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Turkey round-up: Bursaspor overcome strugglers

Published: Saturday 16 March 2002, 23.03CET
Bursaspor kept the pressure on fourth-placed MKE Ankaragücü with a 3-1 win against Yozgatspor.
Published: Saturday 16 March 2002, 23.03CET

Turkey round-up: Bursaspor overcome strugglers

Bursaspor kept the pressure on fourth-placed MKE Ankaragücü with a 3-1 win against Yozgatspor.

Bursaspor kept the pressure on fourth-placed MKE Ankaragücü with a 3-1 win over Yozgatspor on Saturday.

Early goal for Bursaspor
Struggling Yozgatspor were quickly under the cosh at the Atatürk stadium as John Lesiba Mosheou opened the scoring in the eighth minute for Bursaspor, collecting a pass from Murat Haçioglu before placing the ball past the advancing Gökhan Tokgöz.

Fierce strike for Faruk
The hosts doubled their advantage in the 66th minute courtesy of a superb finish from Sinan Yesil but Yaw Preko pulled a goal back three minutes later when he powered home an unstoppable header. However, Faruk Atalay sealed a satisfying win for Bursaspor in the 83rd minute when cut in from the right and unleashed a fierce strike.

Istanbulspor complete comeback
Instanbulspor AS staged a thrilling second-half comeback to claim a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Gaziantepspor. Two goals in as many minutes from Paulo Sergio Rosa and Mustafa Sahintürk gave the hosts a deserved half-time lead but Halit Güven Kocabal hit back in the 49th minute with a close-range finish, before Hadis Zubanovic rescued a point with another simple effort after 72 minutes.

Good win for Rizespor
Meanwhile, Rizespor eased their relegation fears with a 3-2 win at Göztepe. The visitors were awarded a penalty in the third minute, which was duly converted by Ünal Alpugan. The Izmir side equalised through Mehmet Önür five minutes later before Mustafa Özkan gave them the lead with a neat header.

Tetteh hits the winner
But Rizespor levelled in the 52nd minute when Ümit Ozan Kazmaz converted Mustafa Koray Avci's centre and they sealed three vital points when Emmanuel Tetteh tricked his way past a defender before slotting home.

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