STSL: Osmanlıspor: 2 Beşiktaş: 3

Updated: December 21, 2015

The Black Eagles got away with murder tonight by bagging the 3 points at the Osmanli stadium in the final minute of the regular playing time. José Ernesto Sosa will be remembered as the hero of the night with two goals in the second half to turn around the 2-1 halftime scoreline.

Beşiktaş started off poorly and were on the backfoot the entire opening 20 minutes, apart from one excellent Quaresma cross to Olcay Şahan who’s attempt went just wide, ultimately the homeside’s dominance resulted in the opening goal from Raúl Rusescu, who slipped through the offside tripe after a corner of Osmanlispor had been cleared back in to their possession in the 21st minute.

Osmanlispor seemed to take a little breather after their opener and the Black Eagles took charge of the game, which resulted in a Mario Gómez equalizer four minutes past the half hour mark.

Mario Gómez only managed to get one attempt on goal all game, but it was enough to get on the scoresheet for the 12th time this season in the Süper Lig.

Mario Gómez only managed to get one attempt on goal all game, but it was enough to get on the scoresheet for the 12th time this season in the Süper Lig.

But the game seemed back to square one after the equalizer as Osmanlispor re-established themselves as the dominant side in this match which saw them score for a second time just before halftime, Badou Ndiaye scored his 9th of the season after a quick turn on the edge of the box, leaving Tolga nailed to the ground. There was one more noteworthy moment in the first half, right in to added time when Bilal Aziz clearly handled the ball in the box, everyone in the stadium seemed to had seen it except for the officials, with Bilal already on a yellow card this could have easily been his second and a penalty to the Black Eagles.

Şenol Güneş intervened at halftime and took out a pale Olcay in favour of Kerim Frei and it did not take long before the Black Eagles had gotten themselves back in to this game via José Sosa, who took a shot from a good 25 meters out to beat Ahmet Şahin in his lower right corner (left for Sosa) and could only watch the ball go in after only 49 minutes on the clock.

You’d think that the halftime break and the quick goal would have done the team some good but it was almost like a déja-vu of the first half as Osmanlispor yet again took control of the game and pushed the Black Eagles back. In fact, where Beşiktaş this had their dangerous looking attacks over the right wing in the first half, instigated by Ricardo Quaresma, they seemed to struggle to even get in possession and retain possession let alone set up an attack.

Şenol Güneş made an other substitution after 67 minutes and took off Quaresma, who had played a decent enough first half (one of the few) but had completely faded away in the second half, and put on Necip Uysal in an attempt to get more control over the game in midfield.

But Osmanlispor continued to win the majority of duels in midfield and after they hadput on Pierre Webó in the 74th minute, even had a targetman up front who made Rhodolfo and Ersan’s jobs even harder. It even nearly led to a goal in the 87th minute but Umar’s lob beat Tolga but not Ersan Gülüm.

José Sosa got the Black Eagles 3 points in an incredibly tough game with two second half strikes.

José Sosa got the Black Eagles 3 points in an incredibly tough game with two second half strikes.

Two and a half minutes later, in what was one of a very few sights of goal for the Black Eagles in the second half, José Sosa decided to dribble through the heart of Osmanlispor’s defence and floored keeper Ahmet for the second time of the night, to the delight of the travelling fans: 2-3 in the 90th minute.

Four minutes were added on and the hosts tried as best they could to get a late equalizer but the Black Eagles managed to secure their victory after trailing twice and only leading the match for a total of four minutes. A hard fought, undeserved but very crucial victory for the league leaders.

Goals scored in the final minutes this season...

Goals scored in the final minutes this season…



Stadium: Osmanlı stadium, Ankara

Officials: Alper Ulusoy, Kemal Yılmaz, Volkan Narinç, Tarık Ongun(4. official)

Beşiktaş: Tolga, Beck, Rhodolfo, Ersan, İsmail, Atiba, Oğuzhan (81′ Cenk), Quaresma (67′ Necip), Sosa, Olcay (46′ Kerim), Gomez

Reserves: Günay, Serdar, Tosic, Gökhan, Kerim, Necip, Cenk

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Osmanlıspor: Ahmet, Bilal (62′ Pinto), Uğur, Numan, Muhammed, Tisdell (78′ Erdal), Ndiaye, Musa, Mehmet, Umar, Rusescu (74′ Webo)

Reserves: Hakan, Pinto, Yalçın, Erdal, Galip, Seto, Webo

Head coach: Mustafa Reşit Akçay

Goals: Rusescu (21′), Gomez (34′), Ndiaye (44′), Sosa (49′, 90′)

Yellow cards: İsmail (18′), Bilal (23′), Oğuzhan (45+2′), Musa (54′), Necip (77′)

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