Football: Galatasaray, Besiktas set for derby showdown

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – Istanbul heavyweights Galatasaray and Besiktas will play a derby football match in Turkey's top-tier Spor Toto Super Lig on Sunday.

The Turkish football league match at Besiktas' Vodafone Park Stadium will start at 8.00 p.m. local time (1700GMT) on Sunday.

Ahead of the match in week 14, Medipol Basaksehir lead the league with 30 points while Kasimpasa ranks second with 25 points, followed by reigning champions the Galatasaray Lions with 24 points. Besiktas, the Black Eagles, are in the fourth place with 21 points.

The teams will meet for the 344th time after competing for 95 years.

Galatasaray beat Besiktas 121 times and were defeated 109 times.