Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2014/2015
|19.Erciye - Fenerb.|
|20.Siva - Basaksehir|
|Eskisehir - Karabuk|
|Galatas. - Mersin|
|21.Gencler. - Konya|
|Balikesir - Kasimp.|
|Bursa - Trabzon|
|Besiktas - Akhisar|
|22.Rize - Gaziantep|
Besiktas face striker crisis
Besiktas are facing a crisis in attack following Cenk Tosun injury. The 23-year-old striker sustained an injury during Besiktas's 1-0 victory over Gaziantepspor on Sunday. Besiktas are also without Mustafa Pektemek who has been sidelined with a facial injury while Demba Ba is out with a broken toe. Cenk is not expected to play against Rizespor in the cup and is a doubt for Sundays game against Akhisar Belediyespor.
Midfielder Necip Uysal has also been rulled out for two weeks with a hamstring problem while Atiba and Motta are nursing slight injuries.
Demba Ba doubtful
Striker Demba Ba is a doubt for the UEFA Europa League clash against Tottenham on Thursday. The Senegal international is believed to have broken his toe during Besiktas's 3-0 victory over Trabzonspor. Ba, who joined Besktas from Chelsea this summer, has now scored 16 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions this season.
Emenike suffers groin injury
Fenerbache striker Emmanuel Emenike is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a groin injury on Thursday in training. The 27-year-old could be out two to four weeks. Emenike has struggled for form for both national team and club. He has only scored twice for Fenerbache in 11 games in the league and has not scored for the national team in over a year. Emenike's strike partner, Pierre Webo, was also injured in training and it's not clear how long the Cameroonian will be out of action.
Galatasaray hire Hamzaoglu
Galatasaray have appointed former player Hamza Hamzaoglu as their new coach on a deal until the end of the season after Cesare Prandelli left the club last Thursday. The 45-year-old Hamzaoglu has recently been working as an assistant to Turkey coach Fatih Terim and has been allowed to leave his post by the Turkish Football Federation.
A hard-working left-winger in his playing days, Hamzaoglu spent four years at Galatasaray. After spells with a number of other clubs, he hung up his boots in 2004. A move into coaching soon followed before Hamzaoglu struck out on his own at second-tier Malatyaspor in 2008/09, going on to manage Eyupspor, Denizlispor and Akhisar Belediyespor, who he kept in the first division in his first year and led to promotion to the Super League the following season.
Prandelli leaves Galatasaray
Galatasaray have parted company with coach Cesare Prandelli in the wake of Wednesday's 2-0 defeat by Anderlecht in the Champions League which confirmed their elimination from Europe this season. Prandelli replaced his compatriot Roberto Mancini in the summer having resigned as Italy coach following an early World Cup exit but has overseen a return of just one point in Champions League Group D. Their performances in the Turkish Super League have generally been more palatable. The Istanbul giants have collected 19 points from ten games and are one point behind both Besikta< and Fenerbahce.
Ribas ruled out for two weeks
Fenerbahce playmaker Diego Ribas has been ruled out for two weeks with an injury. Fenerbahce released a statement today: "Diego Ribas, who had to be substituted during last nights game with Bursaspor, has undergone scans at the Goztepe Medical Park hospital. The results of the scan show that Diego Ribas has an injury to his left thigh muscle." The former Atletico Madrid man has made seven appearances however is yet to register an assist or goal for his new side.
Parlak ruled out for the season
Kayseri Erciyesspor's striker Ilhan Parlak has been ruled out for the season due to an injury he sustained during his sides 2-1 defeat against Eskisehirspor. The 27-year-old ruptured his anterior crucial ligament and was taken off the field in the 31. minute of the game. The former Fenerbahce striker has made eight appearances for Erciyesspor this season.
|15.12||Trabzon - Rize||3:2|
|14.12||Gaziantep - Besiktas||0:1|
|14.12||Karabuk - Bursa||3:2|
|14.12||Mersin - Erciye||1:1|
|13.12||Konya - Galatas.||0:5|
|13.12||Kasimp. - Eskisehir||1:0|
|13.12||Basaksehir - Balikesir||1:0|
|13.12||Akhisar - Gencler.||1:1|
|12.12||Fenerb. - Siva||4:1|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||45 %|
|away wins||24 %|
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.