STSL: Trabzonspor: 3 Beşiktaş: 4

Updated: April 8, 2017

Beşiktaş have come away with an impressive victory in the final minutes away at Trabzonspor after a sensational match.

Trabzonspor had opened their brand new Medical Park Arena on the 29th of January this year and were unbeaten in their first 4 matches, winning 3 of those games including a 2-0 win over Galatasaray. Beşiktaş have put an end to their good run at home with an Atiba Hutchinson winning goal in the first madded of second half stoppage time, but it didn’t always look like the Black Eagles would come away with 3 points in Trabzon.

Beşiktaş started the match briliantly and found themselves 0-1 up after just 4 minutes, Adriano with a superb late cross provided Cenk Tosun his 17th league goal of the season. Beşiktaş absolutely dominated the opening 25 minutes and could have made it two several minutes later when Ryan Babel came one on one with goalkeeper Onur, Babel attempted to square it to Cenk but Jan Durica managed to clear the ball before the league topscorer could put the second goal of the night in the back of the net.

Vincent Aboubakar replaced Quaresma after just 34 minutes and didn’t take long to get on the scoresheet with an excellent turn and finish in the 55th minute

Instead of 0-2 it was 1-1 after 25 minutes, with their first shot at goal Trabzonspor immediately got themselves back in to the match after a fabulous strike from the edge of the area of Okay Yokuşlu. Ricardo Quaresma had to be taken off after 34 minutes due to an injury and Vincent Aboubakar was his replacement. In the minutes following the equalizer it was Trabzonspor who emerged as the more dangerous side and Fabri was forced to make an excellent save on a Hugo Rodallega header following a Trabzonspor corner 5 minutes from halftime. The score at halftime remained 1-1.

Trabzonspor looked hungry coming out of the dressing room and just two minutes after kick-off Fabri was again forced to make a save, this time denying Fabian Castillo. At the other end Vincent Aboubakar put the Black Eagles back in front after 55 minutes following a great turn and shot in the box: 1-2.

For the second match in a row Talisca played a deciding role with a fantastic free-kick goal

Again Beşiktaş took control of the match and it looked like they were going to expand their lead but just as in the first half they gave away their lead far too easily, after some lax defending Fabian Castillo was allowed to shoot from the edge of the area and his shot was beyond the reach of Fabri: 2-2 after 63 minutes.

Just a minute later Trabzonspor won a corner and from that corner Hugo Rodallega put the hosts 3-2 up and sent the Medical Park Arena in to delirium. Trabzonspor led for the first time but once again a lead wouldn’t last too long.

In the 74th minute Anderson Talisca was brought down on the edge of the area and won a free-kick in an excellent position, just as last week against Gençlerbirligi Anderson Talisca stept up to take free-kick himself and just like last week he curled the bal beyond the reach of the goalkeeper in to the top corner: 3-3 after 74 minutes.

Both teams seemed to take comfort with a point at that time and some more defensive minded substitutes were conducted by both coaches, but it wasn’t over yet. In the first minute of second half stoppage time Gökhan Gönül crossed the ball in tot he penalty area where Atiba Hutchinson met the ball with a fabulous header after a sublime run: 3-4 Beşiktaş.

Trabzonspor tried to pump the ball forward and find themselves a last grasp equalizer but Beşiktaş didn’t give up their lead this time around and come away with 3 precious points at the Medical Park Arena and with that are the first team to beat Trabzonspor in their new temple.

Without a shadow of a doubt this was one of the best matches in the Süper Lig over the past yearswhere two of the best teams of the moment met eachother and played attractive and positive football, propaganda for the sport in Turkey.

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Interesting facts

  • Trabzonspor had only conceded 3 goals in their 10 league matches in 2017 before tonight.
  • Atiba Hutchinson has contributed to his 5th goal this season (1G 4A)
  • The last match that ended on 3-4 in the Süper Lig was played on April 17th 2005, Fenerbahçe 3-4 Beşiktaş.
  • This is the second highest scoring game between Beşiktaş and Trabzonspor after the Black Eagles won 7-1 on November 20th 1994.
  • Trabzonspor have lost for the first time at their new stadium Medical Park Arena (3W 1D 1L)
  • Anderson Talisca has contributed to 16 goals in his 26 appearances for Beşiktaş this season (11G 5A). TALisman.

Stadium: Medical Park Arena

Official: Ali Palabıyık

Trabzonspor XI: Onur Kıvrak; Emmanuel Más – Jan Durica – Uğur Demirok – João Pereira; Okay Yokuşlu – Ogenyi Onazi (76′ Aytaç Kara) – Yusuf Yazıcı (84′ Matus Bero); Fabian Castillo – Hugo Rodallega – Olcay Şahan

Reserves: Esteban Alvarado Brown, Zeki Yavru, Carl Medjani, Matus Bero, Mustafa Aktaş, Yusuf Erdoğan, Aytaç Kara

Head coach: Ersun Yanal

Beşiktaş XI: Fabricio Ramirez; Gökhan Gönul – Marcelo Guedes – Dusko Tosic – Adriano Correia; Atiba Hutchinson – Oğuzhan Özyakup – Anderson Talisca (87′ Matej Mitrovic); Ricardo Quaresma (34′ Vincent Aboubakar) – Cenk Tosun (76′ Necip Uysal) – Ryan Babel

Reserves: Tolga Zengin, Matej Mitrovic, Andreas Beck, Gökhan İnler, Tolgay Arslan, Necip Uysal, Vincent Aboubakar

Head coach: Şenol Güneş

Goals: Cenk Tosun (4′), Okay Yokuşlu (25′), Vincent Aboubakar (55′), Fabian Castillo (63′), Hugo Rodallega (65′), Anderson Talisca (74′), Atiba Hutchinson (90+1′)

Yellow cards: Cenk Tosun (32′), Yusuf Yazıcı (38′), Dusko Tosic (89′)

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