ZTK: Beşiktaş: 2 Kayserispor: 1

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Updated: December 14, 2016

With the Winter break fast approaching Beşiktaş have bagged themselves another 3 points in the Turkish cup group stages by beating Kayserispor 2-1 at the Vodafone Arena.

All proceeds from the match’s ticket sales are being donated to the families of Saturday’s bombings near the stadium following the league match against Bursaspor. This saw a larger than usual crowd turnout for a match at this stage in the cup competition with 12.450 fans in attendance, the match wasn’t just attended by Beşiktaş and Kayserispor fans but for one time only was open to fans of all clubs.

Kerim Frei celebrates scoring his third goal in two cup matches

Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş opted for an experimental side but clearly wanted to please the fans that came out for this match by starting fan favourite Ricardo Quaresma. Marcelo, suspended for the next league match, was played in midfield as opposed to his usual role in the heart of the defence while Olcay Şahan was posted at leftback.

The Black Eagles started out best to the match with some exciting attacks instigated by Ricardo Quaresma and Kerim Frei. The first real chance of the match came following an Andreas Beck cross from the right which was headed wide by Ömer Şişmanoğlu in the 8th minute.

The remainder of the first half turned in to somewhat of a ‘Ricardo Quaresma show’ as the Portuguese superstar spoiled the fans with several impressive feats of skill, putting the Kayserispor defence to the test with his rabona and trivela passes. Despite some flamboyant and entertaining football the first half ended in a scoreless draw.

During halftime Şenol Güneş brought on Beşiktaş U21 captain Eslem Öztürk for Ömer and the young midfielder immediately made his presence felt as his high pressure created some real troubles for the opposition’s defence.

Kerim Frei would break open the game at the 70 minute mark with his third goal in two cup matches, striking the ball from a few meters out of the area beating Muammer in his right corner: a deserved 1-0 lead after 70 minutes.

Beşiktaş continued to look for a second goal but concentration lapsed a little in the final ten minutes of the game and former Beşiktaş academy player Furkan Yaman leveled the score with an equally impressive long range shot as Kerim Frei did 13 minutes earlier: 1-1 out of nowhere in the 83rd minute.

But Kayserispor’s joy didn’t last very long as Vincent Aboubakar corrected his team’s mistake just 90 seconds laters and put the Black Eagles up once again: 2-1 after 85 minutes.

This time Beşiktaş didn’t allow the visitors to sneak back in to the game and calmly played out the game and took all 3 points, giving them the maximum of six points from two games.

Standings in Group D

O G B M A Y AV P
1.BEŞİKTAŞ JK 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 6
2.KAYSERİSPOR 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 3
3.BOLUSPOR 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 3
4.DARICA GENÇLERBİRLİĞİ 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0

Other results in Group D

Boluspor 3-1 Darıca Gençlerbirliği


Stadium: Vodafone Arena

Official: Arda Kardeşler

Beşiktaş XI: Tolga Zengin; Andreas Beck – Luiz Rhodolfo – Atınç Nukan – Olcay Şahan; Marcelo Guedes – Gökhan İnler – Kerim Frei (88′ Muhammed Enes Durmuş); Ricardo Quaresma (61′ Fatih Aksoy) – Vincent Aboubakar – Ömer Şişmanoğlu (46′ Eslem Öztürk)

Reserves: Utku Yuvakuran, Fatih Aksoy, Sedat Şahintürk, Muhammed Enes Durmuş, Eslem Öztürk, Oğuzhan Aydoğan, Hamza Küçükköylü

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Kayserispor XI: Muammer Yıldırım; Anıl Karaer – Miladin Stevanovic – Mert Ilıman – Ufuk Budak – Levent Gülen; Srdjan Mijailovic – Kubilay Sönmez (81′ Furkan Yaman) – Umut Sönmez (68′ Alain Traoré) – Mert Özyıldırım (56′ Samba Sow); Umut Bulut

Reserves: Ali Ahamada, Devlet Karataş, Erdem Onur Beytaş, Samba Sow, Alain Traoré, Furkan Yaman

Head coach: Ertuğrul Seçme

Goals: Kerim Frei (70′), Furkan Yaman (83′), Vincent Aboubakar (85′)

Yellow cards: Eslem Öztürk (80′), Kubilay Sönmez (80′)

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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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