Super League champion Medipol Başakşehir

Medipol Başakşehir, who defeated Hes Kablo Kayserispor 1-0 in the 33rd week of the Super League, declared their championship with one week to go.

In the 14th minute, Caiçara’s cross from the right bounced off the defense and found Crivelli on the right cross. Elia controlled the ball in the penalty area and his shot went narrowly wide.

In the 16th minute, Kravets, who intercepted Epureanu’s errant pass, shot from the right cross of the penalty area, facing the goalkeeper, and the ball went wide of the far post.

Medipol Başakşehir fans celebrate the championship

In the 19th minute, Medipol Başakşehir took the lead. Mahmut Tekdemir, who met the ball behind the penalty spot with Elia’s pass, hit the ball into the net after hitting Sapunaru in the defense: 1-0

In the 31st minute, Hasan Hüseyin’s free kick from behind the penalty arc was saved by goalkeeper Mert Günok.

In the 33rd minute, after a scramble in the Hes Kablo Kayserispor penalty area, Medipol Başakşehir players appealed for a penalty, claiming that Sapunaru had handled the ball. After consulting with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) room, referee Ali Şansalan, who came to the sidelines and watched the position on the monitor, decided that Sapunaru had handled the ball and awarded a penalty.

In the 36th minute, Visca’s penalty kick was converted by goalkeeper Lung, who saved the ball to his right to prevent a goal.

In the 54th minute, Demba Ba’s shot from the left corner kick bounced off the defense and bounced in front of the ball in the penalty area, but the ball went narrowly wide.

In the 73rd minute, Sapunaru’s shot from the right diagonal from the ground was saved by goalkeeper Mert Günok.

In the 80th minute, İrfan Can Kahveci’s shot from outside the penalty area was saved by goalkeeper Lung.

In the 90+2nd minute, after Robinho entered the penalty area from the right, Demba Ba’s heel shot from the edge of the penalty area was blocked by goalkeeper Lung.

In the 90+3rd minute, Henrique entered the penalty area from the left diagonal and his hard shot was blocked by goalkeeper Mert Günok.

Medipol Başakşehir won the match 1-0 and became the champion of the 2019-2020 season.

Reached its first championship in its history one week before the end of the league

In the match played at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium, the goal that brought the championship to the orange navy blue team came from Mahmut Tekdemir in the 19th minute.

The Istanbul team also failed to capitalize on a penalty shootout with Edin Visca in the 36th minute.

Medipol Başakşehir increased its points to 69 in the league, while Trabzonspor is in second place with 62 points. The orange-navy blue team, which is 4 points ahead of its rival, reached its first championship in its history with one week left in the season.

Medipol Başakşehir is the 6th team to win the Super League title

Medipol Başakşehir defeated Hes Kablo Kayserispor to become the 6th champion of the Super League and write its name in Turkish football history.

In the previous 61 seasons of the Super League, only 5 different teams had won the championship. Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Trabzonspor, Galatasaray, Trabzonspor and Bursaspor were the teams that won the championship.

The orange navy blue team achieved a great success by becoming the 6th team to hold this title in the Super League.

First time in Champions League groups

Medipol Başakşehir became the Super League champions and qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history.

The orange and navy team, who had competed in the Champions League preliminary rounds twice before, failed to qualify for the group stage.

First championship for 23 footballers

Of the 28 footballers in Medipol Başakşehir’s squad, 23 of them experienced the joy of winning the Super League title for the first time in their careers.

Edin Visca, Mahmut Tekdemir, İrfan Can Kahveci, Alexandru Epureanu, Gael Clichy, Martin Skrtel, Junior Caicara, Enzo Crivelli, Eljero Elia, Robinho, Danijel Aleksic, Berkay Özcan, Volkan Babacan, Fredrik Gulbrandsen, Okechukwu Azubuike, Aziz Eraltay, Carlos Ponck, Miguel Vieira, Mert Vurak, Ahmet Said Kıvanç, Muhammet Arslantaş, Yunus Emre Baloğlu and Muhammed Emin Sarıkaya saw their first Super Lig title.

