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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Besiktas Returns From Porto with Golden Point!

We saw two diffrent Besiktas on the pitch again...

First half, really bad Besiktas and bad goal keepeing by Hakan Arikan!

But in the second half,after Holosko came in to the match, He made a huge diffrence, on team's attacking football...

Besiktas, I think , missed the three points...

Wood works, saved FC Porto on Thursday night...

In the 35th minute. Porto scored the goal thanks to Hakan Arikan!

HAKAN Arikan came out brought down Falcao and from the resulting penalty,

And Falcao took the kick and scored..

In the second half of the match, things livened up in the 59th minute when

a spat between Rodriguez and Ibrahim Uzulmez saw both players booked

That was Rodriguez's second time and he was shown the red.

Two minutes later Besiktas were level, Nihat picking the ball up from deep and launching a 30-yard rocket which left Helton with no chance.

The numbers were evened up by the 66th-minute dismissal of Ibrahim Toraman for a second booking.

So, for close to twenty minutes both of the teams played man down!

Bobo fired one over the bar for Besiktas in the 70th minute, I sware that could have been the "goal of the year" in the Europa League, if it went in!

Bob came even closer four minutes later when he smashed a volley against the bar from all of 35 yards....

All in all, Besiktas missed the oppurtunity to earn a win and three points but, this was a golden one point for Besiktas in Porto.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

FC Porto v Besiktas Preview...

Besiktas will take on Fc Porto in Porto on Thursday night.

Besiktas allready lost to the Porto in Istnabul with 3-1 score.

Besiktas player Guti said Besiktas will be a better team in the second match.

Guti said: "We want to keep a clean sheet as that would help our ambition in this competition.

"We went through a bad spell with a lot of injuries. Now the team will have more options. It is important we go back to getting the kind of good results we achieved at the beginning of the season.''

Former Porto player now playing Besiktas Qarisma will not suit up for this match because of injury.

He did not play in the first match against Porto in Istanbul too..

A fourth straight win for Porto against Besiktas, will guarantee a place in the next stage of the competition.

Besiktas on second with six points,Rapid Vienna and CSKA Sofia occupying third and fourth place in Group L.

That is why,Besiktas can't afford to lose point or points in this match!

FC Porto 3 3 0 0 9
Besiktas 3 2 0 1 6
RapidVienna3 1 0 2 3
CSKA Sofia 3 0 0 3 0

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Manchester United beats Bursaspor 3-0

Manchester United beat Turkey’s Bursaspor 3-0 in Group C of the Champions League on Tuesday to move even closer to a place in the knockout stage.

Darren Fletcher, Gabriel Obertan and youngster Bebe, with a shot which deflected in off Ali Tandogan, all scored in the second half to give United a comfortable win over last-place Bursaspor. It tops the group with 10 points, three ahead of Valencia.

Bursaspor, making its debut in the competition, remains without a point from four matches and cannot now qualify for the knockout stage.

United suffered a setback with an early knee injury to Nani, but used its controlled passing game in midfield to build up a series of attacks. Manager Alex Ferguson gave a rare start to Obertan, supporting main striker Dimitar Berbatov and the combination came close to breaking the deadlock in the 10th minute. Obertan provided the flick and Berbatov supplied the volley—only for the Bulgarian’s effort to be saved by Bursa keeper Dimitar Ivankov.

Ertugrul Saglam’s team looked to hit United on the counter attack with the pace of Gokcek Vederson, Volkan Sen and Turgay Bahadir working the wings.

Bursa’s best chance of the first half came when Sercan put Bahadir through for a one-on-one with keeper Edwin Van der Sar, but the winger was unable to lob the ball over the Dutchman.

Shortly after, things looked to be turning in Bursa’s favor as Nani was replaced by Park Ji-sung after picking up a knee injury. However, neither side was able to break the deadlock.

United started the second half looking more committed and their efforts paid off in the 48th minute, when Michael Carrick found Fletcher unmarked on the right side of the box and his low shot eased past Ivankov on its way to the back of net.

Bursa almost mirrored United’s strike in the 52nd minute. However, Frederico Insua was unable to get a clear shot on goal after being put through by Sen and the Argentine’s effort was comfortably held by Van der Sar.

As Bursa surged forward in numbers, United looked more dangerous on the counter attack. On the 73rd minute Obertan caught Tandogan wrong footed after receiving a pass from Park and the Frenchman unleashed a thunderous strike to make it 2-0.

Just moments later, a clever through ball from Paul Scholes put Bebe through. The Portuguese youngster got to the ball just in time and his low shot got a slight touch from defender Tandogan before landing in the bottom corner of the net.

“We were successful with counter attacks, we got into positions and won corners. We did everything in the first half that could have been expected,” Saglam said.

“We improved from the previous games, we were finally able to get into multiple goal positions. There is of course a huge difference in player quality and football mentality between them and us,” he said.

Bursa will travel to the Mestella stadium next in search of its first goals and points against Valencia on Nov. 24, while United will hope for a speedy recovery for playmaker Nani ahead of their trip to Ibrox to face Rangers

Source: AP


The Strong Bursspor we see in the Turkish Super League is not the same Bursa we have seen in the UEFA's Champions League so far!

They played three matches and forget winning a match , they have yet to score a goal...

On Tuesday night they will face red hot Manchester United in Bursa..

This be very historical night for Bursaspor fans...

First time ever a big name like Alex Ferguson and his boys will play in the city of Bursa , Turkey!

Manchester United on top of the group with two points clear of second-placed Rangers and three ahead of Valencia at the halfway stage of the group, while Bursaspor have yet to get off the mark.

Despite not yet scoring a goal in the Champions League, Bursaspor's confidence will have been boosted by their domestic exploits as Ertugrul Saglam's side are unbeaten in the Turkish Super League and sit top of the standings.

Ertugrul Saglam said: "We believe we can get a result that will be written into the history books with golden letters."

Milan Stepanov and Ali Tandogan sustained knee and hamstring injuries respectively at Old Trafford but are now available for selection again.

Federico Insua also returning after recovering from a hamstring complaint.

So , this is a make it or brake it match for Bursa in the Champions League!

Trabzonspor captures the second place at the end of 10th week in Turkey.

Kayserispor only enjoyed the second place for a day!

On Monday, Trabzonspor beat Konya, in away match with the score of 1-2...

Trabzonspor and Kayserispor has same points but Trabzon's average is better...

So, Trabzonspor is on second place again at the end of tenth week, in the league.

Erdinc Yavuz put Konyaspor ahead in the 29th minute, but Umut Bulut tied the match four

minutes later and Egeman Korkmaz scored the winning goal for Trabzon.

Konyaspor ended the game with 10 men after substitute Ibrahim Ege was sent off in the 88th minute.

First time in a long time, after ten weeks Turkish giants, Besiktas , Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, are not in the top three of the Turkish Super League!

The teams like, Trabzon , Bursa and Kayseri are real and they have been real for a couple a years...

This is disgrace for the big three in Turkey but good for Anatolian teams that are building

strong soccer clubs with minimun budget!

Lastly, the gap on top, is only one point, between leaague leader Bursaspor and Trabzon and Kayseri!

Bursaspor is feeling the pressure ,,,,

in the comming weeks we will see a lot of good matches in the league....

Bursaspor will take on Manchester United on Tuesday..

They have yet to score a goal or earn a point in the Champions league...

On Tuesday, They could do this in front of their home fans in Bursa...

But, Manchester United will be looking for a win to secure their first place in the group.