KYLE SCHNITZER - Sunday, March 9, 2014
In a pivotal game to their title hopes alive, Besiktas scored a late goal to sneak past Eskisehirspor on Sunday.
The game remained scoreless until the 89th minute. Besiktas' Ersan Gulum scored the lone goal of the game, beating Eskisehirspor goalkeeper Ruud Boffin to give Besiktas the three points they needed.
Statistically, the game was a deadlock. Besiktas controlled possession 51% compared to Eskisehirspor's 49%. However, Besiktas outshot Eskisehirspor 9-5
American Jermaine Jones started for Besiktas in midfield, but Jones was substituted for Filip Holosko in the 61st minute.
With the win, Besiktas remain in third with 46 points. They currently stand five points behind Fenerbahce, who sit at the top of Turkish Süper Lig. But most importantly, Besiktas remain only two points behind Galatasaray for second place. The second place finish would guarantee a spot in the Champions League group phase.
Besiktas will look to grab more points next week, as they travel to play against Rizespor on Saturday, March 15.