Friday, September 29, 2006

Fenerbahce Defeats Randers 3-0


Fenerbahce played a tentative, conservative game in the first half of Thursday's UEFA Cup action. Fortunately, the second half told a different story. After Zico's halftime adjustments, the offense Fener fans had hoped for ignited the team in the second half, leading Fenerbahce to a 3-0 victory over Randers FC (Denmark). New Canary Deivid de Souza scored the game's first goal in the 62nd minute. The goal marked Deivid's first goal as a Yellow Canary. After he broke the 0-0 tie, Tuncay Sanli got in on the action by scoring two minutes later. Eight minutes later, Mateja Kezman scored the game's third goal.

Deivid's goal decisively put the pressure on Randers, as they entered the game with a 2-1 loss from the first leg in Istanbul. Tuncay's goal two minutes later nearly sealed it for Fenerbahce, but the defense did a superb job in keeping the clean sheet for Rustu Recber.

With the win, Fener advances to UEFA Cup Group Stage. The groups will be drawn next Tuesday.

Game Stats:

Venue: Atletion NRGİ Park
Referees: Pedro Proença , Sergio Serrao x, Jose Tiago (Portekiz)
Randers: Jensen , Soren Pedersen , Ahmed , Ralf Pedersen , Peter Christiansen , Da Silva , Hansen (Tofting 75), Yanchev (Fredgaar 75), Kenneth Pedersen , Jesper Christiansen (Johansen 62), Djiby Fall
Fenerbahçe: Rüştü , Kerim, Lugano, Edu , Ümit (Uğur Boral 76), Appiah , Aurelio , Tuncay, Alex (Selçuk 90+2), Deivid (Tümer 70), Kezman Goals: Deivid (62), Tuncay (64), Kezman (72) Booked: Deivid, Ümit, Tuncay (Fenerbahçe), Peter Christiansen (FC Randers)

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