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Fenerbahçe out to isolate PSV

With just a point separating the two sides, Fenerbahçe SK will be hoping to steal a march on PSV Eindhoven and tighten their hold on a place in the last 16.

A single point continues to separate these two teams after the scoreless draw in the Netherlands two weeks ago and with home advantage now in the Turkish court, Fenerbahçe SK will be hoping to steal a march on PSV Eindhoven and cement their hold on the qualifying positions.

• PSV had previously established a six-match winning streak at home to clubs from Turkey but were unable to extend that as Zico's men held on for a point with ten men, demonstrating that their excellent start to Group G – four points from the first two games – was no fluke. The Turkish champions, who are one point behind section leaders FC Internazionale Milano, even rode out the crisis after Brazilian striker Deivid was shown a red card just past the hour.

• It was Deivid who got the Istanbul side's fifth UEFA Champions League campaign off to a positive start, scoring the only goal at the Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium as Inter slipped to defeat. They then went to PFC CSKA Moskva and led through captain Alex before the hosts rallied and went in front themselves. However, Deivid rescued a point for the visitors with a long-range drive five minutes from time. Remarkably, before that game Fenerbahçe had only registered two draws in 25 group fixtures; now both their last two outings have ended all-square.

• In 13 fixtures, including the one on 23 October, against teams from the Netherlands, Fenerbahçe have lost eight and won two with three draws. Their record at home is disappointing with three defeats and a draw in the six fixtures. However, a source of encouragement lies in the fact that their two victories have both come against PSV.

• They beat them 2-1 in the 1978/79 European Champion Clubs' Cup first round – though a 6-1 defeat in the return meant the Dutch club went through – and 3-0 in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League group stage. The latter result is their biggest win in the competition along with the defeat of Manchester United FC in December 2004.

• PSV, who lie in third place in the group, began the campaign with a 2-1 home defeat of CSKA inspired by second-half goals from summer signings Danko Lazović and Kenneth Perez. They then slipped up in Milan with Zlatan Ibrahimović scoring twice and were disappointed not to take maximum points on Matchday 3.

• Their last visit to Turkey was a successful one as they defeated Galatasaray AS 2-1 through second-half strikes from Jan Kromkamp and Arouna Koné after the home side had gone in front. However, this victory masks a history of poor results on Turkish soil.

• All five of their earlier visits to that country ended in defeat – with the exception of the 1991/92 European Cup first round tie with Beşiktaş JK which ended 1-1. Apart from the two defeats against Fenerbahçe, PSV also lost away to Galatasaray on two occasions prior to their visit 12 months ago.

• The following PSV squad members were involved in the last away game against Fenerbahçe two years ago: Heurelho Gomes, Timmy Simons, Jefferson Farfán, Eric Addo, Ibrahim Afellay and Ismaïl Aissati. Featuring for the home side and hoping to be involved again were: Can Arat, Önder Turacı, Kemal Aslan, Marco Aurélio, Alex and Selçuk Şahin.