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Nkufo double sinks Fenerbahçe

Published: Friday 18 September 2009, 0.50CET
Fenerbahçe SK 1-2 FC Twente
The Dutch side recovered from a goal down to defeat Fenerbahçe in Group H thanks to two Blaise Nkufo strikes in the final 15 minutes.
by Yakir Mizrahi
from Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium

Match statistics

FenerbahçeTwente

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
4
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed8
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 18 September 2009, 0.50CET

Nkufo double sinks Fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe SK 1-2 FC Twente
The Dutch side recovered from a goal down to defeat Fenerbahçe in Group H thanks to two Blaise Nkufo strikes in the final 15 minutes.

FC Twente recovered from a goal down to defeat Fenerbahçe SK in UEFA Europa League Group H thanks to two goals in the final 15 minutes from Swiss striker Blaise Nkufo.

Quick turnaround
Nkufo quickly wiped out Mehmet Topuz's 71st-minute free-kick and then, with ten minutes left, struck the winner to the dismay of the 30,000 crowd inside the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. The three points mean Steve McClaren's side have the sole leadership of the section after Matchday 1 following a draw between FC Steaua Bucureşti and FC Sheriff in the other opener.

Home threat
The hosts were the first to threaten on 15 minutes when Kazım Kazım tested Sander Boschker and, moments later, Daniel Güiza headed over following Gökhan Gönül's dart inside from the right. Miroslav Stoch was proving Twente's most likely source of inspiration yet both sides were finding opportunities hard to come by as the half drew to a close.

Maiden goal
The Canaries were quickly into their stride after the restart with Roberto Carlos forcing Boschker into action from a tight angle and then Alex heading wide after Gökhan Gönül's centre from the right. Fenerbahçe had an escape just past the hour, however, when Bryan Ruiz shot wide when unmarked, a miss which the visitors were initially punished for when substitute Mehmet scored his first goal for the club with a wonderfully-taken free-kick.

Late winner
The hosts' joy soon turned to despair as another replacement, Dario Vujičević, teed up Nkufo to equalise with a quarter of an hour left. The Eredivisie outfit were not finished, though, and Nkufo grabbed his and Twente's second with a left-footed strike.

Last updated: 27/09/14 5.20CET

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Lineups

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

twente

Twente

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
2
LuganoDiego Lugano
3
KuiperNicky Kuiper
Yellow Card83
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
Substitution64
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
6
BramaWout Brama
8
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution79
8
StamRonnie Stam
9
GüizaDaniel Güiza
Substitution79
9
NkufoBlaise Nkufo (C)
Goal75
Goal80
10
AlexAlex (C)
10
PerezKenneth Perez
Substitution90+1
16
CristianCristian
15
StochMiroslav Stoch
Substitution70
27
André SantosAndré Santos
Yellow Card41
18
TiotéCheick Tioté
Yellow Card29
Substitution40
58
BilicaBilica
19
DouglasDouglas
Yellow Card71
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
22
RuizBryan Ruiz

Substitutes

34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
2
CarneyDavid Carney
15
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
14
ParkerBernard Parker
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
20
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution79
23
AkramNashat Akram
Substitution90+1
66
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution64
Goal71
24
JanssenTheo Janssen
Substitution40
99
DeividDeivid
Substitution79
27
VujičevićDario Vujičević
Substitution70

Coach

Christoph Daum (GER) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

Assistant referees

Francesco Buragina (SUI), Raffael Zeder (SUI)

Fourth official

Nikolaj Hänni (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Cyril Zimmermann (SUI), Daniel Wermelinger (SUI)

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