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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Super Saturday in the Turkish Super Lig ! #STSL

YES IT'S GOING TO BE SUPER SATURDAY .....

13th week in the #STSL will take a start with two important matches on Saturday ! Basaksehir vs Antalya and Fenerbahce vs Besiktas !

First place #Basaksehir will host Antalya in a early game before the derby match ! Fenerbahce vs Besiktas match will be after that match !

It's very crucial two matches on Saturday ..,

Fenerbahce and Antalya are the most form teams in the last six matches ! While Fenerbahce won their last five matches ,Basaksehir won four.

Most formed team Fenerbahce which has won its last eight games, will host historic rival Besiktas on  Dec. 3 looking to maintain an 11-year undefeated record in derby games.

Besiktas, meanwhile, is out to extend its unbeaten run in three competitions – Turkish Super League, Champions League and the Turkish Cup. 

But Fenerbahce  fans are entertaining great expectations from Moussa Sow, its prolific Senegalese striker who scored a hat-trick against  Rizespor last week, pacing his side to a 5-1 win.

Sow, who returned to the Istanbul side last summer following one year away with the United Arab Emirates’ al-Ahli, has scored seven goals against Besiktas  in eight appearances. 

Fenerbahce stores now sell Sow jerseys with his name and number written upside-down in honor of recent bicycle-kick goals against Rize and Manchester United .

Sow has scored 65 goals for Fenerbahce in 160 games, while assisting on 28 others. 


Fener coach Dick Advocaat, who has received great praise in the Turkish media for the recent performance of the team following a bad start, also has confidence in his countryman Robin van Persie. The Dutch international, who scored in a derby against Galatasaray on Nov. 20 “is a very important player,” Advocaat said, adding that he should return to the national team. 

Besiktas visits Fenerbahce at Sukru Saracoglu  two points behind leader Basaksehir, another Istanbul team which it drew 1-1 last week, and four points ahead of third-place Fenerbahce

The Black and Whites will be lucky to have Ricardo Quaresma on the pitch after the Portuguese midfielder escaped a booking and suspension in the Basaksehir game in the dying minutes. 

Besiktas coach Senol Gunes said after the game on Nov. 26 that he and his side were tired. The visitors, which engineered a historic comeback from three goals down against Benfica on Nov. 23 before appearing in the Turkey Cup on Nov. 29, will fly to Ukraine to meet Dynamo Kyiv to guarantee a qualification spot in the Champions League. 

In the last 52 games of between the rivals, Fener have won 19, one more than Beşiktaş. It has also won 14 out of 35 games at the Sukru Saracoglu against Besiktas nine wins.

Besiktas's last away victory in the fixture was on April 17, 2005, a 4-3 game for the ages when the 10-men Eagles scored the winner after seeing goalkeeper Oscar Cordoba sent off.


So , Saturday 's results may just change the top team in the #STSL ! #Galatasaray plays on Sunday while #Trabzon waits until Monday.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Amazing comeback by Besiktas !

This has to be the best comeback match for Besiktas in their history !

Going down three goals to nil in the first half and coming back from that was amazing ...

It was Amazing second half by Besiktas and Besiktas fans all game along !

The 12th man kept them in the match whole match

Watch this Besiktas vs Benfica excitement matche highlight here.....Watch it here

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Besiktas's Boss Fikret Orman : "We want to be in the Champions League !"

Turkey's only team in the Champions League this season Besiktas president Fikret Orman is confident that his team is good enough to be in the Champions League tournament .

Orman was in New York last week and I had a chance to be with him at Besiktas USA Championship GALA !

Fikret Orman brought the domestic league trophy to celebrations  along with close to thousand Besiktas fans in the United States .

Besiktas president said, he believes Benfica match will be difficult but with home advantage Besiktas will beat Benfica .

He said ,over his four years  with Besiktas ,they went through a lot of rough times and played their most of their matches on the road because construction on a new stadium !

But at the end , Bringing in Senol Gunes brought Besiktas the Turkey's title in the Turkish Super Lig.

He went on to say, he believes in his players and coach Senol Gunes ...

He spoke very highly about Gunes saying he is not just a coach ,he is a teacher also on our team .

Orman said, " We want to keep going on in the Champions League as far as we can"

This will be good for TURKISH football too, he said.

Besiktas boss Fikret Orman enjoyed the BESIKTAS USA GALA in New York and thanked the Besiktas USA organization .

Besiktas will face Benfica on Wendsday in Istanbul...

Napoli and Benfica both have 7 points while Besiktas is only one point behind with 6 points .

That's why this is a huge match for Besiktas a win will pretty much will secure second place for them .

Besiktas's last match will be against Kiev while Benfica will host Napoli ...

Worst case a draw against Benfica will keep them in the race but a loss will say goodbye to Champions League !

