The 11th round of the Super Lig ended with just three points separating leaders Sivasspor from 8th placed Besiktas.
We are approaching the midway point of the season and as things stand you really couldn’t pick one side as favorites. Yet again it looks like the title race will go down to the wire.
Fenerbahce were first to play this week and managed to make a bit of a meal out of things defeating Kasimpasa 3-2 at home but Isla ending up getting sent off and will miss next weeks clash away to Malatyaspor.
Yet again Vedat Muriqi was the star of the show scoring a brace to take his season tally to seven goals in 10 games. The Kosovan forward has hands down been the Yellow Canaries transfer of the season thus far.
The victory temporarily moved Fenerbahce top of the table but then along came Sivasspor. There is a new sheriff in town. The Yigidolar beat a tricky Konyaspor 2-0 at home to go top to the table.
If Sivasspor manage to stay top or thereabouts by the time winter really hits they are going to be difficult to stop at home. Temperatures in the central Anatolian region hit subzero throughout the bitterly cold snowy season making it a very difficult away fixture. In contrast, you can still go swimming on the south coast.
Reigning champions Galatasaray managed to beat Gaziantep away putting on arguably their best performance of the season. They had to show a reaction after the humiliating 6-0 away defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League and managed to do so on Saturday with goals from Omer Bayram and Feghouli.
The victory saw Galatasaray temporarily move into 3rd place but they were soon overtaken by Trabzonspor who beat last weeks leaders Alanyaspor 1-0 at home and Basaksehir who beat Ankaragucu 2-1 to move into 4th spot.
Neither Trabzonspor nor Basaksehir can be ruled out the title race. Both have strong squads and well-settled teams.
Elsewhere, Malatyaspor were held to a 1-1 draw against Goztepe to move just three points behind league leaders in 7th place.
And one of the biggest talking points this week came from last-placed Kayserispor who despite losing 2-1 gave birth to a new Super Lig star. Fifteen-year-old Emre Demir netted his first goal this term to become the youngest player to score in the Turkish top-tier.
Keep a close eye on this boy he is a real talent.