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Galatasaray need just one point to win league title

Galatasaray are one point away from league title

Galatasaray are closing in on their 21st Turkish Super Lig title and are just one point away from being crowned champions.

Galatasaray are on the verge of winning the Turkish Super Lig for the 21st time after defeating Yeni Malatyaspor 2-0 on Saturday evening.

Two goals in the first 12 minutes of the action propelled Galatasaray’s victory over their opponent and increasing their total points to 72 with only a game to go.

Galatasaray’s goalscorers were Younes Belhanda and Bafetimbi Gomis, who were both assisted by Garry Rodrigues.

Gomis became the highest scoring foreign player in the league’s history with 28 goals, along with Fenerbahce legend Alex de Souza.

Galatasaray now only need a draw against Goztepe next week to claim the league title.

Istanbul Basaksehir, who chase Galatasaray along with Fenerbahce in the title race, won against Antalyaspor on Friday with a 2-0 score to keep their title hopes alive.

Basaksehir’s goal came from Rijad Bajic in the first half and Edin Visca in the second half. The Istanbul club increased their total points to 69.

Basaksehir must win against Konyaspor next week and hope for Galatasaray and Fenerbahce to lose to their opponents to become champions.

The other title chasing club, Fenerbahce, will take on already relegated Karabukspor on Monday evening.

Fenerbahce need to win with a big goal margin against Karabukspor to increase their chances of keeping up with Galatasaray, who have scored seven goals more than Fenerbahce in the season.

Besiktas, due to Galatasaray’s victory on Saturday, is out of the title race. They will not be able to win the league title for three consecutive years.

After their loss on Saturday, Genclerbirligi are relegated from the league accumulating only 30 points, 5 worse than 15th place Teleset Mobilya Akhisarspor.

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