CET

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Lineups

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

chelsea

Chelsea

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
23
CudiciniCarlo Cudicini (GK)
2
LuganoDiego Lugano
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
4
MakeleleClaude Makelele
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
Substitution72
5
EssienMichael Essien
15
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio
6
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
19
Önder TuracıÖnder Turacı
8
LampardFrank Lampard
Substitution76
20
AlexAlex (C)
10
J. ColeJoe Cole
Substitution86
25
BoralUğur Boral
Substitution54
11
DrogbaDidier Drogba
33
MaldonadoClaudio Maldonado
13
BallackMichael Ballack
36
Edu DracenaEdu Dracena
15
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
99
DeividDeivid
Goal13
Goal81
26
TerryJohn Terry (C)

Substitutes

22
Serdar KulbilgeSerdar Kulbilge (GK)
40
HilárioHilário (GK)
5
Yasin ÇakmakYasin Çakmak
12
MikelJohn Obi Mikel
Substitution76
7
Kemal AslanKemal Aslan
20
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
8
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution54
Goal65
21
KalouSalomon Kalou
18
Ali BilginAli Bilgin
24
Wright-PhillipsShaun Wright-Phillips
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
33
AlexAlex
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution72
39
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
Substitution86

Coach

Zico (BRA) Avram Grant (ISR)

Referee

Claus Bo Larsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Anders Nørrestrand (DEN), Henrik Sønderby (DEN)

Fourth official

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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