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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Besiktas won the derby match against Galatasaray!

Besiktas beat Galatasaray 0-1  on Monday and extending their lead at the top of the Turkish Super League . 

Anderson Talisca's deflected free-kick deceived goalkeeper Fernando Muslera on the 47th minute, giving his team a vital 1-0 lead.
Besiktas started the match at a controlled pace, but  Galatasaray was the more attacking outfit, with contributions from winger Armindo Bruma and German striker Lukas Podolski.
After important derby victory in Galatasaray's nest , Besiktas increased their points haul to 50 and continue to lead the league, four points ahead of second-placed  Basaksehir.
Galatasaray, meanwhile,  with 40 points, and 10 points behind Besiktas on third place !
After the league's weekend matches, second-placed  Basaksehir managed to beat Osmanlispor 1-0 in Ankara to increase their points total to 46.
On Sunday, Fenerbahce could not halt their run of poor performances and dropped two more points, drawing with bottom-placed Gaziantepspor 1-1.
Fenerbahce and Galatasaray  well behind Besiktas after this weekend 
12 weeks to go ,the title race , pretty much between Besiktas and Buyuksehir ! 
Basaksehir is four points behind Besiktas ...
Clearly, this was a huge win for Besiktas but nothing is guaranteed yet! 
Besiktas has the advantage but they can't letdown and be comfortable...
Between Europa League matches and domestic matches , they need to be focused all the time . 
As coach Senol Gunes said, there work is not done yet ! 
"It's to early to claim the championship " he said...
I agree with Senol Gunes . 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

UEFA Europa League: #Besiktas advance to last 16

UEFA Europa League: #Besiktas advance to last 16

Turkish league champions Besiktas eliminated Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva 5-2 on aggregate on Thursday evening in Istanbul to advance to last 16 in UEFA Europa League competition .

The match in Besiktas's Vodafone Arena saw the Black Eagles control the game from the very start, earning a comfortable 2-1 victory over the Israeli visitors.

Besiktas, who won the first leg 3-1 last Thursday, scored on the 17th minute when Cameroonian forward Vincent Aboubakar's superb strike found the net.

Thanks to Aboubakar's first ever Europa League goal, Besiktas managed to control the pace and did not let Hapoel Beer Sheva threaten the home side’s goal.

However, despite leading the first half 1-0, Besiktas could not hold on and the visitors equalized on the 64th minute when Anthony Nwakaeme completed a left-wing cross with a low left-footed shot.

Brought on in the 79th minute, in-form striker Cenk Tosun made the score 2-1 near the end of normal time minute with a shot delivered after driving into the edge of penalty area.

With the win, Besiktas moved into the last 16 and are the only Turkish team left in European club competitions.