ZTK: Beşiktaş: 2 Boluspor: 0

Updated: December 28, 2016

For the final match of the calendar year 2016 Beşiktaş took on second division side Boluspor in the Ziraat Turkish cup group stages. The Black Eagles secured a simple victory and with that qualify for the next round of the tournament with two more games remaining in the group stages.

Anderson Talisca celebrates his return from injury with a goal, he now has 6 goals and 1 assist in 10 official appearances for the Black Eagles!

Anderson Talisca made his return to the pitch after more than two months of injury woes, not counting his 30 minute appearance in last week’s charity match. He immediately put his mark on the match by scoring the opening goal in the 34th minute, he headed in an Olcay Şahan corner.

Beşiktaş had played some good football and put together a nice string of chances but goalkeeper Soner did well to keep in particular Ömer from getting on the scoresheet during the first half, while the defenders did their part with crucial blocks keeping out Talisca and Kerim Frei.

Unfortunately the referee impacted the game in a somewhat negative way by not allowing the game to flow and constantly stopping play for pretty much any form of contact. In part this saw to a less entertaining second half, with less free-flowing football and therefore less chances.

Olcay got another assist in the 72nd minute when he provided Ömer with a scoring chance, Ömer scored what might have been his last goal for Beşiktaş and was visually emotional but perhaps more frustrated than anything.

Beşiktaş finished the match firmly in control and with this win have secured a place in the next round of the Turkish cup. If Kayserispor beat Darica on Wednesday they will need just a point against Boluspor to also secure their qualification.

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Stadium: Vodafone Arena

Official: Yaşar Kemal Uğurlu

Beşiktaş XI: Tolga Zengin; Andreas Beck – Atınç Nukan – Fatih Aksoy – Adriano Correia (76′ Muhammed Enes Durmuş); Tolgay Arslan (82′ Eslem Öztürk) – Gökhan İnler – Anderson Talisca (60′ Aras Özbiliz); Kerim Frei – Olcay Şahan – Ömer Şişmanoğlu

Reserves: Utku Yuvakuran, Sezer Yıldırım, Muhammed Enes Durmuş, Eslem Öztürk, Aras Özbiliz, Sedat Şahintürk, Hamza Küçükköylü

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Boluspor XI: Soner Şahin; Özgür Özkaya – Renato Arapi – Fatih Turan – Necati Yakuplar; Burak Asan (46′ Özgür İleri) – Cengiz Umut Meraş – Cumali Bişi – Tunahan Çiçek (46′ Yusuf Emre Gültekin) – İsmail Yıldırım (76′ Furkan Şeker); Ozan Karabacak

Reserves: Melih Ağa, Furkan Şeker, Hakan Arslan, Özgür İleri, Yusuf Emre Gültekin, Emrullah Yıldırım, Kutay Aydın

Head coach: Fuat Çapa

Goals: Anderson Talisca (34′), Ömer Şişmanoğlu (72′)

Yellow cards: Cengiz Umut Meraş (38′), Anderson Talisca (53′), Tolgay Arslan (65′)

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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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