Fenerbahçe 1-1 Samsunspor

In the 21st week of the Turkish Süper Lig, Fenerbahçe hosted Samsunspor. The match played at Ülker Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw.

Fenerbahçe took the lead in the 12th minute with a goal from İrfan Can Kahveci. Samsunspor responded to this goal in the 62nd minute with a goal from Emre Kılınç.

With this result, Fenerbahçe reached 54 points and maintained its leadership, while Samsunspor, with 22 points, is currently in the 14th position.

Rotation in the lineup

In the 21st week of the Turkish Süper Lig, Fenerbahçe, hosting Samsunspor, saw a significant rotation in their lineup compared to the last played Adanaspor match, according to their head coach İsmail Kartal.

The experienced coach gave the chance to only 3 players from the starting 11 in the Adanaspor match against Yılport Samsunspor.

Kartal retained Mert Müldür, Leonardo Bonucci, and Jayden Oosterwolde in the starting 11, just like in the Adanaspor match, while the other players were placed on the bench.

Against Samsunspor, Kartal appointed Dominik Livakovic as the goalkeeper and formed the defensive line with Mert Müldür, Leonardo Bonucci, Jayden Oosterwolde, and Ferdi Kadıoğlu. In the midfield, İsmail Yüksek and Fred Rodrigues played, with İrfan Can Kahveci and Dusan Tadic on the wings. Edin Dzeko had another chance upfront, with Sebastian Szymanski behind seeking goals.

Players like İrfan Can Eğribayat, Bartuğ Elmaz, Rade Krunic, Lincoln Henrique, Mert Hakan Yandaş, Emre Mor, Joshua King, Michy Batshuayi, Serdar Aziz, and Cengiz Ünder, who were in the starting 11 against Adanaspor, were on the bench this time.

Fenerbahçe vs. Samsunspor ceremony

7 missing players

Fenerbahçe had to play against Yılport Samsunspor without 7 of their players.

Bright Osayi-Samuel and Alexander Djiku, who participated in the Africa Cup of Nations, along with the injured players Luan Peres, Miha Zajc, and Miguel Crespo, were unable to play in the match.

Rodrigo Becao, who has recovered from injury but is not yet match-fit, was also not included in the squad. Additionally, Ryan Kent was not included in the squad by the coaching staff's decision.

Krunic began his Super Lig experience on the bench

Fenerbahçe's new transfer, Rade Krunic, started on the bench for his first Super Lig match.

Having worn the yellow and navy blue jersey for the first time in the Ziraat Turkey Cup match against Adanaspor, Krunic, who started in the Adanaspor match, was among the substitutes against Samsunspor.

Fenerbahçe nostalgic jersey

Warming up in nostalgic striped jerseys

Fenerbahçe players warmed up wearing nostalgic striped jerseys.

In order to draw attention to the movie “Zaferin Rengi” (The Color of Victory), which will be released on February 16th, depicting the national struggle, the yellow and navy blue team stepped onto the field wearing jerseys from that era.

Match Highlights

7′ In Mert Müldür's cross from the right, Tadic found himself in a clear position inside Samsunspor's penalty area, but his header went just wide.

10′ Edin Dzeko, who faced the goalkeeper one-on-one with a pass from İrfan Can behind Fenerbahçe's defense, had his shot blocked by goalkeeper Okan Kocuk.

Irfan Can Kahveci

12′ GOAL | Fenerbahçe took a 1-0 lead with İrfan Can Kahveci's goal. Tadic, who received a stylish pass from İrfan Can, who made a run into the penalty area, sent the ball to him in front of the goal. İrfan Can's shot from the edge of the penalty area found the back of the net.

20′ Moundilmadji of Samsunspor received a yellow card for a foul on his opponent.

28′ In a Samsunspor attack, Carlo Holse entered Fenerbahçe's penalty area and took a shot, but the ball went just over the crossbar.

34′ In a Fenerbahçe corner from the right, Oosterwolde headed the ball at the far post, but goalkeeper Okan caught the ball.

36′ Dzeko, who found himself in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper with a pass from Tadic behind the defense, had his shot blocked by goalkeeper Okan with his feet.

45+1′ Dzeko's header in the front post from Tadic's cross on the left narrowly missed going outside.

The first half ended with Fenerbahçe leading 1-0.

Edin Dzeko - Fenerbahçe vs. Samsunspor

46′ The second half of the match began. Ercan Kara replaced Moundilmadji in Samsunspor.

52′ Taylan Antalyalı from Samsunspor took a powerful shot from a right-angle position just outside the Fenerbahçe penalty area, but Livakovic saved the ball.

52′ Mert Müldür of Fenerbahçe received a yellow card for a foul on Emre Kılınç.

56′ Dzeko's shot from a slight left angle just outside the Samsunspor penalty area narrowly missed the goal.

62′ GOAL | Samsunspor equalized with Emre Kılınç's goal, making it 1-1. Emre Kılınç sent the ball directly into the goal with a free-kick from the right. Although Livakovic saved the ball, VAR review revealed that the Croatian goalkeeper pulled the ball back after it crossed the goal line.

70′ Batshuayi, Cengiz Ünder, and Joshua King entered the game for Fenerbahçe, replacing İrfan Can Kahveci, Edin Dzeko, and Dusan Tadic.

Mert Müldür - Fenerbahçe vs. Samsunspor

71′ Cengiz Ünder took a shot from just outside the Samsunspor penalty area on the right, but the ball narrowly missed the target.

73′ Oosterwolde's cross from the left end line resulted in a shot by Batshuayi at the back post, but the ball was cleared off the line by Alim.

76′ Tait's shot from just outside the Fenerbahçe penalty area on the right was saved by goalkeeper Livakovic.

79′ Osman Çelik replaced Tait, and Fofana replaced Emre Kılınç for Samsunspor. Emre Mor entered the game for Szymanski for Fenerbahçe.

84′ Samsunspor goalkeeper Okan Kocuk received a yellow card for time-wasting.

87′ Rade Krunic entered the game for the injured Fred in Fenerbahçe.

Szymanski - Fenerbahçe vs. Samsunspor

89′ Cengiz Ünder's header near the back post from a left-sided cross in Samsunspor's penalty area narrowly missed the goal.

90′ Ferdi Kadıoğlu took a shot from just outside the Samsunspor penalty area on the right, but Okan Kocuk saved the ball. The defense cleared the loose ball.

90+1′ Mustata entered the game for Zeki for Samsunspor.

90+4′ Yunus Emre entered the game for Taylan Antalyalı for Samsunspor.

90+4′ Holse entered Fenerbahçe's penalty area from the right and took a shot, but Livakovic saved the ball.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Fenerbahçe vs. Samsunspor starting lineups

Fenerbahçe: Livakovic, Mert Müldür, Bonucci, Oosterwolde, Ferdi Kadıoğlu, İsmail Yüksek, Fred, Szymanski, İrfan Can Kahveci, Tadic, Dzeko

Samsunspor: Okan, Satka, Carlo Holse, Zeki Yavru, Emre Kılınç, Alim Öztürk, Moundilmadji, Taylan, Benasser, Bola, Tait


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