The official website for European football

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

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

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

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2013/matches/round=2000345/match=2009448/postmatch/report/index.html#fenerbahce+deny+vaslui

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.