STSL: Adanaspor: 1 Beşiktaş: 2

Updated: November 19, 2016

The Black Eagles set out with only one thought in mind: secure the win away at Adanaspor. And Şenol Güneş’ men came through as expected, although they left many chances squandered.

Beşiktaş had seemingly already secured the victory after just 17 minutes when Cenk Tosun converted a spotkick to make it 0-2. Six minutes earlier Oğuzhan had sent through Vincent Aboubakar to open the scoring. With nearly all traffic towards goal coming in Adanaspor’s half it seemed like it was only a question of when not if the Black Eagles would expand their lead. But wasteful finishing and good goalkeeping on the part of Adanaspor’s Goran Karacic kept the score 0-2 at halftime.

Adanaspor looked a little bit more lively at the start of the second half but that did not lead to any real chances until Atınç Nukan gave away a penalty in the 56th minute, Magaye Gueye converted from the spot with a cheeky panenka. He must have held his breathe though as his chip hit the bar on it’s way in.

Despite the goal Beşiktaş were still firmly in control of the match and continued to look for their third, but again wasteful finishng and some decent goalkeeper from Karacic kept the Eagles at bay.

Vincent Aboubakar scored his second league goal after just 11 minutes, his 4th in all competitions.

Vincent Aboubakar scored his second league goal after just 11 minutes, his 4th in all competitions.

At the other end Adanaspor failed to truely put Fabricio to the test, the Spanish goalkeeper remained dominant in his penalty area and stopped the few shots that came his way in addition to plucking nearly all high balls in to his area.

All in all it was a deserved win for the Black Eagles, a match they should have probably scored several more goals in and on another day they might have scored four or five but not tonight. Despite the team’s clear intent to win this match and dominant play, it did seem a bit as if their focus was already aimed towards Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Benfica at Vodafone Arena.

Beşiktaş have now gathered a total of 27 points out of a potential 33 and atleast temporarely have settled at the top of the table. On Sunday rivals Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray will square off with one another while Istanbul Başakşehir take on Rizespor on Monday.


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Interesting facts:

  • Beşiktaş boss Şenol Güneş has gotten his first win away at Adanaspor as a coach following two draws and two defeats in his previous visits.
  • Beşiktaş have not lost in 15 competitive matches since the start of the 2016/17 season. (W9 D6)
  • Beşiktaş have completed 668 passes against Adanaspor, more than any other team in a single Super Lig game since 2014/15.
  • Atiba Hutchinson has made the most successful passes in a single game for Beşiktaş since 2014/15 & failed in only 3 attempts (108/111).
  • All of Oğuzhan Özyakup’s last eight assists have come in away games in Süper Lig: Rize, Antalya, Eskişehir, Mersin (3).

Stadium: Adana 5 Ocak

Official: Ali Palabiyik

Adanaspor XI: Goran Karacic; Renan Diniz – Ousmane Viera – Mauricio Ramos – Digão; Renan Foguinho (88′ Ahmet Bahçıvan) – Tevfik Altındağ (59′ Emre Uruç) -Bekir Yılmaz; Vladimir Koman Jr. – Magaye Gueye (60′ Edgar Da Silva) – Roni Gleison

Reserves: İrfan Eğribayat, Emre Uruç, Canberk Dilaver, Didi, Samican Keskin, Ahmet Bahçıvan, Edgar Da Silva

Head coach: Krunoslav Jurcic

Beşiktaş XI: Fabricio Ramirez; Gökhan Gönül – Marcelo Guedes – Atınç Nukan – Andreas Beck; Atiba Hutchinson – Oğuzhan Özyakup – Tolgay Arslan (64′ Gökhan İnler); Ricardo Quaresma (78′ Kerim Frei) – Cenk Tosun – Vincent Aboubakar (88′ Ömer Şişmanoğlu)

Reserves: Tolga Zengin, Fatih Aksoy, Gökhan İnler, Kerim Frei, Muhammed Enes Durmuş, Olcay Şahan, Ömer Şişmanoğlu

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Goals: Vincent Aboubakar (11′), Cenk Tosun (17′ Pen.), Magaye Gueye (57′ Pen.)

Yellow cards: Atınç Nukan (56′), Gökhan İnler (78′), Atiba Hutchinson (90+3′)

Red card: Bekir Yilmaz (71′)

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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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