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Alex strikes for Fenerbahçe success

Published: Thursday 1 October 2009, 23.58CET
FC Sheriff 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Alex's 53rd-minute winner got Fenerbahçe off the mark in Group H but their Moldovan hosts pushed them all the way in Tiraspol.
Alex strikes for Fenerbahçe success
Christoph Daum's side took the points in Moldova ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SheriffFenerbahçe

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target15
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
4
Offsides8
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
21
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 1 October 2009, 23.58CET

Alex strikes for Fenerbahçe success

FC Sheriff 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Alex's 53rd-minute winner got Fenerbahçe off the mark in Group H but their Moldovan hosts pushed them all the way in Tiraspol.

Fenerbahçe SK are off the mark in UEFA Europa League Group H but FC Sheriff pushed them all the way in Tiraspol.

Alex winner
The first half was tight but eight minutes after the interval Alex broke the deadlock. Fenerbahçe jump to second place, a point behind FC Twente and one ahead of FC Steaua Bucureşti, who they visit on 22 October when Sheriff, bottom, welcome the leaders.

Early efforts
Sheriff held Steaua 0-0 in Romania a fortnight ago but were missing injured defenders Abdul Mamah and José Nadson and early on Fenerbahçe, aiming to bounce back from their 2-1 home defeat by Twente, looked to exploit it. An Uğur Boral cross nearly dipped underneath the crossbar while at the other end Benjamin Balima volleyed just wide while Alexandru Suvorov was denied by Volkan Demirel.

Semih denied
Roberto Carlos, making his 140th European appearance, proved his free-kick prowess is still intact with a low effort that Stanislav Namaşco spilled but recovered before the ball crossed the line. Alex overcame injury to make it to 50 UEFA competition games and the Fenerbahçe captain cut back a corner to Emre Belözoğlu, whose effort was tipped over by Namaşco. Semih Şentürk had the ball in the net but was offside from Emre's cross.

Deadlock broken
Two minutes into the second half Semih sent Kazım Kazım clear and though his shot flew just over, Fenerbahçe soon had the lead. On the right Semih got around Luis Antonio Rodríguez and to the byline, and cut back to Alex whose finish gave Namaşco no chance. Sheriff substitute Amath Diedhiou twice forced Volkan to save late on but Christoph Daum's side seldom looked like falling foul of a comeback like that which cost them against Twente.

Last updated: 02/10/09 11.41CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

1
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
2
LuganoDiego Lugano
10
ErokhinAleksandr Erokhin
Yellow Card45
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
11
SuvorovAlexandru Suvorov
Substitution78
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
8
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Substitution70
15
KarpovichIgor Karpovich
Yellow Card78
10
AlexAlex (C)
Goal53
17
RouambaFlorent Rouamba
16
CristianCristian
18
ArbănaşConstantin Arbănaş
Substitution65
19
Önder TuracıÖnder Turacı
20
TsynyaRustam Tsynya
Substitution70
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution83
22
RodríguezLuis Antonio Rodríguez
25
BoralUğur Boral
Substitution70
88
KuchukAleksei Kuchuk
58
BilicaBilica

Substitutes

25
MelenciucAlexandru Melenciuc (GK)
88
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
Substitution78
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
Substitution83
4
VerbetchiAndrei Verbetchi
17
Ali BilginAli Bilgin
7
CorneencovAndrei Corneencov
Substitution65
20
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
21
DiedhiouAndré Diedhiou
Substitution70
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
27
BulatVitalie Bulat
66
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution70
30
BrankovićVladimir Branković
99
DeividDeivid
Substitution70

Coach

Leonid Kuchuk (BLR) Christoph Daum (GER)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Assistant referees

Ljubomir Krstevski (MKD), Marjan Kirovski (MKD)

Fourth official

Marjan Markoski (MKD)

Additional assistant referees

Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Goran Spirkoski (MKD)

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