Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2017/2018
|19.Bursa - Alanya|
|Karabuk - Basaksehir|
|Siva - Malatya|
|Osmanli - Galatas.|
|20.Kayseri - Goztepe|
|Fenerb. - Trabzon|
|Antalya - Akhisar|
|21.Konya - Gencler.|
Feghouli joins Galatasaray
Galatasaray have announced the signing of West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli. The 27-year-old had signed a five-year deal for a fee of €4.25million. Feghouli spent one season at West Ham after joining from Spanish outfit Valencia last summer. The Algeria international scored four goals in 27 appearances, including one in the first game at the London Stadium in July 2016.
Medel joins Besiktas
Inter Milan announce that an agreement has been reached with Besiktas for the permanent transfer of Gary Medel. After arriving at Inter in the summer of 2014, Medel made 109 appearances across all competitions and he scored one goal. The 30-year-old Chile international has played both in midfield and defence for club and country and joins Pepe, Alvaro Negredo and Jeremain Lens in joining the Turkish club this summer.
Jeremain Lens completes Besiktas switch
Jeremain Lens has completed his move from Sunderland to Besiktas. The Dutch winger was always likely to leave following relegation from the Premier League and has been in Turkey in recent days to finalise the switch. He arrived at the Stadium of Light in the summer of 2015 with high hopes but ended up with just 16 starts to his name and spent most of last season on loan at Fenerbahce. The 29-year-old will continue to play his football in Istanbul after Besiktas agreed an undisclosed fee with the Black Cats.
Fernando joins Galatasaray
Galatasaray have completed the signing of midfielder Fernando from Manchester City. The Turkish side confirmed the move had been finalised on Friday, a deal that will cost them a transfer fee of €5.25m, which could rise by a further €900,000 in bonuses. Fernando has signed a three-year deal and will earn an annual salary of €3.3m. The 30-year-old spent three seasons with City, who he joined from Porto in 2014, but only started five Premier League matches in 2016-17.
Ndiaye joins Galatasaray
Senegal international forward Papa Alioune Ndiaye has joined Galatasaray from league rivals Osmanlispor on a four-year deal for €7.5m. The 26-year-old, who has been capped eight times by his country, scored 18 goals in 75 appearances for Osmanlispor during his two seasons at the club. Ndiaye, who can operate as a midfielder or striker, scored six goals and provided two assists in 26 Turkish league matches last term.
Besiktas complete Negredo signing
Besiktas have completed the signing of Alvaro Negredo from Valencia on a three-year deal. The striker arrives arrives at Besiktas having spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough. The 31-year-old Spaniard scored just nine league goals for Boro in 2016-17 as they were relegated from the Premier League, having managed only five in LaLiga for Valencia the previous campaign.
|18.8||Kasimp. - Besiktas||2 : 2|
|14.8||Galatas. - Kayseri||4 : 1|
|13.8||Besiktas - Antalya||2 : 0|
|13.8||Trabzon - Konya||2 : 1|
|13.8||Malatya - Osmanli||3 : 1|
|12.8||Gencler. - Karabuk||1 : 1|
|12.8||Goztepe - Fenerb.||2 : 2|
|12.8||Akhisar - Siva||1 : 0|
|12.8||Alanya - Kasimp.||1 : 3|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||60 %|
|away wins||10 %|
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.