Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Kasımpaşa stun The Lions at home

In week thirty of the Turkish Süper Lig Galatasaray were left stunned as fellow Istanbul side Kasımpaşa beat the Yellow-Reds 4-0.

Only women and children were allowed to watch this one due to the fact that a lot vulgarness was used by the majority of male fans in the Intercontinental Derby with Fenerbahçe. The Yellow-Canaries also banned male fans in their last game against Rizespor at home. 

The game went pear shaped from the very start of the game, Hakan was sent off for bringing down Ezequiel Scarione. It was never a red card and prior to Hakan tackling the Argentinian midfielder, Semih was fouled by Ryan Babel who had then passed to Scarione before being fouled by Hakan. Referee Cüneyt Çakır who is known for dishing out bookings in games was quick to send off the Galatasaray left back.

Scarione stepped up to take the penalty and put the ball into the left hand side of  the goal and sent Muslera the wrong way to give the visitors the lead.

The Lions spent most of the first half sitting back and defending the constant attacks from Kasımpaşa.

Like in the the first half, the Turkish champions conceded in the early minutes, Ceyhun failed to control the ball and Scarione was in the right place at the time to intercept and pass to Tabaré Viudez, the Uruguayan striker slotted the ball past fellow countryman Muslera to make it two nil to Kasımpaşa.

In the sixty fourth minute the visitors trebled their lead, Scarione grabbed his second from beating Muslera from close range. Ceyhun was definitely at fault yet again as he failed to close down the Argentinian.

The team from the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul put the game to bed in the seventy seventh minute, former Galatasaray defender Yalçın Ayhan headed in from Viudez's corner.

This result is now Galatasaray's second worst defeat since they have moved to the Türk Telekom Arena (their first being the 6-1 thrashing against Madrid last September). The Lions will be looking to redeem themselves against Elazığspor who are sitting in fifteenth place and are point away from the relegation zone. 

GALATASARAY:Muslera, Eboué (Telles 55 mins), Semih, Hakan, Sabri, Ceyhun, Melo, Selçuk (Ontivero 72 mins), Sneijder, Umut, Berk İsmail (Yekta 49 mins).    


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