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Okaka brace fires Medipol Basaksehir to win over Besiktas

Defending champions Besiktas lose 3-2 in Istanbul

Emre Aşıkçı   | 16.10.2021
Okaka brace fires Medipol Basaksehir to win over Besiktas Berkay Ozcan (L) of Medipol Basaksehir in action against Valentin Rosier (R) of Besiktas during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Medipol Basaksehir and Besiktas in Istanbul, Turkey on October 15, 2021. ( Arif Hüdaverdi Yaman - Anadolu Agency )

ISTANBUL

Defending champions Besiktas slumped to a 3-2 away defeat against Medipol Basaksehir in the Turkish Super Lig on Friday. 

Italian forward Stefano Okaka grabbed a brace for Basaksehir, opening the scoring in the 40th minute and netting the home side’s second in the 83rd minute.

Fredrik Gulbrandsen netted what proved to be the winner in the 85th minute.

Alex Teixeira and Michy Batshuayi were on the scoresheet for the Black Eagles.

The win puts Basaksehir in 14th spot on the table with nine points, while Besiktas remain third spot with 17 points.  

Super Lig Week 9 fixtures​​​​​​​  

Saturday, Oct. 16:

GZT Giresunspor - Caykur Rizespor (1030GMT)

Demir Grup Sivasspor - Fraport TAV Antalyaspor (1300GMT)

Adana Demirspor - Oznur Kablo Yeni Malatyaspor (1600GMT)  

Sunday, Oct. 17:

Kasimpasa - Goztepe (1030GMT)

Galatasaray - Ittifak Holding Konyaspor (1300GMT)

Altay - VavaCars Fatih Karagumruk (1300GMT)

Trabzonspor - Fenerbahce (1600GMT)  

Monday Oct. 18:

Aytemiz Alanyaspor - Yukatel Kayserispor (1700GMT)

Atakas Hatayspor - Gaziantep (1700GMT)


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