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Fenerbahçe fightback thwarts AZ

Published: Thursday 15 February 2007, 0.37CET
Fenerbahçe SK 3-3 AZ Alkmaar The Turkish hosts claimed a UEFA Cup lifeline after coming from two goals down in Istanbul to snatch a first-leg draw.

Match statistics

FenerbahçeAZ

Goals scored3
 
3
Attempts on target8
 
6
Attempts off target0
1
Corners8
 
6
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed9
 
11
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 February 2007, 0.37CET

Fenerbahçe fightback thwarts AZ

Fenerbahçe SK 3-3 AZ Alkmaar The Turkish hosts claimed a UEFA Cup lifeline after coming from two goals down in Istanbul to snatch a first-leg draw.

Fenerbahçe SK threw themselves a UEFA Cup lifeline after coming from two goals behind midway through the second half to draw 3-3 with AZ Alkmaar. Tümer Metin was the hero for the Turkish side, his second strike on 75 minutes levelling the tie ahead of next week's meeting in the Netherlands.

Alkmaar ahead
The visitors started the brighter and were rewarded with the opening goal after 15 minutes when Maarten Martens slid in Demy de Zeeuw and the midfielder fired in. The breakthrough sparked the home team into life and Tümer restored parity 13 minutes later by hammering a 20-metre effort past Boy Waterman. But the game really came to life when the Dutch outfit scored twice in as many minutes early in the second half.

Double strike
Nourdin Boukhari put AZ back in front with a rising left-footed drive on 62 minutes before Julian Jenner, who had replaced injured midfielder Rogier Molhoek in the first period, stunned the Sükrü Saraçoglu crowd by drilling a low shot past Volkan Demirel from the edge of the area. Zico's men crucially reduced arrears within four minutes, though, with Tuncay Sanli sweeping home from 12 metres to set up a frantic finish.

Saviour Tümer
Gijs Luirink made a goalline clearance to stop Alex's corner flying directly into the Alkmaar net before Louis van Gaal's team finally succumbed to the hosts' fightback. Tümer again let fly from distance and Waterman could only watch as the strike rifled past him to keep Fenerbahçe hopes alive.

Last updated: 15/02/07 10.42CET

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Lineups

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

az

AZ

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
21
WatermanBoy Waterman (GK)
5
Ümit ÖzatÜmit Özat (C)
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
24
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
3
LuirinkGijs Luirink
36
Edu DracenaEdu Dracena
Yellow Card58
5
De ClerTim de Cler (C)
4
AppiahStephen Appiah
23
SteinssonGrétar Steinsson
7
Mehmet YozgatlıMehmet Yozgatlı
11
MartensMaarten Martens
Substitution89
25
BoralUğur Boral
Substitution66
15
MolhoekRogier Molhoek
Substitution32
11
Tümer MetinTümer Metin
Goal27
Goal73
20
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
Goal15
Yellow Card69
20
AlexAlex
6
BoukhariNourdin Boukhari
Goal62
10
Tuncay ŞanlıTuncay Şanlı
Goal65
Yellow Card72
18
DembéléMousa Dembélé
Substitution90
99
DeividDeivid
Yellow Card71
19
KoevermansDanny Koevermans

Substitutes

22
Serdar KulbilgeSerdar Kulbilge (GK)
26
BultersJob Bulters (GK)
17
Can AratCan Arat
25
VormerRuud Vormer
Substitution89
27
Kemal AslanKemal Aslan
14
DonkRyan Donk
29
Olcan AdınOlcan Adın
Substitution66
27
JennerJulian Jenner
Substitution32
Goal63
30
Serkan BalcıSerkan Balcı
29
LensJeremain Lens
Substitution90
46
SenyilMehmet Kutay Senyil

Coach

Zico (BRA) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Rafael Guerrero Alonso (ESP), Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)

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