ZTK: Beşiktaş: 1 1461 Trabzon: 0

Updated: January 14, 2016

The Black Eagles took the lead in the group tonight after a narrow win over second division side 1461 Trabzon.

The visitors decided to park the bus and were hoping to get away with a point as their goal difference favoured them to win the group had they secured a point. However a late Cenk Tosun strike prevented that and got the Black Eagles a much needed 3 points.

Beşiktaş started off the match with offensive intentions, with two forward including Mario Gómez at kick-off it seemed clear that the Eagles were out to win this match and take control of the group standings. But despite a promising start an opening goal did not come in the first half. Mario Gómez, who made his Turkish cup debut, had two big chances to open the scoring but sent both opportunities wide, something were not used to seeing from the German goal machine.

Five minutes before halftime a first substitution was required after Ismail picked up an injury, Quaresma was his replacement meaning Olcay would function as leftback for the remainder of the match.

At halftime there was another substitution, this time it was Cenk Tosun who took the place of Mustafa Pektemek. But the double striker system did not have a noticeable impact on 1461 Trabzon’s defence, who had atleast 7 players (not counting the goalkeeper) in their own penalty area at all times.

Éventually in the 68th minute Mario Gómez was taken off as he was clearly not having his best game and it was clear that the double striker tactic wasn’t really working.

In the closing minutes the Black Eagles pumped up the pressure, which nearly resulted in a goal when goalkeeper Ibrahim Demir fumbled a Ricardo Quaresma trivela just before fulltime, but Emrullah managed to clear it off the line.

During the first minute of four minutes of extra time the goal did come however, Quaresma crossed it to the far post where Gökhan Töre layed it back to Cenk Tosun who turned and scored the opening goal: 1-0 with only two minutes left on the clock.

Beşiktaş calmly controlled the remaining two minutes and with this victory secure first place in the standings.




  1. Beşiktaş JK | 10 points
  2. 1461 Trabzon | 7 points
  3. Sivas Belediyespor | 6 points
  4. K. Karabükspor | 0 points

Stadium: Atatürk Olimpiyat

Officials: Kutluhan Bilgiç, Ahmet Şimşek, Osman Gökhan Bilir, Özgür Sepin (4. official)

Beşiktaş: Tolga, Beck, Rhodolfo, Ersan, İsmail (40′ Quaresma), Necip, Oğuzhan, Olcay, Kerim, Mustafa (46′ Cenk), Gomez (68′ Gökhan)

Reserves: Günay, Serdar, Tosic, Veli, Quaresma, Gökhan, Cenk

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

1461 Trabzon: İbrahim, Erhan, Akakpo, Okan, Aytaç, Emrullah, Ali (68′ Yaser), Yüksel, Batuhan, Ziya Alkurt (75′ Arquin), Hamza (84′ Abdulkadir)

Reserves: Ziya Aydın, Oktay, Ömer, Abdulkadir, Kaan, Arquin, Yaser

Head coach: Aşkın Dilli

Goal: Cenk (Dk.90+2)

Yellow cards: İsmail (37′), Olcay (79′)

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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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