Fenerbahçe visits Eskişehirspor amid off-the-pitch troubles
DHA PhotoSpor Toto Super League leader Fenerbahçe visits Eskişehirspor on Feb. 1, hoping to extend its domination despite troubles off the pitch.
The Yellow Canaries are going to the away game amid reports that European football’s governing body, UEFA, has demanded to see the full ruling of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals in the match-fixing case.
Club chairman Aziz Yıldırım was given a six-year-and-three-month ban for attempting to manipulate the 2010-2011 Super League games. Last year, UEFA hit Fenerbahçe with a two-year ban of playing behind closed doors.
Also on Jan. 31, the Turkish Football Federation’s disciplinary committee ruled Fenerbahçe would play one home game in front of women and children only, due to “bad slogans.”
Also on Feb. 1, Medical Park Antalyaspor hosts Gaziantepspor and Kayserispor takes on Kasımpaşa.
Galatasaray, which follows Fenerbahçe from a 10-point distance, hosts Bursaspor on Feb. 2.
Earlier that day, Akhisar meets Gençlerbirliği, Torku Konyaspor plays against Sivasspor and Kardemir Karabükspor entertains Sanica Boru Elazığspor.