Besiktas Missed the Chance to Move Up in Turkey

AHMET BOB TURGUTCorrespondent IApril 19, 2009

PORTO, PORTUGAL - DECEMBER 11:  Rustu Recber of Besiktas in action during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Porto and Besiktas at the Dragao Stadium on December 11, 2007 in Porto, Portugal.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Ten man Besiktas team just could not pass Bursaspor on Sunday night in Istanbul.

The scene was all there, with their 12th man, who did not stop chanting, until last minutes of th match.

In the last game of the week 28 in Turkish Turkcell Super League, Besiktas was hopeful of taking over the lead position. After all, Sivasspor, had lost two points on Saturday.

Besiktas was troubled by the dismissal of Ibrahim Toraman. With their defensive star red carded, Besiktas had to play the second half with 10 players.

The scoreless draw kept Besiktas at the second position.


Well, although they won the match against Istanbul B.B, with one goal, Galatasaray did not play good football!

But, Galatasaray had their hopes of a championship title is on the line again by a 1-0 victory against Ä°stanbul BB. Galatasaray's only goal came at 66th minute when Nonda passed the ball to Milan Baros who was left all along by him self in the far corner,did the easy thing, score the Galatasaray's only goal.

Galatasaray player,Lincoln, played full ninety minutes of this match.

Also on Sunday, Denizlispor beat Kocaelispor 2-1 and pretty much killed Kocaelispor's hope to stay in the league.

Antalyaspor after beating league's though team Kayserispor at home 2-1, took a deep breath...

Ankaragucu after winning against Eskisehirspor 3-2. Still fighting for their life in the league.

League's last place team draw Gazinatep in Gaziantep, 0-0.

So, At the end of the 28th week, in the Turkish Super League, we know two things, for sure.

Kocaelispor and Hacettepe will go down to lower division...

And we know, Fenerbahce team who was in the quarter finals of the Champions League last year, will not be in the race, for the Turkish Championship, this season!

Those are pretty much facts, now...

What is unknown is, who will be the third team, that will bite the dust in the league

Is it going to be Ankaragucu, Istanbul B.B, Konyaspor, Denizlispor, or Genclerbirligi!

And finally, after both of the top team losing points this weekend, it is very difficult to say who will be the Champions of Turkey this season..

We know one thing, Sivasspor on top 57 points and Besiktas is breading on their shoulder with 56 points on second place.

After Trabzon winning this weekend, they are only four points behind Sivasspor and three points away from Besiktas.

And Hopeful Galatasaray, is on fourth with 51 points...

Although, Galatasaray, might seem a far away from top but, they still have games against Sivasspor and Trabzonspor.

So, If Galatasaray shapes up, and The rookie coach Bulent Korkmaz, start thinking like a champion coach, they might have a sure shot at the top!

Lastly, next two weekends will be very crucial for Turkish Super League Leader Sivasspor.

This weekend they will face Trabzonspor at their home field and following weekend they will travel to Gaziantepspor.

And let's not the last match of the season against Galatasaray in Istanbul.

So, Sivasspor will face some hurdles, on the way!