TODAY’S – Cup quarterfinals continue with Genler hosting Bursa

Cup quarterfinals continue with Genler hosting BursaThe quarterfinals of the Ziraat Turkish Cup continue on Wednesday with matches between GenlerbirliIi and Bursaspor and Fenerbahe and Mersin Idman Yurdu.GenlerbirliIi will be missing DoIa Kaya, thanks to two yellow cards earned in the cluband#39s 3-0 defeat of EskiIehirspor in the round of 16.

Upcoming opponent Bursaspor did not have such an easy win over Istanbul BaIakIehir The match went into penalties after both clubs failed to score in regulation time and Bursaspor won 4-3 to aance.The Green Crocs of Bursa are in good shape otherwise.

Fifth place in the Super League is nothing to scoff at while Genler is hurting in 10th.Fenerbahe had trounced its round of 16 opponent aykur Rizespor 4-1, while Mersin ended up in penalties after a 2-2 draw with Karabukspor Mersin prevailed 4-2.

The Yellow Canaries of Fenerbahe may be the favorite versus Mersin, but the club is usually too big to do well in what is aptly nicknamed the andldquotournament of upsets.andrdquo Fenerbahe got through a long dry spell in the tournament and won two titles in the past five years.

However, the Canaries are distracted. They are already being swept up in anticipation of their all-important derby against Super League leader and ultimate rival Galatasaray next weekend, a match that may well decide the fate of the Canariesand#39 title ambitions.

Besides, Fenerbahe coach Ismail Kartal already has trouble with injuries and suspensions, so the team is not at full strength even in a big match.If Mersin wants to spring an upset, this might be the best time to do it, since Fenerbahe is likely to save some of its best names for the more prestigious Super League and its rivals for first place.

Of course, if Fenerbahe is knocked out of the cup, then Galatasaray has an even better chance of taking home the cup and the league.The quarterfinals opened with Galatasaray-Manisaspor on Tuesday and continue through April 8 Bursaspor-GenlerbirliIi kicks off at 6:30 pm to Ilker Meraland#39s whistle on Wednesday, while Mersin Idman Yurdu and Fenerbahe play at 8:30 pm with Yunus YIldIrIm as referee.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman