Match statistics

FenerbahçeArsenal

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)48
 
52
Total attempts9
 
14
on target3
 
10
off target6
 
4
blocked1
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
5
Offsides6
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
8
Passes533
 
609
completed401
 
479

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Gianluca Rocchi brings a one-sided match to an end at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. Arsenal failed to capitalise on their dominance of possession in the first half but were far more clinical after the interval, scoring three times though Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud. They have a commanding lead to take back to London.
  • 90+4
    Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahçe) makes a save.
  • 90+4
    Jenkinson (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
    Arsenal substitute Carl Jenkinson gets forward from right-back and brings a sharp save from Volkan Demirel with a curling left-footed effort.
  • 90+1
    Emre Belözoğlu (Fenerbahçe) delivers the corner.
  • 90
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 90
    Emenike (Fenerbahçe) has an effort on goal.
    Emmanuel Emenike lets fly from a tight angle, drawing an acrobatic save from Wojciech Szczęsny in the visitors' goal.
  • 88
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    87
    Monreal (in) - Walcott (out) (Arsenal)
  • 86
    Sow (Fenerbahçe) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 85
    Emenike (Fenerbahçe) misses the target.
    A chance for substitute Emmanuel Emenike, who fails to find the target with a header inside the penalty area.
  • 84
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emenike (Fenerbahçe).
  • 83
    Walcott (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kadlec (Fenerbahçe).
  • 83
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 83
    Kadlec (Fenerbahçe) has an effort on goal.
    Dirk Kuyt nods the ball down to Michal Kadlec, who stretches to volley towards the goal of Wojciech Szczęsny. The Polish goalkeeper leaps to his left to make the stop.
  • Substitution
    82
    Alper Potuk (in) - Raul Meireles (out) (Fenerbahçe)
  • Substitution
    82
    Podolski (in) - Giroud (out) (Arsenal)
  • 80
    Emenike (Fenerbahçe) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 79
    Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahçe) makes a save.
  • 79
    Walcott (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    77
    Giroud (Arsenal) scores from the penalty spot.
    Arsenal have their third in Turkey. Theo Walcott controls a cross-field ball and gets his body in front of Michal Kadlec, who bundles over the England international, giving away a penalty. With regular taker Mikel Arteta absent, Olivier Giroud steps up to send Volkan Demirel the wrong way from the spot.
  • Yellow Card
    76
    Kadlec (Fenerbahçe) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 76
    Walcott (Arsenal) was fouled in the penalty area by Kadlec (Fenerbahçe)
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 75
    Raul Meireles (Fenerbahçe) misses the target.
    At the other end Raul Meireles looks to find Moussa Sow with a low cross, but the Senegalese striker cannot quite reach the ball.
  • 74
    Walcott (Arsenal) misses the target.
    Theo Walcott pounces on a defensive mix-up to to dribble into the box but his shot does not trouble Volkan Demirel.
  • 72
    Kuyt (Fenerbahçe) is flagged for offside.
  • 71
    Sow (Fenerbahçe) misses the target.
    Moussa Sow creates some space for himself just outside the Arsenal area and hits a right-footed shot. Wojciech Szczęsny stretches for the ball and is relieved to see it clear the crossbar.
  • 70
    Emenike (Fenerbahçe) misses the target.
  • 67
    Sow (Fenerbahçe) is flagged for offside.
  • Yellow Card
    66
    Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 65
    Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe) is penalised for a foul on Mertesacker (Arsenal).
  • 65
    Raul Meireles (Fenerbahçe) takes the corner.
  • 65
    Jenkinson (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 65
    Sow (Fenerbahçe) has an effort on goal.
    Moussa Sow almost responds immediately for the Turkish side but his effort is deflected away for a corner.
  • Goal
    64
    Ramsey (Arsenal) scores!
    The visitors double their lead in Istanbul. Aaron Ramsey receives a pass from Jack Wilshere and surges towards the Fenerbahçe penalty area. He hits a powerful effort towards the bottom corner which the diving Volkan Demirel cannot keep out. Arsenal look to be in command in this tie.
  • 63
    Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahçe) is penalised for a foul on Santi Cazorla (Arsenal).
  • Substitution
    62
    Emenike (in) - Webó (out) (Fenerbahçe)
  • 62
    Wilshere (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
    Jack Wilshere sashays past Bruno Alves and unleashes a powerful shot that stings the palms of Volkan Demirel in the home goal.
  • 62
    Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahçe) makes a save.
  • 59
    Webó (Fenerbahçe) misses the target.
