Players from Galatasaray and Antalyaspor went out with special t-shirts for Omar Elabdellaoui to warm up before the match. During the New Year’s Eve, the players wore T-shirts with the words “get well Omar” for the Norwegian footballer, whose fireworks exploded and had been treated in the hospital for 2 days.
In the 16th week of the Super League, 3 compulsory changes were made in the first 11 of the last Trabzonspor match at Galatasaray, which hosted Fraport TAV Antalyaspor. In the game played at Türk Telekom Stadium, Galatasaray Coach Fatih Terim took off his team with Okan Kocuk, Martin Linnes, Christian Luyindama, Marcao, Marcelo Saracchi, Ryan Donk, Younes Belhanda, Ömer Bayram, Emre Kılınç, Arda Turan, Oğulcan Çağlayan with the first 11. .
No Feghouli and Taylan from Antalya
Fatih Öztürk, Şener Özbayraklı, Radamel Falcao, Kerem Aktürkoğlu, Emre Akbaba, Emre Taşdemir, Emin Bayram, Bartuğ Elmaz, Jesse Sekidika and Ali Yavuz Kol took part in the yellow-red team’s bench. Coach Terim had to make 3 changes in the first 11 of the match, where they won 2-0 away in the 15th week. The experienced technical man could not benefit from Omar Elabdellaoui, Sofiane Feghouli and Taylan Antalyalı, whom he served in the top 11 against the Black Sea representative.
Donk served in midfield
Ryan Donk, who has long been considered in the center of Galatasaray, struggled in the midfield. Taylan Antalyalı, who performed one of the remarkable performances of the season, could not play against the Mediterranean representative due to the yellow card penalty. Fatih Terim also withdrew the Dutch football player, who also served in the midfield in his career, to replace Taylan. Luyindama took the vacant place in the stopper from Donk.
Diagne, not recruited
In the yellow-red team, Mbaye Diagne, who was not included in the Trabzonspor match due to the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) in his family, was not included in the squad of the Antalyaspor competition, although the quarantine process was over. After the quarantine process was completed, the Senegalese football player, who participated in the work with the team during the week, was not included in the match squad due to lack of training.
4 changes in Antalyaspor
Fraport TAV Antalyaspor Coach Ersun Yanal made 4 changes compared to the first 11 of the last league match. The red-and-white team came out against Galatasaray with Ruud Boffin, Bünyamin Balcı, Veysel Sarı, Naldo, Fedor Kudriashov, Nuri Şahin, Hakan Özmert, Fredy, Gökdeniz Bayrakdar, Amilton Minervino Da Silva, Dever Orgill with their top 11. Ferhat Kaplan, Ersan Adem Gülüm, Eren Albayrak, Doğukan Sinik, Lukas Podolski, Mevlüt Han Ekelik, Serdar Poyraz, Omar Imeri, Adem Metin Türk and Mert Yılmaz took part in the bench of the Mediterranean representative. Ersan Adem Gülüm, Sidney Sam, Lukas Podolski, Mert Yılmaz started the first 11 in the Atakaş Hatayspor match, which Antalyaspor lost 6-0 in the 15th week of the league, could not make it to 11 in the Galatasaray match. Instead of these players, Amilton, Gökdeniz, Bünyamin and Veysel Sarı started in the first 11.
Podolski: I’m starting the new year with a special match
Podolski, who played in Fraport TAV Antalyaspor, one of the Super League teams, drew a reaction with his social media sharing before the Galatasaray match. Under the photo of the star football player with the jersey of Galatasaray and Fraport TAV Antalyaspor, he shared the expressions, “Match day.
Fraport TAV Antalyaspor fans criticized Podolski’s post. In the comments of the fans, there were expressions such as “Stay in Istanbul, you do not deserve Antalya”.
“Will you say ‘stop’ to this disgrace?”
Fraport TAV Antayaspor’s fan group representatives also reacted to the star footballer on social media. 07 Youth fan group “There is something more important to us than 3 points. Character. Will you say ‘stop’ to this disgrace?” replied to Podolski by sharing.