Braga v Fenerbahce: Confirmed Starting Line-ups – Robin van Persie starts

Van Persie

Fenerbahce take on Braga in the Europa League Last 16 second-leg with a 1-0 aggregate lead following their slender win at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium.

The Istanbul will welcome back Diego who returns from suspension and head coach Vitor Pereira has decided to put him straight back in the starting line-up.

The Yellow Canaries will however, be without Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic who has been ruled out with injury.

Pereira has decided to stick with Robin van Persie upfront after an impressive performance against Kayserispor last week when he scored his 16th goal.

Luis Nani returns to the starting line-up after missing the first-leg with a minor injury.


Fenerbahce will start with four Portuguese speaking players against Braga tonight and also have a Portuguese manager.

Stadium: Municipal
Referee: Ivan Bebek
Kick-Off: 20:05 GMT

Braga:  Matheus, Boly, Andre Pinto, Goiano, Baiano, Vukcevic, Mauro, Rafa Silva, Josue, Ahmed Hassan, Stoiljkovic
Manager: P. Fonseca

Volkan, Şener, Kjaer, Alves, Caner, Mehmet Topal, Josef, Diego, Nani, Alper Potuk, Van Persie
Manager: V. Pereira