Başakşehir dominate Karabükspor to top league
Medipol Başakşehir is continuing its dominance over small-budgeted teams following a four-match winning streak in Turkey's Super League.
The Istanbul club defeated Karabükspor 5-0 on Monday evening to top the Super Lig after 19th week matches.
All of Başakşehir's five goals came in the first half, with Stefano Napoleoni, Gökhan Inler and Emmanuel Adebayor each scoring one while Edin Visca contributed with two goals.
The last time a team was 5-0 up over its opponent in the Turkish league in the first half of a game was back in 2009 when Fenerbahce comprehensively defeated Hacettepespor.
A comfortable 5-0 victory over the league's last-placed team gave the Istanbul club the top spot back, which is now at 42 points -- one point better than second-placed Galatasaray.
Over the weekend, Beşiktas defeated Kasımpaşa 2-1 with their in-form player Anderson Talisca who again scored two goals.
Black Eagles continue to be at 4th place with 36 points.
Galatasaray, on Saturday, defeated Osmanlıspor 2-0 at home to improve their score to 41 points.
League's other title-chasing Istanbul club Fenerbahçe were hosted by Trabzonspor on Sunday evening; both teams ended up sharing points with a 1-1 score.
Fenerbahçe continues to be at 3rd place with 37 points.
Here are the standings after match week 19: