Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2016/2017
Fenerbahce suffer injury crisis
Fenerbahce head into the Europa League clash against Manchester United on October 20 with a mounting injury crisis. The Istanbul giants will be without key midfielder Ozan Tufan who has been ruled out for two months after picking up an injury over the international break. Midfielder Salih Ucan will be sidelined for the United game. The 22-year-old picked up a knock during the international break and will be out for at least 10 days. Fenerbahce could also be without winger Jeremain Lens, who spent the international break recovering from a hamstring strain.
|22.10||Galatas. - Trabzon||0 : 1|
|22.10||Akhisar - Adana||1 : 0|
|22.10||Alanya - Bursa||0 : 2|
|21.10||Gaziantep - Kayseri||1 : 2|
|21.10||Rize - Gencler.||2 : 1|
|17.10||Antalya - Rize||1 : 1|
|16.10||Bursa - Osmanli||0 : 0|
|16.10||Fenerb. - Alanya||1 : 1|
|16.10||Trabzon - Akhisar||0 : 0|...
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||43 %|
|away wins||26 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2016/2017
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.