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Team of the Week 26: Goals Galore

2013-03-19 09:14:52


There were 37 goals scored in the league in the Round of 26

Andreas Isaksson - Kasımpaşa: Isaksson kept Beşiktaş at bay for much of the game, the Swedish international keeper made several important saves which contributed to a surprise victory over their noisier neighbours.

Emmanuel Eboue - Galatasaray: Eboue has improved his form drastically over the past few weeks - gone is the tired, jaded, lack luster Eboue who disappointed after returning from African Cup of Nations duty. The Ivorian international was been explosive, charging up and down the right flank and providing width to what is now quite a narrow midfield diamond setup.

Semih Kaya - Galatasaray: Semih put in another solid performance against Kayserispor and has been Galatasaray's defensive "Rock" recently while Gokhan Zan and Dany have been busy making schoolboy errors.

Wederson - Bursaspor: Wederson bossed the left flank, bombing up and the wing and caused Trabzonspor a real headache with the quality of his delivery from set-pieces and crosses.

Pablo Batalla - Bursaspor: Batalla has been on fire - six goals and two assists from his past six games. The Argentinian attacking midfielder was once again the star of the show as he scored twice and provided the pass which led to the winning strike.

Köksal Yedek - Elazığspor: Köksal had a game he won't be forgetting in a hurry. The 28-year-old midfielder began his evening scoring a candidate for goal of the season then provided a beautiful assist to setup Elazığspor's second goal.

Maurice Edu - Bursaspor: Edu battled hard to gain midfield superiority over Trabzonspor. The US international chased down every ball and didn't give the opposition space to breathe. Edu contributed both defensively and going forwards, the 26-year-old midfielder has settled in well to the league despite only arriving in January on loan from Stoke.

Salih Uçan - Fenerbahçe: Despite being just 19 year old Salih has shown enough promise to be given regular playing time in the senior side. Aykut Kocaman is being rewarded for having faith in his young starlet - the attacking midfielder has now scored twice in the space of a week, first against Plzen in the Europa League and then against Antalyaspor on the weekend.

Burak Yilmaz - Galatasaray: Even the most optimistic Galatasaray fan couldn't have expected Burak Yilmaz to have had this much of an impact already. The stats are just staggering - Burak has now scored has now scored 64 times in his last 74 league games. The prolific striker scored twice against Kayserispor - Burak showed wonderful technique in controlling Didier Drogba's pass and his finishing was clinical. The Turkish international found space in a congested Kayserispor penalty area to put the game beyond reach for his second and Galatasaray's third of the afternoon. Burak has scored the highest number of braces in the league (4), the Turkish international is also the leagues leading scorer with 16 goals and the Champions League top scorer (8).

Didier Drogba - Galatasaray: Drogba is getting stronger with each passing game as Kayserispor found out on the weekend. The Ivorian international was immense, his passing, first touch, strength in the air, defensive work was faultless. Drogba setup Galatasaray's second goal and could easily have got his name on the scoresheet.

Moussa Sow - Fenerbahçe: Sow was once again on the scoresheet - his fifth goal in five games - and was a constant menace to the Antalyaspor defense throughout the game. The Senegalese international now has 17 goals and eight assists in all competition.



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