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    Beşiktaş to meet rival Fener for Fortis Cup

    Hürriyet Daily News
    24.04.2009 - 00:00 | Son Güncelleme: 23.04.2009 - 18:13

    ISTANBUL - Beşiktaş advance to the Fortis Turkish Cup final, despite losing to Ankaraspor 2-1 on Wednesday.

    Going into the match at İnönü Stadium with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg, despite losing last night Beşiktaş won the semifinal 4-3 on aggregate, but before Ankaraspor gave them a scare.

    Beşiktaş will meet Fenerbahçe, who knocked Sivasspor out the day before, in the Fortis Turkish Cup final.

    The Ankara side took the lead with Roguy Meye in the 22th minute, and Beşiktaş responded quickly with Slovakian striker Filip Holosko 13 minutes later.

    Ankaraspor found a glimmer of hope with Ömer Aysan’s strike in the 81st minute, but despite trying to find a third goal to force the game into overtime, it failed.

    "We lost the final in the first game," said Ankara coach Aykut Kocaman after the game. But beating Beşiktaş after defeating Fenerbahçe in the league proves that we are on the right track."

    Beşiktaş boss Mustafa Denizli said he would have liked to have gone through to the final with a victory. "We wanted to make it to the final and continue our perfect record in the cup," Denizli said. "We achieved the former but failed on the latter."

    This is the first defeat Beşiktaş has suffered in 2009. "If we are to lose a game, it is better to lose in a match like that," said Denizli.


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