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Galatasaray clinch twenty fourth league title after 102 factors haul


Galatasaray secured a twenty fourth Turkish title with a 3-1 victory at Konyaspor on Sunday, ending the season three factors above arch Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce who haven’t gained the league in a decade.

Galatasaray triumphed for a second consecutive yr after a season marred by controversy and violence on and off the pitch.

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Argentina worldwide Mauro Icardi scored twice and Switzerland-born Turkey worldwide Berkan Kutlu added a 3rd in Galatasaray’s victory in Konya, igniting celebrations amongst their followers throughout Istanbul and past.

The 2 Istanbul golf equipment have been head and shoulders above the opposite Superlig groups this time period, with Galatasaray ending on 102 factors and Fenerbahce, who thrashed Istanbulspor 6-0, 99.

Third-placed Trabzonspor have 67 factors after a 4-2 residence victory towards Ankaragucu on Sunday.

Galatasaray misplaced solely two league video games this season, together with at residence towards Fenerbahce every week in the past which delayed their crowning. They scored 92 objectives and conceded 26.

Fenerbahce had just one loss — but in addition six attracts to Galatasaray’s three.

Icardi was the league’s high scorer with 24 objectives forward of Fenerbahce’s Edin Dzeko on 21.

Galatasaray’s triumph accomplished a season punctuated by controversy.

In December, the president of Superlig membership Ankaragucu, Faruk Koca, was arrested for punching a referee within the face on the finish of a match, with the official telling police that Koca had additionally threatened to kill him.

Two weeks later, the Tremendous Cup remaining between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh was postponed shortly earlier than kick off resulting from reported controversy over the golf equipment’ warm-up kits.

When the match was lastly performed in April, Fenerbahce’s gamers walked off the pitch after one minute, forcing the sport to be deserted after media stated the membership’s request to postpone the match resulting from a European fixture was rejected.

In March, Trabzonspor followers stormed the pitch and brawled with safety forces and Fenerbahce gamers. Fenerbahce subsequently threatened to withdraw from the league, however in the end determined to play on.