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Fenerbahçe continue fine form

Published: Friday 6 November 2009, 0.50CET
Fenerbahçe SK 3-1 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Fenerbahçe maintained their advantage atop Group H as goals from Brazilian trio André Santos, Bilica and Alex sealed the three points.
by Yakir Mizrahi
from Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium

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Match statistics

FenerbahçeSteaua

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
3
Offsides6
 
5
Fouls committed16
 
12
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 6 November 2009, 0.50CET

Fenerbahçe continue fine form

Fenerbahçe SK 3-1 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Fenerbahçe maintained their advantage atop Group H as goals from Brazilian trio André Santos, Bilica and Alex sealed the three points.

Fenerbahçe SK maintained their position at the top of UEFA Europa League Group H as goals from Brazilian trio André Santos, Bilica and Alex secured victory against FC Steaua Bucureşti.

Two-point lead
A 1-0 win in Romania had taken Fenerbahçe to the section summit a fortnight ago and their ninth point from three games kept them two in front of second-placed FC Twente; Steaua are five adrift of qualification. Pantelis Kapetanos had sent Steaua in at half-time level after cancelling out André Santos's opener but Bilica and Alex found the target to leave Fenerbahçe within two points of the round of 32.

Steaua off mark
Kapetanos came close with a half-volley on 12 minutes but on the quarter-hour the home team were ahead, winger André Santos producing some stylish feints outside the box before a strong left-footed finish. Visiting goalkeeper Robinson Zapata, superb when these sides met last, did well to keep out efforts from Mehmet Topuz and Emre Belözoğlu and as the tempo dropped, Steaua equalised. Bănel Nicoliţă's accurate pass found Kapetanos, who made no mistake to register his side's first goal in the group.

Decisive move
The Turkish hosts picked up the pace after the break and six minutes into the second half it was 2-1, centre-back Bilica producing a fantastic header from Alex's free-kick to register Fenerbahçe's 200th goal in UEFA club competition. Steaua coach Mihai Stoichiţă brought on Dayro Moreno for Cristian Tănase in an attempt to change the game but Alex, an inspiration behind quite a few of Fenerbahçe's double century of strikes, ran forward from midfield and beat Zapata from 25 metres. To go through, winless Steaua must triumph at FC Sheriff on 2 December and beat Twente 15 days later – provided Dutch side also slip up at home to Fenerbahçe.

Last updated: 27/11/12 13.39CET

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Lineups

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

steaua

Steaua

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
1
ZapataRobinson Zapata (GK)
2
LuganoDiego Lugano
5
RadaIonuţ Rada
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
6
TănaseCristian Tănase
Substitution63
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Substitution70
7
SzékelyJános Székely
Substitution66
8
Kazım KazımColin Kazım Richards
Yellow Card70
Substitution70
9
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
Goal38
10
AlexAlex (C)
Goal67
Substitution85
14
TojaJuan Carlos Toja
16
CristianCristian
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
27
André SantosAndré Santos
Goal15
Yellow Card43
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
58
BilicaBilica
Goal51
18
MarinPetre Marin
66
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Yellow Card66
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea (C)
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
26
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Substitution72

Substitutes

88
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
4
GolańskiPaweł Golański
Substitution72
9
GüizaDaniel Güiza
Substitution70
11
SurduRomeo Surdu
Substitution66
20
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
Substitution70
19
IonescuAndrei Ionescu
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
Substitution85
23
Dayro MorenoDayro Moreno
Substitution63
24
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
31
NinuEmil Ninu
99
DeividDeivid
99
BibishkovKrum Bibishkov

Coach

Christoph Daum (GER) Mihai Stoichiță (ROU)

Referee

Thomas Einwaller (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Heim (AUT), Norbert Schwab (AUT)

Fourth official

Oliver Drachta (AUT)

Additional assistant referees

Bernhard Brugger (AUT), Dietmar Drabek (AUT)

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