Fenerbahçe 2-0 Larnaca: Comfortable home win for Fenerbahçe
Fenerbahçe beat AEK Larnaca with a 2-0 victory on Thursday at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. Fenerbahçe were looking for a victory following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Rennes in their previous game. Larnaca, meanwhile, were looking to extend their winning run after a 1-0 victory against Dynamo Kyiv. Fenerbahçe are now in 1st place on the table and have 7 points while Larnaca sit in 3rd with 3 points after 3 matches.
Fenerbahçe started the first half well, when Michy Batshuayi gave them the lead, 26 minutes in. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.
Fenerbahçe once more applied the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, when Rafail Mamas found the net in the 79th minute, seing the match finish 2-0.
Substitutions for Fenerbahçe included Irfan Kahveci, Enner Valencia, Ferdi Kadioglu, Serdar Aziz and Arda Guler for Emre Mor, Lincoln, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Diego Rossi and Michy Batshuayi, respectively. Larnaca brought on Victor Olatunji, Giorgos Naoum, Ivan Trickovski and Pere Pons, to replace Omri Altman, Oier, Rafael Lopes and Gus Ledes.
There were bookings for Bright Osayi-Samuel and Lincoln from Fenerbahçe, and Oier, Imad Faraj and Omri Altman, for Larnaca.
Fenerbahçe will next travel to AEK Larnaca, while Larnaca will face Fenerbahçe at home.
|Fenerbahçe:||Altay Bayindir, Bright Osayi-Samuel (Ferdi Kadioglu, min.72), Gustavo Henrique, Attila Szalai, Ezgjan Alioski, Miguel Crespo, Lincoln (Enner Valencia, min.72), Ismail Yuksek, Diego Rossi (Serdar Aziz, min.87), Michy Batshuayi (Arda Guler, min.88) and Emre Mor (Irfan Kahveci, min.72)|
|AEK Larnaca:||Kenan Piric, Roberto Rosales, Hrvoje Milicevic, Nenad Tomovic, Angel Garcia, Rafail Mamas, Oier (Giorgos Naoum, min.70), Gus Ledes (Pere Pons, min.81), Rafael Lopes (Ivan Trickovski, min.81), Omri Altman (Victor Olatunji, min.69) and Imad Faraj|
|Stadium:||Sukru Saracoglu Stadium|
|Goals:||Michy Batshuayi (1-0, min. 26) and Rafail Mamas (2-0, min. 79)|