Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fenerbahce Falls to Dynamo Kiev, 3-1

Fenerbahce suffered their first loss under new manager Zico on Wednesday with a 3-1 loss to Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine. Fener's lone goal came from the feet of Marco "Mehmet" Aurelio just as the second half had begun. Dynamo scored in the first minute of the game to take an early 1-0 lead.

The game was plagued with fouls and penalties, and Stephen Appiah, Umit Ozat, and Serkan Balci all received yellow cards. Serkan later received a red card at the 75th minute, just after Dynamo had scored to go up 2-1. After Serkan's dismissal, the short-handed Canary defense was no match for Dynamo and the Ukranian side scored again at the 82 minute to go ahead 3-1.

The three goals given up by Fenerbahce were the first goals allowed of the Zico era. The shaky defense once again proved the need for another defensive transfer for Fenerbahce.

Fener returns to action again this Saturday in a Turkcell Super Lig showdown against Genclerbirligi in Ankara. Fenerbahce will host the second leg of the Dynamo matchup on 23 August in Istanbul.


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