Galatasaray Edge Closer To League Title After Scraping Past Akhisar

Galatasaray beat Akhisar away from home to edge closer towards lifting the league title.

The Lions got off to a great start after Garry Rodrigues bagged an early brace.

Rodrigues now has eight goals and nine assists in all competitions this season.

The visitors have been shaky on the road this season. Galatasaray blew a two-goal lead in their previous away game against Alanyaspor before eventually emerging as winners thanks to a late Sinan Gumus goal.

The Istanbul giants almost blew another two-goal lead. Akhisar missed a penalty in the first-half, before Serdar Aziz scored an own goal.

Galatasaray were however, able to hold on and move three points clear of Fenerbahce and Basaksehir who are separated by goal difference.

Bafetimbi Gomis was one of the main talking points after the match after missing a penalty for the second successive game.

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Akhisar 1-2 Galatasaray

Stadium: Spor Toto Akhisar Stadium
Referee: Ali Palabıyık

Akhisar: Fatih, Lopes, Mustafa Yumlu, Dany, Kadir, Muğdat, Sissoko, Onur, Soner, Barbosa, Seleznov.
Manager: Okan Buruk

Galatasaray: Muslera, Linnes, Serdar, Denayer, Nagatomo, Fernando, Donk, Selçuk, Feghouli, Rodrigues, Gomis.
Manager: Fatih Terim