Beşiktaş: 3 Sarıyer: 1

Updated: January 29, 2015

Beşiktaş faced Sariyer on matchday five in the Ziraat Türkiye Küpasi and saw their three new signings Tolgay Arslan, Alexander Milosevic and Daniel Opare make their officials debuts for the club.

1. half

The first half started off with a low tempo, Beşiktaş had the initiative but Sariyer dropped back deep which made it difficult to find space behind the defence. Tolgay Arslan seemed to settle in well in midfield combining with the likes of Keri Frei and José Sosa.

It took quite some time before the first real chance came around, Sosa set up Furkan Yaman in the box but his shot went wide.

Beşiktaş opened the scoring after 41 minutes when Sariyer didn’t manage to clear the ball after a corner and Sosa swinged it in to the box towards Necip who scored the goal with a well timed header.

2. half

Demba Ba and Gökhan Töre were warming during halftime but did not come on straight away.

The second half wasn’t all that much different from the first, Sariyer sat back and Beşiktaş struggled to find space behind the defence. Tolgay continued dictating the pace of the gae fro midfield distributing the ball very well.

A bit past the hour mark Bilic put in both Demba Ba (for José Sosa) and Gökhan Töre (for Kerim Frei). However it was Sariyer who slowely took more control of the game and had a decent 15 minutes but could not really create any chances. With Sosa being taken off it felt as if the Beşiktaş midfield got overrun slightly.

In the 78th minute Furkan Yaman scored his first official goal for the Black Eagles as he got the ball from the right from Gökhan Töre.

Only a minute later Sariyer’s substitute Cemre pulled one back, although the cross initially came fro an offside position. The goal stood nevertheless.

And again only a minute later the ball ended up again in the back of the net only it was in Sariyer’s goal once again. Tolgay Arslan took a fierce shot from outside the box and scored a wonderful goal on his debut.

A minute or so after the third goal Tolgay set up Demba Ba with a fantastic lofted pass but the striker saw his shot parried by golakeeper Burak.

Deep in to added time Demba Ba came one-on-one with Burak once again and went around him but saw his shot cleared just before the line by one of Sariyer’s defenders. This wast also the last highlight of the game.


Stadium: Atatürk Olimpiyat

Officials: Özkan Çeliker, Serkan Çimen, Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu, Mehmet Emre Atasoy (4th official)
Beşiktaş: Cenk Gönen; Opare, Atınç Nukan, Milosevic, İsmail; Necip, Tolgay, Kerim Frei (62′ Gökhan Töre), Sosa (62′  Demba Ba), Uğur Boral; Furkan Yaman (79′ Oğuz Aksoy)

Reserves: Günay, Motta, Muhammed Enes D., Oğuz Aksoy, Muhammed Ş., Gökhan Töre, Demba Ba

Head coach: Slaven Bilic

Sarıyer: Burak, Gökhan P., Ozan, Serhat, Fırat, Soner (76′ Emre), Günay, Muhammed T., Güney, Mustafa (66′ Hakan), Mert (65′ Cemre)
Reserves: Osman, Eray, Emre, Eser, Hakan, Ferdi, Cemre
Head coach: Bahri Kaya

Goals: Necip (41′), Furkan (78′), Cemre (80′), Tolgay (81′)

Yellow cards: Mustafa (35′), Ozan (56′), Atınç (57′)

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Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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