Monday, July 6, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
- Turkey kept their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes alive with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to bottom side Kazakhstan thanks to a late Arda Turan's strike in their Group A game on Friday.
The visitors, who handed Kazakhstan their heaviest ever home defeat when they beat them 6-0 last time the teams met in Almaty in 2006, dominated the game but missed several chances.
Turkey's top scorer in qualifying, Burak Ylmaz, missed the target in the 53rd minute and hit the woodwork 20 minutes later.
But it was Yilmaz who set up Arda Turan to score what proved to be the winner in the 83rd minute in a tough match.
Third-placed Turkey are on eight points after six games ahead of the Netherlands, who have seven from five and were visiting Latvia later on Friday when group leaders Czech Republic, on 13, were away to second-placed Iceland who have 12.
Kazakhstan, who have one point, opened their account with a 0-0 draw at home to Latvia but have lost all five of their subsequent fixtures.
The top two qualify for the finals with the best third-placed finisher in the nine groups. The eight remaining third-placed teams play off to determine the last four qualifiers.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Besiktas's new coach Senol Gunes ...
Fenerbahce appoint Vitor Pereira
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Galatasaray ,Besiktas and Fenerbahce occupied the top spot most of the time...
Akhisar hold the top spot earlier in the season in the third and fourth weeks.
Because of the teams could never open the point gap between them ,the gap was only one or two points most of the season !
For the first time , Galatasaray opened the gap three points in the 22th week....
I knew this chase would go down to the wire !
Fenerbahce and Besiktas could not perform like Galatasaray in the last five weeks ...
When I was in Turkey, Besiktas loss 10 points !
Besiktas problems started in the 30th week after a draw against Gaziantep in Ankara !
Following week, Besiktas had a another draw match this time against Akhisar....
In the 32. Week, losing against Konya was disaster for Besiktas !
Fenerbahce was the only team to give challenge to Galatasaray ....
That hope was demolished for Fenerbahce in the 33th week when Fenerbahce draw against BasakSehir !
At the end Clutch team with clutch players won the Turkish Super League Tittle !
Galatasaray had clutch players like Sneijder ,Muslera, Selcuk Inan .....
Besiktas was young team,they could not handle the pressure!
As far as Fenerbahce, their coach Ismail Kartal made some crutual mistakes at the end of the tunnel!
His coaching from sideline was not that great......
On the other hand , Besiktas coach Bilic made some crutual mistakes in the crutual weeks .
That was costly for Besiktas too !
The team who started the league with coaching caos Galatasaray, started this race with bad start but finished on top at the end of the season .
In the 3rd week, Galatasaray was in 9th place in the league with 4 points!
When their Italian coach Prandelli left in the 10th week, Galatasaray was only one point behind
Prandelli won 6 ,draw 1 and loss 3 in 10 ,Turkish Super League matches!
But he was sacked.......
Because of poor Euroapian performance.
The new coach Hamza Hamzaoglu came in and picked up from there !
He landed on this dream job with the help from Fatih Terim's recommandation
Knowing Turkish players and changing couple things with teams lineup ,Hamzaoglu put Galatasaray on right track !
Players like ,Muslera and Sneijder was plus for his accomplishment .....
At the end .....
Galatasaray won their 20th Championship title in Turkey and earned their four star.
They were the clutch team.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Or Fenerbahce ?
Last five weeks will decide the winner......
There are many tough matches in the nex five weeks.
Besiktas and Galatasaray with 64 points and Fenerbahce 63...
Later on in May, Galatasaray vs Besiktas match will decide this race,in my opinion !
Second place Galatasaray will host Torku Konyaspor in Istanbul on Friday.
Alex Telles, is suspended from the match at Turk Telekom Arena while Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop will miss the game due to calf injury.
Other title contenders Fenerbahce will be playing away to Medicana Sivasspor on Saturday.
Fenerbahce may lack their Portuguese regular Bruno Alves playing as a centre-back, while Alves is suspended.
Fenerbahce come in third with 63 points.
Leaders Besiktas will meet Gaziantepspor at Osmanli Stadium, in Ankara on Sunday.
Besiktas regulars, Czech centre-back Tomas Sivok, Austrian midfielder Veli Kavlak and goalkeeper Tolga Zengin are probably sidelined because of their injuries.
Besiktas are leading the league with 64 points by goal average.
20.00 Galatasaray vs Torku Konyaspor (1700 GMT)
20.00 Eskisehirspor vs Kasimpasa (1700 GMT)
20.00 SAI Kayseri Erciyesspor vs Mersin Idmanyurdu (1700 GMT)
13.30 Genclerbirligi vs Akhisar Belediyespor (1030 GMT)
16.00 Bursaspor vs Kardemir Karabukspor (1300 GMT)
19.00 Medicana Sivasspor vs Fenerbahce (1600 GMT)
19.00 Balikesirspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir (1600 GMT)
16.00 Caykur Rizespor vs Trabzonspor (1300 GMT)
19.00 Besiktas vs Gaziantepspor (1600 GMT)
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