RIZE. Rizespor and Samsunspor draw 1-1. M. Pala scored the first goal (10′) for Rizespor. M. Fofana settled the score (43′). Rizespor was not able to win even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%)
The match was played at the Çaykur Didi Stadyumu stadium in Rize on Sunday and it started at 4:30 pm local time. The referee was Direnç Tonusluoğlu who had the assistance of Baran Eraslan and Nurettin Dinçer Demir. The 4th official was Burak Taşkınsoy. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 14.8 degrees Celsius or 58.68 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 57%.
Rizespor was in firm control of the ball 56% while Samsunspor was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Rizespor was more pushing with 57 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough Rizespor to win the match.
Rizespor shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Samsunspor shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.
Rizespor received 3 yellow cards (E. H. Topcu, K. Altinay and K. Kanatsizkus). On the opposite side, Samsunspor received 3 yellow cards (Y. Abdioglu, A. K. Guneren and M. Albayrak).
After this match, Rizespor will have 6 points like Samsunspor to remain in the 10th place. On the other side, Samsunspor will have 6 points like Rizespor to sit in the 11th place.
In the next match in the 1. Lig, Rizespor will play away against Adanaspor on the 17th of September with a 6-5 head to head statistic in favor of Rizespor (5 draws).
Samsunspor will host Sakaryaspor on the 18th of September with a 3-1 head to head record in favor of Sakaryaspor (0 draws).
Rizespor – Formation
Rizespor started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Bülent Korkmaz decided to play with the following team: T. Çetin, E. Coşkun, B. Öztürk, E. Topçu, K. Kalafat, S. Yılmaz, S. Grahovac, F. Miya, B. Keser, M. Pala and A. van den Hurk.
The home team had on the bench: G. Gönül, A. Potuk, E. Papa, Z. Görgen, E. Altıntaş, E. Tecimer, A. Yaşar, K. Kanatsızkuş and K. Altınay.
Rizespor could not rely on the presence of K. Altinay (injured) and G. Gonul (injured).
Rizespor made 5 changes: B. Ozturk for K. Altinay (13′), A. van den Hurk for K. Kanatsizkus (46′), S. Yilmaz for E. Altintas (51′), M. Pala for A. Potuk (74′) and K. Kalafat for G. Gonul (74′).
Samsunspor – Formation
Samsunspor started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Bayram Kadir Bektaş played with: J. Szumski, Z. Yavru, A. Öztürk, Y. Abdioğlu, M. Albayrak, Rick Boldrin, Y. Gültekin, O. Çelik, Douglas Tanque, M. Fofana and G. Laura.
The following players were sitting on the bench: A. Novikovas, A. Sağat, Ş. Kaya, Y. Çift, A. Özer, K. Harris, C. Kahraman, S. Ekinci, S. Gönül and A. Güneren.
Samsunspor could not rely on the presence of A. Novikovas (injured).
Samsunspor made 4 changes: Y. Gultekin for A. K. Guneren (46′), D. Tanque for K. Harris (63′), M. Fofana for A. Novikovas (74′) and F. Boldrin for C. Kahraman (84′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the 1. Lig.