Galatasaray keeps Fenerbahce at a distance after Derby
Galatasaray scores an important point in the Fenerbahce derby in the championship race. However, Bestiktas and Basaksehir could still be dangerous.
Galatasaray Istanbul remains the benchmark in the Turkish league.
The Yellow Reds reached a goalless draw in the explosive city derby near Fenerbahce and defended their lead of the standings in the Süper Lig (DATENCENTER: Schedules and Results).
However, Besiktas or Basaksehir could reduce the gap to “Gala” on Sunday to one point. Both clubs are in second place on equal points after 25 days of play – and will meet on Sunday in a direct duel (DATENCENTER: Die Tabelle).
Fenerbahce, however, failed to take another serious part in the title fight by playing Galatasaray. The gap is still six points.
The derby in the Sükrü-Saracoglu Stadium did not offer the big exciters. The most striking player on the court was Bafetimbi Gomis. The French centre forward from Galatasaray missed the two biggest goals. On the other side, a goal from “Fener” was not given because of an offside position.
Fans of Galatasaray had already created a breathtaking atmosphere the day before the derby. During the final training in the Turk Telecom Stadium, almost 30,000 fans dipped the arena with Bengalos in the yellow-red colours of the club.