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Turkish Super Lig Wrap: Fenerbahce extend lead as Gala slip up

Created on Jan. 28, 2014 12:35 AM EST

Fenerbahce extended their lead at the top of the Turkish Super Lig to 10 points with a 2-1 win over Konyaspor on Monday.

Ersun Yanal's side needed to come from behind to claim all three points against relegation threatened Konyaspor, who took the lead after 22 minutes through Angolan striker Djalma.

However, the hosts fought back and levelled just before half-time thanks to defender Bruno Alves, with centre-back Egemen Korkmaz sealing the victory nine minutes from time.

That triumph further cemented Fenerbahce's position at the summit of the division after second-placed Istanbul rivals Galatasaray could only manage a 0-0 draw at Gaziantepspor on Sunday.

Sivasspor also took advantage of Gala's slip-up with a 3-0 win over bottom club Kayserispor that moves Roberto Carlos' men into third, just two points adrift of Roberto Mancini's team.

French midfielder Aatif Chahechouhe put Sivasspor in command with a second-half double, and defender Ziya Erdal capped things off on 82 minutes shortly after Sereno had been sent off for the visitors.

Kasimpasa fall to fourth as a result of a goalless draw against Karabukspor, while Hugo Almeida's 85th minute effort earned Besiktas a 1-1 draw at Trabzonspor.

At the bottom of the table Elazigspor sealed a third win in four league games with a 2-1 triumph over Akhisar Belediyespor but Kayseri Erciyesspor's hopes of survival remain slim following a 3-1 loss to Antalyaspor.

Elsewhere, Brazilian striker Fernandao scored twice in Bursaspor's 3-1 win over 10-man Eskisehirspor and Genclerbirligi defeated Rizespor by the same scoreline.

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