Bursaspor defeats EsEs, rises in Europa League group

Bursaspor defeats EsEs, rises in Europa League group

Bursa exacted sweet revege on visiting EsEs. (PHOTO AA)

May 04, 2012, Friday/ 17:00:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

The Bursaspor Green Crocs defeated Eskişehirspor, also known as EsEs, 3-2 at home to climb into the runner-up position in the Europa League Super Final group on Thursday.

Bursaspor took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half with goals by Chile striker Sebastian Pinto in the 43rd minute and Colombian midfielder Pablo Martin Batalla in the 45th minute. Batuhan Karadeniz reduced the difference to one, chesting the ball into the Bursaspor net in the 66th minute, while Erkan Zengin scored the equalizer three minutes later. Yet the tie lasted only for four minutes, with Bursaspor setting the score at 3-2 after Batalla’s free-kick goal. Bursaspor climbed into second place in the playoff group, trailing İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor by one point. Eskişehirspor fell to third place. Sivasspor occupies the bottom spot.

The coming games are scheduled for Sunday, when Bursaspor entertains Sivasspor and Eskişehirspor hosts İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, both at 3 p.m.

Remaining matches

Week 5, Sunday: 15:00 Eskişehirspor - İstanbul BB, 15:00 Bursaspor - Sivasspor

Week 6, may 12-13: İstanbul BB-Bursaspor, Sivasspor-Eskişehirspor

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