Galatasaray 3 – 1 Balikesirspor – Galatasaray record comfortable win
Galatasaray have recorded a comfortable 2-1 victory over Balikesirspor in the 20th week of the Turkish Cup.
The Lions were ahead after 16 minutes and Wesley Sneijder doubled the lead with a powerful shot which left the goal-keeper standing.
Galatasaray have cut the lead between themselves and leaders Besiktas down to two points.
Balikesirspor remain at the foot of the table with 13 points in 20 games.
Stadium: Türk Telekom Arena
Referee: Mustafa İlker Coşkun, Ekrem Kan, Mehmet Cem Hanoğlu
Galatasaray: Muslera, Tarık Çamdal, Chedjou, Koray Günter, Olcan Adın, Bruma (.83 Hamit Altıntop), Selçuk İnan, Melo (.60 Emre Çolak), Yasin Öztekin (.60 Umut Bulut), Sneijder, Burak Yılmaz
Balıkesirspor: Emrullah Şalk, Uğur Akdemir, Kulusic, Glumac, Hasan Hatipoğlu, Da Silva, Eray Ataseven, Aykut Çeviker, Muğdat Çelik (.76 Vargas), Sercan Yıldırım, Isaac (.60 Zec)
Goals: .16 Chedjou, .26 Sneijder, .31 Burak Yılmaz (Galatasaray), .80 Zec (Balıkesirspor)
Red Cards: .61 Aykut Çeviker (Balıkesirspor)
Yellow Cards: .55 Eray Ataseven (Balıkesirspor), .38 Melo, .51 Yasin Öztekin (Galatasaray)