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Dramatic Marseille comeback foils Fenerbahçe

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 21.35CET
Fenerbahçe SK 2-2 Olympique de Marseille
André Ayew completed a memorable fightback in Istanbul with a 94th-minute equaliser that finally silenced the frenetic home support.
by Dirk Vermeiren
from Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium

Match statistics

FenerbahçeMarseille

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
6
Attempts off target2
 
7
Corners2
 
4
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 14/11/2012 04:47 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 21.35CET

Dramatic Marseille comeback foils Fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe SK 2-2 Olympique de Marseille
André Ayew completed a memorable fightback in Istanbul with a 94th-minute equaliser that finally silenced the frenetic home support.

Olympique de Marseille launched an audacious late raid at Fenerbahçe SK as two goals in the closing minutes, the second coming deep into added time, earned a share of the Group C spoils.

The Turkish outfit were on course for their first win in six European home games after goals in either half from Caner Erkin and Alex. Mathieu Valbuena revived hope for the visitors, however, to set up a frenetic conclusion that reached a crescendo four minutes into injury time when André Ayew rose to head in following a corner.

The UEFA Europa League encounter also had a lively start, with Valbuena and Morgan Amalfitano posing a threat in tandem down the right. It felt like a goal was coming and it duly arrived for the hosts on 28 minutes when Caner played a textbook one-two with Hasan Ali Kaldırım before firing in.

There was never a dull moment in the first half and, as Fenerbahçe began to sit back, there was no shortage of intrigue in the second period either. André Ayew so nearly punished the Turkish side's cautiousness as he deflected a clever Loïc Rémy pass against the bar. It looked like Fener's night, and even more so when Alex doubled their advantage on 57 minutes, timing his run to meet Mehmet Topuz's cross with perfection.

Marseille sought a way back but looked to be swimming against a tide of 40,000 supporters before Valbuena conjured an unlikely reply. The OM juggernaut was rolling – in the end, Fenerbahçe just could not stop it.

Last updated: 25/09/14 4.32CET

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Lineups

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Fenerbahçe

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Marseille

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK) (C)
3
Hasan Ali KaldırımHasan Ali Kaldırım
3
N'KoulouNicolas N'Koulou
4
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
Yellow Card71
5
N'DiayeLeyti N'Diaye
Substitution42
5
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
6
BartonJoey Barton
Substitution71
6
YoboJoseph Yobo
10
A. AyewAndré Ayew
Yellow Card38
Goal90+4
7
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution74
11
RémyLoïc Rémy
Substitution63
10
AlexAlex (C)
Goal57
Substitution67
15
MorelJérémy Morel
14
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
18
AmalfitanoMorgan Amalfitano
Yellow Card64
38
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
19
KaboréCharles Kaboré
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
24
FanniRod Fanni
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Goal28
Substitution88
28
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
Goal83

Substitutes

34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
1
BraciglianoGennaro Bracigliano (GK)
9
StochMiroslav Stoch
Substitution88
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
Substitution42
15
BienvenuHenri Bienvenu
Substitution74
8
J. AyewJordan Ayew
Substitution71
Yellow Card85
16
CristianCristian
Substitution67
9
GignacAndré-Pierre Gignac
Substitution63
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
14
M'BowPape M'Bow
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
22
MangoSénah Mango
67
Orhan ŞamOrhan Şam
27
RaspentinoFlorian Raspentino

Coach

Aykut Kocaman (TUR) Élie Baup (FRA)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)

Fourth official

Dalibor Conjar (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Domagoj Vučkov (CRO), Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

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