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Super Lig: Title race heats up with thrilling games

Super Lig: Title race heats up with thrilling games
All seven current title contenders face at least one other challenger within a week's time

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey’s premier football league is set for some riveting action as all seven current title contenders face at least one other challenger within a week’s time.

The top seven are separated by just six points and the fixtures this weekend and the next could prove decisive in the title race.

The Super Lig action starts this Friday with Besiktas, who are seventh for now, traveling to third-placed Medipol Basaksehir.

Sunday will witness a top-of-the-table clash between league leaders Sivasspor and second-placed Trabzonspor.

The two sides have a one-point difference as Sivasspor lead the pack with 42 points, however Trabzonspor have a game at hand.

Sivasspor will also kick off next week’s action against fourth-placed Aytemiz Alanyaspor on Friday, followed by Besiktas and Trabzonspor’s game on Saturday.

Reigning champions Galatasaray, currently in fifth spot, will take on sixth-placed rivals Fenerbahce on Sunday.

There will be more than bragging rights up for grabs in the derby as the bitter foes are just a point apart on the table.

The top half of the Super Lig table as of Thursday, Feb. 13:

Teams

Played

Won

Lost

Draws

GD

Points

1

Sivasspor

21

12

6

3

16

42

2

Trabzonspor

20

12

5

3

25

41

3

Basaksehir

21

11

7

3

18

40

4

Alanyaspor

21

11

6

4

21

39

5

Galatasaray

21

11

6

4

18

39

6

Fenerbahce

21

11

5

5

16

38

7

Besiktas

21

11

3

7

7

36



Fixtures - Week 22:

Friday: Medipol Basaksehir - Besiktas


Saturday: Yukatel Denizlispor - Hes Kablo Kayserispor

Ittifak Holding Konyaspor - Goztepe

MKE Ankaragucu - Fenerbahce


Sunday: Aytemiz Alanyaspor - Genclerbirligi

Trabzonspor - Demir Grup Sivasspor

Galatasaray - BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor


Monday: Gaziantep FK - Caykur Rizespor

Fraport TAV Antalyaspor - Kasimpasa

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