Turkey League Wrap 26: Is the dream over for Basaksehir?

Turkey League Wrap 26: Is the dream over for Basaksehir?

We thought it was an Aprils Fools joke, after arriving back in London this morning we took a look at the morning results and Akhisar had apparently beat Basaksehir. After watching over the highlights we soon discovered it was no joke.

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Akhisar had failed to score a single goal in their last three games against Basaksehir. That all changed on Saturday as they scored twice to beat the Istanbul title challengers 2-1 at home. Former West Ham forward Vaz Te opened the scoring for Akhisar before Yalcin Ayhan equalised. The Akigolar had the last laugh when Sokol Cikallesh scored a last gasp winner.

Basaksehir will be hoping Besiktas lose tomorrow. The league leaders are two points ahead of them and could extend their lead to five with a victory.

Istanbul giants Fenerbahce returned to winning ways but the fans were put through torture again. Robin van Persie scored on 84 minutes to win all three points and keep Antalyaspor and Trabzonspor who are breathing down their neck for the 4th place spot.

Antalyaspor kept hopes of a top four spot alive after beating Kayserispor 2-1 at home. There were no surprises as far as the goal scorers were concerned, Samuel Eto’o netted yet again.

Points of interest

  • Van Persie has scored more goals against Karabukspor than any other team in the Super Lig – three goals in two games.
  • Fenerbahce became only the fifth team to pick up points away from home at Karabukspor
  • Aprils Fools has been lucky for Fenerbahce, the Yellow Canaries have won five of seven games played on the day.
  • The Antalyaspor v Kayserispor game was the first there has been a red card in the first and second half


Akhisar 1-2 Basaksehir 

Antalyaspor 2-1 Kayserispor

Alanyaspor 3-1 Kasimpasa

Karabukspor 0-1 Fenerbahce