Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2014/2015
|6.Kasimp. - Akhisar|
|7.Erciye - Gencler.|
|Balikesir - Rize|
|Eskisehir - Bursa|
|8.Basaksehir - Konya|
|Karabuk - Gaziantep|
|Fenerb. - Galatas.|
|9.Siva - Besiktas|
|Mersin - Trabzon|
Fenerbahce left-back Caner Erkin has been ruled out of the game against Konyaspor due to suspension. The Turkish international will face a one match ban due to an accumulation of yellow cards. He has received a total of nine yellow cards and one red card this season.
Melo to miss two months
Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo has been ruled out for two months due to a hernia. The Brazilian midfielder joined Galatasaray on a permanent deal from Juventus last summer after playing the previous two seasons on loan at the Turkish club. Melo has scored one goal in 21 appearances for Galatasaray in all competitors this season.
Melo suffers ankle injury
Galatasaray defensive midfielder Felipe Melo suffered an ankle injury during 3-1 victory over Balikesirspor on Monday. Scans after the game revealed that Melo has sustained damage to his right ankle and has begun treatment. He is expected to recover in time for Galatasaray's trip to Sivasspor this weekend.
Stancu undergoes surgery
Genclerbirligi striker Bogdan Stancu has undergone surgery following an injury sustained during his sides 2-1 defeat to Eskisehirspor. The Romanian international was taken off due to an arm injury, scans later revealed a fracture on his left arm. Stancu has scored nine goals in 20 appearances for Genclerbirligi this season.
Besiktas goalkeeper Zengin injured
Besiktas goalkeeper Tolga Zengin sustained an injury during the 3-2 win over Bursaspor and he will miss the mid-week Europa League Round of 32 clash against Liverpool. The Turkish international keeper will be out for four weeks according to Lig Tv. Zengin conceded 23 times in 27 appearances for the Black Eagles this season and kept nine clean sheets.
Edinho suspended for 4 games
Erciyesspor midfielder Edinho has been suspended for four game. The Kayseri based side appealed the decision but the Turkish Football Federation rejected Erciyesspor's request to reduce the suspension. The Portuguese forward has been in impressive form for the Super Lig outfit this season and has seven goals in 16 league games.
Koybasi ruled out for a month
Besiktas fullback Ismail Koybasi has been ruled out for a month with a knee injury. The Turkish international has spent much of the season out injured. Besiktas are currently in the midst of an injury crisis. Daniel Opare, Cenk Tosun, Alex Milosevic, Gokhan Tore and Tomas Sivok are expected to miss the Turkish Cup Last 16 game against Kayserispor.
Besiktas lose Opare and Milosevic
Defender Daniel Opare has been ruled out of action for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury. The Ghana international has sustained a first degree hamstring tear in his left leg during Besiktas' 0-0 draw with Rizespor in the Turkish Cup. Defender Alexander Milosevic will undergo an operation to treat his broken foot. The 22-year-old, who joined Besiktas from AIK last month, also suffered the injury against Rizespor.
|2.3||Trabzon - Karabuk||3:2|
|1.3||Besiktas - Balikesir||2:2|
|1.3||Bursa - Mersin||2:1|
|1.3||Gaziantep - Kasimp.||0:2|
|1.3||Akhisar - Basaksehir||0:2|
|28.2||Gencler. - Siva||0:0|
|28.2||Rize - Eskisehir||3:0|
|28.2||Konya - Fenerb.||1:1|
|27.2||Galatas. - Erciye||3:1|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||42 %|
|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.