Denizlispor beat Galatasaray in opening match
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Newly promoted Yukatel Denizlispor shutout current champions of the Turkish Super Lig in the opening match of the new season Friday at Denizli Atatürk Stadium.
A couple of bad breaks helped the upstart Denizlispor against Istanbul giants Galatasaray including a missed penalty kick by veteran midfielder Selçuk İnan.
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.