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Football: Sivasspor beat Fenerbahce to cement 3rd spot

Football: Sivasspor beat Fenerbahce to cement 3rd spot
Sivasspor shock Fenerbahce 2-1 in Istanbul

By Can Erozden

ANKARA (AA) - Demir Grup Sivasspor toppled Fenerbahce 2-1 in Sunday's Turkish Super Lig match to sit in the third spot in the standings.

Sivasspor took the lead in the ninth minute at the Ulker Stadium as Ivorian forward Arouna Kone scored a penalty, 1-0.

Home team Fenerbahce pulled level in the 27th minute as Turkish winger Deniz Turuc skipped Sivasspor goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa to score the equalizer for his team, 1-1.

In the 44th minute, the visitors made it 2-1 as Sivasspor's Turkish midfielder Emre Kilinc had a through ball to the net for the winner.

Thanks to the first-half goals, Sivasspor secured the victory in Istanbul.

Third in place, Sivasspor boosted their points to 57 as the 2019-20 season will conclude in two weeks.

Having lost Sunday's match, Fenerbahce came seventh with 50 points.

In the next match, the Yellow Canaries will visit rivals Besiktas for a derby.


- Ankaragucu stun Galatasaray

Galatasaray extended their poor form in the league over the 1-0 loss to MKE Ankaragucu in the capital Ankara.

Ankaragucu's Argentine midfielder Oscar Scarione scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute at Eryaman Stadium.

So, Galatasaray was unable to win for eight matches in the league. The Lions, who have already thrown in the towel, got their last win on March 1 by 3-0 against Genclerbirligi.

They were one of the title contenders in the league at the time. But after that win, Galatasaray had four draws and four losses.

Galatasaray had 52 points in 32 games to be in the fifth spot in standings.

Despite the win, Ankaragucu were still in last place with 29 points.


- Results:

Goztepe - Genclerbirligi: 1-3

MKE Ankaragucu - Galatasaray: 1-0

Fraport TAV Antalyaspor - Aytemiz Alanyaspor: 1-0

Fenerbahce - Demir Grup Sivasspor: 1-2


- Monday's fixtures:

Kasimpasa - Caykur Rizespor

Hes Kablo Kayserispor - Gaziantep FK

BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor - Besiktas

Ittifak Holding Konyaspor - Medipol Basaksehir

Yukatel Denizlispor - Trabzonspor

source: News Feed
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