Fenerbahce beat Basaksehir, rise in standings

Baku, January 26, AZERTAC

Turkey's Fenerbahce earned a 2-0 home win against Medipol Basaksehir in Super Lig on Saturday -- a key victory carrying the Yellow Canaries to second position in division standings, Anadolu Agency reports.

Germany’s Max Kruse broke the deadlock in the 72 minute, scoring the opener for Fenerbahce. Kruse dribbled past his opponents to get free in the penalty area and put the ball into Basaksehir net with a low shot.

Near the end of the game at Ulker Stadium, Fenerbahce doubled the gap as forward Vedat Muriqi made a close range finish. Muriqi was assisted by winger Garry Rodrigues from the right flank.

The win gives Fenerbahce 37 points in 19 weeks to climb to the second spot in the league led by Demir Grup Sivasspor which earned 40 points in 18 matches.

Basaksehir falls to third as the Istanbul team has 36 points.

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