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Galatasaray victory improves championship chances

Turkish soccer giants Galatasaray narrowed the gap with log leaders Medipol Basaksehir with a 3-1 victory over Istikbal Mobilya Kayserispor in a Spor Toto Super League’s game on Saturday night.

Başakşehir suffered a blow in the title race as the Super League’s top team drew with Çaykur Rizespor 1-1 at home in Istanbul. With the latest draw, Orange Navy-Blue team still stands at the top with 62 points.

Second-placed Galatasaray boasts 59 points with the latest victory and narrowed the gap by three points.

With the Lions victory over Kayserispor, Medipol Başakşehir’s top position in the league is no longer safe as there are just a few weeks left before the end of the 2018-2019 Super League season.

Galatasaray has a chance to reach the top in the Super League if they manage to win their remaining games and Basaksehir fails to win as the title race heats up in the final weeks.

Another Turkish giant, Besiktas defeated Sivasspor 2-1 away and increased the total of its points to 56 after the victory.

With the latest victory, Black Eagles secured the chance for the title by closing the gap with Galatasaray with three points and the leader Basaksehir with six points.

While Galatasaray and Besiktas are racing for the Super League Championship, another team Fenerbahce is going through the worst season in the club’s history. The Yellow Canaries suffered an unexpected 1-0 against Alanyaspor, and stand slightly above the relegation zone.

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