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Turkey: Galatasaray loses and leaves Jorge Jesus to fend for himself

Galatasaray was surprised on Friday by visiting Konyaspor with a 2-1 defeat, and with this result, Jorge Jesus left Fenerbahce to rely on himself to reach the leadership of the Turkish League, as the team led by the Portuguese coach had. Two games behind and they will still face the next-door rival in a derby that promises to warm up Istanbul.

Galatasaray were in a comfortable position with nine points at the top, and this Friday could increase the difference from the most direct players to 12 points. The Istanbul giants, with Sergio Oliveira in the starting line-up, reached the second half, where Rashica opened the scoring, in the 31st minute, after an assist from Akturkoglu.

However, in the second half, the home team grew, equalized in the 62nd minute by Dickmen, and ended up converting the score, in stoppage time, with a goal from Olgon, an assist from ex-Sporting player Bruno Paz. .

With this defeat, Galatasaray maintains a nine-point advantage over Fenerbahçe, but Jorge Jesus’ side are two games behind and can only be three points before the derby that may dictate a change of captain.

In the first round match, Galatasaray beat Fenerbahçe away from home by 3-0, in a match in which Sergio Oliveira opened the scoring. The return match does not have a specific date yet, as the calendar is being reworked, after the abandonment of Hatayspor and Gaziantep, the two teams directly affected by the earthquake.

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