Turkish Fenerbanche stun London's Chelsea in first match of Champions League quarter-final
(dpa) - Fenerbahce came from a goal down to stun Chelsea 2-1 in the Champions League Wednesday while in the night's other quarter-final first-leg tie, Liverpool and Arsenal played out a 1-1 draw.
Chelsea got off to the perfect start in Istanbul when Deivid turned Florent Malouda's cross into his own goal after just 13 minutes and Michael Essien nearly doubled the English side's lead five minutes later but his longe-range shot came off the crossbar.
But Fenerbahce came alive in the second half and equalized on 65 minutes through Kazim Kazim before Deivid made amends for his earlier error with an unstoppable shot from all of 30 metres to make it 2-1 to Zico's side.
Meanwhile in London, Liverpool came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Arsenal at the Emirates. Arsenal started strongly against the Reds and deservedly went in front after 23 minutes when Emmanuel Adebayor rose unchallenged to head home a Robin van Persie from six metres.
The lead lasted just three minutes, however, as Dirk Kuyt bundled the ball home from a similar distance after some excellent build-up work on the left from Steven Gerrard.
In Tuesday's quarter-final ties, Manchester United won 2-0 away to Serie A side Roma and Schalke 04 of Germany went down 1-0 at home to Barcelona.
The return legs are on April 8 and April 9.