Fenerbahçe pair up Lazio in UEFA quarter finals

Fenerbahçe pair up with Italy's Lazio in UEFA Europa League quarter finals.

Fenerbahçe pair up Lazio in UEFA quarter finals

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish football club Fenerbahçe drew with Lazio in UEFA Europa League quarterfinals.

The drawing took place at the UEFA headquarters in the Swiss city of Nyon on Friday.

Fenerbahçe survived a thriller against Czech side Viktoria Plzen on home turf to join Europe's elite in the top eight of the Europa League on Thursday evening.

The Yellow Canaries, as Fenerbahçe is also known, were eliminated in the UEFA Champions League playoff stage by Russian outfit Spartak Moscow and had to continue their European campaign in the second-tier Europa League.

After 43 years, Turkey saw two teams reaching quarterfinals in European club competitions. On Tuesday, Galatasaray progressed into the quarters in the top-tier Champions League and will play with Real Madrid early April. The success also marks Fenerbahçe's first time in the last eight of the Europa League -- the team played in the quarters of the Champions League in 2008.

Last Mod: 15 Mart 2013, 14:17
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