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Vaslui denied at the last by Fenerbahçe

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2012, 23.28CET
Fenerbahçe SK 1-1 SC Vaslui
Liviu Antal looked to have earned the visitors a surprise first-leg win in Istanbul, but Bekir İrtegün's 90th-minute header ensured a draw.
by Emir Tonguç
from Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium

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Match statistics

FenerbahçeVaslui

Goals scored1
 
1
on target3
 
5
off target2
 
3
Corners8
 
6
Offsides2
 
5
Fouls committed15
 
12
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 1 August 2012, 23.28CET

Vaslui denied at the last by Fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe SK 1-1 SC Vaslui
Liviu Antal looked to have earned the visitors a surprise first-leg win in Istanbul, but Bekir İrtegün's 90th-minute header ensured a draw.

Fenerbahçe SK needed a late goal from Bekir İrtegün to salvage a 1-1 draw against SC Vaslui in their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round opener in Istanbul.

As expected, Fenerbahçe coach Aykut Kocaman included marquee summer signings Dirk Kuyt and Egemen Korkmaz in his starting lineup. The hosts, though, struggled to make the most of home advantage and were left vulnerable to Vaslui's counterattacking style. Nicolae Stanciu had a chance to put the visitors in front inside 15 minutes but his shot was too tame to beat Volkan Demirel.

The Turkish outfit slowly started to find their feet and had a chance of their own when Kuyt dribbled into the penalty area, only for his shot to be deflected off target. It was a merely brief halt to Vaslui's momentum, however, with Demirel required on the half-hour to keep out Marius Niculae's low shot. The home keeper was again called upon before the break in order to rebuff Lucian Sânmărtean's free-kick.

Vaslui may not have been as fluid in the second half, but they nevertheless broke the deadlock with 15 minutes remaining thanks to Liviu Antal's precise shot into the bottom corner. Fenerbahçe looked in grave danger of heading to Romania next week facing a real uphill struggle, but Alex's right-wing cross was met decisively by Bekir's head in the final minute of normal time to ensure honours ended even.

Last updated: 27/11/12 3.34CET

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Lineups

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

vaslui

Vaslui

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
1
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
2
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
Yellow Card22
3
Varela             Fernando Varela
3
Hasan Ali KaldırımHasan Ali Kaldırım
8
AntalLiviu Antal
Goal75
Substitution88
4
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
Yellow Card83
Goal90
10
StanciuNicolae Stanciu
Substitution60
5
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Substitution79
16
CauêCauê
9
StochMiroslav Stoch
Substitution62
18
SânmărteanLucian Sânmărtean
10
AlexAlex (C)
Yellow Card44
20
MilanovZhivko Milanov
11
KuytDirk Kuyt
23
SălăgeanuAdrian Sălăgeanu
16
CristianCristian
Yellow Card27
29
M.NiculaeMarius Niculae
Substitution81
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution46
33
E. CharalambousElias Charalambous
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
78
N'DoyeOusmane N'Doye (C)

Substitutes

34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
89
StratonCatalin Straton (GK)
7
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution79
5
CelebanPiotr Celeban
15
BienvenuHenri Bienvenu
9
SburleaSabrin Sburlea
Substitution60
Yellow Card83
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
11
ZsigaErvin Zsiga
38
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution46
30
CostinRaul Costin
Substitution81
53
Serdar KesimalSerdar Kesimal
67
CordosAndrei Cordos
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution62
88
BuhăescuVasile Buhăescu
Substitution88

Coach

Aykut Kocaman (TUR) Marius Șumudică (ROU)

Referee

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

Assistant referees

Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP), Jon Nunez Fernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

José Gonzalez (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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