Former Arsenal man Lukas Podolski leads Galatasaray to Turkish cup win

Galatasaray secured their third third successive Turkish Cup with a 1-0 win over their bitter rivals Fenerbahce.

The former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski scored the games only goal midway though the first half he headed home Jason Denayer’s flick-on.

Galatasaray’s victory means the Lion’s will serve their one-year ban from European football – imposed by UEFA for not complying with Financial Fair Play rules – next season.

The Istanbul Giants will be eligible to play in Europe once again in the 2017-18 campaign.

Galatasaray are unbeaten against Fenerbahce in their five cup finals.

Fenerbahce winger Luis Nani was sent off following the final whistle after sarcastically applauding the referee.

Galatasaray 1 – 0 Fenerbahce

Stadium: Antalya
Referee: Mete Kalkavan

Galatasaray: Muslera, Semih, Denayer, Hakan, Carole, Selçuk, Emre, Sinan, Sneijder, Yasin, Podolski.
Manager: J. Olde Riekerink

Fenerbahce: Fabiano, Şener, Ba, Kjaer, Hasan Ali, Mehmet Topal, Josef, Alper, Volkan, Nani, van Persie
Manager: Vitor Pereira