Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2014/2015
|27.Besiktas - Karabuk|
|2.Basaksehir - Eskisehir|
|Mersin - Konya|
|Fenerb. - Balikesir|
|Karabuk - Rize|
|3.Kasimp. - Bursa|
|Gaziantep - Gencler.|
|Trabzon - Besiktas|
|4.Erciye - Siva|
|Akhisar - Galatas.|
Altintop expected to miss Gaziantepspor game
Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop is expected to miss the Gaziantepspor game after picking up an injury. Altintop had to be stretchered off during the 2-1 defeat against Trabzonspor after tearing a muscle in his leg. Felipe Melo and Semih Kaya have however, returned from length injuries.
Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder is an injury doubt ahead of the game with Trabzonspor on Sunday. Sneijder picked up a muscle strain during training and faces a race against time to recover in time for the clash. The 31-year-old has 11 goals and four assists in all competitions for the Istanbul giants this season.
Krasic breaks fibula
Fenerbahce winger Milos Krasic broke his fibula in training today and will miss the rest of the season according to the Milliyet newspaper. Krasic had yet to make an appearance for the senior side this season and has trained with the reserve side despite being on a salary worth €2.4m per-season. Krasic joined Fenerbahce from Juventus for €8m in August 2012 and still has two-years left on his contract.
Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder has picked up an injury the club revealed. The Lions released a statement on their official website confirming that Sneijder has had pains in his hamstring. Galatasaray have decided to rest Sneijder and he will not be participating in team training.
Turkish league suspended
The Turkish football league has been suspended for a week following calls from Fenerbahce to bring those who attacked their team to justice. This follows Saturday's attack on the team's bus, during which their driver, Ufuk Kiran, was wounded by gunfire. The decision affects both next weekend's league fixtures and the midweek cup quarter-finals, although Besiktas' match against Basaksehir, the last of this weekend's league matches, is scheduled to go ahead on Monday evening.
Fenerbahce call for suspension of league
Fenerbahce have called for the Turkish league to be suspended after their team bus was attacked by a gunman. The league leaders were travelling to Trabzon airport, following their 5-1 victory over Rizespor, when the shooting happened. Fenerbahce revealed that only the bus driver was wounded and added that all the players arrived at the airport safely.
Obraniak taken to hospital with suspected heart problem
Caykur Rizespor midfielder Ludovic Obraniak was taken to hospital with a suspected heart problem after being substituted against Fenerbahce on Saturday. The Poland international had to be replaced after just 30 minutes before being taken for tests. The club revealed on social media that Obraniak was not in any immediate danger following preliminary tests. There were fears that the 30-year-old, who is on loan from Werder Bremen, had suffered a heart attack but he appears to have given the all-clear.
Arslan ruled out for two weeks
Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan has been sidelined for two weeks after suffering a groin injury during training. He will miss this weekends encounter with Istanbul Basaksehir and is a doubt for next weekends game against Kasimpasa. Arslan joined Besiktas from Hamburg over the winter transfer window. The 24-year-old has 13 appearances for the Eagles in all competitions this season.
|26.4||Galatas. - Gaziantep||1:0|
|26.4||Gencler. - Trabzon||1:1|
|26.4||Konya - Akhisar||2:1|
|26.4||Balikesir - Erciye||1:1|
|25.4||Bursa - Basaksehir||4:1|
|25.4||Rize - Kasimp.||1:3|
|25.4||Eskisehir - Fenerb.||1:1|
|24.4||Siva - Mersin||1:2|
|20.4||Fenerb. - Bursa||1:0|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||43 %|
|away wins||29 %|
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.