ZTK: Boluspor: 1 Beşiktaş: 1

Updated: December 21, 2016

Coming off their first defeat of the Süper Lig season over the weekend, Beşiktaş had to find their ground again in the Turkish cup group stages as they took on second division side Boluspor.

A fixtured that would turn out to feature multiple Beşiktaş academy products on both sides with Eslem Öztürk starting in the first eleven for the Black Eagles w hile former Beşiktaş academy products Cumali Bişi, Furkan Şeker and Özgür Ozkaya started for Boluspor.

The conditions in Bolu were far from ideal for a football match to be played, as the pitch was covered in snow and the temperatures dipped quite low. Beşiktaş retained possession for the majority of the first half and took control of the match, although it was difficult to put together a decent string of passes in the opposition’s final third. The best chance of the first half came in the 28th minute when Vincent Aboubakar found himself alone through on goalkeeper Soner, but the Cameroon international placed his attempt wide.

Kerim Frei (right) celebrating his 4th cup goal with Muhammed Enes Durmuş (center) who provided him with the assist

The Black Eagles continued to play good football and put togehter several more dangerous looking attacks in the last 10 minutes of the first half, but couldn’t find that final pass nor shot to put keeper Soner truely to the test.

The second half started with a more frisk looking Boluspor but Beşiktaş still remained in control, after 54 minutes Muhammed Enes was brought on for Aboubakar, a substitution which would have a near immediate impact on the game.

Just five minutes after coming on Muhammed Enes already put his mark on the match with an excellent run on the left hand side, providing Kerim Frei with an easy goal after a tremendous individual effort and final pass: 0-1 on the hour mark, Kerim Frei scoring his 4th match in his 3rd cup game.

Beşiktaş remained in control but Boluspor started to take some more risk, after 70 minutes it looked as if the score had already been levelled once again but referee Tolga Özkalfa disallowed the goal.

Six minutes later former Beşiktaş academy player Özgür Özkaya stepped up to take a free-kick on the edge of the area. His shot took a deflection on the Beşiktaş wall and left Tolga Zengin with no chance: 1-1 after 76 minutes. A lucky/unlucky goal depending on your perspective.

Beşiktaş tried to get a late winner with several decent long range attempts from young Muhammed Enes & co but unlike in their previous match against Kayserispor the Black Eagles could not find a late winner following the equalizer. Beşiktaş remain top of the group regardless of the result between Kayserispor and Darica.

Standings in Group D

1.BEŞİKTAŞ JK 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 7
2.BOLUSPOR 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
3.KAYSERİSPOR 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 3
4.DARICA GENÇLERBİRLİĞİ 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0

Stadium: Bolu Atatürk stadium

Official: Tolga Özkalfa

Boluspor XI: Soner Şahin; Özgür Özkaya – Renato Arapi (61′ Mamadou Diarra) – Furkan Şeker – Fatih Turan; Tunahan Çiçek (70′ Kutay Aydın) – Cumali Bişi – Cengiz Umut Meraş – Burak Asan (83′ Emrullah Yıldırım) – Ozan Karabacak; İsmail Yıldırım

Reserves: Melih Ağa, Mamadou Diarra, Özgür Kazar, Emrullah Yıldırım, Emre Kılınç, Yusuf Emre Gültekin, Kutay Aydın

Head coach: Fuat Çapa

Beşiktaş XI: Tolga Zengin; Andreas Beck – Luiz Rhodolfo – Atınç Nukan – Adriano Correia; Eslem Öztürk – Gökhan İnler – Olcay Şahan (81′ Hamza Küçükköylü); Kerim Frei (85′ Fatih Aksoy) – Vincent Aboubakar (81′ Muhammed Enes Durmuş) – Ömer Şişmanoğlu

Reserves: Utku Yuvakuran, Fatih Aksoy, Sezer Yıldırım, Muhammed Enes Durmuş, Sedat Şahintürk, Hamza Küçükköylü

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Goals: Kerim Frei (60′), Özgür Özkaya (76′)

Yellow cards: Soner Şahin (33′), Andreas Beck (83′)

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