Thursday, February 20, 2014

20 February 2005 - Fenerbahçe Shoots For Seven

On 20 February 2005, Fenerbahçe matched their record scoreline, beating Kayserispor 7-0.

The club had hit that margin four times previously, first in a 7-0 win over Denizlispor in the 1984-85 season, followed by a pair of 8-1 victories over Samsunspor (in 1993-94) and Kayserispor (in 1994-95) and another 7-0 win over Denizlispor in 1996-97.

In February 2005, they were challenging for the league title, sitting one point behind leaders Galatasaray with a game in hand when they hosted Kayserispor, who were in seventeenth place out of eighteen teams.

Fenerbahçe took some time to get going, taking a 1-0 lead into the break with a goal from Ümit Özat (23'). But they rolled in the second half, with strikes from Alex (56'), Tuncay Şanlı (59'), Mert Nobre (68', 70'), Mehmet Aurélio (81'), and Serhat Akin (89'). In addition to scoring, Alex notched two assists, with Mehmet Aurélio and Özat had one each.

The win propelled Fenerbahçe to the top of the table, where they remained for the rest of the season to capture their sixteenth league title.

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