In a riveting Fourth Round match of the Turkish Cup, Turkish top-flight club Bursaspor showcased their mettle by outlasting fourth-tier side Yeni Altindag in a penalty shootout, securing a spot in the next round. The encounter, which took place on Thursday, ended in a thrilling 4-2 victory on penalties for Bursaspor after a goalless 120 minutes of play.
Notably absent from Bursaspor’s lineup were two key players, Super Eagles duo William Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu, who were given much-needed rest by the management. This strategic decision allowed them to recharge and prepare for future fixtures, underlining the club’s commitment to player well-being and performance optimization.
Nigerian defender Paschal Okoli, who has made just one league appearance for Bursaspor this season, was among the substitutes but did not feature in this particular encounter. This speaks to the depth and variety within Bursaspor’s squad, as they aim to make their presence felt in both domestic and international competitions.
Meanwhile, in a separate Turkish Cup clash, Ogenyi Onazi made a significant contribution for Trabzonspor, who secured an emphatic 6-0 victory over Corum Belediyespor, earning a well-deserved passage to the next round. The Nigerian midfielder’s performance further underscored his importance to Trabzonspor’s aspirations in the competition.
These recent developments in the Turkish Cup illustrate the intensity and excitement of football in Turkey, as teams from various divisions strive to make their mark in this prestigious competition.