Super Lig Wrap 23: Zaha Scores Against as Galatasaray Snatch Late Victory to Equal Fenerbahce at the Top

Source: Galatasaray

Galatasaray pulled off a dramatic 2-1 victory against Gaziantep FK in the Trendyol Super League, equalizing points with league leaders Fenerbahce on a thrilling 89th-minute winner.

This triumph extends their unbeaten streak to a remarkable 11 league matches, showcasing their dominance in recent weeks.

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Galatasaray players shared their joy with fans after the nail-biting win, culminating in a memorable “triple” for Barış Alper Yılmaz.

The team remains undefeated in their last 11 league matches, boasting 9 wins and 2 draws since their 12th-week defeat.

Their current winning streak stands at 4 matches, further solidifying their momentum.

Notably, Galatasaray remains unbeaten at home for a staggering 29 consecutive Super League matches, dating back to last season.
They have secured victories in 27 of those home games, with only 2 draws marring their perfect record at Seyrantepe Stadium.

Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring for Galatasaray, marking his 9th goal in the Super League this season.

Barış Alper Yılmaz finally broke his league goalscoring drought, netting his first of the season in dramatic fashion.

Coach Okan Buruk etched his name in history, becoming the first Turkish coach to achieve 15 consecutive home wins with Galatasaray.
Fortunate Bounces:

Despite facing immense pressure, Galatasaray benefited from some good fortune, with four separate shots hitting the woodwork throughout the match.

Mauro Icardi, Kerem Demirbay, Dries Mertens, and Wilfried Zaha (with another shot followed by Halil Dervişoğlu) were all denied by the goalposts.

This late victory not only keeps Galatasaray level on points with Fenerbahce at the top of the table but also extends their impressive unbeaten streak and home fortress record.

With their newfound resilience and a touch of luck, Galatasaray are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the Super League title race.

Fenerbahce meanwhile, beat Ankaragucu 2-1 at home with Cengiz Under continuing his rich run of form with a brace. Under now has seven goals in seven starts in the league for Fenerbahce and two assists.

In the other Super Lig games; on Saturday, Alanyaspor drew 1-1 with Pendikspor and Hatayspor beat Adana Demirspor 1-0 away as their slump continues.

On Sunday Basaksehir beat Konyaspor 3-2 and Karagumruk beat Rizespor 4-0. The major shock was Besiktas losing 1-0 away against Sivasspor.

Monday saw Kayserispor draw 1-1 against Antalyaspor, Istanbulspor drew 1-1 against Samsunspor and Trabzonspor suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat at home against Kasimpasa.