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Football: Critical showdown in Turkish football league

Top 4 teams to play this week; Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray on Saturday, Basaksehir vs Besiktas on Sunday evening

Football: Critical showdown in Turkish football league

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun


Turkish league's 26th match week will see two crucial showdowns as Fenerbahce and Galatasaray will square off on Saturday evening at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium and Besiktas will take on Medipol Basaksehir on Sunday evening.

League leaders Galatasaray will once again take the field to snap Fenerbahce's 19-year unbeaten streak at Kadikoy -- Yellow Canaries' home stadium -- against the Lions.

Galatasaray currently are at top spot with 53 points, Fenerbahce closely following with 47 points at fourth spot.

As the statistics say otherwise, Galatasaray will look to get three points and have a major advantage as weekend games will shape up the title race in the league.

Galatasaray's 19-year jinx at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium started in 1999/2000 season, when they last defeated arch-rivals Fenerbahce 2-1 on Dec. 22, 1999.

The other crucial match of the week will see second-placed Besiktas taking on third-placed Medipol Basaksehir in an away match.

Both teams have managed to accumulate 50 points so far.

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