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Nervy Fenerbahçe edge past ten-man BATE

Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 22.59CET
Fenerbahçe SK 1-0 FC BATE Borisov (agg: 1-0)
Cristian's penalty right on half-time was enough to edge out a BATE team forced to play 70 minutes with ten men after Dmitri Baga's dismissal.
by John Atkin
from Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium

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Match statistics

FenerbahçeBATE

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
2
Corners4
 
3
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed19
 
17
Yellow cards5
 
6
Red Cards0
1

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Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 22.59CET

Nervy Fenerbahçe edge past ten-man BATE

Fenerbahçe SK 1-0 FC BATE Borisov (agg: 1-0)
Cristian's penalty right on half-time was enough to edge out a BATE team forced to play 70 minutes with ten men after Dmitri Baga's dismissal.

Fenerbahçe SK will grace the UEFA Europa League round of 16 for the first time after Cristian's penalty right on half-time proved the difference against an FC BATE Borisov side down to ten men for 70 minutes.

The first half was bearing a remarkable resemblance to last week's 0-0 draw in Belarus as the visitors had a player sent off – Dmitri Baga this time – early on and the disjointed hosts struggled to press home the advantage. Moussa Sow eventually prised open the door, earning a spot kick that Cristian converted, and though there were some uncomfortable moments, that was enough for the Istanbul outfit.

The initial exchanges were mere skirmishes, a sharp Cristian chance aside, but the gloves were off as soon as Baga collected his second booking in four minutes for a late tackle on the excellent Salih Uçan. Aykut Kocaman's team were largely swinging and missing, however, their attempts to pierce a well-marshalled defence comfortably dealt with by back line, goalkeeper or – so awry was some of their passing – the confines of the pitch.

Occasionally the combinations worked. Pierre Webó and Sow went close with headers before the latter volleyed wastefully, but he soon made amends by drawing a foul from BATE keeper Andrei Gorbunov; Cristian drove in from the spot. The game was being played behind closed doors but the thousands of fans watching on a big screen outside the stadium made themselves heard. 'As if we were here' said a giant banner – it felt like they were.

The Yellow Canaries were not chirping so loudly seconds after the restart when Volkan Demirel was forced to tip over Filipp Rudik's effort, and their lead always looked tentative. Cristian could have made sure but fired against the bar and though BATE could not punish Fenerbahçe, last-16 opponents FC Viktoria Plzeň just might. The first leg is on 7 March, when the visitors to the Czech Republic will be without the suspended Egemen Korkmaz.

Last updated: 14/05/13 15.46CET

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Lineups

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Fenerbahçe

bate

BATE

1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK) (C)
Yellow Card90+4
35
GorbunovAndrei Gorbunov (GK)
Yellow Card45
2
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
Yellow Card25
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich (C)
Substitution75
5
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Yellow Card9
Substitution64
6
YoboJoseph Yobo
Yellow Card76
15
HlebAleksandr Hleb
7
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution85
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Yellow Card47
Substitution84
11
KuytDirk Kuyt
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
16
CristianCristian
Goal45+1
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
33
ZieglerReto Ziegler
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Yellow Card64
48
Salih UçanSalih Uçan
Yellow Card57
Substitution63
25
BagaDmitri Baga
Yellow Card17
Red Card20
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
41
GayduchikVitali Gayduchik
99
WebóPierre Webó
Substitution78
77
RudikFilipp Rudik

Substitutes

34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
34
SorokoArtem Soroko (GK)
9
StochMiroslav Stoch
9
AleksievichIlya Aleksievich
Substitution75
17
Recep NiyazRecep Niyaz
11
BadoyanZaven Badoyan
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
Substitution63
Yellow Card89
13
MozolevskiDmitri Mozolevski
Substitution84
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
Substitution78
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Substitution64
53
Serdar KesimalSerdar Kesimal
33
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution85
42
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko

Coach

Aykut Kocaman (TUR) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Antony Gautier (FRA)

Assistant referees

Cyril Gringore (FRA), Fredji Harchay (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Jeanne (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Laurent Duhamel (FRA), Olivier Thual (FRA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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