Beşiktaş miss chance to boost league lead


Beşiktaş drew 0-0 with Antalyaspor in an away match in Turkey's Spor Toto Super Lig's match week 25 on Sunday evening. The match in Antalya saw the two teams miss several chances in the first half, as the teams failed to capitalize in attacking positions with both being unable to break the deadlock.

The second half saw few changes, as Beşiktaş found themselves playing with 10 men in back-to-back matches when striker Vincent Aboubakar was sent off in the 64th minute after he tried to impede the goalkeeper's kick out. The red card was Aboubakar's second in four days as the Cameroonian was sent off against Olympiakos on Thursday night in an UEFA Europa League clash.

In a week in which second-place Medipol Başakşehir, third-place Galatasaray and fourth-place Fenerbahçe all lost points, Beşiktaş also followed the trend and dropped two crucial points in the title race. On Sunday afternoon, Medipol Başakşehir drew 3-3 with Karabükspor, missing out chance to topple league leaders Beşiktaş.

On Saturday evening, Trabzonspor continued their strong run of form by dismantling Galatasaray in a 2-0 win at the Trabzon Medical Park Arena. Trabzonspor's goals came from Dame N'Doye in the 23rd minute and Yusuf Yazıcı in the 49th minute, as Galatasaray's two-game winning streak came to an end. Trabzonspor have not lost a match since the beginning of 2017, and increased their points total to 41, good enough for fifth spot.

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