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Fenerbahçe snuff out Sheriff hopes

Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 21.40CET
Fenerbahçe SK 1-0 FC Sheriff
A solitary strike from Uğur Boral earned victory for the Group H winners while denying the Moldovan side a round of 32 berth.
Fenerbahçe snuff out Sheriff hopes
Uğur Boral fires in Fenerbahçe's winner against Sheriff ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FenerbahçeSheriff

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
5
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
16
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 21.40CET

Fenerbahçe snuff out Sheriff hopes

Fenerbahçe SK 1-0 FC Sheriff
A solitary strike from Uğur Boral earned victory for the Group H winners while denying the Moldovan side a round of 32 berth.

A solitary strike from Uğur Boral earned Fenerbahçe SK a 1-0 victory against FC Sheriff in Istanbul, extinguishing the visitors' slim hopes of progression from Group H.

Seeds
Sheriff needed to win and hope FC Twente did not triumph at FC Steaua Bucureşti, but they could not make any inroads against Fenerbahçe who were the dominant force at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. Uğur Boral's 15th-minute goal was enough for the hosts, who will be seeded for Friday's round of 32 draw.

Hosts' dominance
Confirmed as section winners before kick-off, Fenerbahçe were in no mood to give their visitors – who had never scored against a Turkish side in three games – an easy ride. Both Semih Şentürk and Daniel Güiza had close-range shots blocked as Sheriff struggled to keep their hosts at bay. The pressure soon told as Güiza laid off to Semih who played in Uğur Boral. The left-midfielder took one touch and then hit a sweet strike that clipped the underside of the bar on its way in.

Sheriff struggles
Deniz Barış then floated an effort narrowly past the far post when one-on-one with visiting goalkeeper Stanislav Namaşco as Fenerbahçe looked to double their tally. Sheriff were finding it hard to make an impact on proceedings with Vladimir Branković's long-range strike their best effort of the opening period. The pattern did not change in the early stages of the second half with Semih again going close only to be denied by Namaşco.

Robero Carlos swansong
With the game meandering towards its conclusion, the Fenerbahçe fans were given one more reason to cheer as Robero Carlos came off the bench for his last appearance with the club before heading back to play in Brazil after two and a half seasons in Istanbul and 144 appearances in UEFA competition overall.

Last updated: 14/01/11 15.49CET

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Lineups

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

sheriff

Sheriff

88
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
1
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
2
LuganoDiego Lugano
2
Da CostaSergio Da Costa
9
GüizaDaniel Güiza
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
Substitution55
15
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
Yellow Card72
20
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
Substitution46
7
CorneencovAndrei Corneencov
Substitution66
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
9
Jymmy FrançaJymmy França
Yellow Card42
Substitution68
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk (C)
Substitution89
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
24
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
17
RouambaFlorent Rouamba
Yellow Card90+1
25
BoralUğur Boral
Goal15
Substitution86
18
ArbănaşConstantin Arbănaş
27
André SantosAndré Santos
24
MamahAbdul Mamah
58
BilicaBilica
30
BrankovićVladimir Branković

Substitutes

34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
25
MelenciucAlexandru Melenciuc (GK)
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
Substitution89
4
VerbetchiAndrei Verbetchi
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
10
ErokhinAleksandr Erokhin
Substitution66
17
Ali BilginAli Bilgin
Substitution86
21
DiedhiouAndré Diedhiou
66
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution46
22
RodríguezLuis Antonio Rodríguez
Substitution55
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
28
NadsonNadson
88
KuchukAleksei Kuchuk
Substitution68

Coach

Christoph Daum (GER) Leonid Kuchuk (BLR)

Referee

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

Assistant referees

Robert Kispal (HUN), Zsolt Varga (HUN)

Fourth official

Roland Veizer (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Sandor Szabo (HUN), Gergely Sulyok (HUN)

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