İSTANBUL. Beşiktaş defeats İstanbulspor 3-1. Beşiktaş got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from Cenk Tosun (42′) and Vincent Aboubakar (56′). İstanbulspor tried to recover with a goal from Jason Lokilo (70′). However, the contest was closed by a goal (90′) scored by Nathan Redmond for Beşiktaş. Beşiktaş was much better in terms of ball possession (67%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Vodafone Park (İstanbul) stadium in İstanbul on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Ali Şansalan with the assistance of Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu and Murat Altan. The 4th official was Meliz Özçiğdem. The weather was mist. The temperature was quite cold at 6.7 degrees Celsius or 44.11 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 93%.
- ! 67 Ball Possession 33
- 12 Total 10
- 3 On Target 2
- 6 Off Target 7
- 3 Shots blocked 1
- 143 Attack 83
- 109 Dangerous attack 59
- 123 Ball safe 105
- 0 Penalties 0
- 8 Corners 2
- 1 Off Sides 4
- 13 Total 9
- 0 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 4
Beşiktaş was in firm control of the ball 67% while İstanbulspor was struggling with a 33% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Beşiktaş was more pushing with 109 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Beşiktaş won the match.
Beşiktaş shot 12 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. Regarding the opposition, İstanbulspor shot 10 times, 2 on target, 7 off target.
Beşiktaş didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, İstanbulspor received 2 yellow cards (D. Aksu and Demeaco Duhaney).
After this match, Beşiktaş will have 49 points to sit in the 3rd place. On the other side, İstanbulspor will stay with 24 points like Sivasspor to hold in the 16th place.
Beşiktaş – Formation
Beşiktaş started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Şenol Güneş decided to play with the following team: Mert Günok, Onur Bulut , Tayyip Talha Sanuç , Omar Colley , Arthur Masuaku , Amir Hadžiahmetović , Rachid Ghezzal , Salih Uçan , Gedson Fernandes , Cenk Tosun and Vincent Aboubakar .
The home team had on the bench: Valentin Rosier, Umut Meraş, Berkay Vardar, Ersin Destanoğlu, Nathan Redmond, Necip Uysal, Jackson Muleka, Alexandru Maxim , Tayfur Bingöl and Romain Saïss.
Beşiktaş made 5 changes: Salih Ucan for Alexandru Maxim (63′), Rachid Ghezzal for Nathan Redmond (63′), Cenk Tosun for Tayfur Bingöl (83′), Tayyip Sanuc for Romain Saïss (83′) and Arthur Masuaku for Jackson Muleka (90′).
Best player: Rachid Ghezzal
The player that probably impressed the most for Beşiktaş was Rachid Ghezzal even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 45 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 9 crosses.
İstanbulspor – Formation
İstanbulspor started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).
Fatih Tekke played with: David Jensen, Demeaco Duhaney , Mehmet Yeşil , Simon Deli , Tuncer Duhan Aksu , Jason Lokilo , Muammer Sarıkaya , Mahamadou Ba , Valon Ethemi , Florian Loshaj and Emeka Eze .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Ali Yaşar, Oğuzhan Berber, Alp Arda, Michael Ologo, Valmir Veliu, Onur Ergun, Adi Mehremić, Jetmir Topalli , Kerem Şen and Emir Kaan Gültekin .
İstanbulspor could not rely on the presence of Adi Mehremic (injured).
İstanbulspor made 5 changes: E. Eze for Emir Gültekin (64′), Florian Loshaj for Kerem Şen (64′), Mehmet Yesil for Adi Mehremic (69′), Muammer Sarikaya for Onur Ergün (84′) and Muammer Sarikaya for Jetmir Topalli (84′).
Best player: Jason Lokilo
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for İstanbulspor was Jason Lokilo.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 23 passes (69% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Super Lig.
- Beşiktaş – İstanbulspor – 3-1
- Kasımpaşa – Ümraniyespor – 1-1
- Adana Demirspor – Antalyaspor – 2-0