Fortis Turkish Cup Resumes This Week
The Fortis Turkish Cup resumes this week, with the field narrowed down to the final four teams - Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Trabzonspor, and Erciyesspor. The semi-finals of the cup will take place this Wednesday, April 11th. The first game features Trabzonspor and Erciyesspor at 16:00 (9 AM EST in the U.S.) and the much-anticipated second matchup between Fenerbahce and Besiktas at 20:00 (1 PM EST in the U.S.). The second game features longtime rivals and the top two leaders in the Turkcell Super Lig. The game will be played at Inonu Stadium, home to the Besiktas Black Eagles.
After elimination from the UEFA Cup, Fenerbahce has their eyes set on a Fortis Turkish Cup Championship and a Turkcell Super Lig Title. To advance, they'll have to beat BJK on their home pitch, in what is expected to be one of the best matchups of the season. The two teams met in Super Lig action in November at Sukru Saracoglu, producing a scoreless draw. Now with only four points separating them, they'll face off again in the Super Lig in less than four weeks on the European side of Istanbul.