ANDY SCHREUR - Monday, March 11, 2013
Maurice Edu returned to the Bursaspor lineup and played 90 minutes on Sunday in a tough loss at Fenerbahçe.
Edu was suspended from last week's match due to receiving two yellow cards two weeks ago.
Bursaspor started off the game with a flourish, taking the lead when Stanislav esták scored in just the second minute, momentarily silencing the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium crowd when he beat the offside trap and goalkeeper Volkan Demirel for the goal.
However, the Istanbul giants would come roaring back. In the 12th minute, Emre Belözoğlu spectacularly faked two shots from 20 yards before burying a low shot past a diving Scott Carson.
In the 50th minute, a Carson bobble allowed Raul Meireles to put Fenerbahçe on top for good. Carson claimed he was fouled by Moussa Sow in the box but nothing was called and the goal was allowed to stand.
Dirk Kuyt scored next in the 75th minute when Carson dove for a cross and was knocked down by his own player and the former Liverpool man put away the ball into an open net from the far right side of the box from a very tough angle. Sow added the fourth goal when he chipped the ball past Carson on a counterattack, ensuring the rout for Fenerbahçe.
Bursaspor remain in fourth place and face off against Trabzonspor on Friday.