"Gencler need to petition to for 75-minute matches," Alex texted me after yesterdays defeat. He's not half-wrong.
Istanbul Basaksehirspor 2 - 0 Genclerbirligi
I couldn't get out yesterday afternoon and so I was playing Grand Theft Auto and had the match on the radio. I crashed my car quite a few times.
According to the radio announcer (in fact everything here is from the radio announcer), Gencler had about 10 fans and Basaksehir 100. Must have been an amazing atmosphere.
Basaksehir had a 99 percent shot on goal. Missed. Then they should have had a penalty. Wasn't given.
Then it was all boredom for a while with no one stringing any passes together. Then in the 30th Djalma had a go, off the crossbar and bounced. Did it cross the line. No says the 13th official. First half ended 0 - 0 and I sought of drifted off a bit.
Then was jolted back into the game in the 78th when Basaksehir went ahead. Oh God. Then a few minutes later they went ahead 2 - 0.