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Fenerbahçe break down dogged Steaua

Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 22.45CET
FC Steaua Bucureşti 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Kazım Kazım's 59th-minute goal gave injury-hit Fenerbahçe a hard-earned victory in Bucharest that lifted them to the Group H summit.
Fenerbahçe break down dogged Steaua
Kazım Kazım (centre) is mobbed after his winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SteauaFenerbahçe

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
21
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
9
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed18
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 22.45CET

Fenerbahçe break down dogged Steaua

FC Steaua Bucureşti 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Kazım Kazım's 59th-minute goal gave injury-hit Fenerbahçe a hard-earned victory in Bucharest that lifted them to the Group H summit.

Kazım Kazım's goal gave Fenerbahçe SK a hard-earned victory at FC Steaua Bucureşti that takes them top of UEFA Europa League Group H.

Run ended
Fenerbahçe were dominant from the off but it took 59 minutes to beat superb home goalkeeper Robinson Zapata and end Steaua's run of four European home clean sheets this season. Having drawn both their previous group games 0-0 Steaua are now bottom of the section, four points behind new leaders Fenerbahçe, and need a good result in Turkey on 5 November.

Depleted sides
Both teams went into the game weakened by injury; with Fenerbahçe attackers Alex, Daniel Güiza and Deivid out, winger Kazım Kazım was deployed as lone striker. Zapata made a vital double save from the advancing Kazım Kazım and Mehmet Topuz before André Santos lashed the second follow-up off target.

Zapata heroics
Mehmet Topuz was again denied by the diving Zapata, who also performed heroics to keep out another Kazım Kazım strike; the rebound fell to André Santos, this time shooting over. Steaua only relieved the pressure in the dying minutes of the first half.

Kapetanos denied
The home side started the second period strongly and Kapetanos was sent clear, only for Gökhan Gönül to produce a saving tackle. Zapata was soon back in action, a fingertip save turning a Kazım Kazım effort round the post, while at the other end Volkan Demirel kept out Kapetanos's half-volley.

Breakthrough
A Fenerbahçe breakthrough still seemed inevitable, and it came when Roberto Carlos played in an incisive low centre that Kazım Kazım was able to roll in. Kapetanos remained Steaua's main threat and glanced a header on to the crossbar, and though Zapata kept Steaua in it with a diving stop from Mehmet Topuz, they never again threatened to equalise.

Last updated: 23/10/09 1.32CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

1
ZapataRobinson Zapata (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
4
GolańskiPaweł Golański
Yellow Card37
2
LuganoDiego Lugano
Yellow Card28
5
RadaIonuţ Rada
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos (C)
7
SzékelyJános Székely
Substitution67
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Yellow Card82
9
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
8
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Yellow Card45+3
Goal59
Substitution85
11
SurduRomeo Surdu
16
CristianCristian
14
TojaJuan Carlos Toja
Yellow Card88
20
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
Substitution71
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
27
André SantosAndré Santos
Substitution89
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
58
BilicaBilica
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea (C)
66
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
26
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Yellow Card19
Substitution42
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
Yellow Card90+2

Substitutes

12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
88
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
21
OchiroşiiIulian Ochiroşii
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
Substitution71
23
Dayro MorenoDayro Moreno
Substitution67
17
Ali BilginAli Bilgin
Substitution89
25
OnicaşMihai Onicaş
Substitution42
19
Önder TuracıÖnder Turacı
31
NinuEmil Ninu
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
Substitution85
24
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
25
BoralUğur Boral

Coach

Mihai Stoichiță (ROU) Christoph Daum (GER)

Referee

Douglas McDonald (SCO)

Assistant referees

William Conquer (SCO), Graham Chambers (SCO)

Fourth official

Steven McLean (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Alan Muir (SCO), Steve Conroy (SCO)

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