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Turkish league: Title chasers aim to catch Alanyaspor

Turkish league: Title chasers aim to catch Alanyaspor
League's surprise leaders already enjoying 4-point lead; Galatasaray, Besiktas take on tough opponents in week 5

By Muhammed Enes Calli

ANKARA (AA) - Turkish league's surprise leaders Alanyaspor will look to bag another three points as football fans are up for interesting matches in Week 5.

Aytemiz Alanyaspor are leading the league with 12 points in 4 matches, will take on Genclerbirligi in Ankara's Eryaman Stadium on Sunday, in search for their 5th consecutive victory.

Meanwhile, usual suspects Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Besiktas, Trabzonspor and Basaksehir are all aiming to win their matches and get closer to Alanyaspor, after disappointing starts to the 2019/2020 season.

Besiktas will take on last season's runners-up Istanbul Basaksehir on Monday. Besiktas recently suffered back-to-back defeats, first from Gazisehir Gaziantep in week 4, then on Thursday at the hands of Slovan Bratislava in UEFA Europa League campaign.

Basaksehir, sharing the same points total (4) with Besiktas in 4 matches, also could not win in their last two matches. They drew with Sivasspor and suffered a heavy defeat by Roma with 0-4 score in the UEFA Europa League.

The Besiktas vs. Basaksehir match will take place in the Vodafone Park at 1700GMT.

Reigning champions Galatasaray will play against BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor in an away game in Malatya on Sunday.

Galatasaray have won their last two games in the league as they are currently in the fifth spot with seven points.

Fenerbahce will host MKE Ankaragucu at the Ulker Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday.

Fenerbahce lost to Aytemiz Alanyaspor in an away game last weekend. The Yellow Canaries are now in the third place with seven points.

The Week 5 will kick off on Friday with Goztepe facing Konyaspor in Izmir, in hopes to get their first win.


Week 5 fixture as listed below:

Friday

Goztepe vs Konyaspor (1730GMT)


Saturday

Kasimpasa vs Antalyaspor (1200GMT)

Istikbal Mobilya Kayserispor vs Yukatel Denizlispor (1430GMT)

Fenerbahce vs MKE Ankaragucu (1500GMT)


Sunday

Caykur Rizespor vs Gazisehir Gaziantep (1100GMT)

Genclerbirligi vs Aytemiz Alanyaspor (1330GMT)

BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor vs Galatasaray (1600GMT)


Monday

Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir (1700GMT)

Demir Grup Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor (1700GMT)

source: News Feed
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