Football: Fenerbahce earn home win before derby


Fenerbahce won against MKE Ankaragucu 2-1 in Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig match to boost their morale before the next week’s away derby against Galatasaray. 

Visitors Ankaragucu scored an early opener as Jamaican forward Dever Orgill put the ball into Fenerbahce net in Kadikoy.

Fenerbahce’s Danish defender Zanka scored the equalizer in the 20th minute at the Ulker Stadium.

Near the end of the first half Fenerbahce winger Garry Rodrigues had to be subbed out due to an injury.

Home team Fenerbahce came back in the 73rd minute when their Kosovar striker Vedat Muriqi’s close range shot beat Ankaragucu goalkeeper Korcan Celikay. Muriqi’s goal sealed the 2-1 victory in Istanbul.

He was assisted by German attacking midfielder Max Kruse.

This season Kruse was yet to score for Fenerbahce but produced five assists in five Super Lig appearances.

Following Saturday’s win over Ankaragucu, Fenerbahce — having 10 points — went up to the second spot in the league led by Alanyaspor, who have 12 points.

This season Alanyaspor won all their four games to top the Super Lig.

Fenerbahce started to focus on the Istanbul derby as they will be hosted by rivals Galatasaray in the week six.

Next week’s derby will be held in Turk Telekom Stadium on Saturday Sept. 28.

– Week 5 results:

Goztepe – Konyaspor: 1-0

Kasimpasa – Antalyaspor: 3-0

Istikbal Mobilya Kayserispor – Yukatel Denizlispor: 1-1

Fenerbahce – MKE Ankaragucu: 2-1

– Sunday’s fixtures:

Caykur Rizespor vs Gazisehir Gaziantep (1100GMT)

Genclerbirligi vs Aytemiz Alanyaspor (1330GMT)

BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor vs Galatasaray (1600GMT)
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