Besiktas One Step Closer to the Title In Turkey

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Besiktas One Step Closer to the Title In Turkey

Besiktas is one step closer heading into the final weekend of the Turkish Turkcell Super League season with a two-point lead after they beat Galatasaray 2-1.

Yusuf Simsek scored a valuable winner for his side on the hour mark after Australia international Harry Kewell (49) had canceled out a Deivson Bobo strike four minutes before half-time.

Sivasspor the other top contender, stayed in touch with a 3-2 win at home to Genclerbirligi.

Sivasspor had gone behind when James Troisi netted after 22 minutes and, while Genclerbirligi held that lead until the break, they would concede three times in 21 minutes after half-time.

Half-time substitute Yannick Kamanan got the ball rolling after 49 minutes before further goals from Herve Tum (60) and Murat Erdogan (66).

Jacques Momha (77) pulled a goal back but it was not enough.

Trabzonspor won 5-2 at Eskisehirspor to stay three points behind Besiktas, although a goal difference deficit of eight almost certainly rules out their title hopes.

They went some way to improving their goal difference tonight, however, with Ceyhun Gulselam (18, 63) and Alanzinho (39, 89) both scoring a brace to go with Umut Bulut's (78) solitary effort.

Doga Kaya (66) and Souleymane Youla (74) scored for Eskisehirspor.

Antalyaspor moved two points clear of the drop zone after they drew 0-0 with

Ankaraspor while third-from-bottom Konyaspor lost 4-2 at Fenerbahce.

Daniel Guiza (14, 17), Ugur Boral (38) and Roberto Carlos (40) had put Fener out of sight before consolation goals for Roman Kratochvil (75pen) and Branimir Poljac (90).

After losing to Fenerbahce, Konyaspor will be looking for miracles to stay in the league in the last weekend.

First, they have to beat Ankaraspor at home and than, hope, Ankaragucu beat Antalyaspor in Antalyaspor.

Antalyaspor has 37 points and Konyaspor has 35 points at the end of 33th week.


Ankaragucu recorded a resounding 3-0 win at home to Denizlispor with Silvino Joao Jaba (34), Mehmet Yilmaz (63) and Semavi Ozgur (67) on target.

In the other match, Gaziantepspor twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Bursaspor.

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