Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2014/2015
Cardozo could miss Gaziantepspor game
Trabzonspor striker Oscar Cardozo could miss the game against Gaziantepspor on Monday due to injury. The club released a statement on their official website confirming that the Paraguayan international has tendonitis. The statement read: "Oscar Cardozo has been suffering from tendonitis and has been put on a special training program, he did not feature in team training this morning."
Sosa and Hutchinson to miss Brugge game
Besiktas will be without midfielders Atiba Hutchinson and Jose Sosa against Brugge in the UEFA Europa League Last 16 first-leg game in Belgium. The Argentinian midfielder had to come off injured in the game against Sivasspor on the weekend after sustaining a muscle tear. Hutchinson also played in the 1-0 win against Sivasspor, scoring the only goal of the game but suffered a knee injury. Sosa is expected to be out for a few weeks while Hutchinson is expected to return sooner.
Jose Sosa out for up to 3 weeks
Jose Sosa has been ruled out od action for up to three weeks. The Besiktas attacking midfielder suffered a muscle tear in his left thigh in the game against Sivasspor at the weekend. The 28-year-old Argentinian will miss the UEFA Europa League Last 16 first-leg game against Club Brugge on Thursday. Sosa has three goals and six assists in 28 appearances for Besiktas in all competitions this season.
|22.3||Fenerb. - Besiktas||1:0|
|22.3||Trabzon - Akhisar||2:0|
|22.3||Basaksehir - Gencler.||3:1|
|21.3||Erciye - Rize||0:3|
|21.3||Siva - Bursa||4:1|
|21.3||Kasimp. - Galatas.||2:3|
|21.3||Mersin - Gaziantep||0:1|
|20.3||Karabuk - Konya||0:1|
|20.3||Balikesir - Eskisehir||4:1|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||43 %|
|away wins||30 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2014/2015
The Super League is the main national football competition in Turkey. The league consists of 18 teams. During the season, each team plays twice against each opponent on a home and away basis. So, the total number of games per team is 34. The points allocation system follows the international standard with three points for a victory and one for a tie. The club with the most points at the conclusion of the season becomes the Turkish champion.
The top two teams in the Super League also qualify for the UEFA Champions League, with the Turkish champion proceeding directly to the group stage. The second-place team enters in the second qualifying round of Europe's top football competition. At the end of each season, the bottom three teams of the Turkish Super League are directly relegated to the Second Division (Second League A). The top three finishers of the Turkish Second Division move into the Super League where they will compete in the next campaign.