Besiktas win denies Antalyaspor top spot
Antalyaspor missed out on the opportunity to go to the top of the Spor Toto Super Lig after Hugo Almeida's hat-trick inspired Besiktas to a 5-3 win on Sunday.
League leaders Galatasaray lost on Friday, meaning Antalyaspor could open up a three-point gap at the top of the table, but a double from Almeida - with Isaac Promise's leveller coming in between - put the visitors in the ascendancy at the interval.
Olcay Sahan doubled Besiktas' lead and, although Lamine Diarra narrowed the deficit, Almeida completed his fantastic treble.
Omer Sismanoglu set up a nervy finale before Manuel Fernandes finally sealed victory for Samet Aybaba's side.
Kasimpasa are now just two points behind the frontrunners courtesy of a 2-0 victory at Akhisar Belediye.
The Istanbul club looked likely to pass up the opportunity of victory until Ozer Hurmaci opened the scoring in the 73rd minute, while Campos Djalma's effort five minutes from time ensured the win.
Bursaspor eased past struggling Mersin Idmanyurdu 3-0.
Ferhat Kiraz broke the deadlock just before half-time and Alfred N'Diaye's 73rd minute penalty put hosts Bursaspor further ahead before Fernando Belluschi added gloss to the scoreline -also from the spot - in the closing stages.
Substitute Cenk Tosun's last-gasp strike rescued a 1-1 draw for Gaziantepspor at Kayserispor, who had taken the lead through Sefa Yilmaz just before half-time.