Galatasaray win Turkish Cup

Galatasaray beat city rivals Fenerbahce 1-0 in the Turkish Cup final at Antalya on Thursday thanks to a first-half goal from German striker Lukas Podolski.

It was Galatasaray’s third straight Cup victory and the 17th time they have won the competition in all.

The Cup win goes some way to appeasing fans after a campaign that had been an unmitigated disaster for last season’s league champions, who had three managers this season and ended sixth despite the presence of stars like Wesley Sneijder and Podolski.

But it was also double disappointment for Fenerbahce, who came second in the Turkish Super Lig to Besiktas.

© AFP

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