Well the stadium was empty but the result was not. A good if somewhat uninspiring victory over Ankaraspor 2-0 was a reasonable start to the second half of the season. With the result from Erciyes last night that cuts the points difference to 5 now at the top. I guess the nerves will be jangling in Kadikoy now as a repeat of last season looks like it might be happening.
As I said it was rather uninspiring but we will take the win. The first goal was by Hakan and was deserved, the second a gift from Ankara keeper. Goalies should not try to play in their own area in my opinion but I am glad he did in this case so Sabri could roll the ball in quite easily.
The best part of the game for me was the Romarioesque attempt by Umit to backheel the ball in from a cross by Ilic. Unfortunately Umit is not Romario so the outcome was never really in doubt.....that is he missed.
Otherwise Galatasaray looked solid if a touch unimaginative.