Fenerbahce 2 - 0 Lazio: Italian resistance finally breaks
Scorers: Fenerbahce - Webo (79 pen), Kuyt (90)
Pierre Webo’s 79th-minute penalty and former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt’s last-minute finish ensured the hosts eventually made their second-half pressure pay.
Ogenyi Onazi’s red card three minutes after the break handed the initiative to the Turks, but, after hitting a post and seeing a succession of other chances come and go, they looked in danger of being frustrated.
But January signing Webo held his nerve after Stefan Radu had handled in the area to opening the scoring and Kuyt added a second on the rebound at the death which leaves Lazio with plenty of work to do in the second leg in Rome.
Lazio would have been happy to leave Turkey with just a one-goal deficit, but their opponents were keen to press home their advantage and the potentially crucial second duly arrived in injury time. Erkin’s free-kick was parried by Marchetti and Kuyt followed in to score.
Fenerbahce: Demirel, Gonul, Yobo, Korkmaz, Ziegler, Topal (Erkin 71), Meireles, Kuyt, Baroni (Ucan 76), Sow (Topuz 86), Webo. Subs Not Used: Gunok, Irtegun, Sahin,Senturk.
Lazio: Marchetti, Ciani, Cana, Radu, Gonzalez, Candreva, Onazi, Ederson (Ledesma 63), Hernanes (Mauri 86), Lulic, Kozak (Klose 72). Subs Not Used: Bizzarri, Crecco, Biava, Rozzi.