Football: Besiktas beat Antalyaspor in Super Lig


Besiktas edged Antalyaspor in Saturday’s top-tier Super Lig match.

Croatian defender Domagoj Vida got things going for Besiktas with a early header.

The Black Eagles doubled the lead in minute 11 when Malian forward Abdoulay Diaby’s close range shot beat Antalyaspor goalkeeper Ferhat Kaplan.

The two early goals made the Istanbul team’s work easier.

Antalyaspor narrowed the gap in the second half as Nigerian midfielder Paul Mukairu put the ball into Besiktas net. Mukairu’s goal gave hope to Antalyaspor but Besiktas was able to hold off for the 2-1 win.

Besiktas now has 15 points and is in the eighth spot in the league led by Aytemiz Alanyaspor, who managed a point in a scoreless match to reach 19 points in 10 matches.

Week 10 results in Super Lig:

Galatasaray – Caykur Rizespor: 2-0

Ittifak Holding Konyaspor – Genclerbirligi: 1-1

Aytemiz Alanyaspor – Istanbul Basaksehir: 0-0

Trabzonspor – Goztepe: 0-1

Antalyaspor – Besiktas: 1-2

Sunday’s fixtures:

Yukatel Denizlispor – Demir Grup Sivasspor (1100GMT)

Kasimpasa – BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor (1330GMT)

Istikbal Mobilya Kayserispor – Fenerbahce (1600GMT)

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