Canaries may be crowned champs at Sukru saracoGlu

It’s the moment of truth for the spor Toto super League, with the Fenerbahce Yellow Canaries being closer than ever to securing the title as they face struggling Caykur Rizespor in front of their female and children fans sunday evening.

Ersun Yanal’s men had to postpone the festivities after they were held to a 1-1 draw with archrival Besiktas last weekend. They want no more suspense and aim to secure the trophy this time. A single point in the remaining four weeks will suffice to bring the championship to leader Fenerbahce. In the event of a tie or a win, the Canaries will not only be the crowned champions but reach the number of Galatasaray’s titles, 18, and level their record with their eternal rival.

Fenerbahce does not plan any celebrations in the stadium even if it wins the championship. The club cited the unfinished season and the situation of Caykur Rizespor in the league as the reasons. Sukru saracoGlu stadium will be lacking the male fans that day because the team was penalized to play behind closed doors for recurring incidents of profane cheering.

Yanal gave his players two days off following last sunday’s Besiktas derby. The squad got together on Wednesday to prepare for the Rizespor match. The coach will rely on his team’s impressive offensive skills against the Black sea side. The Canaries are by far the best scoring team in the league this season. They have scored 67 goals going into the last four weeks. senegalese striker Moussa sow will try to get the chair of goal king of the season. He is one of the two top scorers, trailing sivasspor’s Aatif Chahechouhe by two. sow outperformed teammate Emmanuel Emenike in the last two weeks with his goals.

The championship will be a first for many Fenerbahce players, including striker Dirk Kuyt. The Dutchman played in major European clubs, including Liverpool, where he stayed for six seasons, and Feyenoord, but none of them raised the trophy. Goalkeeper Volkan Demirel and midfielder selcuk Sahin have four championships with Fenerbahce.

The Yellow Canaries are expected to overcome the tiny Black sea Rizespor in KadikOy tonight for their 19 league championship.

Mission impossible for Rize

Caykur Rizespor faces a mission almost impossible and seeks to get a victory in Istanbul to stay alive in the league. Coach uGur Tutuneker told reporters on Wednesday that his side eyes to show team spirit and get three points. unlike most of the earlier games in the league, Rizespor was unbeaten in seven of its last eight games and aspires to maintain its momentum.

“Fenerbahce will want to defeat us and we’ll respond. Our biggest weapon will be our team play,” Tutuneker said.

Gala, Besiktas face toughies

In two other crucial games of the day, Galatasaray is set for a clash against ElaziGspor away and Besiktas in sivas. The outcomes of these two matches will be influential in determining the teams to earn a berth in European championships and to stay in the super League.

Galatasaray and Besiktas are both eyeing the runner-up position in order to obtain an automatic ticket to the lucrative Champions League next season since Fenerbahce is banned from playing in European tournaments next season due to match fixing. The third-placed team will play elimination rounds to get into the tournament.

Besiktas has a two-point advantage over Galatasaray in the table and both teams have lost valuable points in recent weeks.

Coach slaven Bilic’s Besiktas will be lacking many players due to injuries and card offenses on sunday. Ramon Motta, Ismail KOybasi, Jermaine Jones, Veli Kavlak, Manuel Fernandes, Ersan Gulum and Tomas sivok will miss the game. Returning from injuries, GOkhan TOre, Omer SismanoGlu and Filip Holosko might be on the pitch on sunday. The three stars joined their team in Wednesday’s trainings. Bilic is likely to complete its squad with players from the club’s youth team.

sivasspor also aims to win to maintain its Europa League cause. Brazilian coach Roberto Carlos’ side is on a two-match winning streak and is fifth on the table. Carlos said in remarks to Germany’s sport Bild magazine that he would like to be a regular participant in European competitions with sivasspor.

Galatasaray is apparently suffering from a chronic away phobia this season and faces an all-time worst away season unless it wins one of the two last away games against ElaziGspor and Trabzonspor. sunday’s game will be a toughie for the Galatasaray Lions as ElaziGspor is in dire need for a win to stay in the super League. The Eastern Turkey side is only one point clear of the relegation zone.

Elsewhere on sunday it will be a battle for survival as last-placed Kayserispor hosts KDC Karabukspor, Torku Konyaspor entertains Akhisar Belediyespor, Eskisehirspor welcomes Kayseri Erciyesspor, and Kasimpasa takes on Medical Park Antalyaspor.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN