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| Galatasaray clinches Turkish Super League title
| maxbet Galatasaray won the Turkish Super League title for the 21st time after a tense end to the season on May 19, with coach Fatih Terim celebrating return to Champions League next season. The club’s late season success comes after the return of Fatih Terim, a Turkish football icon dubbed the “Emperor,” for his fourth stint as coach in December 2017. “Knock knock! Guess who is back??@ChampionsLeague,” Terim tweeted following the victory.
The Istanbul club beat İzmir side Göztepe 1-0 away from home to secure the crown after a goal from the penalty spot in the 66th minute by French striker Bafetimbi Gomis. Galatasaray had not won the title since 2015 after Istanbul rival Beşiktaş won in 2016 and 2017. It now claims Turkey’s sole automatic Champions League spot. Galatasaray needed a win or a draw in the May 19 match to win the title, with Fenerbahçe and Başakşehir playing home games against Konyaspor and Kasompaşa respectively. maxbet
Fenerbahçe beat Konyaspor 3-2 while fellow city rivals Başakşehir beat Kasımpaşa 3-2. Galatasaray won the league with 75 points, three ahead of both followers. Fenerbahçe secured second place in the league and the right to play in the UEFA Champions League qualification rounds, while Başakşehir managed to finish the league in third place and will participate in the UEFA Europa League qualification rounds.
Besiktas could only finish the league in fourth place, despite hammering Demir Grup Sivasspor 5-1 and it will also will play in Europa League qualification rounds. Gomis made history by becoming the first foreign player to score the most goals - 29 - during one season. “I am very happy. I broke the goals record. But the championship we have achieved is much more important than my personal statistics,” Gomis was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu Agency. maxbet