İSTANBUL. Eyüpspor manages to find the solution against Sakaryaspor to win 2-1. R. Niyaz was the key to score 2 goals. It was Sakaryaspor to strike first with an early goal of K. Kasongo at the 4′. Then it was a goal in the 32′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. Niyaz gave the win to Eyüpspor in the 90′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Eyüpspor was vastly superior ball possession (62%) was among the key factors of its victory.
H. Tasci received a red card (49′). This red card was one of the reason why Sakaryaspor lost the match.
The match was played at the Eyüp Stadı stadium in İstanbul on Friday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Ömer Faruk Turtay with the help of Emrah Ünal and Murat Temel. The 4th official was Süleyman Soyutürk. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 12.5 degrees Celsius or 54.41 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.
Eyüpspor was in firm control of the ball 62% while Sakaryaspor was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Eyüpspor was more aggressive with 69 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Eyüpspor won the contest.
Eyüpspor shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Sakaryaspor shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.
Eyüpspor received 3 yellow cards (M. Ucar, A. Ildiz and U. Demirok). On the other side, Sakaryaspor received 3 yellow cards (C. Menderes, H. Tut and Y. Pehlivan).
Also, Sakaryaspor didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after H. Tasci (Sakaryaspor) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (49′).
After this match, Eyüpspor will have 18 points like Keçiörengücü to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Sakaryaspor will stay with 15 points like Boluspor and Pendikspor to stay in the 6th place.
K. Kasongo (Penalty)
S. Kurt (Goal Disallowed)
Sakaryaspor will host Altay on the 29th of October with a 3-3 head to head stats.
Eyüpspor: Formation and Lineups
Eyüpspor started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager İbrahim Üzülmez chose to play with the following team: Harun Tekin, Uğur Demirok, Ömer Bayram, Luccas Claro dos Santos, Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç, Recep Niyaz, İbrahim Akdağ, Mehmet Murat Uçar, Sinan Kurt, Ryan Guno Babel and Emeka Friday Eze.
Eyüpspor made 4 changes: I. Akdag for T. Ilter (15′), Luccas Claro for A. Ozturk (37′), S. Kurt for A. Ildiz (75′) and R. Babel for P. Dibba (75′).
Sakaryaspor: Formation and Lineups
Sakaryaspor started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
On the other side, Serkan Özbalta played with: Cihan Topaloğlu, Hüsamettin Tut, Isaac Opoku Donkor, Oğuz Yıldırım, Çağlayan Menderes, Yasin Pehlivan, Emirhan Aydoğan, Michał Nalepa, Kaiyne Woolery, Kabongo Kassongo and Hurşit Taşcı.
Sakaryaspor made 4 changes: K. Woolery for O. Roshi (73′), E. Aydogan for S. Odabasoglu (73′), M. Nalepa for H. Yavuz (79′) and O. Yildirim for I. Erdogan (79′).