Video: Fenerbahce 1-0 Braga: Mehmet ‘Spiderman’ Topal scores for Yellow Canaries

Fenerbahce beat Braga 1-0 in the Europa League Last 16 first-leg clash at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium.

Braga setup with a defensive lineup and frustrated Fenerbahce for much of the first-half while posing a threat on the break.

Fenerbahce started on the upper foot in the second half with Volkan Sen and Caner Erkin pushing forward down the exposing Braga’s vulnerable right flank.

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Despite creating a number of chances the Yellow Canaries were unable to find a way through and Vitor Pereiera decided to roll the dice bringing on Luis Nani and changing formation to two strikers when he brought on Fernandao.

The Yellow Canaries had a wealth of attacking talent on but it was defensive midfielder Mehmet Topal who finally broke through with a fabulous finish from outside the penalty area on 83 minutes. The Turkish international midfielder has now scored in his last two Europa League games.

FENERBAHÇE – BRAGA

Stadium: Sukru Saracoglu
Referee: Clement Turpin
Kick-off: 18:00 GMT

Fenerbahce: Volkan, Şener, Kjaer, Alves, Caner, Mehmet Topal, Josef de Souza, Ozan Tufan, Volkan Şen, Alper, Van Persie
Manager: Vitor Pereira

Braga: Matheus, Andre Pinto, Eduardo, Luiz Carlos, Baiano, Rafa Silva, Ahmed Hassan, Ferreira, Josue, Vukcevic, Goiano
Manager: Paulo Fonseca

Goal: 83′ Mehmet Topal

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