TODAY’S – Adana Demir gives ‘mighty’ BeIiktaI the blues in cup

Adana Demir gives ‘mighty’ BeIiktaI the blues in cupBeIiktaI, aka the Black Eagles, was defeated 2-1 by second division Adana Demirspor in game three of the Turkish Cup group stage, but the game was marked with BeIiktaI playersand#39 exemplary sportsmanship even though it practically cost them three points at Istanbuland#39s Yusuf Ziya niI Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.Timur Bayram zgz found the net in the 14th minute to hand his side a single goal aantage.

In the 21st minute, when Demirspor was 1-0 in front, the visiting sideand#39s Hakan Syler was harsh in his attempt to win the ball possession in an action-packed moment with BeIiktaIand#39s Veli Kavlak. The referee unexpectedly showed Syler a red card.

However, Kavlak and his teammates were quick enough to warn the ref that Sylerand#39s move was not too tough to send him off the pitch. The referee changed his card from red to yellow.

Veli Kavlak told the cluband#39s official website that he and his teammates did not ponder upon the fact that they were losing 1-0. andldquoI congratulated our opponents for their win.

Weand#39re sorry to lose,andrdquo he added.BeIiktaI dominated the game after conceding the first goal, yet all its attempts were futile.

Adana Demirspor doubled the tally after Abdulkerim BardakI converted a corner in the 59th minute. The hosts increased the tempo later and, assisted by OIuzhan zyakup, Gkhan Tre made it 2-1.

Coach Slaven Bilicand#39s Eagles failed in other attempts on goal and they got their second loss in the Turkish Cup group stage. BeIiktaI, which won a single game out of three, dropped to the third spot in Group F, trailing leader aykur Rizespor and Adana Demirspor by three.

Other results on Tuesday: Istanbul BaIakIehir 0, 4 Eylul Belediyespor 0 Kayserispor 2, Bayburt GI 2 and Balova YaIamspor 1, EskiIehirspor 2Canaries come back from dead to tie AltInorduIt should come as a surprise that the great Fenerbahe had difficulties extracting even one point from First League side AltInordu, except it is not, given the Yellow Canariesand#39 tendency to choke in the Ziraat Turkish Cup on Tuesday..

Fenerbahe was lucky to earn a 1-1 draw in the final minutes of the Group E Turkish Cup match. Falling behind seemed almost inevitable, and not just because of Fenerbaheand#39s track record.

AltInordu striker Taha BalcI recalled what it was like to score in the 50th minute after teammate Berkay SamancI predicted he would assist the strikerandldquoIt happened just like that. Berkay sent a pass through an opening, and I scored it.

Scoring on Fenerbahe is really great and gratifying,andrdquo he said after the match. andldquoWe are playing without any foreign players.

We are a young team and trying to play positive football,andrdquo he added.Diego Ribas scored the equalizer for Fenerbahe in the 81st minute.

The Brazilian midfielder was aided in his first goal of the season by an Uygar Mert Zeybek assist.With the resulting draw, Fenerbahe and AltInordu maintained their status quo in the standings as well.

With four points apiece, they are drawn for the groupand#39s runner-up position behind Kayserispor and its six points. Kayserispor also defeated the Canaries 2-1 in their first group stage match at home.

Not in the League anymoreIn a typical Spor Toto Super League encounter, Fenerbahe is all but invincible at Iukru SaracoIlu. But the trend fails to carry over into the cup competition.

Last season, the Canaries suffered a stunning 1-2 loss at the hands of second-division club Fethiyespor on their home turf.That was a different team and a different coach.

Yet the current coach insists thereand#39s no cause for alarm The Canaries are simply balancing two separate objectives.andldquoWe are going to fight to get as far as we can to take the cup and play in the final.

On this path, our second goal is, just like we said at the Kayserispor match, to evaluate our young players from youth development and see if we can bring one or two to the A team Tonight we played young players who do not get much playing time,andrdquo Ismail Kartal said. These relative unknowns include Uygar, Caner Koca and SavaI Polat.

The Canariesand#39 hope lies in their 3-1 defeat of Bayburt Grup zel Idare Genlik ve Spor away. And the next match will be the second meeting with AltInordu at Izmir Ataturk Stadium With this record, it is hard to tell whether getting out of Istanbul will make it easier for Fenerbahe.

Of course, one can just trust that Kartal knows what heand#39s doing and can start winning at will. andldquoI said that I would play the young players and that I would not back down.

We are going to plan according to the standings,andrdquo he said.Lionsand#39 shareOn the other side of Istanbul, Fenerbaheand#39s ultimate rival Galatasaray is pulling out all the stops and leading Group G undefeated.

Ending their most recent fixture with a commanding 9-1 victory at FBM Makina Balova YaIamspor, the Lions defeated DiyarbakIr BuyukIehir Belediyespor by a more modest 4-1 on Tuesday night.In other Tuesday cup matches, Centone Karagumruk defeated Mersin Idman Yurdu 1-0 in Group C, MKE Ankaragucu lost 3-0 to Kardemir Karabukspor in Group D and Giresunspor drew 2-2 with GenlerbirliIi in Group H.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman