Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
Gencler is still searching for their first win since the 6th of January after 6 defeats and 1 draw in their last 7 matches.
They were no match for Beshiktrash today in a snowy Ankara as they toiled to deal with the crisp passing and fast breaks by BJK.
Cenk returned to Besiktas from England and he put the match to bed late in the 2nd half with 2 goals after heroics by Nordfeldt to keep Gencler in the match with a string of excellent saves.
GENCLERBIRLIGI 0 Besiktas 3
Team – Nordfeldt, Johanssen, Arda, Toure, Polomat, Soner, Furman, Candeias, Lucas, Yilmaz and Ayite
Substitutes – Stancu, Sertn and Ilker
Besiktas was straight into attack from the off and they scored a sublime goal in the 3rd minute. Ghezzal was about 25 yards out on the right when he received a pass. He drifted past a defender’s attempted tackle and fired in a bullet to the top left corner of the goal with Nordfeldt diving in despair.
Nordfeldt was the hero in the 21st minute when he saved a certain goal when one-on-one with an attacker.
Gencler had their only genuine chance of the match on the half hour mark when Candeias was one-on-one with the Besiktas goalkeeper, but his shot was straight at the goalkeeper as he rushed out to narrow the angle.
The 2nd half was mostly all about the continued heroics of Nordfeld as he thwarted Besiktas on numerous occasions. However, he could do little about the 2nd goal when Besiktas broke fast on the left and a precise pass was played into Cenk who stroked the ball in with Nordfeldt helpless. VAR was used, but the goal was allowed.
3 minutes into time added on and the Gencler defence was caught out again with a fast break. The ball was played to the left goal-line where Arda should have dealt with it, but he somehow got himself in a tangle and was robbed of the ball. It was cut-back to the unmarked Cenk who gave Nordfeldt no chance with his shot inside the right post.
The statistics don’t favour Gencler who had only 1 shot on target in the match as opposed to Besiktas who had 9.
Gencler is back in action on Saturday when they travel to bottom Club Denizli who have 18 points. Gencler sit in 3rd bottom place on 20 points, and sandwiched between them is Ankaragucu on 19 points.
It’s a big ‘6 Pointer’ and is sure to be a tense struggle.
As always, watch this space for the outcome.
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim