Leaders Fenerbahce waiting for the 19th title
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
ANKARA - Matchday 30 in Turkish Spor Toto Super League ended on Monday with Fenerbahce maintaining their lead with 67 points, making the19th title within their grasp with four games to spare.
The opening match of the week was played between Kayseri Erciyesspor and Trabzonspor on Friday. Trabzonspor thrashed Kayseri Erciyesspor, who are in the relegation zone in the league table, 5-0 in an away match and continued their fight for qualifying for UEFA Europa League challenge. The scorers were Brazilian forward Paulo Henrique and Turkish midfielders Yusuf Erdogan, who scored twice, Olcan Adin and Soner Aydogdu.
On Saturday, Galatasaray upset their fans by receiving a heavy loss against Kasimpasa at home. Kasimpasa cruised past Lions 4-0. In addition to the four goals, the away team Kasimpasa dominated the whole game and missed many chances to score. Kasimpasa's Argentine trequartista Oscar Scarione, who found the net twice during the match, scored the opening goal of the game from a penalty kick in the 7th minute. Other scorers were Uruguayan wing forward Tabare Viudez and Turkish center back Yalcin Ayhan scoring from a header. Galatasaray are maintaining their chances for completing the league in second position despite the defeat.
The current league leaders Fenerbahce met runners-up Besiktas on Sunday at Ataturk Olympic Stadium. "Yellow Canaries" took the lead in the derby when their Senegalese forward Moussa Sow scored. However the "Black Eagles" equalised with their Brazilian left-back Ramon Motta who found the net through at the end of the first half. There were no goals in the second half despite many opportunities and the showdown between the two sides ended as a 1-1 draw.
Two full-backs from the home team Besiktas, Ismail Koybasi and Ramon Motta were sent off. Despite the draw against the runners-up Besiktas, league leaders Fenerbahce can still announce their 19th title even if they receive a draw in one match out of four.
Results of the matchday 30 are as follows:
Kayseri Erciyesspor 0 - 5 Trabzonspor
Gaziantepspor 0 - 1 Genclerbirligi
Akhisar Belediyespor 2 - 2 Kayserispor
Galatasaray 0 - 4 Kasimpasa
Bursaspor 1 - 0 Elazigspor
Caykur Rizespor 3 - 1 Torku Konyaspor
Besiktas 1 - 1 Fenerbahce
Medical Park Antalyaspor 1 - 2 Sivasspor
Kardemir Karabukspor 0 - 0 Eskisehirspor
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