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Fenerbahçe see off ten-man PSV (PSV.nl)

29 Sep 2005 - Source: PSV.nl

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Fenerbahçe took advantage of their numerical advantage and saw off 10-man PSV with an Alex double and an Appiah goal. The key incident of the game took place on the verge of half time when Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink was dismissed for a second yellow card and made a premature exit. Fenerbahçe penaltyPSV, who had included Gomes, Alex and Afellay in the starting line-up after all, were in control to a large extent of proceedings in the first half in the Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium, where the atmosphere was constantly electric. The team coached by Guus Hiddink put on a fine performance and seemed not to be impressed by the home crowd that were singing, whistling or shouting all the time. They hardly created chances themselves, either, although Jan Vennegoor produced a dangerous shot and Jefferson Farfán also threatened at times. However, five minutes from half time the game was turned upside down. Vennegoor of Hesselink handled the ball in the area, from a corner, was shown a yellow card and the hosts were awarded a penalty. The Brazilian playmaker Alex de Souza, who was to be the star of the night, clinically blasted the spot kick into the top-right corner; 1-0.Vennegoor of Hesselink saw red And worse was to come. Seconds before referee Mejuto González gave the signal for half time, Vennegoor of Hesselink was again cautioned. He held back Selçuk near the centre line after he had been dispossessed. It was the first time in his career that 'VOH' was given his marching orders. PSV were reduced to ten men for forty-five minutes and faced an uphill battle. Vennegoor of Hesselink automatically serves a one-match ban, so that he is ruled out for the AC Milan game. Alex de SouzaPSV received another blow in the early stages of the second half when Theo Lucius, who was played as full left back for the occasion, sustained an injury and had to be replaced by Osmar Ferreyra. The Argentinian thus made his official debut in the blue-yellow inferno of Istanbul. Although PSV were at the end of their tether, they created some danger when captain Cocu superbly fed Beasley. The American international fired straight at the keeper, though.Supported by their frenzied fans, Fenerbahçe tried to make their numerical advantage tell and twenty minutes from final time Alex headed home from an Anelka cross; 2-0. Stephen Appiah even made it three in the closing stages, when he was at the end of a flowing move started by Alex again. In between the two goals following Cocu had an opportunity to pull one back, but the experienced midfielder had his shot saved by goalkeeper Demirel Volkan. PSV will travel back to Eindhoven on Thursday morning.: