Fener keeps pace with rivals Galatasaray after 2-0 victory

Fener keeps pace with rivals Galatasaray after 2-0 victory

 

After the victory on last night’s game, Fenerbahçe is second with 49 points, four behind Galatasaray.

Fenerbahçe saw off a determined challenge from relegation-threatened Akhisar Belediye Gençlik tonight, emerging 2-0 winners to keep up the pressure on Spor Toto Super League leaders Galatasaray with just seven rounds remaining in the season.

The hosts were made to sweat for their win before a moment of brilliance from Fenerbahçe’s Senegalese star Moussa Sow seven minutes from time wrapped up the points for the Yellow Canaries, taking them up to 49 points, four behind Galatasaray.

Akhisar, from the Aegean province of Manisa, had been threatening Fener’s goal in the search for an unexpected second-half equalizer, but Sow put all doubts to rest with a well-taken strike in the 83rd minute, rounding Akhisar goalkeeper Oğuz Dağlaroğlu before finishing from a tight angle.

It should have been Sow’s second of the game, but a powerful strike from the forward that rebounded off the crossbar and down was not awarded even though television replays showed that the ball had crossed the line in the 37th minute.

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