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Bad week for Turkish clubs in Europe

Bad week for Turkish clubs in europe

Turkey’s representatives in Europe this season have had a rough week as they continued to perform poorly.

It has been a tough week for Turkish clubs in Europe. Out of the four Turkish teams participating in Europe just one managed to record a win this week.

Galatasaray failed to capitalize on their solid start by succumbing to a 2-0 loss in their away game against Schalke 04 on Tuesday.

Following an error from Fernando Muslera, the German club took the lead just 3 minutes after kick off.

With just one fit striker in their team, Sinan Gumus, Galatasaray never looked like they had a chance. The game ended 2-0 which leaves the team in 3rd place with 4 points. The way things are they will need a miracle in order to advance to the knockout round.

Debutants Akhisarspor suffered another loss on Thursday evening as they took on Sevilla in Akhisar. The Super Lig minnows started off terribly and were already losing 1-0 by the 12th minute as Nolito gave the Spanish side the lead.

By the 90th minute, the score was 3-2 for Sevilla despite them being a man down after Gomez was sent off after he picked up his second yelow card.

Akhisarspor are last in their group and have been eliminated as a result of Thursday evening’s loss. They have no picked up a single point and managed to score just 3 goals in their group, two of which were during their loss against Sevilla on Thursday.

Besiktas, who were the talk of the nation last season with their impressive Champions League run, barely finished to draw 1-1 with Genk in their Europa League clash with Genk on Thursday.

The result leaves Senol Gunes’ men last in their Europa League group with 4 points. They have two more games to go and while the group is still very much open, they will need to win their final 2 games if they are to advance to the next stage.

The only Turkish team that managed to record a win this week was Fenerbahce.

Caretaker Koeman guided his struggling team to a 2-0 home win over Anderlecht on Thursday evening. Goals from midfielder Valbuena and striker Michael Frey in the second half were enough to give the team the much needed victory.

The Yellow Canaries find themselves in 2nd place with 7 points in Group D after 4 games and can qualify to the next stages of the Europa League if they win one of their final two games.

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