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Fenerbahçe safe at summit after win at Marseille

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 23.20CET
Olympique de Marseille 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
A splendid overhead kick from Bekir İrtegün earned Fenerbahçe a fourth win in five games, assured them of top spot in Group C and eliminated OM.
by David Crossan
from Stade Vélodrome
Fenerbahçe safe at summit after win at Marseille
Fenerbahçe celebrate Bekir İrtegün's decisive goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

MarseilleFenerbahçe

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target11
 
3
Corners6
 
1
Offsides1
 
6
Fouls committed19
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 03:46 CET

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Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 23.20CET

Fenerbahçe safe at summit after win at Marseille

Olympique de Marseille 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
A splendid overhead kick from Bekir İrtegün earned Fenerbahçe a fourth win in five games, assured them of top spot in Group C and eliminated OM.

A spectacular Bekir İrtegün overhead kick earned Fenerbahçe SK a 1-0 win at Olympique de Marseille and a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 as Group C winners.

The Turkish club needed just a point to be sure of progress but wrapped up their qualification with a fourth triumph in five games. Bekir's 40th-minute strike ultimately proved the difference, but Fenerbahçe were forced to withstand plenty of second-half pressure, with Marseille hitting the bar through Rafidine Abdullah in added time as they succumbed to elimination.

Moussa Sow's pace was a major source of early menace for the OM defence and the forward squared for Dirk Kuyt to stab wide midway through the first half. That seemed to wake the home side up and their best first-half opportunities followed swiftly, Jordan Ayew having a shot blocked by former Marseille defender Joseph Yobo and brother André firing over following a dextrous one-two with Morgan Amalfitano.

Élie Baup's charges nonetheless fell behind before the interval when defender Bekir finished athletically and magnificently low to Steve Mandanda's right, connecting acrobatically after Mehmet Topal had flicked on a Cristian corner. OM had failed to depute a player to guard the near post.

The hosts began the second half at quite a lick, with Jordan Ayew's dangerous shot tipped behind by Volkan Demirel before his sibling's far-post header from an exquisite Jérémy Morel cross hit the side netting. Joey Barton then sent a sweetly struck left-footer narrowly wide on 84 minutes, but, as news filtered in of VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach's opener against AEL Limassol FC, OM knew the game was up. Abdullah's late effort against the woodwork merely summed up their frustration.

Last updated: 24/11/12 0.13CET

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Lineups

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Marseille

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK) (C)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK) (C)
2
AbdallahKassim Abdallah
3
Hasan Ali KaldırımHasan Ali Kaldırım
4
MendesLucas Mendes
Yellow Card11
4
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
Goal39
Yellow Card79
6
BartonJoey Barton
Substitution85
5
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Yellow Card86
8
J. AyewJordan Ayew
Yellow Card74
6
YoboJoseph Yobo
10
A. AyewAndré Ayew
Yellow Card88
7
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution79
13
AbdullahRafidine Abdullah
11
KuytDirk Kuyt
15
MorelJérémy Morel
14
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
18
AmalfitanoMorgan Amalfitano
16
CristianCristian
Substitution89
24
FanniRod Fanni
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
27
RaspentinoFlorian Raspentino
Substitution69
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution85

Substitutes

40
FabriJulien Fabri (GK)
34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
Substitution69
2
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
14
M'BowPape M'Bow
9
StochMiroslav Stoch
Substitution85
19
KaboréCharles Kaboré
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
Substitution89
21
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
23
JobelloWesley Jobello
Substitution85
27
KrasićMiloš Krasić
34
AloeBaptiste Aloe
38
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution79

Coach

Élie Baup (FRA) Aykut Kocaman (TUR)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Stuart Burt (ENG), Simon Beck (ENG)

Fourth official

Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Andre Marriner (ENG), Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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