Whichever team won would have replaced Kayserispor at the summit and the Brazilian struck twice in the first quarter-hour to ensure it would be the visitors.

Fenerbahce remain four points adrift of third-placed Bursaspor after a 2-1 defeat at Gaziantepspor. Alex put Fener ahead after 18 minutes but Serdar Kurtulus equalised (78) and Olcan Adin grabbed the winner five minutes from time.

Bucaspor and Ankaragucu shared a goalless draw, as did Eskisehirspor and Antalyaspor.