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Football: Galatasaray win 2015 Turkish Super Cup

Saturday's triumph help Lions complete ‘treble’ after league and domestic cup victories

Football: Galatasaray win 2015 Turkish Super Cup


Reigning Turkish Spor Toto Super League champions and Turkish Cup holders Galatasaray lifted the 2015 Turkish Super Cup by defeating Bursaspor 1-0 Saturday night in capital Ankara.

Galatasaray captain Selcuk Inan lifted the trophy to the sky after Istanbul giants managed to beat Bursaspor for the second time in a cup final this season, following a 3-2 win against the club in the 2014-15 Ziraat Turkish Cup final in June.

The winning goal came early on in the 22nd minute by the Lions’ Turkish winger Yasin Oztekin.

Near the end of the game, Galatasaray midfielder Emre Colak was directly sent off after a foul against Bursaspor midfielder Ozan Tufan.

The game saw Galatasaray's new signing from English Premier League club Arsenal, German wing forward Lukas Podolski make his debut for the Istanbul side.

With the Super Cup trophy, the Lions completed a "treble" this season along with Spor Toto Super League and Ziraat Turkish Cup victories.

Lions have won the Turkish Super Cup four times, which puts them atop the most wins list for the domestic trophy. The club clinched the title -- under the names Presidential Cup, till 1998, and Super Cup -- for 14 times in total.

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