Fenerbahçe easily wins the intercontinental derby

A Galatasaray lacking in ideas could not do anything against a Fenerbahçe that is already 2nd in the league. Criticism about Arda Turan’s bad shape.

Fenerbahçe easily prevailed in the intercontinental derby, claiming a 2-0 victory against Galatasaray in Istanbul on Sunday, during the 32nd round of the Turkish first division football league.

Miha Zajc opened the scoring in the 26th minute making it 1-0 at Istanbul’s Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium; from that moment on, Fenerbahçe became overconfident and the game lost some momentum, with a Galatasaray that seemed to lack ideas and unable to find the goal. The sentence for the Torrent team would come in the second half, when after 68 minutes of play Serdar Dursun scored the 2-0 with a beautiful header that Muslera could not stop.

In summary, a somewhat boring derby with an easy victory for Fenerbahçe against a Galatasaray, that is not going through its best moment and where practically only Kerem Aktürkoglu created some danger to the Yellow Canaries‘ goal. The entrance in the last minutes of an Arda Turan was surprising, since the 35 years-old player, after a time away due to injuries, drew attention among the fans for his evident overweight and his really bad shape.

Arda Turan's bad shape

With this victory in the intercontinental derby, Fenerbahçe now has 59 points and is placed 2nd in the table with 6 games to go before the end of this Super League season, temporarily securing the pass for the Champions League although at an almost insurmountable distance of 13 points from a Trabzonspor, that could be proclaimed mathematically league champion in a few weeks. Galatasaray, for its part, has 41 points and is 14th in the standings.

Results of the 32st round of the Super League

VAVACARS FATİH KARAGÜMRÜK 3 – 2 KASIMPAŞA A.Ş.

GÖZTEPE A.Ş. 1 – 2 YUKATEL KAYSERİSPOR

ÇAYKUR RİZESPOR A.Ş. 2 – 1 İTTİFAK HOLDİNG KONYASPOR

GAZİANTEP FUTBOL KULÜBÜ A.Ş. 0 – 0 TRABZONSPOR A.Ş.

BEŞİKTAŞ A.Ş. 4 – 1 AYTEMİZ ALANYASPOR

ÖZNUR KABLO YENİ MALATYASPOR 0 – 1 GZT GİRESUNSPOR

DEMİR GRUP SİVASSPOR 0 – 2 MEDİPOL BAŞAKŞEHİR FK

ADANA DEMİRSPOR A.Ş. 3 – 1 ALTAY

FENERBAHÇE A.Ş. 2 – 0 GALATASARAY A.Ş.

FRAPORT TAV ANTALYASPOR – ATAKAŞ HATAYSPOR (se juega hoy)

Turkish league: standings

 GPWDLGFGAGDPTS
1.TRABZONSPOR A.Ş.32219259273272
2.FENERBAHÇE A.Ş.32178756352159
3.İTTİFAK HOLDİNG KONYASPOR32177852351758
4.MEDİPOL BAŞAKŞEHİR FK321651145311453
5.ADANA DEMİRSPOR A.Ş.321410849331652
6.AYTEMİZ ALANYASPOR32157105852652
7.BEŞİKTAŞ A.Ş.32131184941850
8.ATAKAŞ HATAYSPOR31146114846248
9.VAVACARS FATİH KARAGÜMRÜK32137123947-846
10.FRAPORT TAV ANTALYASPOR31128113637-144
11.KASIMPAŞA A.Ş.32118134947241
12.DEMİR GRUP SİVASSPOR321011114242041
13.GAZİANTEP FUTBOL KULÜBÜ A.Ş.32118134144-341
14.GALATASARAY A.Ş.32118134247-541
15.YUKATEL KAYSERİSPOR32118134553-841
16.GZT GİRESUNSPOR32116153539-439
17.ALTAY3285193348-1529
18.ÇAYKUR RİZESPOR A.Ş.3285193258-2629
19.GÖZTEPE A.Ş.3276193755-1827
20.ÖZNUR KABLO YENİ MALATYASPOR3255222353-3020