Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Manisa 1-1 Ankaragucu match report


Ankaragucu left it late on Sunday as Gboly Ariyibi scored a late equaliser to give them a share of the points and go 4 points clear at the top.

Team - Akin, Erdem, Sinan, Yusuf, Yasin, Ishak, Abdullah, Zahid, Murat, Owusu, Geraldo

It was a poor performance by Ankaragucu on Sunday and a lot of that comes down to Mustafa Dalci and his team selection. Playing Ishak and Abdullah in midfield is too defensive and takes away any creativity from the middle of the park. 

The one Ankaragucu midfielder who has a goal threat from midfield Ali Kaan again had to make do with a place on the bench. And another start for Geraldo where he failed to add a goal or assist. 

There wasnt much opportunities for either side in the game. Manisa took the lead in the first half after poor defending from Sinan allowed Baris through on goal and he finished well past Akin. 

It was looking like Manisa would take all 3 points, but a late cross into the box found Ariyibi who put the ball in the back of the net to make it 1-1. 

A decent result, but the performance again wasnt great. I really do worry that we will be facing another relegation battle in the Super Lig next season as the same transfer committee will be responsible for bringing in new players. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the report Nady and totally agree with your criticisms.

    Ariyibi and Ali Kaan must be on from the start on Sunday, and hopefully Ali Kaan can assist Zahid in Midfield by supplying the ammunition for our strikers. Please please please put Geraldo on the bench !!!

    A home win is a MUST with an eye on the following weekend and a trip to Umraniye.