Turkish Football News


Team of the Week 25: Title Race Back On

2013-03-11 19:24:17


Galatasaray lost, Beşiktaş drew and Fenerbahçe won - The Title race is back on

Ertuğrul Taşkıran - Kayserispor: Ertuğrul was the difference between Kayserispor earning a valuable point instead of going home with a disappointing loss. The 23-year-old keeper kept his eighth clean sheet of the season and pulled off a number of fantastic saves in the process.

Mustafa Yumlu - Trabzonspor: Mustafa put in a solid performance against Beşiktaş keeping Niang quite for much of the game.

Sol Bamba - Trabzonspor: Bamba frustrated Beşiktaş and dominated in the air, another impressive performance by the 28-year-old defender.

Mehmet Topuz - Fenerbahçe: Mehmet had to fill in for Gökhan Gönül - pretty big boots to fill considering Gökhan's recent form - and rarely put a foot wrong.

Hasan Ali Kaldirim - Fenerbahçe: Hasan Ali bombed up and down the left flank - providing with for the Canaries when in attacking positions and also defended well when his side weren't in possession of the ball.

Hamit Altintop - Galatasaray: One of Hamit's finest performances in a Galatasaray shirt. The Turkish international midfielder dominated the right flank and has to be one of the unluckiest footballers this season as he hit the crossbar not once but twice - the seventh time he's hit the post this season.

Raul Meireles - Fenerbahçe: Raul bossed the midfield and pulled the strings from the center of the park. The Portuguese international setup the equaliser and then went onto put the Yellow Canaries ahead in the 50th minute.

Erman Kılıç - Sivasspor: Erman helped Sivasspor earn an important win against Antalyaspor as he setup the home sides first goal. Antalyaspor soon equalised however, Erman rose to the rescue again and this time got the job done himself as he scored the winner.

Aydın Karabulut - Elazığspor: Aydın helped Elazığspor earn what could be a relegation deciding win over fellow league strugglers Orduspor. The 25-year-old winger gave an inspired performance and setup Sane with the winning goal. The win took Elazığspor into 13th position.

Moussa Sow - Fenerbahçe: Sow was at his usual best against Bursaspor, tormenting their back line with his dangerous runs and off the ball movement. The 27-year-old striker wrapped up a fine performance with his 13th league goal of the season.

Abdou Traore - Gaziantepspor: Traore changed the game round for Gaziantepspor when he came on in the second half. The Falcons were trailing by two goals and looked hopefully however, the Ivorian striker led the comeback with his 79th minute goal and troubled the Akhisar defensive line for the remainder of the game.



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