Canaries Have One Foot in Europa Last 32 after Sweeping Aside AEL
It is probably not hyperbole to say that the small Greek Cyprus side AEL Limassol cannot score against Fenerbahçe, let alone win, even if the two teams play for as long as 24 hours. And that was exactly the case on Thursday evening, with the Yellow Canaries easily overcoming AEL 2-0 in game four of the UEFA Europa League at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Kadıköy.

The victory meant that the Canaries, the only undefeated team in the four-team group, have garnered 10 points from their wins and one draw and now have one foot in the final 32 of Europe's second-tier club football competition.

Aykut Kocaman's fleet-footed Canaries drew 2-2 at home with Olympique Marseille in the opener on Sept. 20, bashed Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2 away in game three on Oct. 5 and defeated AEL 1-0 on the road in game three on Oct. 25. Then on Thursday, Fenerbahçe started where it left off in Nicosia a fortnight ago, winning 2-0 over the hapless Greek Cypriots.

Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt opened the scoring for the Canaries in the 11th minute, when he connected a cross from Brazilian midfielder Cristian Baroni into the net. Senegal striker Moussa Sow doubled the score in the 41st to put the game beyond AEL's reach, this time the pass coming from Kuyt.

Various of Fenerbahce players leaving stadium

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