Catchup Time in the Turkcell Super League

AHMET BOB TURGUT@turkishsoccerCorrespondent IJanuary 31, 2009

Just when every one thought, Sivasspor was going to stay on top all by himself, guest what happened on Saturday in Adana, Turkey!...

The team who plays home games in Adana, Kayserispor stopped, Sivasspor for a nil-nil tie match.

On the other hand, Trabzonspor in away match won their match and catch up Sivasspor, on top again.

They now share the leagues top spot with 38 points.

The important moment of the match between Kayserispor and Sivasspor came in the 89th minute when both Furkan Ozcal of the home side and Fabio Bilica of the guests were sent off.

Trabzonspor scored against Ankaraspor,in the ninth minute of the match, with Gokhan Unal. The second and final goal came from Umut Bulut on 74 minutes.

As such, Trabzonspor are back in shared first place as both they and Sivasspor have 38 points from 18 matches.



Galatasaray beat Denizlispor 0-2 with goals from Milan Baros and Shabani Nonda and remain at two points behind of Trabzonspor and Sivaspor.



On Sunday, it could well be catch up time for Besiktas and Fenerbahce too.

If Fenerbahce wins on Sunday against Gaziantepspor at home they could catch up Galatasaray and be only two points away from the top spot. But, Gaziantespor is no easy roller team.

During the winter transfer season they got quality of players signed. the Brazilian famous player Julio Cesar Santos Carrea will play against his former team player Roberto Carlos in this match. I am going too get up early in the United Stated and watch this match.

It will be a good match...

Also, Besiktas with a win against Antalyaspor the team they beat in the Fortis Turkish Cup, could move on top of Ankaraspor and move to fifth place with 34 points and only four points behind the leader of the league.

Catching up is also at the bottom level teams too...

Ankaragucu, the who will host Konyaspor at home could well pass Konyaspor in the standings if they win the match.

Ankaragucu just signed former Ankaraspor player and Mexican international Player Antoniode Nigris, earlier in the week and could well do a damage to Konyaspor in this match.

But, Denzilispor in the last days of the Transfer days, just signed Roman Kratochvil, from Denizilispor,
With this transfer Konyaspor has gain big confidence on the defense in my opinion.

If Konyaspor lose this match it could be disaster for Konyaspor they will be a new candidate for relegation's...

So, the week 18th in the Turkish Turkcell Super league will be remembered as a catching up week, in my opinion.

Catchers will smile this weekend!...


Jan. 31, 2009

Kayserispor 0 - 0 Adana, Turkey
Kocaelispor 0 - 2 Genclerbirligi
Ankaraspor 0- 2 Trabzonspor
Denizlispor 0- 2 Galatasaray

Feb. 1, 2009

Bursaspor - Hacettepe
Eskisehirspor - İstanbul BB
MKE Ankaragucu - Konyaspor
Fenerbahce - Gaziantepspor
Besiktas - Antalyaspor



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