Fenerbahçe keeps pace with leader
Fenerbahçe winger Miroslav Stoch celebrates his equalizing goal against Beşiktaş. AA photoFenerbahçe beat Beşiktaş 2-1 on April 29 and continued its pursuit of Spor Toto Super League championship playoffs leader Galatasaray.
Fener rallied from a one-goal deficit to take all three points at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.
Galatasaray, who beat Trabzonspor 4-2 a day earlier, leads the championship playoffs with 45 points, and Fenerbahçe has 43. Trabzonspor is third with 31 points and Beşiktaş is fourth with 28.
On Sunday, Beşiktaş took the lead with defender Egemen Korkmaz heading the ball in on the 52nd minute. However, Fenerbahçe did not waste much time, and a long-range freekick effort by Miroslav Stoch was enough to equalize the score. With eight minutes to go, Korkmaz sent the ball into the net, but this time into the wrong side, and Fenerbahçe took the lead with an own goal by the Beşiktaş defender.
Fenerbahçe has won all three games in the playoffs, or Super Final, and has a chance of overtaking Galatasaray when the two teams meet on the final day of the season. The fourth match-day of the championship playoffs will be a reverse of the third round fixtures, with Galatasaray hosting Trabzonspor tomorrow and Fenerbahçe entertaining Beşiktaş on May 2