Istanbul BB No Problem for Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce cruised out of the group stage of the Fortis Turkish Cup on Saturday with an easy 5-0 win over Istanbul BB. Deivid de Souza contributed two goals for the Canaries, and Tuncay Sanli, Mehmet Yozgatli, and Semih Senturk each found the back of the net as well. Fener now sits atop the standings with 12 points in 4 games. Mehmet Aurelio was carded in the game, and Can Arat was sent off in the 56th minute. It wouldn't matter this day, however, as Fener could have won with five men if needed.
Zico was pleased with the team's performance, and despite the overmatched opponent, he saw it as a tremendous opportunity for the team to play competitively heading into the season's second half. The squad will now turn its attention to Erciyesspor, who lost 6-0 to Fener at Sukru Saracoglu to open the season. The second leg, however, sends Fener on the road looking to maintain their 7-point lead in the standings.