ZTK: Darıca Gençlerbirliği: 1 Beşiktaş: 2

Updated: November 29, 2016

After two straining matches in the Champions League and Turkish league which ended in draws, Beşiktaş have picked up with a win again during the opening match of the Ziraat Turkish cup group stages against Darıca Gençlerbirliği.


Hamza Küçükköylü and Kerim Frei celebrating the winning goal

Beşiktaş rested a lot of starters as they stand ahead of two difficult games in the coming week with Fenerbahçe in the league and an all deciding clash with Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League next Wednesday. Tolga Zengin got his first start since Fabri took over between the sticks earlier this season and several youngsters, including the highly rated Muhammed Enes Durmuş started the in the first eleven.

The first half ended in a scoreless draw and it was Kerim Frei who put in a star performance in the second half to clinch the 3 points for the Black Eagles. Initially scoring just past the hour mark after a terrific solo run finished off with a well placed shot, only to see his goal cancelled out two minutes later following a header from Ihsan Uğur Göktaş on a free-kick. But Kerim Frei would once again pull the spotlights towards him in the 86th minute as Necip Uysal sent him through on goal and he lofted the ball over the Darıca goalkeeper, who’s slight touch wasn’t enough to keep Kerim shot out.

The top two ranked teams in the group will qualify for the next round, Beşiktaş are currently on level points with Kayserispor who also won their opening match against Boluspor. Darıca Gençlerbirliği play in the Turkish fourth tier (3. Lig) while Boluspor play in the Turkish second tier (1. Lig).

Standigns in Group D

Played Won Draw Loss Scored Conceded Average Points
1.KAYSERİSPOR 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
2.BEŞİKTAŞ JK 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
3.DARICA GENÇLERBİRLİĞİ 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
4.BOLUSPOR 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0

Other results in Group D

Kayserispor: 3 Boluspor: 0

Stadium: İzmit İsmet Paşa Stadı

Official: Alper Ulusoy

Darıca Gençlerbirliği XI: Gökhan Köstereli; Alper Tursun – Cem Tosun – Hayrullah Bilazer – Uğur Karakoç; Cafercan Aksu (78′ Sinan Turan) – İhsan U. Göktaş – Gökhan Solak; Rıdvan Sağlam – Abuzer G. Toplu (72′ Serhan Yılmaz) – Murat C. Bölükbaşı (61′ Gökhan Erdoğan)

Reserves: Veysel Boz, Selçuk Baştürk, Metehan Yatkın, Sinan Turan, Gökhan Erdoğan, Levent Kale, Serhan Yılmaz

Head coach: Galip Gündoğdu

Beşiktaş XI: Tolga Zengin; Gökhan Gönül – Fatih Aksoy – Atınç Nukan – Sedat Şahintürk (71′ Eslem Öztürk); Necip Uysal – Gökhan İnler –  (46′ Hamza Küçükköylü); Kerim Frei – Olcay Şahan – Ömer Şişmanoğlu

Reserves: Utku Yuvakuran, Muhammed Can, İbrahim A. Tekeli, Eslem Öztürk, Sezer Yıldırım, Oğuzhan Aydoğan, Hamza Küçükköylü

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Goals: Kerim Frei (61′, 86′), Ihsan Uğur Göktaş (63′)

Yellow cards: Uğur Karakoç (84′)

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