Fenerbahce to face Zenit in UEFA Europa League

Turkish club has advantage going into second leg in Russia after winning 1-0 at home in first leg

Fenerbahce to face Zenit in UEFA Europa League

By Fatih Erel


Turkey's Fenerbahce will face Russia's Zenit in St. Petersburg in a second-leg Round of 32 game in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

In the second-highest level football competition in Europe, the Turkish club has the advantage going in after winning 1-0 at home in the first leg.

So far, Fenerbahce have played 229 matches in UEFA competitions, winning 84 games and losing 97.

In the Turkish league, the struggling Yellow Canaries have been suffering the worst season in their history, with only five wins in 22 outings.

Fenerbahce are now in 15th place with just 24 points -- a distant 24 points from the lead -- while Zenit are at the top of the Russian league with 34 points.

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