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The return leg in the semi-final of the Turkish national cup, Türkiye Kupasi, between Akhisarspor and Galatasaray Istanbul will be on the agenda this Wednesday. The first leg won Galatasaray end of February away at Akhisarspor just 1: 0. For Galatasaray, the cup games ran to date relatively smoothly, only the return match against third division Sivas Belediye lost 2-1, but could afford the defeat after a superior 5-1 first-leg win and saved rather strength for the knockout stages.
Konyaspor won 2-2 in Galatasaray’s own stadium. All other games won Galatasaray superior. Akhisarspor did not get that smooth through the last cup games. Only in the quarter-final against Kayserispor they met for the first time on a first division club, won at home just 1: 0 and then won a hard-fought draw. Against Galatasaray Akhisarspor now has to catch up in Istanbul a 1: 2 deficit. Galatasaray would therefore even be able to make it 1-0 to progress through the goal already scored outside.
After beating arch-rival Basaksehir Istanbul 2-0 in the Süper Lig, Galatasaray have once again demonstrated their tremendous home form and also recaptured the championship lead. In this game Galatasaray was quite field superior and could work out much more chances than Basaksehir. After a disappointing 1-0 away defeat by Genclerbirligi, Galatasaray set an important mark against Basaksehir, proving that the form of the team is still very good and outstanding at home. The team of Fatih Terim is not only unbeaten in their own stadium this season, but could win as many as 17 out of 18 competitive games. This was not least due to the many successful offensive actions that could also be played against a tactically clever and defensive strong opponent like Basaksehir.
After nine goals in only four games, top striker Gomis has not hit in the last two games. His motivation should have risen to scoring again in the next game, especially in the prestigious trophy. The full squad is still operational, leaving Fatih Terim with all options open. Certainly Galatasaray will not throw everything in the back with the victory in the back. Perhaps the old fox Fatih Terim Akhisarspor would rather come and try to respond accordingly flexible and situational. A backlog could of course bring Akhisarspor into play. Galatasaray will not risk a home defeat and certainly want to defend the home record in the Cup.
The entry into the semi-final of the Türkiye Kupasi is already a success for the last bit shaken team of Akhisarspor. The last three games in a row were all lost, even if two games against the top teams of Basaksehir and Besiktas Istanbul were among them. However, Akhisarspor even had a home advantage in both matches, but ultimately could not be converted into a point win. Although Akhisarspor showed in the league match against Fenerbahce at the beginning of March that they can beat one of the big top teams of Turkey even abroad, but then disappeared the forces.
Coach Okan Buruk has lost four of his last five games, even though Genclerbirligi has won 1-1. Nevertheless, the shape curve of Akhisarspor points down. Away, Akhisarspor is one of the three worst teams in the Turkish league. Although Fenerbahce’s last win was not enough, this game does not really fit into the overall negative picture. The second away win against the defeated bottom of the table Karabükspor and thus has little information on the general form. The clear 3: 1 defeat against Alanyaspor continued this sinking form logically. In the game forward was also not very successful. They have conceded 12 goals in the last five games and scored only four goals. The key central midfielder Soner Aydogdu and Olcan Aydin, also midfielders, are also missing injured.
Galatasaray vs Akhisar Genclik Spor head to head matches
27.02.18 CUP Akhisar Genclik Spor Galatasaray 1 : 2
09.12.17 SL Galatasaray Akhisar Genclik Spor 4 : 2
31.07.17 CF Galatasaray Akhisar Genclik Spor 1 : 1
28.01.17 SL Galatasaray Akhisar Genclik Spor 6 : 0
27.08.16 SL Akhisar Genclik Spor Galatasaray 1 : 3