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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Three teams will represent Turkey in the Europa League

After Fenerbahce and Osmanlispor finished their group in the first place , the earned to be in the knockout stage games ...

Besiktas who said good bye to Champions League after losing in Kiev, they also will play in the Europa League .

Fenerbahce surpassed one of the world soccer powers Manchester United in the group and finished first place !

In their last match they beat Feyenoord team in Netherlands 1-0

TURKISH Super Lig's most form team Fenerbahce has been looking good lately in the domestic league and in the Europa League matches...h

Saw scored Fenerbahce's only goal with amazing  bicycle kick again...

Moussa Sow  has been the scoring power for Fenerbahce !

Fenerbahce coach Dick Advocaat , was happy getting out of the group A ,on top of the Manchester United ...

Fenerbahce finished the group with 13 points while Manchester United finished in second place with 12 points .

That's is a huge acomplisment for Fenerbahce team !

On the other hand Osmanlispor made history .......

First time  ever in clubs history , they have gone to knockout stages in the Europa League ..

Osmanlispor coach Mustafa Resit Akcay deserves a lot of credit for this success !

They also finished in first place with 10 points while Spain's soccer power Villarreal finished second place with 9 points  in the group L ....

They beat Zurich at home with two goal in their last match .

One disappointed, Konyaspor said good bye to Europa League after finishing last place in their group

So, Besiktas ,Fenerhace and Osmanlispor will represent Turkey in the Europa League knockout stages...

The draw will be on Monday,December 12th, 2016....

Turkish teams will be seeded in the draw....

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Nightmare for Besiktas in Kiev !

Disaster  penalty  call by Craig Thomson .....

All Besiktas need it to win in Kiev so they could qualify to knockout stage in the Champions League 

Against the last team in the group , they could not do that ! 

In the very beginning of the match (9th minute) they went down 1-0 ... 

That was big surprise for Senol Gunes who was bundled up on the sideline with heavy coat hood covering his head !

After the goal Besiktas  , Besiktas was pushing up to find  the equalizer goal  to tie the match ..

Quarezma and Olcay Sahan missed a couple good chances before the disaster penalty kick call by referee Craig Thomson ! 

In the  30th minute, counterattack by Kiev  led  the awful penalty call and red card by referee Craig Thomson .. 

That was never penalty and with new rule change was not red card !

Craig Thomson butchered Besiktas's dream  with that call ...

Besiktas never recovered after that ! 

Two minutes later Kiev scored again .. 

Besiktas closed the first half  with four goals and a man down ...

In the beginning of the second half , Besiktas' s Vincent Aboubakar was send off  the filed with red card ...

Nine man Besiktas, was pretty much done in Kiev ! 

After that Kiev scored two more goal and match finish with the score of 6-0 !

Besiktas went into match with high expectations but, thouse expectations turn into nightmare thanks to Craig Thomson and his linesman AND the Besiktas defense ...

Although Referee was huge factor in this match but we can't overlook how Besiktas defense played poorly! 

Also Besiktas could create attacks on Kiev goal ...

While Kiev had 17 attempts on Besiktas goal , Besiktas had only 6 ! 

Besiktas had a really good chance to make it to knockout round but their dream vanished by Craig Thomson and  not playing  well as a team !

After the match, Besiktas coach said " I am taking the blame for not playing good "

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A must win for Besiktas !

As Besiktas coach Senol Gunes  said this is the most important match in Besiktas's history ..

I agree with a win Besiktas will gain respect and earn money for the club ..

That's why this is a must win !

Besiktas, with one win and four draws so far in Group B, are close to qualifying from the group stages for the first time in the Istanbul club’s history.
Dynamo Kiev have no hope of advancing further, the Ukrainians will provide a stern test for Besiktas, who recently came back from 3-0 down against Portuguese group rivals Benfica to earn a hard-won draw.
A Besiktas win -- coupled with a Benfica-Napoli draw on Tuesday -- will see the Black Eagles go through as group leaders. Lose, and Besiktas will finish third and be demoted to the Europa League competition.
A draw in Kiev will see Besiktas relying on the result of the Benfica-Napoli match. Besiktas would need one side to win as well as needing to finish the group with a better goal difference than the loser in Lisbon.
Vincent Aboubakar and Ricardo Quaresma will be at the forefront of Besiktas's attack in one of the side’s most critical matches.
Both players have scored three times so far, helping Besiktas to bag nine goals so far in the group. Cenk Tosun, Adriano Correia and Anderson Talisca recorded also scored for Istanbul's Black Eagles.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Turkish Super Lig standings,results and top scorer !

Good weekend for #Galatasaray while #Basaksehir #Besiktas and #Fenerbahce did not win in the 13th weekend in#STSL !

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Super Saturday in the Turkish Super Lig ! #STSL


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 .