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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 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 ...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Besiktas blew the win in the last ten minutes of the match!

Besiktas almost beat Napoli in Istanbul but right after Quaresma's penalty kick goal , they did not hold as a team and after very bad throwing by Besiktas and defensive big error ,Napoli scored in the 82th minute!

Managing the last minutes , has been a big problem for Besiktas ...

Giving away the win In Istabul last night,just might come back to bite them...

The had a chance to capture the first place in the group and they let it go out of their hand !

Napoli is on top of the group B with 7 points and Benfica moved to second place with same points .

Besiktas is third with 6 points and Kiev is only with one point !

That's what Besiktas need it to win this match last night ,they blew it ....

One point good but, now Besiktas has to win their next matches .


A brilliant late goal from Napoli captain Marek Hamsik secured a 1-1 draw at Besiktas to keep the Italians a point ahead of their opponents in Champions League Group B.
Besiktas went ahead with just 11 minutes left through a penalty from Ricardo Quaresma.
However, Hamsik hauled the visitors level on 82 minutes when he cracked a 20-yard effort into the top corner.

Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri was out to make amends for the 3-2 home defeat by Besiktas two weeks ago, which had prompted skipper Hamsik to issue an apology.
Sarri made three changes, bringing in Manolo Gabbiadini, Nikola Maksimovic and Jorginho as the visitors looked to put a reshuffled Black Eagles defence under pressure.
Besiktas were looking to recover from a poor run that had seen them suffer four defeats in their last six matches in all competitions.

the Italians as Faouzi Ghoulam and Lorenzo Insigne combined to put Gabbiadini through, but he shot straight at Besiktas goalkeeper Agosto Fabri.
Besiktas then saw an effort from Vincent Aboubakar ruled out for a foul in the buildup.
Gabbiadini was in behind the home defence again on 11 minutes, with Fabri this time saving with his legs.
Cameroon front man Aboubakar remained a threat for Besiktas as he sent a cross from Tolgay Arslan wide.
Home coach Senol Gunes had to make a change midway through the first half when defender Dusko Tosic hobbled off and was replaced by winger Cenk Tosun.
Atiba Hutchinson came close for the home side when he latched on to a clearance from Kalidou Koulibaly and sent a curling shot against the outside of a post.
Napoli started the second half brightly and on 56 minutes Jose Maria Callejon fired just wide after collecting a through ball from Insigne.
On 79 minutes Besiktas took the lead from the penalty spot after English referee Mark Clattenburg ruled Maksimovic had handled a cross from Aboubakar.
Quaresma converted, with Napoli keeper Pepe Reina only able to push the ball inside the right-hand post.
The home supporters' joy was short-lived, however, as Slovakian playmaker Hamsik netted a superb equaliser.
Dries Mertens set him up with a cushioned header outside the penalty area and he dispatched a wonderful curling effort into the top corner.
Mertens and Insigne both tried their luck from distance during the closing stages, but Besiktas held on for a deserved share of the points, leaving both teams with all to play for in the last two matches of the group stage. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

With a win Besiktas could capture the first pace in group B !

Besiktas's victory in Napoli, has put the Black Eagles within a point of the Group B leaders. 

On Tuesday, Besiktas could capture the first place in the group with a win in Istanbul ! 

In the first competitive meeting between the teams, Besiktas twice let the lead slip before Vincent Aboubakar struck a late winner, his second goal of the game, to secure a 3-2 victory. Adriano Correia Claro had opened the scoring in the 12th minute for Besiktas but Napoli's Dries Mertens scored in the 30th minute to equalize. 

A Manolo Gabbiadini penalty in the 69th minute, with Lorenzo Insigne having earlier missed from the spot, kept Napoli in the hunt before Aboubakar gave the Turkish Super League champions their first victory over Italian rivals in 12 tries.

A 1-1 draw at S.L. Benfica on matchday one came courtesy of a player from the Lisbon club, Anderson Talisca, loaned to Besiktas in August, as he struck a last-gasp equalizer.,

 They were then involved in another 1-1 draw when Dynamo Kyiv pulled level in the 65th minute to cancel out Ricardo Quaresma's free-kick goal in the first half. 

Back in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2009/10, the Turkish Super League champions are hoping to negotiate the group stage hurdle for the first time in six  attempts. In that 2009 campaign they lost all three home fixtures and finished at the bottom of the section. 

They have won one of their last five home games in UEFA competition, and are on a four-game winless home run in the UEFA Champions League proper. Before winning in Naples, Besiktas had drawn two and lost nine of their past 11 meetings with opponents from Serie A.

As for the match facts:

Beşiktaş's star Gökhan İnler played for and captained Napoli between 2011 and 2015, helping the Partenopei to win the Coppa Italia twice and the Italian Super Cup once. İnler played for Udinese Calcio for four seasons before that and on April 17, 2011 scored the opening goal in their 2-1 win over Napoli in Serie A. Ricardo Quaresma scored the second goal in F.C. Porto's 2-2 away draw with Beşiktaş in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League Round of 16 to earn a 3-2 aggregate win. Quaresma was at F.C. Internazionale Milano from 2008 to 2010, making 24 Serie A appearances. Caner Erkin is on loan from Inter after joining the Nerazzurri this summer from Fenerbahçe. Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş was in charge of Turkey for the 1-1 friendly draw with Italy in Pescara on 20 November 2002. Quaresma scored an extra-time winner as Portugal defeated Ivan Strinic's Croatia in the UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 in Lens.

Adriano and Caner are each one booking away from a match ban. Beşiktaş are unbeaten in 13 games in regulation time in 2016/17 (W7 D6), though they did lose the Turkish Super Cup 3-0 in penalties to Galatasaray in August. Beşiktaş have won four of their last five matches in all competitions, keeping three clean sheets. The Black Eagles have won 13 of their past 14 home league fixtures. Oğuzhan Özyakup has not played since sustaining an ankle injury against Galatasaray in late September, although he is back in full training. Caner will be out for six months after tearing his left Achilles tendon in a 3-0 defeat of Antalyaspor on October 23. Talisca underwent surgery on Saturday after breaking a metatarsal bone in Friday's game against Gençlerbirliği, having earlier scored in a 1-1 draw. Necip Uysal went off after 14 minutes with a hamstring injury. İnler missed the Antalyaspor match due to an undisclosed injury and was not part of the squad which travelled to Gençlerbirliği.

Napoli ended a run of three consecutive defeats in all competitions by winning 2-1 at Crotone on October 23, despite Gabbiadini being sent off after only half an hour.