Fenerbahce beats Zenit in 1st leg of Europa League last 32
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 13, 2019 08:34 AM
Fenerbahce's Mauricio Isla, center, fights for the ball with Zenit St. Petersburg's Sardar Azmoun during the Europa League round of 32 soccer match between Fenerbahce and Zenit at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium, in Istanbul, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
ISTANBUL (AP) — Fenerbahce will take a 1-0 lead to Zenit St. Petersburg in the Europa League last 32 after Islam Slimani scored the only goal of the first leg on Tuesday.
Slimani struck in the 21st minute after being set up by Victor Moses, who is on loan at the Istanbul club from Premier League side Chelsea.
Zenit squandered a chance to equalize before halftime when Robert Mak's penalty was saved by Harun Tekin.
The other round-of-32 games are on Thursday. Fenerbahce's game was played early for security reasons to avoid it clashing with Istanbul rival Galatasaray hosting Benfica.