Ghana defender Atamah Laweh strikes for Istanbul Basaksehir in vital away win over Fenerbahce


Ghana defender Joseph Atamah Laweh was on target as his side Istanbul Basaksehir recorded a vital 3-2 away victory over Fenerbahce on Saturday after returning to the Turkish side from international duty.

Atamah Laweh who last week featured for the Black Stars in their 2018 World Cup double legged quantifying matches against Congo shot the visitors in front with a powerful header just two minutes into the game with Emre Belozoglu’s brilliant pass.

Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor doubled Istanbul Basaksehir’s lead thirty minutes later after the away team had dominated pay for several minutes with defense men of Fenerbahce struggling to hold on to the pressure sparked on them by their opponents attack.

However, Moroccan midfielder Nabil Dirar pulled one back for the host two minutes before recess.

Back from break, Fenerbahce quickly organized themselves well and started dominating play in the midfielder with intention to pull parity as soon as possible.

Their incessant pressure piled on away side finally paid off on the 79th mark with Gael Clichy cheaply gifted them the equalizer via an own goal.

The home fans who thronged the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium thought they had at least salvaged a point but thanks to Turkish/ Swiss international Kerim Frei Koyunlu who grabbed the winner for Istanbul Basaksehir on stoppage time.



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