Galatasaray and Fenerbahce to Set Tone Ahead of Busy Season

By Aydin Reyhan
Fatih Terim
Photo courtesy of Galatasaray’s Official Facebook page

Galatasaray and Fenerbahce kicked off the new season of Turkish soccer in the Super Cup which was played in Kayseri. This was the 375th meeting between the two sides in history.

Both sides played decent attacking soccer, but it was Gala who had the last laugh with Didier Drogba heading home the only goal in the first half of Extra Time.

This win gave Fatih Terim his 13th Cup as a head coach.

Drogba put on the No. 11 for the first time ever for Galatasaray, and he also scored his first ever goal against Fenerbahce.

Fener pressured hard and high up the field throughout the first half of the match to succession since Gala lazily passed the ball around inside their own half. Both teams had their highs and lows with one team winning the match.

Gala showed a lot of promise as they have strengths in all three thirds of the field. The only issue is that they take their time way too much. They attempted to play like Barcelona with their passing, but the problem is that they do not move around as a team. One guy dribbles while two or three guys watch and another gets open.

This team can go far in the Champions League if they can improve their passing and attacking game. They have a mixture of players who can sprint up and down all game long with others who are almost immobile. They need to find a way to work around this issue to put on one dominant performance after the other.

After winning the Super Cup last season, Gala went on to win the Turkish Super League title as well.

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