The Super Lig outfit had won 2-1 away in Austria and knew a draw was enough to ensure their qualification. After Mathieu Valbuena had evaded his marker, he sent in a cross to the far post and Dirar powered home from close range to give the host the lead after 32 minutes.
GOOAAAAAAALLLL GOOAAAAAAAAALLLL! NABIL DIRAR! pic.twitter.com/F6RXdV6ubw— Fenerbahce_EN (@Fenerbahce_EN) August 3, 2017
But Franco Foda’s side came out fighting after the interval and drew level through Philipp Huspek six minutes after the hour mark. But the Austrian side could not find the goal - which meant Fener advanced 3-2 on aggregate.
Aykut Kocaman's men face Goztepe at the Doganlar Stadium on August 12 in the opening round of the Turkish topflight.