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Fenerbahçe fashion narrow win against AEL

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 23.00CET
AEL Limassol FC 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Aykut Kocaman's men were made to work hard but ultimately prevailed thanks to Egemen Korkmaz's header to go three points clear at the Group C summit.
Fenerbahçe fashion narrow win against AEL
Carlitos of AEL and Fenerbahçe's Moussa Sow chase possession ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

AELFenerbahçe

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners6
 
9
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 13/11/2012 23:43 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 23.00CET

Fenerbahçe fashion narrow win against AEL

AEL Limassol FC 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Aykut Kocaman's men were made to work hard but ultimately prevailed thanks to Egemen Korkmaz's header to go three points clear at the Group C summit.

Fenerbahçe SK had to wait until 18 minutes from time to see off the challenge of AEL Limassol FC.

The Cypriot champions, perhaps invigorated by the appointment of Jorge Costa as coach this week, performed with admirable discipline but ran out of steam in the second half and lost out to Egemen Korkmaz's header. Fenerbahçe are now three points clear atop Group C, with AEL bottom.

In search of their 100th UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League goal, Fenerbahçe started in inventive fashion when Dirk Kuyt flicked the ball up and volleyed only narrowly wide. Their creative juices dried up for long periods thereafter, though, with AEL doing a fine job of stifling the visitors.

The home side grew in confidence as a result and had two chances of their own before half-time. Both fell to Rui Miguel, the first skidding wide via a deflection and the second requiring Volkan Demirel to be on his guard.

AEL's slippery No10 picked up from where he left off after the interval, controlling superbly on the stretch after surging through the heart of Fenerbahçe's defence, only to shoot straight at Volkan. Not to be outdone, Kuyt went close himself on the hour but fired a whisker wide.

Though that marked a turning of the tide, Aykut Kocaman's team remained frustrated in the final third, Moussa Sow particularly perturbed at not getting the rub of the green. The Yellow Canaries tried passing through the middle, crossing from wide and shooting from range, until finally striking gold in simple fashion. Cristian flighted in a corner from the right which Egemen greeted with perfect timing and an emphatic header.

The same combination, this time from the left, nearly repeated the trick moments later, but a solitary goal proved sufficient despite late openings for Monteiro and Dosa Júnior.

Last updated: 27/10/12 0.13CET

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Lineups

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AEL

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

32
DegraMatias Degra (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK) (C)
2
Dossa JúniorDossa Júnior
Yellow Card83
2
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
Yellow Card19
Goal72
7
MonteiroMonteiro
Yellow Card25
3
Hasan Ali KaldırımHasan Ali Kaldırım
10
Rui MiguelRui Miguel
4
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
12
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou (C)
Substitution78
5
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Yellow Card22
17
Paulo SérgioPaulo Sérgio
Substitution70
7
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution90+3
21
Marcos AirosaMarcos Airosa
11
KuytDirk Kuyt
Substitution85
23
CarlitosCarlitos
16
CristianCristian
29
OuonEdwin Ouon
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
77
DédéDédé
Yellow Card82
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
99
VouhoVouho
Substitution73
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution68

Substitutes

22
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
5
ParpasStelios Parpas
9
StochMiroslav Stoch
Substitution85
9
Orlando SáOrlando Sá
Substitution73
17
Recep NiyazRecep Niyaz
11
EdmarEdmar
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
19
KonstantinouMichalis Konstantinou
27
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution68
20
Luciano BebêLuciano Bebê
Substitution78
53
Serdar KesimalSerdar Kesimal
Substitution90+3
70
GilbertoGilberto
Substitution70
60
Özgür ÇekÖzgür Çek

Coach

Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida (POR) Aykut Kocaman (TUR)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Cristian Nica (ROU), Aurel Oniţă (ROU)

Fourth official

Octavian Șovre (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU), Cristian Balaj (ROU)

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