Tomorrow's match against Benfica is like Do or die ...or Must Win match for Besiktas .


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fenerbahce beat Galatasaray 2-0 !

Robin van Persie from being goat to hero !

Yes, until this match , RVP was underfire along with his coach Dick Advocaat from Fenerbahce media and Fenerbahce fans in Turkey .
 
There were even talks if Fenerbahce were to lose this match in Kadikoy, Advocaat and RVP's days were going to be over !
 
Well. that did not happaned ....
 
The hungary side was Fenerbahce and Robin van Persie ...
 
Galatasaray looked very flat !
 
 
Robin van Persie scored twice to give Fenerbahce a famous 2-0 home victory over rivals Galatasaray in the Super League.

Dick Advocaat's side had failed to win in the last three Rivalry matches, but ended that run with a comfortable triumph at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.

Van Persie scored just before half-time before sealing the victory with a late penalty as the hosts made it eight Super League games unbeaten.

The win means Fenerbahce leapfrog Galatasaray – who have now lost three of their last four league games – in the table, moving up to third and reducing the gap to leaders Besiktas to six points.

Volkan Demirel made an early save from Galatasaray winger Bruma, while Van Persie – one of five players booked in a feisty opening period – curled a free-kick narrowly over at the other end.
But home fans were delighted in the last minute of the half when Alper Potuk set Sener Ozbayrakli free down the right, with his cut-back allowing Van Persie to divert a right-footed strike past Fernando Muslera and into the top corner.

Souza headed Potuk's corner inches wide as Fener pushed for a second after the break, Gala boss Jan Olde Riekerink sending Lukas Podolski on for Wesley Sneijder in a bid to turn the match in his side's favour
But the visitors suffered a blow when their top league goalscorer Eren Derdiyok had to be taken off on a stretcher after a blow to his head and it was game over with 12 minutes remaining as Fener struck through a controversial penalty.

Serdar Aziz lost possession to Souza in a dangerous area and the midfielder immediately went down under his opponent's challenge in the area, leading to referee Cuneyt Cakir pointing to the spot.
Van Persie stepped up and beat Muslera despite the goalkeeper correctly diving to his left, sending the home crowd wild.

The veteran striker came off to a hero's reception in the closing stages, as Galatasaray failed to register a second-half shot on target.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Turkey beat Kosovo 2-0 !

 Turkey revived its hope of making the way to 2018 Russia World Cup competition with a 2-0 home victory over Kosovo in southern Turkish city of Antalya on Saturday.
After a goalless first-half, Kosovo conceded two goals in quick succession from Burak Yilmaz, the central forward of Beijing Guoan, and Volkan Sen shortly after the break.
The defeat leaves Kosovo bottom on just a solitary point.
Turkey are now fourth in the Group I with five points, while Kosovo is sixth and last with only a single point.
Croatia moved to 10 points, with Iceland on seven and Ukraine could advance to eight with a win over Finland later in the evening.
Turkey' s star midfielder Arda Turan of Barcelona was recalled to the national team on Nov. 5 for the World Cup qualifier against Kosovo after apparently healing a rift with coach Fatih Terim.
Arda Turan, one of Turkey' s most successful players, had last month been sensationally dropped from the side.
The rift between Terim and Arda Turan reportedly stemmed from a debate over the distribution of the bonuses to be paid by the federation to the players for reaching to the Euro 2016 finals.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

BESIKTAS'S FIKRET ORMAN COMING TO NEW YORK WITH THE TROPHY !




Besiktas soccer team President Fikret Orman is bringing Besiktas's 2015-2016 season Championship

trophy  to Besiktas USA's Championship Gala in New York !

The Gala will take place on Sunday November 13th, in Long Island .

Besiktas USA  President Ferruh Zor said, Championship Gala has been sold out .

There will be about thousand people will celebrate the Besiktas's Championship along with Turkish entertainers from Turkey.

Also, Turkish TV stations and Besiktas TV will be there to follow this big event in  New York.

This will be Fikret Orman's third time attending the Besiktas USA event in New York  City .



Friday, November 4, 2016

Historical win for Fenerbahce against Manchester United !

Fenerbahce beat Manchester United 2-1 on Thursday in a Europa League group stage game.
On a historical night , Fenerbahce defeated the English club thanks to goals from Moussa Sow in the 2nd minute and  Jeremain Lens in the 59th. 
English forward Wayne Rooney scored Manchester United only goal in the 89th minute.
Fenerbahce currently stand in first place of Group A with 7 points in four matches. Dutch team Feyenoord are second with 7 points. Manchester United find themselves in third place with six points.
Also, Osmanlispor beat Villarreal in Spain 2-1 and moved to first place in their group !

On the other hand , Konya went down in Braga 3-1 and they are pretty much out of the next stage in the Europ League ! 
Overall , it's has been good week for TURKISH teams in the European competitions ...