Friday, January 26, 2007

Fener Draws 1-1 with Kayseri Erciyesspor

Tonight's battle between Fenerbahce and Kayseri Erciyesspor was supposed to be a battle of wills - The will to win a lig championship (Fenerbahce) vs. the will to stay in the lig and avoid relegation (Erciyesspor). The will to stay alive prevailed, as Fener could only muster a 1-1 draw with Erciyesspor in Kayseri. It nearly looked disastrous for the Yellow Canaries, as the equalizer didn't come until the 83rd minute. Erciyesspor got on the board as the first half came to a close, with the goal coming from Cenk Isler in the 36th minute.

Fenerbahce had opportunities throughout the game, as Deivid de Souza was unable to take advantage of some advantages to put the ball in the back of the net. A mistake by Volkan Demirel fortunately did not result in no points, but Fener hoped to bring home more from Kayseri. Certainly, Erciyesspor is a much improved team than the one that lost 6-0 to Fener to open the season, but Zico and the Canaries don't want a repeat of last season, when they squandered a comfortable lead and lost the lig title.

Tumer Metin and Edu Dracena picked up yellow cards for Fenerbahce. Metin replaced Ugur just as the second half began, and Semih Senturk came in for Mehmet Yozgatli in the 60th minute.

Fener now turns their attention to Genclerbirligi who comes to Sukru Saracoglu next weekend. They will also have Fortis Turkish Cup games coming next week, and will resume UEFA Cup play in just a few weeks.


Blogger Tims@h said...

Click here to watch this game's highlights.

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