Beşiktaş Secure Convincing Win, Keep European Competition Hopes Alive
At the Tüpraş Stadyumu on Matchday 10 of the Turkish Super Lig, Beşiktaş secured a convincing 2-0 win over Gaziantep FK, with goals coming from Salih Uçan and Cenk Tosun. The match, officiated by Mete Kalkavan, saw Uçan netting the ball in the 63rd minute, assisted by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, followed by Tosun's strike in the 75th minute, set up by Milot Rashica.
This win pushed Beşiktaş to 4th place on the leaderboard, boasting 6 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses, accumulating 19 points in total. On the other hand, Gaziantep's record fell to 3 wins, 0 draws, and 7 losses, landing them in 16th place with 9 points.
Beşiktaş's offensive prowess was evident as they have now scored in 9 out of their 10 matches this season. Only Fenerbahçe has a more consistent record with goals in all 10 of their matches.
Their scoring spree doesn't stop there. Beşiktaş has found the net in their last six Turkish Super Lig games. This is their longest scoring streak this season, and it mirrors their performance from 22nd April 2023 to 3rd September 2023, where they had a nine-game run with at least one goal. During their current six-game streak, they've amassed a total of 11 goals.
Gaziantep FK's struggle in front of the goal was clear, having failed to score in half of their 10 fixtures this season. İstanbul Başakşehir has a slightly more concerning record, failing to score in 7 matches.
On the defensive side, Beşiktaş showcased their strength by keeping a clean sheet in half of their matches this season. Only Fenerbahçe, with 7, and Galatasaray, with 6, have managed to achieve this feat more times.