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Advantage Fenerbahçe after Webó sinks Plzeň

Published: Thursday 7 March 2013, 21.09CET
FC Viktoria Plzeň 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Pierre Webó headed a crucial away goal in the Czech Republic to give Aykut Kocaman's side the advantage at the halfway stage of this tie.
by Andy James
from Stadion města Plzně

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Match statistics

PlzeňFenerbahçe

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
8
Attempts off target4
 
6
Corners3
 
6
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed14
 
8
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 7 March 2013, 21.09CET

Advantage Fenerbahçe after Webó sinks Plzeň

FC Viktoria Plzeň 0-1 Fenerbahçe SK
Pierre Webó headed a crucial away goal in the Czech Republic to give Aykut Kocaman's side the advantage at the halfway stage of this tie.

Pierre Webó's header nine minutes from time earned Fenerbahçe SK a crucial advantage at the halfway stage of their UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against FC Viktoria Plzeň.

The Turkish giants will be hopeful of finishing the job in Istanbul next week after creating the better of the few chances at the Stadion města Plzně. The best of those fell to Webó, who headed into an empty net after Matúš Kozáčik had saved from Moussa Sow, ending the hosts' nine-game unbeaten streak at home in Europe.

Caution took precedence over adventure for both sides early on, however, with Mehmet Topal's tame effort from range the only time either goalkeeper was forced to work in the opening half hour.

It took a fearsome drive by Fenerbahçe's Cristian, which needed beating around the post by Kozáčik, to bring the contest to life on 35 minutes. František Rajtoral was then unfortunate to strike the crossbar at the other end, but it was the visitors who spurned the best opportunity of the half when Dirk Kuyt sent Sow's cross sailing over with the goal gaping.

The second period followed a similar pattern until a flurry from Fenerbahçe threatened the deadlock around the hour mark. Sow was denied brilliantly by Kozáčik when his rasping strike seemed to be heading for the top corner, before Cristian fired straight at the keeper.

Reto Ziegler went close twice – with a deflected free-kick and a right-footed shot after cutting in from the left – but, just as Plzeň looked to have weathered the storm, Webó nodded into the empty net to leave Aykut Kocaman's men in the driving seat.

Last updated: 09/03/13 0.06CET

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Lineups

plzeň

Plzeň

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK) (C)
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
4
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
12
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution69
5
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
6
YoboJoseph Yobo
16
DaridaVladimír Darida
7
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution83
19
KovaříkJan Kovařík
11
KuytDirk Kuyt
21
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
16
CristianCristian
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution60
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
Substitution89
33
ZieglerReto Ziegler
Yellow Card51
27
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
99
WebóPierre Webó
Goal81
Substitution85

Substitutes

33
PavlíkRoman Pavlík (GK)
34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
2
HejdaLukáš Hejda
Substitution89
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
6
KončalMatěj Končal
28
Beykan ŞimşekBeykan Şimşek
7
ZemanMartin Zeman
38
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution85
9
TeclStanislav Tecl
Substitution60
48
Salih UçanSalih Uçan
11
FilloMartin Fillo
Substitution69
53
Serdar KesimalSerdar Kesimal
20
AdamovRoman Adamov
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution83

Coach

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Aykut Kocaman (TUR)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)

Fourth official

Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Andrea De Marco (ITA), Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)

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