Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2016/2017
|24.Rize - Kayseri|
|Kasimp. - Bursa|
|25.Alanya - Adana|
|Akhisar - Antalya|
|Konya - Trabzon|
|26.Karabuk - Gencler.|
|Osmanli - Basaksehir|
|Gaziantep - Fenerb.|
|27.Galatas. - Besiktas|
Galatasaray appoint Tudor as new coach
Galatasaray have appointed former Croatian international Igor Tudor as their new manager. They sacked Dutch manager Jan Olde Riekerink due to team's poor league performance. The Istanbul giants currently sit in third place with only 39 points from 20 matches. Tudor has been managing another Turkish club Karabukspor since the beginning of the current season. He will be the sixth manager to take charge of Galatasaray since 2014.
Van Persie handed two-match ban
Robin van Persie has been banned for two matches after celebrating in the face of a former Arsenal teammate. The Dutchman scored the only goal in Fenerbahce's 1-0 Turkish Cup win over fierce rivals Besiktas and slid on his knees past opponent Oguzhan Ozyakup, with whom he played at Arsenal. Ozyakup was so infuriated by the incident that after the match he declared his friendship with Van Persie over.
Besiktas re-sign Demba Ba on loan
Turkish giants Besiktas have re-signed striker Demba Ba on loan from Shanghai Shenhua. The 31-year-old previously had a spell at the Istanbul club between 2014 and 2015.
Adebayor joins Istanbul Basaksehir
Former Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 32, has joined Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir on an 18-month deal. The Togo international, who has been in action at this month's African Cup of Nations, has been on the hunt for a new club since the summer after his contract with Crystal Palace expired. Istanbul Basaksehir will be the ninth club of Adebayor's career to date.
|20.2||Trabzon - Alanya||0 : 0|
|19.2||Adana - Osmanli||1 : 5|
|19.2||Besiktas - Akhisar||3 : 1|
|19.2||Fenerb. - Kasimp.||0 : 0|
|19.2||Gencler. - Konya||2 : 0|
|18.2||Rize - Galatas.||1 : 1|
|18.2||Antalya - Karabuk||1 : 0|
|18.2||Basaksehir - Gaziantep||0 : 0|
|17.2||Kayseri - Bursa||2 : 0|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||47 %|
|away wins||28 %|
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.