• FT

    Ajax

    1

    Anderlecht

    3

  • FT

    D Zagreb

    1

    FC Timisoara

    2

  • FT

    Genoa

    1

    Valencia

    2

  • FT

    H Tel-Aviv

    1

    Hamburg SV

    0

  • FT

    Lille

    3

    S Prague

    1

  • FT

    Rapid Vienna

    3

    Celtic

    3

  • FT

    Benfica

    2

    AEK Athens

    1

  • FT

    Everton

    0

    BATE

    1

  • FT

    Fenerbahce

    1

    S Tiraspol

    0

  • FT

    Lazio

    0

    Levski Sofia

    1

  • FT

    Steaua

    1

    FC Twente

    1

  • FT

    Villarreal

    0

    SV Salzburg

    1

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Sukru Saracoglu Stadium , Turkey

Referee: Zsolt Szabo | Attendance: 15000

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Fenerbahce

  • Ugur Boral 15'

1 - 0

FT

Fener shoot down Sheriff

Fenerbahce ended FC Sheriff's slim hopes of progressing to the last 32 of the Europa League by claiming a 1-0 victory in Istanbul.

A 15th-minute strike from Ugur Boral won it for Fener, who were already assured of top spot in Group H, ensuring a repeat of the scoreline from the fixture between the teams in Moldova in October.

With FC Twente drawing with Steaua Bucharest in Romania, even a win, as it turned out, would not have put Sheriff though as the Dutch side advanced into the knockout stages.

Fener could have been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas, but they were the better side from start to finish and rarely gave their Moldovan opponents a sniff.

Sergio Da Costa blocked Deniz Baris' early strike, but there was nobody to get in the way when Semih Senturk picked out Boral from the right, and the Turkey international sent a left-footed strike high into the goal.

Baris tried his luck again after 24 minutes but could not find the target before Stanislav Namasco held onto Senturk's curling effort from the edge of the box.

Vladimir Brankovic had a rare Sheriff strike at goal but his speculative 30-yard shot was held by Volkan Babacan.

Fener retained the upper hand at the start of the second period with Dani Guiza testing Namasco from 18 yards before, at the other end, Vladimir Volkov sent a hopeful strike wide.

Namasco remained by far the busier goalkeeper and he turned Senturk's 53rd-minute strike behind for a corner with Fener looking the more likely side to score, and Andre Santos fired a free-kick wide as the game entered the last 20 minutes.

After that, the game petered out as Fener were content to make do with a 1-0 win.

Fener will go into tomorrow's last-32 draw as one of the seeded sides, meaning they will avoid tough sides like Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg and Hamburg of Germany, as well as Italian giants Juventus and Shakhtar Donetsk from Ukraine.

Scoring Summary

  • Fenerbahce
  • Sheriff Tiraspol
Ugur Boral (15')
 

Match Stats

  • Fenerbahce
  • Sheriff Tiraspol
7(3) Shots (on goal) 3(1)
14 Fouls 17
4 Corner kicks 5
1 Offsides 3
61% Time of Possession 39%
0 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 6

Teams

  • Fenerbahce
  • Sheriff Tiraspol
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