    Pierre Webó looks to surprise Wojciech Szczęsny with an effort from range but the ball flies high and wide of the goal.
  • 57
    Giroud (Arsenal) is flagged for offside.
  • 54
    Sow (Fenerbahçe) is penalised for a foul on Szczęsny (Arsenal).
  • 53
    Wilshere (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe).
  • 53
    Walcott (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
    Jack Wilshere's purposeful run draws two Fenerbahçe defenders, giving Theo Walcott a sight of goal. Volkan Demirel does well to spread himself and make the save.
  • 53
    Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahçe) makes a save.
  • 53
    Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe) makes a save.
  • 53
    Walcott (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    51
    Gibbs (Arsenal) scores!
    The Gunners get the breakthrough in Istanbul. Aaron Ramsey slides a delightful reverse pass into the path of Theo Walcott, who hits a low cross towards the far post, where Kieran Gibbs is on hand to turn the ball into the roof of the net. A big goal for the full-back.
  • 49
    Kuyt (Fenerbahçe) misses the target.
    Arsenal gift possession to Dirk Kuyt, who wastes no time getting a shot away from 25 metres out. The ball goes just over Wojciech Szczęsny's crossbar.
  • 48
    Walcott (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 47
    Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahçe) is penalised for a foul on Rosický (Arsenal).
  • Substitution
    46
    Gökhan Gönül (in) - Bekir İrtegün (out) (Fenerbahçe)
    Ersun Yanal reshuffles his pack, replacing Bekir İrtegün with Gökhan Gönül.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    The hosts begin the second period. Will they score a goal to take to London in the second leg, or will Arsenal come away with a clean sheet this evening?
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Gianluca Rocchi blows his whistle to signify the end of the half. Arsenal have been the better side thus far but have yet to force Volkan Demirel into action on too many occasions. The home side will hope to improve after the interval in front of a partisan crowd.
  • 45+1
    Giroud (Arsenal) misses the target.
    Jack Wilshere clips a clever pass into the path of Olivier Giroud but the striker is slightly off balance as he shoots, meaning the ball flies wide of the hosts' goal.
  • 43
    Wilshere (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Raul Meireles (Fenerbahçe).
  • 40
    Kuyt (Fenerbahçe) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Wilshere (Arsenal).
  • 37
    Walcott (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    33
    Jenkinson (in) - Koscielny (out) (Arsenal)
    Arsenal are forced into a change, Carl Jenkinson replacing Laurent Koscielny. Bacary Sagna shuffles into the centre of defence alongside Per Mertesacker.
  • Yellow Card
    30
    Webó (Fenerbahçe) is booked.
  • 30
    Webó (Fenerbahçe) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Koscielny (Arsenal).
  • 29
    Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahçe) makes a save.
  • 29
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
    Santi Cazorla lines up another shot from the left channel but again his effort is blocked.
  • 26
    Wilshere (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Webó (Fenerbahçe).
  • 25
    Ramsey (Arsenal) misses the target.
    Theo Walcott loss possession on the right flank but Bruno Alves can only divert the ball into the path of Aaron Ramsey, who shoots from 20 metres. Volkan Demirel is relieved to see the ball skid wide.
  • 24
    Bekir İrtegün (Fenerbahçe) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Santi Cazorla (Arsenal).
  • 23
    Sow (Fenerbahçe) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 22
    Ramsey (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emre Belözoğlu (Fenerbahçe).
  • 22
    Emre Belözoğlu (Fenerbahçe) delivers the corner.
  • 19
    Giroud (Arsenal) misses the target.
    Santi Cazorla looks to find Theo Walcott, who is foiled by the alert Volkan Demirel. The ball falls to Tomáš Rosický, who arcs a fine cross onto the head of Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman cannot direct his effort on target, however.
  • 15
    Giroud (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 14
    Walcott (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 9
    Kuyt (Fenerbahçe) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 8
    Rosický (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bekir İrtegün (Fenerbahçe).
  • 5
    Walcott (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 4
    Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe) makes a save.
  • 4
    Walcott (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 3
    Mertesacker (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Webó (Fenerbahçe).
  • 1
    Kuyt (Fenerbahçe) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Wilshere (Arsenal).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Arsenal, using their traditional red shirts and black shorts, begin the game in Istanbul. Can the Gunners silence the lively home crowd tonight?

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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