Galatasaray 4 – 2 Karabukspor – The Lions return to the top
Galatasaray have returned to the top of the Turkish Super Lig with a 4-2 victory over Karabukspor.
The Lions were fast out of the blocks and 1-0 up at half time following a strike by the in-form Yasin Öztekin.
Wesley Senijder doubled the lead with a powerful free-kick early on in the second half while Umut Bulut seemed to have put the game to reset with his sides third.
However, Karabukspor hit back 10 minutes later when a driven cross was turned into his own net by Hakan Balta. Furkan Ozcal – who is on at Karabuksor from Galatasaray – scored his sides second goal.
After a nervy five minutes, Wesley Sneijder struck again for the home side to secure all three points.
Stadium: Türk Telekom Arena
Referee: Tolga Özkalfa, Serkan Ok, Volkan Narinç
Galatasaray: Muslera, Sabri Sarıoğlu, Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Telles, Bruma (.78 Emre Çolak), Hamit Altıntop, Selçuk İnan, Yasin Öztekin (.88 Olcan Adın), Sneijder, Umut Bulut
Manager: Hamza Hamzaoğlu
Karabukspor: Abdulaziz Demircan, Erdem Özgenç, Yiğit İncedemir, Mabiala, Tanju Kayhan, Traore (.67 Onur Ayık), Musa Çağıran, Furkan Özçal, Ahmet İlhan Özek (.61 Erkan Kaş), Hakan Özmert, Fatin Candan
Manager: Yılmaz Vural
Goals: .26 Yasin Öztekin, .48 & .90 Sneijder, .59 Umut Bulut (Galatasaray), .71 Hakan Balta (Own Goal), .86 Furkan Özçal (Kardemir Karabükspor)
Yellow Cards: .40 Erdem Özgenç, .50 Ahmet İlhan Özek, .79 Yiğit İncedemir, .86 Fatih Candan, .90+3 Tanju Kayhan (Kardemir Karabükspor), .52 Telles (Galatasaray)