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Fenerbahçe hold off Lazio to book semi date

Published: Thursday 11 April 2013, 23.09CET
S.S. Lazio 1-1 Fenerbahçe SK (agg: 1-3)
Caner Erkin's second-half strike earned a draw at the Stadio Olimpico and secured a first ever European semi-final for the Istanbul side.
by Ben Gladwell
from Stadio Olimpico

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Match statistics

LazioFenerbahçe

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
1
Attempts off target11
 
3
Corners12
 
4
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
18
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 11 April 2013, 23.09CET

Fenerbahçe hold off Lazio to book semi date

S.S. Lazio 1-1 Fenerbahçe SK (agg: 1-3)
Caner Erkin's second-half strike earned a draw at the Stadio Olimpico and secured a first ever European semi-final for the Istanbul side.

Fenerbahçe SK reached their first ever European semi-final at the expense of a spirited S.S. Lazio side, who exited despite knocking on the door throughout the 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico. 

Senad Lulić fuelled the home team's hopes of becoming only the third side to overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase when he struck on the hour. However, Caner Erkin left the Serie A outfit with an impossible task, needing three in the final 17 minutes, when he grabbed an away goal – the Turkish team were home and dry.

Lazio were straight onto the attack with Hernanes curling in a free-kick which Volkan Demirel held on the line with Libor Kozák lurking ominously. Antonio Candreva's volley flashed over the crossbar as the hosts maintained steady pressure on the visitors, who were content to sit back and defend their 2-0 advantage.

That almost proved a dangerous tactic when a good spell of possession late in the half culminated in Ederson's angled shot being diverted behind by Volkan. The goalkeeper later spilled a shot from Hernanes, but gathered just in time as Kozák flew in.

The Czech forward went close to his ninth goal in the competition this season when he flashed a header over from Candreva's cross as Lazio camped even deeper in the Fenerbahçe half after the break. Another spill from Volkan, this time from Ştefan Radu's shot, went unpunished before Lulić left him no chance, bringing Lazio back into the tie with a determined header from Candreva's cross.

Going behind sparked Fenerbahçe into life and they soon all but confirmed their berth in the last four of a European competition for the first time after two previous quarter-final disappointments. Caner Erkin was afforded too much room by the Lazio defence and he was able to thread a shot inside Federico Marchetti's near post.

Last updated: 02/05/13 23.21CET

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Lineups

lazio

Lazio

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

22
MarchettiFederico Marchetti (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK) (C)
2
CianiMichaël Ciani
2
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
7
EdersonEderson
Substitution73
6
YoboJoseph Yobo
8
HernanesHernanes
11
KuytDirk Kuyt
18
KozákLibor Kozák
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution77
14
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
19
LulićSenad Lulić
Goal60
Yellow Card64
16
CristianCristian
Yellow Card33
Substitution73
20
BiavaGiuseppe Biava
Substitution56
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
24
LedesmaCristian Ledesma (C)
33
ZieglerReto Ziegler
Yellow Card31
26
RaduŞtefan Radu
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
27
CanaLorik Cana
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Yellow Card62
Goal73
Substitution87
87
CandrevaAntonio Candreva
99
WebóPierre Webó
Substitution80

Substitutes

1
BizzarriAlbano Bizzarri (GK)
34
Mert GünokMert Günok (GK)
4
CreccoLuca Crecco
3
Hasan Ali KaldırımHasan Ali Kaldırım
11
KloseMiroslav Klose
Substitution56
Yellow Card72
4
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
15
GonzálezÁlvaro González
5
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
25
RozziAntonio Rozzi
Substitution77
27
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution87
38
CataldiDanilo Cataldi
38
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution80
99
FloccariSergio Floccari
Substitution73
48
Salih UçanSalih Uçan
Substitution73

Coach

Vladimir Petković (SUI) Aykut Kocaman (TUR)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Martin Wilczek (CZE)

Fourth official

Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Příhoda (CZE), Michal Paták (CZE)

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