STSL: Konyaspor: 2 Beşiktaş: 1

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Updated: May 18, 2016

Prior to the game, Konyaspor’s officials presented Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman with congratulatory flowers for winning the Championship, in addition the Konyaspor players formed a honorary walkway, clapping their hands, for the Beşiktaş players as they walked on to the pitch.

However, Süper Lig Champions Beşiktaş ended their season on a sour note after an uninspiring performance in Konya. Both teams didn’t seem too up for the task as neither really had anything left to play for.

The Black Eagles took the lead in the 19th minute thanks to a shot from distance from José Sosa, but only a minute later the scoreboard was level again after some lackluster defending on the right. Barry Douglas was allowed too easily to cross the ball in to Abdou Razack Traoré, who leveled up the score.

And again, only a minute later the match was completely turned around, a huge blunder from Beşiktaş goalkeeper Denys Boyko allowed Samuel Holmén to easily tap in the 2-1.

The Ukrainian goalkeeper who was brought in this January for € 3,5 million from Dnipro Dnipropretovsk and who led his team to the Europa League final last season has really made a poor impression in the hand full of chances he’s gotten thusfar as a Black Eagle.

After Konyaspor’s second goal the match died down and the remainder of the first half was relatively uneventful.

Beşiktaş created some pressure early on int he second half, which the home side had difficulty getting out from, but after a minute or 10 that pressure died down. The best chances were for the Black Eagles but Olcay aimed his placed shot just over the bar and Serkan Kirintili did very well to parry Serdar’s low driven shot.

In the end, neither side put in a stellar performance which was undoubtedly owed to the fact that this game had no importance for either side. Beşiktaş end the season with 79 points, while Konyaspor will end the season in 3rd position with 66 points.


Stadium: Torku Konya Arena

Official: Ümit Öztürk

Konyaspor XI: Serkan Kirintili; Njec Skubic – Ali Turan – Jagos Vukovic – Barry Douglas; Amir Hadziahmetovic (54′ SubstitutedSubstituted )– Ali Camdali – Alban Meha (62′ SubstitutedSubstituted Ömer Ali Şahiner)- Samuel Holmén – Abdou Razack Traoré (62′ SubstitutedSubstituted Rijad Bajic); Dimitar Rangelov (88′ SubstitutedSubstituted Abdulkerim Bardakci)

Reserves: Kaya Tarakci, Halil Ibrahim Sonmez, Mehmet Uslu, Ömer Ali Şahiner, Abdulkerim Bardakci, Mark Kibong Mbamba, Rijad Bajic

Head coach: Aykut Kocaman

Beşiktaş XI: Denys Boyko; Serdar Kurtuluş – Alexis Delgado (58′ SubstitutedSubstituted Gökhan Töre)- Marcelo Guedes – Dusko Tosić; Necip Uysal (56′ SubstitutedSubstituted Atiba Hutchinson)– Tolgay Arslan  – José Sosa; Olcay Şahan – Kerim Frei (69′ SubstitutedSubstituted Mustafa Pektemek) – Cenk Tosun

Reserves: Günay Güvenç, İsmail Köybaşı, Andreas Beck, Atiba Hutchinson, Gökhan Töre, Mustafa Pektemek

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Goals: José Sosa (19′), Abdou Razack Traoré (20′), Samuel Holmén (22′)

Yellow cards: Tolgay Arslan (51′), Ali Turan (84′), Dusko Tosic (87′)

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Kaan Bayazit

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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