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Story so far: Fenerbahçe SK

Published: Wednesday 20 March 2013, 13.37CET
Eliminated by FC Spartak Moskva in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, Fenerbahçe SK recovered, grinding out results against FC BATE Borisov and FC Viktoria Plzeň to reach the last eight.
Story so far: Fenerbahçe SK
Volkan Demirel offers experience between the Fenerbahçe posts ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Wednesday 20 March 2013, 13.37CET

Story so far: Fenerbahçe SK

Eliminated by FC Spartak Moskva in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, Fenerbahçe SK recovered, grinding out results against FC BATE Borisov and FC Viktoria Plzeň to reach the last eight.

Fenerbahçe SK

European highlights
• European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals: 1963/64
• UEFA Champions League quarter-finals: 2007/08
• UEFA Europa League quarter-finals: 2012/13

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (2011)
Turkish Cup: 5 (2012)

2011/12 in Europe: Not involved in European competition.

The season so far: Eliminated by FC Spartak Moskva in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, Fenerbahçe won all three of their away games in the group stage – including victories at Olympique de Marseille and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach – to propel them towards top spot in Group C. They have ground out results against FC BATE Borisov and FC Viktoria Plzeň since to reach the last eight.

One to watch: Fenerbahçe give nothing away, and that resilience is partly down to experienced goalkeeper Volkan Demirel, who is hoping for Turkish successes in both major UEFA club competitions. "I think we have a chance at the title," the 31-year-old said. "If it were up to me, we will win the Europe League and Galatasaray will win the Champions League."

Last updated: 20/03/13 15.00CET

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