Fenerbahce 0-0 Osmanlispor – Yellow Canaries suffer blow to title hopes

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Fenerbahce's Serbian forward Lazar Markovic (R) vies for the ball with Galatasaray's Turkish defender Hakan Balta (L) during the Turkish Super Lig football match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray at the Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul on October 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce suffered a blow to their title challenge today after being held to a goalless draw by Osmanlispor.

The Yellow Canaries were unable to break the Osmanlispor defence despite creating the lion share of goal scoring opportunities. Fenerbahce took 19 shots but only two were on target.

On-loan Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic missed yet another game for the Istanbul giants after failing to recover from his injury in time for kick-off.

The draw saw Fenerbahce remain four points behind league leaders Besiktas however, the Black Eagles will go seven points clear with a win against Kasimpasa today.

FENERBAHÇE 0-0 OSMANLISPOR

Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu Ülker Stadyumu
Referee: Ali Palabıyık
Kick-Off: 19:00 (Local time)
Fenerbahce: Volkan Demirel, Gökhan Gönül, Kjaer, Alves, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Mehmet Topal, De Souza (min. 46 Diego), Alper Potuk (min. 62 Nani), Ozan Tufan (min. 62 Fernandao), Volkan Şen, Van Persie
Manager: Vitor Pereira
Osmanlispor: Ahmet Şahin, Muhammed Bayır, Uğur Demirok, Numan Çürüksu, Pinto, Musa Çağıran, Mehmet Güven, Ndiaye, Lawal (min. 62 Dzon), Umar (min. 84 Erdal Kılıçaslan), Webo (min. 70 Rusescu)
Manager: Mustafa Reşit Akçay
Yellow Cards: min. 39 De Souza, min. 71 Fernandao, min. 81 Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe), min. 44 Musa Çağıran, min. 67 Muhammed Bayır, min. 88 Ndiaye (Osmanlıspor)
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