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Akhisarspor beats Galatasaray on penalties to win Turkish Super Cup

Akhisarspor has won the Turkish Super Cup Sunday night after defeating the previous season's Super League champion Galatasaray 5-4 on penalties.

The match at New Konya Stadium saw last season's Ziraat Turkish Cup winner Akhisarspor taking the lead early as Ukrainian forward Yevhen Seleznyov scored in the fifth minute.

Galatasaray managed to equalize the match at the second half with a 79th-minute-striker by Eren Derdiyok.

Regular time and extra time both ended with a 1-1 draw as teams advanced to a penalty shootout.

In the shootout, Akhisarspor made no mistake in their five attempts while Galatasaray's striker Bafetimbi Gomis missed the last penalty in the first official match during which the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was used.

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