Galatasaray defeat Rizespor 3-2 in football thriller
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  • 20:59 11 May 2019

Galatasaray defeat Rizespor 3-2 in football thriller

Galatasaray on Saturday defeated Caykur Rizespor 3-2 in an away game during stoppage time and made a strong case for the title of Spor Toto Super Lig, Turkey's premier football division, ONA reports citing Anadolu agency. 

In the 32nd match day, Istanbul giants traveled to Rize to take on Rizespor.

Leaders Galatasaray found the first goal in the 7th minute with Sofiane Feghouli, who scored a beautiful curved shot just inside the penalty box.

Caykur Rizespor equalized the score at the last minute of the first half.

The home team found the leading goal in the 76th minute with Umar Aminu.

With no room for error, Galatasaray fought back hard, equalized the game in the 92nd minute with a penalty kick. Mbaye Diagne converted the penalty.

Galatasaray found the winning goal in the 97th minute, this time Diagne scored the header for his 30th league goal.

The goal made Diagne the highest goal scoring foreign player ever in the league's history.

The record belonged to another Galatasaray player, Bafetimbi Gomis, who scored 29 league goals the previous season.

Galatasaray increased its points total to 66 after the victory and continue to lead the league.

Medipol Basaksehir, with 63 points, will play against Ankaragucu at 7 p.m. (1600GMT) at home.

Faig Mahmudov

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