Super Lig: Galatasaray beats Konyaspor 2-1

İSTANBUL. Galatasaray overcome Konyaspor to win 2-1.


İSTANBUL. Galatasaray topped Konyaspor to win 2-1. It was Galatasaray to strike first with an early goal of S. Oliveira at the 2′. Then it was a goal in the 15′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, F. Calvo gave the win to Galatasaray in the 82′ minute with an own goal.

I. Sehic received a red card (89′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Konyaspor lost the match.

The match was played at the NEF Stadyumu stadium in İstanbul on Friday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Abdulkadir Bitigen with the help of Volkan Ahmet Narinç and Hakan Yemişken. The 4th official was Neslihan Muratdağı. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 24.7 degrees Celsius or 76.51 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 50%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Galatasaray was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Konyaspor that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Galatasaray was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Galatasaray won the contest.

Galatasaray shot 21 times, 7 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Konyaspor shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target.


Galatasaray received 4 yellow cards (K. Akturkoglu, F. Muslera, M. Icardi and F. Midtsjo). On the opposite side, Konyaspor received 3 yellow cards (F. Calvo, O. Ulgun and I. Sehic).

Also, Konyaspor didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after I. Sehic (Konyaspor) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (89′).

After this contest, Galatasaray will have 13 points like İstanbul Başakşehir, Beşiktaş and Adana Demirspor to stay in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Konyaspor will stay with 14 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 2'

    S. Oliveira

    S. Boey

  • 15'

    E. Cekici

  • 21'

    K. Akturkoglu

  • 30'

    C. Karayel

    E. Cekici

  • 62'

    M. Icardi

    B. Gomis

  • 63'

    Y. Demir

    D. Mertens

  • 65'

    D. Pavicic

    B. Paz

  • 68'

    F. Calvo

  • 78'

    L. Dubois

    P. van Aanholt

  • 81'

    O. Ulgun

    C. Karayel

  • 81'

    M. Diouf

    M. Demir

  • 82'

    F. Calvo (OG)

  • 84'

    O. Ulgun

  • 86'

    I. Sehic

  • 87'

    F. Midtsjo

    S. Oliveira

  • 87'

    B. Kutlu

    K. Akturkoglu

  • 89'

    M. Icardi

  • 89'

    I. Šehić

  • 89'

    F. Muslera

  • 90'

    F. Midtsjo

Next match

In the upcoming Super Lig match, Galatasaray will play away against Adana Demirspor on the 1st of October with a 1-1 head to head record.

Konyaspor will host Ümraniyespor on the 2nd of October with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Galatasaray: Formation and Lineups

Galatasaray started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Okan Buruk chose to play with the following team: F. Muslera (6.8), S. Boey (7.3), V. Nelsson (6.9), E. Bayram (6.7), P. van Aanholt (7.0), L. Torreira (6.9), Sérgio Oliveira (7.2), Y. Akgün (6.6), D. Mertens (6.6), K. Aktürkoğlu (6.4) and B. Gomis (6.4).


Galatasaray made 5 changes: B. Gomis for M. Icardi (62′), D. Mertens for Y. Demir (63′), P. van Aanholt for L. Dubois (78′), S. Oliveira for F. Midtsjo (87′) and K. Akturkoglu for B. Kutlu (87′).

Top player: S. Boey

Probably the most impressive player in Galatasaray was S. Boey even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.3) with 5 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 2.

Konyaspor: Formation and Lineups

Konyaspor started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the other side, İlhan Palut played with: I. Šehić (6.3), A. Oğuz (6.4), A. Demirbağ (6.6), F. Calvo (6.3), Guilherme (6.4), A. Hadžiahmetović (6.6), E. Çekiçi (6.1), Bruno Paz (6.4), Bruno Paz (6.4), S. Dikmen (6.2) and Z. Bytyqi (6.8), M. Demir (6.2).


Konyaspor made 4 changes: E. Cekici for C. Karayel (30′), B. Paz for D. Pavicic (65′), C. Karayel for O. Ulgun (81′) and M. Demir for M. Diouf (81′).

Top player: Z. Bytyqi

Probably the most impressive player in Konyaspor was Z. Bytyqi.

His rating is (6.8) with 5 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 1. He performed 1 cross.

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