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Porto through as frustrated Fenerbahçe fall

Published: Wednesday 26 November 2008, 0.25CET
Fenerbahçe SK 1-2 FC Porto
Two Lisandro goals in nine first-half minutes took Porto through and ended the hopes of Fenerbahçe despite a lively display from the Turkish side.
by Türker Tozar
from Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium
Porto through as frustrated Fenerbahçe fall
Lisandro (third from left) celebrates his opening goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FenerbahçePorto

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target6
 
7
Attempts off target9
 
6
Corners6
 
5
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed24
 
13
Yellow cards5
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 26 November 2008, 0.25CET

Porto through as frustrated Fenerbahçe fall

Fenerbahçe SK 1-2 FC Porto
Two Lisandro goals in nine first-half minutes took Porto through and ended the hopes of Fenerbahçe despite a lively display from the Turkish side.

Two goals in nine first-half minutes from Lisandro proved enough to take FC Porto through to the UEFA Champions League knockout phase and end Fenerbahçe SK's hopes despite a lively display from the Turkish side.

Porto progress
Although the former European champions were under pressure early on, Lisandro showed his nose for goal from close range on 19 and 28 minutes and, though substitute Kazım Kazım pulled one back for Fenerbahçe 18 minutes after the break, his side could not score again. FC Dynamo Kyiv's loss to Arsenal FC in the night's other Group G game confirmed Porto's advance with a game to spare and means that a Fenerbahçe victory in Ukraine on Matchday 6 would take Luis Aragonés's side into the UEFA Cup, for which the final will be here at the Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium.

Early chance
Boosted by the return of Roberto Carlos from a toe inflammation and Emre Belözoğlu's selection to partner Josico in midfield in place of the suspended Selçuk Şahin, Fenerbahçe began in determined fashion, seeking the victory they needed to have any chance of matching last season's quarter-final run. Within four minutes Alex found himself free in front of goal, but blasted over.

Lisandro opener
In the absence of suspended Lucho, Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira chose to challenge a home defence deprived of the banned Lugano with a three-man strikeforce of Cristián Rodríguez, Hulk and Lisandro. Fenerbahçe were dominant but they were not exploiting their chances and were looking vulnerable to the counterattack even before the first goal. A Porto corner was cleared and Fernando sent the ball back in for Bruno Alves to brilliantly control to the right of goal. He lofted in a cross which Volkan Demirel could only palm away and Lisandro was in place to hook the ball in through a crowded goalmouth.

Lead doubled
Edu soon headed wide but Porto doubled their lead when Lisandro controlled a long throw in the box; although Volkan blocked his first effort, the forward made no mistake from the rebound. Fenerbahçe were shell-shocked and it could have been three when Tomás Costa controlled a long pass and with the outside of his boot chipped Volkan only to see the ball bounce away off the post.

Arrears reduced
Aiming to add a cutting edge to their dominance in possession, Aragonés brought on winger Kazım Kazım for Emre. The London-born Turkish international has been frustrated by the loss of a regular starting place since Deivid's injury comeback and began to menace Porto down the right with swift runs and clever crosses. Not long past the hour Kazım Kazım pulled one back as he advanced from deep and his shot from distance hit Bruno Alves and looped in over goalkeeper Helton.

Visitors hold on
That seemed to rouse Porto and they began to make life tougher for the home side, though Fenerbahçe continued to have most of the play. Substitute Freddy Guarín's rising shot nearly made it 3-1 but Porto kept things tight at the other end and they can look forward to the 19 December first knockout round draw. Nine days before that a home win against Arsenal would give them first place.

Last updated: 26/11/08 0.08CET

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Lineups

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

porto

Porto

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
1
HeltonHelton (GK)
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
2
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
4
Edu DracenaEdu Dracena
Yellow Card86
3
Pedro EmanuelPedro Emanuel (C)
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Yellow Card26
Substitution46
9
LisandroLisandro
Goal19
Goal28
10
AlexAlex (C)
10
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
Substitution74
14
GüizaDaniel Güiza
12
HulkHulk
Substitution79
16
JosicoJosico
13
FucileJorge Fucile
25
Uğur BoralUğur Boral
Yellow Card72
14
RolandoRolando
53
Yasin ÇakmakYasin Çakmak
Yellow Card28
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
Yellow Card90+3
20
Tomás CostaTomás Costa
Substitution61
99
DeividDeivid
Substitution77
25
FernandoFernando
Yellow Card32

Substitutes

88
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
33
NunoNuno (GK)
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
4
StepanovMilan Stepanov
7
Burak YılmazBurak Yılmaz
Substitution77
6
GuarínFredy Guarín
Substitution61
8
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution46
Goal63
11
Mariano GonzálezMariano González
Substitution74
18
Ali BilginAli Bilgin
15
LinoLino
19
Önder TuracıÖnder Turacı
17
SektiouiTarik Sektioui
33
MaldonadoClaudio Maldonado
30
PeléPelé
Substitution79

Coach

Luis Aragonés Suárez (ESP) Jesualdo Ferreira (POR)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Assistant referees

Fermin Martinez Ibanez (ESP), Roberto Alonso (ESP)

Fourth official

José Luis Paradas Romero (ESP)

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