Robinho wins title in 5th different country

Medipol Başakşehir’s Brazilian star Robinho, with the Super League championship, has now won trophies in 5 different countries in his career.

Having lifted the championship trophy twice in Spain with Real Madrid, once in Italy with Milan, twice in Brazil with Santos and once in China with Guangzhou Evergrande, Robinho added the Super League to his collection.

Filled its coffers

Medipol Başakşehir became the owner of a significant income with its Super League championship.

Medipol Başakşehir, which received 38 million liras in “footsteps” money for competing in the Super League, also received a performance bonus of 68 million liras. The orange navy blue team will receive another 36 million liras as a championship bonus.

Medipol Başakşehir, which won the right to directly participate in the UEFA Champions League, will receive approximately 20 million euros from UEFA together with participation and broadcasting revenues. Medipol Başakşehir, which continues on its way in the UEFA Europa League and will face Danish team Copenhagen in the last 16 round rematch, has so far put 13 million euros into its coffers. Having won the first game at home, the orange and blue will earn another €1.5 million if they reach the quarterfinals. Medipol Başakşehir’s earnings from the UEFA Europa League this season will reach approximately 115 million liras.

When all these are added up, Medipol Başakşehir will have an income of approximately 420 million liras.

TFF awaits the opponent for the Super Cup

After securing the Super League title, Medipol Başakşehir will also fight for the TFF Super Cup.

The winner of the Trabzonspor-Aytemiz Alanyaspor match in the Ziraat Turkish Cup final will be Medipol Başakşehir’s opponent in the TFF Super Cup.

Medipol Başakşehir continues on its way in Europe

After reaching a happy end in the Super League, Medipol Başakşehir continues on its way in the UEFA Europa League.

After defeating Danish side Copenhagen 1-0 in the first leg of the last 16 round, the orange and blue will play a rematch with their rival on August 5.

If Medipol Başakşehir beat Copenhagen, they will face the winner of the Manchester United-LASK match in the quarterfinals to be played in Germany on August 10.

Unbeaten in 16 home matches

Medipol Başakşehir have not lost in their last 16 home matches at the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium.

The orange-navy blue team, who suffered their only home defeat this season with a 2-1 score against Fenerbahçe on August 24, 2019, have not suffered defeat in the 16 matches they have played since then.

In the last 16 matches at home, the orange-navy blue team has 12 wins and 4 draws.

Least goals conceded in the league

The orange-navy team also draws attention with its success in defense.

Medipol Başakşehir conceded 31 goals after 33 weeks. The Istanbul team is the team that concedes the fewest goals in the league with an average of 0.94 goals conceded per game.

Medipol Basaksehir celebrates championship

With the final whistle of the match, the whole team was a bundle of joy on the pitch. Technical director Okan Buruk, the president, managers and players hugged each other on the pitch and celebrated the championship to the fullest.

It was also seen that some of the players of Medipol Başakşehir, who won the first championship in their history, had emotional moments.

Giant banner

A giant banner was unfurled in the stands to celebrate Medipol Başakşehir’s championship in the Super League.

“Champion Başakşehir” was written on the banner. Meanwhile, Champions League music played from the stadium speakers.

Medipol Başakşehir anthems were accompanied by confetti thrown from the sidelines.

During the championship celebrations, photos of Medipol Başakşehir players who won the championship were displayed on the electronic signs in the stadium.

Special championship t-shirt

In Medipol Başakşehir, which became the 6th champion in the history of the Super League, the technical staff and footballers wore special t-shirts and hats prepared for the championship.

“Champion Başakşehir” was written on the t-shirts. In addition, giant balloons with the words “Turkey’s new champion” were also displayed.

The players took plenty of photos on the pitch and sang along to the anthems.

Konyaspor’s win kicks off championship celebrations early

As the match between Medipol Başakşehir and Hes Kablo Kayserispor continued, the news of the defeat of Trabzonspor, the closest rival of the orange-navy blue team in the championship, against Ittifak Holding Konyaspor started the championship enthusiasm at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium early.

The managers of the orange navy blue team in the protocol tribune and the players on the bench chanted “Champion Başakşehir” as the match continued.

The substitutes also started celebrating the championship early by hugging each other.