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Denizlispor beat Galatasaray in opening match

Reigning Super Lig champs start season with shutout loss

Muhammed Enes Çallı   | 16.08.2019
Denizlispor beat Galatasaray in opening match

ANKARA

Newly promoted Yukatel Denizlispor shutout current champions of the Turkish Super Lig with a score of 2-0 in the opening match of the new season Friday at Denizli Ataturk Stadium.

A couple of bad breaks helped the upstart Denizlispor against Istanbul giants Galatasaray including a missed penalty kick by veteran midfielder Selcuk Inan.

At the end of the first half, Galatasaray's Brazilian defender Marcao was sent off after receiving a second yellow card, leaving the champs to play the rest of the match a man down.

In the second half of the match, Yukatel Denizlispor's Recep Niyaz finally broke the deadlock with a goal in the 75th minute.

It was the first of the 2019-2020 Turkish Super Lig season.

Colombian forward Hugo Rodallega added an insurance goal in stoppage time to secure the win.

Saturday's fixtures in Super Lig:

Genclerbirligi-Caykur Rizespor at 1615GMT

Istikbal Mobilya Kayserispor-Alanyaspor at 1845GMT

Demir Grup Sivasspor-Besiktas at 1845GMT

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