7 May 2012 /TODAY’S ZAMAN
The Bursaspor Green Crocs have claimed the lead in the Super Final’s Europa League playoffs after defeating Sivasspor 2-0 at home in Sunday’s match.
Sivasspor defeated Bursaspor 4-0 in the debut game of the playoffs. İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi was the leader ahead of the week five games but dropped to third place after being beaten 3-1 by Eskişehirspor away on Sunday. With the final week’s games scheduled to be played next weekend, Eskişehirspor is trailing Bursaspor by one point. The top three teams have the chance to lead the group and qualify for another round of playoffs to earn a place in next season’s Europa League, the second-tier European club competition. Bottom-placed Sivasspor, the leader for the first two weeks, lost its chance at the group’s top spot.