October 4, 2012
Ex-Reds shine in Fenerbahce triumph
caption:Dirk Kuyt and former Liverpool team-mate Raul Meireles were both on the scoresheet
The Turkish side, who had started their campaign by drawing with Marseille two weeks ago, hit back from Luuk De Jong's early opener for the Germans, who have now gone seven games without a win.
The hosts looked better at the start with Havard Nordtveit forcing a save out of Fenerbahce keeper Volkan Demirel in the 11th minute then Juan Arango firing a free-kick just over the bar.
So it was no surprise when Monchengladbach grabbed the lead in the 18th minute when De Jong headed a Nordtveit cross past Demirel from 12 yards.
But the hosts' lead lasted less than six minutes as Cristian Baroni slammed home a free-kick from 25 yards after Alexander Ring had fouled Mehmet Topal to bring the visitors back on level terms.
And Fenerbahce went ahead six minutes before the break when Meireles drilled a right-footed shot low past Marc ter Steigen from 25 yards after being given a shooting opportunity by a pass from Caner Erkin.
Meireles came close again two minutes after the break but the Turks' inevitable third arrived in the 71st minute when Kuyt converted a cross by Erkin with a crisp volley.
Monchengladbach gave themselves hope four minutes later when Igor De Camargo made it 3-2 by converting a cross from the left wing by Arango.
But Fenerbahce wrapped up victory in the 87th minute when Baroni fired home his second of the game after being played in by Kuyt on the right side of the penalty area.
|1 Marc-André ter Stegen||1 Volkan Demirel|
|4 Roel Brouwers||2 Egeman Korkmaz|
|3 Filip Daems||4 Bekir Irtegun|
|39 Martin Stranzl||77 Gokhan Gonul|
|18 Juan Arango||3 Hasan Kaldirim|
|14 Thorben Marx||14 Raul Meireles|
|16 Havard Nordtveit||88 Caner Erkin|
|34 Granit Xhaka||5 Mehmet Topal|
|6 Tolga Cigerci||16 Baroni Cristian|
|5 Alexander Ring||11 Dirk Kuyt|
|9 Luuk de Jong||7 Moussa Sow|
|33 Christofer Heimeroth||Fehmi Mert Gunok 34|
|17 Oscar Wendt||Joseph Yobo 6|
|24 Tony Jantschke||Milos Krasic 27|
|8 Lukas Rupp||Selcuk Sahin 21|
|10 Igor De Camargo||Mehmet Topuz 38|
|22 Peniel Kokou Mlapa||Semih Senturk 23|
|31 Branimir Hrgota||Miroslav Stoch 9|
|Branimir Hrgota for Alexander Ring (46)||Milos Krasic for Moussa Sow (78)|
|Igor De Camargo for Tolga Cigerci (62)||Selcuk Sahin for Dirk Kuyt (90)|
|Peniel Kokou Mlapa for Granit Xhaka (86)|
|Thorben Marx (78)||Gokhan Gonul (30)|
|Luuk de Jong (79)||Egeman Korkmaz (32)|
|Caner Erkin (77)|
|· Squads: Borussia Monchengladbach | Fenerbahce|