Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2017/2018
|19.Kasimp. - Alanya|
|20.Karabuk - Gencler.|
|Osmanli - Malatya|
|Fenerb. - Goztepe|
|21.Konya - Trabzon|
|Siva - Akhisar|
|Bursa - Basaksehir|
|Antalya - Besiktas|
|22.Kayseri - Galatas.|
Turan joins Basaksehir on loan
Arda Turan has joined Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir on a two-and-a-half-year loan deal from Barcelona. Turan returns home to Turkey, where he played for Galatasaray and Manisaspor, after finding game-time limited at Barcelona, having not made an appearance this season. The two-and-a-half-year loan deal, which is the remainder of his contract at Barcelona, still allows the Catalans to sell Turan during that period if a club makes an offer for him.
Vida joins Besiktas
Besiktas have strengthened thier defence with the signing od centre-back Domagoj Vida. The 28-year-old joins the Turkish champions on free transfer from Dynamo Kiev. In Ukraine, the Croatia international won two league titles, two domestic cups and one supercup. Vida was capped 55 times, scoring two goals. At Besiktas, he joins another Croatia defender, Matej Mitrovic.
Tudor sacked by Galatasaray
Galatasaray have sacked head coach Igor Tudor after his side lost three of their last four matches in all competitions. They sit second in the Super League table, a point behind leaders Basaksehir, but the 39-year-old has paid the price for four defeats in their last seven league matches and for failing to get through the qualifying stages of the Europa League. Former Juventus and Croatia defender Tudor was appointed as successor to Jan Olde Riekerink in February but could only lead the club to fourth place last season.
|25.12||Osmanli - Akhisar||3 : 2|
|24.12||Galatas. - Goztepe||3 : 1|
|24.12||Kayseri - Malatya||0 : 1|
|24.12||Kasimp. - Basaksehir||1 : 2|
|24.12||Karabuk - Trabzon||1 : 1|
|23.12||Bursa - Gencler.||1 : 1|
|23.12||Konya - Fenerb.||1 : 1|
|23.12||Siva - Besiktas||2 : 1|
|22.12||Antalya - Alanya||3 : 1|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||52 %|
|away wins||25 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2017/2018
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.