OKAN UDO – EskiIehirspor and Bursaspor share spoils in Anatolian derby

EskiIehirspor and Bursaspor share spoils in Anatolian derbyEskiIehirspor and Bursaspor shared a point each after their goalless draw in their week 23 clash of the Spor Toto Super League Suleyman Seba Season at EskiIehir Ataturk Stadium on Saturday night.Any EskiIehirspor-Bursaspor encounter, regardless of time and place, has always been a tense affair little wonder that it has been dubbed the andldquoAnatolian derbyandrdquo by the local sports mediaSaturdayand#39s game was not different.

There were some exciting moments — tension, rough sliding tackles and incredible misses in front of goal. The only thing lacking in this match, played on a treacherous pitch, was goals.

Bursasporand#39s points increased to 38 and EskiIehirsporand#39s to 24 after Saturdayand#39s result, but none of the teams were satisfied with the draw and a single point. Bursaspor coach Ienol GuneI concurred.

andldquoThe pitch was really bad. andldquoIt was difficult to stand on the hard pitch and make accurate passes, resulting in bad football.

The score was not good for us or even for them [EskiIehirspor],andrdquo he said.andldquoIf the pitch been good, the level of football could have been better And I say the best man on the pitch was referee FIrat AydInus,andrdquo he noted.

In the other Super League matches on Saturday, Ankaraand#39s GenlerbirliIi beat relegation-threatened Suat AltIn InIaat Kayseri Erciyesspor 4-2 away and cellar-dweller BalIkesirspor squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Rizespor in a clash of straw-weights.On Friday, KasImpaIa and Akhisar Belediyespor went home with a point each after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.

The Mersin Idmanyurdu-Trabzonspor match on Monday will conclude the action for week 23 of the Spor Toto Super League.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman