Saturday, July 21, 2007

Fenerbahce Leaves Austria with Confidence

Fenerbahce Leaves Austria with Confidence
By Nathan L. Redd
Fenerbahce leaves Austria with a four-game winning streak in their preseason friendlies. On Saturday, Fener wrapped up its preseason camp with 1-0 win over Sparta Prague. Onder Turaci scored the game's only goal in the 85th minute.
Zico went with Serdar Kulbilge in goal, with Onder Turaci, Can Arat, Tumer Metin, Wederson, Edu Dracena, Deniz Baris, Ugur Boral, Mehmet Aurelio, Deivid de Souza, and Mateja Kezman as his starting eleven. Gokhan Gonul and Selcuk both entered the game as substitutes for Fenerbahce. Roberto Carlos and Stephen Appiah sat out once again.
The crowd was again full of Fenerbahce supporters, taking part in a tribute to President Aziz Yildirim throughout the game. The team now leaves Austria Sunday at 1 PM local time to head back to Istanbul. Fenerbahce leaves their Austrian camp with confidence, but still many questions left to answer. The team was without stars Roberto Carlos, Stephen Appiah, Alex de Souza, and Diego Lugano for most of the camp. The question of team chemistry when those players join the team is still up in the air. Additionally, speculation about Fenerbahce's transfers still linger.
Fenerbahce will now begin focusing on playing rivals Besiktas in the Super Cup in Germany in two weeks. Fenerbahce fans will be eager to see how Roberto Carlos blends in with the current cast of stars in Kadikoy.


Blogger kilic-f said...

i didnt look to the match but i was listening at the radio
we had many chances to make the difference
Wederson 1 possesion
Edu 2 possesions
deivid 2 possesions
kezman 1 possesion
├Ânder 1 possesion

├Ânder was captain at this game maybe he is the new captain :)

2:02 AM  
Blogger Emre Kizilkaya said...

Off the topic, but I've just realized that you are not the only one who prefers the word "futbol" instead of soccer. I saw it here

4:05 AM  
Blogger Nathan L. Redd said...

Yeah, I read that. Beckham's arrival has been a big deal here in ABD. I don't know if the hype will continue, but it's been good for footie here. I like Beckham, but I hate his team. I wish him the very best, but I hope LA Galaxy loses every game.

Ofcourse, I really want to see Fener do a tour of friendlies here in America.

7:28 PM  
Blogger kilic-f said...

i think that chance is not so high , but it shall be great for the american fenerbahceliler..

4:00 AM  
Blogger Nathan L. Redd said...

Haha..thanks Kilic. I'll feel a lot more confident if I can get my airfare to Istanbul paid for.

11:38 AM  

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