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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 09:10

Video: Makukula on target for Kayserispor

Kayserispor 2-2 Sivasspor

Ariza Makukula scored his 19th league goal of the season for Kayserispor in their draw with Sivasspor at the Kadir Has Sehir Stadium on Monday evening.

The Portuguese striker gave his men a 2-1 lead on 57 minutes, with a penalty for either side having seen the teams go into the break level at 1-1. Franco Cangele put the hosts ahead (32) before Toscali equalised from the spot in first-half injury time, and Makukula restored Kayserispor’s advantage, doing well to control Delio Toledo’s cutback and finish with his left foot.

Makukula’s goal looked to be the winner, but another penalty, scored by Mehmet Yildiz, six minutes from time saw Sivasspor go home with a share of the points. The result means Kayserispor have won just once in their last seven games, and now find themselves in eighth place.

By Sean Gillen

Comments (5)
Makukula continued...
5 Wednesday, 14 April 2010 21:26
I can't believe there are still non-believers. If we want the WC we must take risks. He's a risk but he has confidence and he has proven he can score on the NT. Hugo Almeida does not get the job done and is not physical enough to fight against world class defenders. He has problems with chinese defenders. Makukula is a Beast. He is a power forward which is exactly what the NT needs.
good 3rd option
4 Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:14
I feel like Almeida and Liedson are the two obvious picks and like Jon said, Quieroz will probably call up 3 strikers total so I think of anybody in the world, he is currently in the best form for Portugal.
Yannick is really fast and has had some better performances for Sporting recently, but he isn't in the kind of inspiring form that will earn him a call up right now I don't think. Quieroz made a statement a while back saying that Yannick is an "optional" player right now but will likely be an essential player at Euro 2012.

Of course, Queiroz could just load up on attacking midfielders. Danny is in good form again for Zenit St. Petersburg. Although we do need good strikers, I'm actually not opposed to bringing in as many good midfield options as possible since we'll be playing Brazil and possibly Spain.

If I were making the picks, this would be my 18 man line up for the first game:

Goalkeeper: Eduardo, Beto
Defense: Carvalho, Alves, Duda, Ferreira, M. Veloso, Pepe
Midfielders: Deco, Meireles, Danny, Tiago, P. Mendes
Forwards: Almeida, Liedson, C. Ronaldo, Nani, Simao

Since 23 total players are normally chosen, I would also add in Makukula, Moutinho, Miguel, Rolando, and Yannick.
still not convinced
3 Wednesday, 14 April 2010 02:16
Makukula has played very well in Turkey, but there are some reasons not to call him. One reason is that he is a very similar player to Hugo Almeida who is much more experienced and used to playing with the seleccao. Almeida also plays in a vastly superior league. Queiroz will most likely call up 3 strikers, each with different strengths. I think that Yannick Djalo is also an option.

However in my opinion, Queiroz should call up Danny Alves because he is extremely versitile. I have watched many of his games this season and he has been spectacular. He plays well any where in the midfield and is also a good striker.

Makukula is a good option for the future, but I think he is not experienced enough for this world cup.
2 Tuesday, 13 April 2010 19:17
I'm glad to say I actually watched this game to see Makukula play and watch him score this game that's basically the reason I watched the match. I hope he will be the surprise call-up when it's selection time, there is no reason why NOT to call him for the World Cup.
1 Tuesday, 13 April 2010 11:07
Why is he not on the NT? He is in killer form and he has enormous confidence. If he gets a chance at goal on the NT he'll take it and put us on the scoreboard. We need a big forward who is capable of getting dirty.

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