Drawing for Turkey Cup may pair top teams in semifinals
Jan 29, 2011 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Jan 29, 2011 12:00 am
The drawing for the remaining stages of the Ziraat Turkey Cup took place in Istanbul on Friday. The games will continue with double match eliminations, and will resume on February 2nd and 3rd for the quarterfinals. The return matches will be played on March 2nd and 3rd.
The pairings for the Ziraat Turkey Cup quarter finals are as follows: Beşiktaş - Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor
Gaziantepspor - Galatasaray
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor - Kasımpaşa
Gençlerbirliği - Bucaspor
BEŞİKTAŞ AND GALATASARAY MAY MEET IN SEMIFINALS The winner of the Beşiktaş-Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor quarterfinal pairing will be paired with the victors of the Gaziantepspor-Galatasaray match-up. While the winner of the İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor-Kasımpaşa pairing will play against Gençlerbirliği-Bucaspor in the semifinals.
If Galatasaray and Beşiktaş both come out the victors in the quarterfinals, then the two Istanbul superstars will be playing each other for a ticket to the finals.
The dates for the semifinals, which will also be a double elimination round, will be determined at a later date. -ALL FROM THE SAME GROUP- This year's drawing for the Turkey Cup marked a first as all of the teams paired together happened to have been in the same group. This way, the quarterfinals will consist of the top two teams playing each other from each group.
This year's final match for the Ziraat Turkey Cup will be played in Kayseri's Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kadir Has Stadium; the date of the game has yet to be determined.