Akhisarspor beats Galatasaray to claim maiden Turkish Super Cup

Akhisarspor beats Galatasaray to claim maiden Turkish Super Cup

Akhisarspor beats Galatasaray to claim maiden Turkish Super Cup

"Bir daha penaltı olursa bir daha attırırız. Kendi istemeyene kadar!" Galatasaray Teknik Direktörü Fatih Terim, Akhisar maçında penaltı kaçıran Gomis hakkında konuştu. Terim'in açıklamalarını izlemek için videoya tıklayınız...

Akhisarspor, based in the Aegean town of Akhisar in Manisa province, added the Turkish Super Cup to its museum following the Turkish Cup, after beating Galatasaray 5-4 on penalties on Aug. 5 night.

The regular time in the final in the Central Anatolian province of Konya ended in 1-1 draw, with Akhisarspor’s Yevgen Seleznov putting his side ahead in the fifth minute and Galatasaray’s Eren Derdiyok equalizing the game with 10 minutes to go for the final whistle.

The extra time did not bring any goals, forcing a penalty shootout to decide the winner of the cup, played between the Turkish Cup winner and the league champion.

While Akhisarspor players successfully converted all five penalty shots, Galatasaray’s star striker Bafetimbi Gomis missed the fifth shot for his side, handing the trophy over to the minnow club.

Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim congratulated Akhisarspor for the trophy, while putting the blame on some of his players, without giving names.

“The Galatasaray team should come here and win this cup, this is the right thing,” Terim told a post-game press conference.

“But if we win or lose, it is certain that some of our players are not fully concentrated. It should not be forgotten that even if you are a good player, even if you are talented, your athletic performance must be at maximum to be able to do the right thing. Some of our players are very obviously lacking physical form,” he added.

Akhisarspor coach Saffet Susiç noted that his players were more motivated than their Galatasaray counterparts to win the cup.

“Galatasaray had already won this cup five times, but this is a first for us,” he said. “I said to my players before the game: ‘You will lose nothing if you lose, but you will win a lot if you win, so go out there and do your best.’ And they did this for 120 minutes, I congratulate them all.”