This match in Istanbul opened the spring part of the season in the European competitions. Fenerbahce, which is in the internal championship is a failure, what is included in the danger zone, easily defeated the St. Petersburg “Zenith”, which in an official match debut ex-defender of Shakhtar Donetsk Yaroslav Rakitskiy. Debuted so that already in the fifth minute was able to leave the field, but the referee openly regretted Yaroslav from Pershotravensk, showing him the yellow card for a jump straight leg to the knee Victor Moses.
“Fenerbahce” (Istanbul, Turkey) – “Zenit” (St. Petersburg, Russia) – 1:0
Goal: 1:0 — Islam Sliman (21)
In the 44th minute, Robert Mack missed a penalty (goalkeeper)
Fenerbahce: Harun Tekin — Isla, Skrtel, Kindergarten Jiffar, Hasan Ali kaldirim — elif Elmas (Andre ayew, 72), Mehmet Topal (K), Marques Siqueira — Victor Moses (Turkey’s Alper potuk, 84), Islam Sliman, Valbuena (Roman Neustädter, 90+2). Coach — Erson Anal
Zenit: Andrey Lunev — Anyukov (K), Branislav Ivanovic, Rakitskiy, Nabburg (Smolnikov, 61) — Hernani, Granier, Wilmar Barrios Gross (Azmoun, 74), Artem Dzyuba, Robert Mak. Coach Sergei Semak
Referee: Buquet (France)
Warning: Isla (14), Kindergarten Jiffar (31) — Edmar (5), Anyukov (40), Robert Mak (68)
12 Feb. Istanbul. Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
Fenerbahce dominated on the field throughout the first half and dominance resulted in the ball after a corner had held Islam Slman. The Algerian Slman, a goal which the world Cup 2014 Russia national team moved from participants to spectators.
Before the break, Fenerbahce had chances to score again, but miraculously kept the lead after a mistake by striking a free-kick on the leg Dress Mehmet Topal. However, the captain was backed up by goalkeeper Harun Tekin, spectacular shot which saved the latter after impact, the Robert Poppy the mark.
The return Match the teams will play on February 21 in St. Petersburg.