Turkish Super League Sunday Wrap!

AHMET BOB TURGUTCorrespondent IFebruary 23, 2009

Sivasspor remains on top

The Cinderella team of Turkey, Sivasspor won their home match against Eskisehirspor, who was desperate for points, with only one goal.  At the end of the 21st week, Sivasspor is still on top with 45 points. Sivasspor's only goal came in the seventh minute by Frenchman Yannick Kamanan.

Sivasspor's win became more important as three title contenders suffered heavy defeats on Saturday and Sunday.

Unlike last year, Sivasspor young rookie coach Bulent Uygun said, "We want to be the champions. The beautiful people of Anatolia deserve beautiful things. They can do anything with limited resources and Sivasspor shows that."

Sivasspor has been unbeaten in the last 10 games since November 9, 2008. If Sivasspor manages to defeat Fenerbahce in next weekend’s game, they can extend their lead.

Until now, Sivasspor has not been a favorite to win Turkcell Super League Championship, but this weekend it proved to be a main contender.

Also, Hacettepe beat Ankaraspor 3- 1 in Ankara this Sunday.



Galatasaray Nightmare!

Who thought Galatasaray would be beaten by last place Kocaelispor in Istanbul by surrendering five horrible goals?

This is how it happened.

At home, Galatasaray was beaten 5-2 by Kocaelispor in the closing game of the week.

The game turned out to be a nightmare for Galatasaray after Milan Baros missed a penalty kick, the only chance to have a draw at the end of the game.  This led to counter-attack ending that lead to another Kocaelispor goal.

The Kocaelispor hero was Taner Gulleri, who blasted four of his team's five goals. The other scorer was Murat Hacioglu.

In the 15th minute, Galatasaray grabbed the lead with Mehmet Topal's goal. Cassio Lincoln was the other scorer for Galatasaray.

After the match, Galatasaray team officials had a emergency meeting and they said, "Whoever is responsible for this disaster will be punished!"

Most likely, coach Sikibe will be sacked on Monday.

This was the worst defeat for Galatasaray in Ali Samiyen stadium in a long time.