On-loan Liverpool winger misses Istanbul derby – Confirmed Starting Line-ups

The Istanbul derby pits league leaders Beşiktaş against second placed Fenerbahçe. A victory for the Black Eagles would move them four points ahead of their cross-city rivals.

On-loan Liverpool winger has failed to recover in time for the derby and will be sidelined along with Ba for the Yellow Canaries.

Beşiktaş star Gökhan Töre has recovered but failed a late fitness test and will start on the bench.


Former Manchester United star Robin van Persie starts for the Yellow Canaries but Luis Nani has been dropped after a disappointing run.

Alper Potuk has been given the nod ahead of Nani and will be joined by fellow Turkish intentional on the other flank.


Stadium: Ülker
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır
Kick-Off: 18:00 GMT

Fenerbahce: Volkan, Gökhan, Alves, Kjaer, Caner, Josef, Mehmet Topal, Diego, Alper Potuk, Volkan Şen, van Persie


Manager: Vitor Pereira

Besiktas: Tolga, Beck, Alexis, Marcelo, İsmail, Atiba, Oğuzhan, Sosa, Quaresma, Olcay, Gomez

Subs: Boyko, Töre, Tosic, Kurtuluş, Arslan, Uysal, Tosun

Manager: Şenol Güneş