Black Stars center-back Alexander Djiku showcased his scoring prowess by scoring his first goal for Turkish giants Fenerbahce in a thrilling matchday six encounter of the Turkish Super Lig on Thursday against Istanbul Basaksehir.
Fenerbahce wasted no time in asserting their dominance at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium as Alexander Djiku seized an opportunity in the fifth minute. He capitalised on a rebound from a corner kick and expertly volleyed the ball into the far post, granting his team the early lead.
The home team continued to apply pressure on their opponents, leading to an unfortunate own goal by Leo Duarte in the 10th minute, extending Fenerbahce's lead.
Sebastian Szymanski added to the tally with a composed finish just 10 minutes after the own goal, further solidifying Fenerbahce's advantage.
Heading into halftime, Fenerbahce maintained a comfortable 3-0 lead, with their sights set on securing a resounding victory.
Former Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi came off the bench and contributed to the team's success by assisting Sebastian Szymanski, who scored, sealing a convincing 4-0 win.
Alexander Djiku, who made the move from Strasbourg in Ligue 1, has seamlessly integrated into the Fenerbahce squad, featuring in 11 games across all competitions.
Fenerbahce's impressive performance in this match solidifies their presence in the Turkish Super Lig, leaving fans eager to see what the rest of the season holds for the team.
Fenerbahce are now on top of the table with 18 points after six games.