Turkish Super Lig Review: Basaksehir take another step towards the title as Galatasaray & Besiktas falter

Basaksehir extended their lead at the top of the Turkish Super Lig table over the weekend following their 2-0 victory over Yeni Malatyaspor.

Former Turkey international Emre Belozoglu gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot after a controversial penalty decision.

Edin Visca secured all three points for the Owls after scoring his sides second goal. The 29-year-old has netted 11 goals and provided 12 assists in 28 games this season across all competitions.

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Second place Galatasaray meanwhile were unable to overcome relegation battlers Erzurumspor and were held to a 1-1 draw. The Lions found themselves a goal down shortly before half time and needed a strike from Belhanda to rescue a point.

Besiktas also lost ground in the title race after being held to a 2-2 draw by Kayserispor.

Galatasaray and Besiktas fans will be hoping their bitter rivals Fenerbahce can do them a favour this weekend when they take on leaders Basaksehir. Abdullah Avci’s side are facing a tough set of fixtures in the coming weeks which are likely to play a crucial role in the title race.