More Drama As Fenerbahce Wins 2-1
Fenerbahce continued their unbeaten streak through the Fortis Turkish Cup on Tuesday, but it wouldn't be without drama. Fener defeated Genclerbirligi 2-1 with the winning goal coming from Semih Senturk only moments before the end of regulation. Genclerbirligi's goal was the first goal conceded by Fenerbahce in their five Fortis Turkish Cup games thus far.
Fener got on the boards first when Mehmet Yozgatli found the back of the net on a penalty kick in the 45th minute, right before the break. Twelve minutes later, Cakir evened the score at 1-1 with a goal for Genclerbirligi. The score would remain the same for the next 32 minutes as it looked like Fener was headed for its second straight 1-1 draw. However, with only seconds remaining in regulation, Semih Senturk, the hero from last month's win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Cup, again saved Fenerbahce with a bullet into the back of the net, sealing the 2-1 victory.
Zico rested many of the starters today, but did bring several in when the game was in question in the second half. He had hoped to rest many of them for this, their second of three games in one week. Mehmet Yozgatli received a yellow card for Fener in the 22nd minute.
These two teams will meet again in just a few days, this time with crucial points in the Turkcell Super Lig at stake. Fener defeated Genclerbirligi in their previous meeting in August in Ankara by a score of 2-0. Sukru Saracoglu will be the host this time, as Fener will look to increase its lead atop the standings.