Thursday, May 10, 2018
@soccer #Turkey @Akhisarspor wins the @TurkishCup for the first time with goals by #Portuguese players Miguel Lopes and Helder Barbosa 3 - 2 @Fenerbahce
Akhisar beat Fenerbahçe 3x2 and won the Turkish Cup for the first time in their history in a triumph that had the direct participation of Portuguese player
Okan Buruk presented Hélder Barbosa and Miguel Lopes in the opening eleven, while on the side of the Istanbul emblem, Luís Neto was an unused substitute. In the first half, it was Akhisar's men who took advantage of the rest, thanks to a goal from the right side Luso (a shot of beautiful effect), the half-hour pass.
In the second half, Fenerbahçe were still tied for Fernandão (56 '), but Abdoul Sissoko (70') and Hélder Barbosa (81 '), both assisted by Mugdat Celik, put Akigo ahead. The best fener was able to do was reduce to 3x2, through a try by Souza (86 '), formerly FC Porto.
Although they are fighting for maintenance (14th place), Akhisar made a good campaign in the Cup, eliminating Erzincanspor, Ankara Demirspor, Boluspor, Kayserispor and Galatasaray before defeating Fenerbahçe in the final. Luís Neto's side, who eliminated Adana Demirspor, Istanbulspor, Giresunspor and Besiktas