STSL: Beşiktaş: 4 Kayserispor: 0

Updated: April 30, 2016

After a dissapointing result last week against Akhisar on the road in Manisa, the Black Eagles needed a confidence boosting win to set them up for the final 3 matches of the season.

Beşiktaş went in to this, yet another crucial game, with a 3 point lead on rivals Fenerbahçe. Only a win would suffice to keep the Eagles on top of the table with just enough comfort going in to the final stretch of the 2015-2016 season.

After last week’s defensively nervewrecking game there was one big change in the starting lineup, Alexis Delgado made room for Dusko Tosic.

Beşiktaş started off well and put the visitors immediatly under pressure, after just one minute an excellent cross from Quaresma reached the head of Mario Gómez, but the German’s scope was not yet propperly configured.

It didn’t take long for Gómez to find het back of the net though, after 10 minutes it was once against José Ernesto Sosa who provided the German with yet another assist. Gómez met Sosa’s excellent cross from the right with a diving header, beating Kayserispor’s goalkeeper Ahmada in his short corner.

After the goal the Black Eagles took the foot of the gass pedal and noticeably were a bit nervous in defence, Kayserispor got more possession but couldn’t create any real goalthreat, while 13 minutes after the opening goal Mario Gómez turned provider and set up Oğuzhan with the 2-0.

Quaresma was visually extatic with his first goal at the Vodafone Arena!

Quaresma was visually extatic with his first goal at the Vodafone Arena!

That second goal seemingly took the edge of a bit and Beşiktaş re-established their dominance. Again a good ten minutes later int he 34th minute Olcay found Quaresma on the right wing, Quaresma cut inside and beat his direct opponent before driving it in to the lower right corner making it 3-0 after just 34 minutes on the clock.

With that third goal Kayserispor were pretty much down and out, the Black Eagles continued to look for a fourth but the score at halftime remained a comfortable 3-0.

Kayserispor head coach Hakan Kutlu made a change right at halftime, taking out defender Marko Simic for another defender; Larry Mabiala. Kayserispor tried to control possession for the opening few minutes of the second half and attempted to create some danger over the wings but it didn’t lead to any chances.

The second half mainly consisted out of Kayserispor’s goalkeeper Ali Ahmada making several good saves, but the match was already put long beyond the visitors.

In the 67th minute Ricardo Quaresma was brought down in the box by Zeki Yavru, a last man challenge but referee Serkan Cinar did not show him any card. Mario Gómez stept up for his second of the evening from the spot, but blasted the penalty wide, wasting his chance at his 25th league goal of the season.

Despite putting Ahmada to the test several times throughout the second half, the Black Eagles seemed to be satisfied with a 3-0 win but right at the end they did end up making it four as supersub Cenk Tosun got his goal in the first minute of added time, again assisted by José Sosa.

Beşiktaş now have a 6 point lead on rivals Fenerbahçe, who still play at home against Gaziantepspor tomorow. Mario Gómez is comfortably the leader in the top goalscoring charts with 24 goals to his name, followed by Samuel Eto’o (Antalyaspor) and Hugo Rodallega (Akhisar) who both have 19 goals. José Sosa is the top assister in the league with 12 assists.

Stadium: Vodafone Arena

Official: Serkan Cinar

Beşiktaş XI: Tolga Zengin; Andreas Beck – Marcelo Guedes – Dusko Tosić- İsmail Köybaşı; Atiba Hutchinson – Oğuzhan Özyakup (72′ SubstitutedSubstituted Gökhan Töre) – José Sosa; Ricardo Quaresma (72′ SubstitutedSubstituted Cenk Tosun) – Olcay Şahan (87′ SubstitutedSubstituted Necip Uysal) – Mario Gómez

Reserves: Denys Boyko, Serdar Kurtuluş, Alexis Delgado, Gökhan Töre, Necip Uysal, Kerim Frei, Cenk Tosun

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Kayserispor XI: Ali Ahmada; Zeki Yavru – Mustafa Akbaş – Marko Simic (46′ SubstitutedSubstituted Larrys Mabiala) – Berkan Emir; Srdan Mijailović – Deniz Türüç – Oğulcan Cağlayan (78′ SubstitutedSubstituted Ömer Bayram) – Furkan Ozcal – Diego Lopes; Sinan Bakiş (58′ SubstitutedSubstituted Derley)

Reserves: Abdelaziz Demircan, Cem Can, Larrys Mabiala, Birol Parlak, Diego Biseswar, Ömer Bayram, Derley

Head coach: Hakan Kutlu

Goals: Mario Gùomez (10′), Oğuzhan Özyakup (23′), Ricardo Quaresma (34′), Cenk Tosun (90+1′)

Yellow cards: Ricardo Quaresma (26′), Deniz Türüç (76′), Zeki Yavru (81′), Mustafa Akbaş (80′)

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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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