Fenerbahce Falls 2-1 to Sakaryaspor
After a disappointing Champions League qualifier against Dynamo Kiev, Fenerbahce again came out flat on Sunday and dropped a 2-1 decision to Sakaryaspor in Sakarya. Fenerbahce's only goal came in second half stoppage time from Selcuk Sahin. The game was tied 0-0 going into the half in new transfer Diego Lugano's first game. Sakarya struck first at the 56th minute with a goal from Okan. Their second goal came in stoppage time from Musa Aydin. The game also marked the third and final game of Stephen Appiah's suspension. Tumer Metin and Can Arat received yellow cards in the game.
Fener must now look ahead to this weekend's matchup at Sukru Saracoglu against Antalyaspor. For the first time this season, Fener should have its regular lineup nearly complete. In addition to Stephen Appiah's return, new transfers Diego Lugano, Eduardo Luiz Abonizio de Souza, Mateja Kezmen, and Deivid de Souza should all be in the lineup. Fabio Luciano is again expected to sit out with an injury.