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    Denizlispor beat Galatasaray in opening match

    Newly promoted Yukatel Denizlispor shutout current champions of the Turkish Super Lig with a score of 2-0 in the opening match of the new season Friday at Denizli Ataturk Stadium.

    A couple of bad breaks helped the upstart Denizlispor against Istanbul giants Galatasaray including a missed penalty kick by veteran midfielder Selcuk Inan.

    At the end of the first half, Galatasaray’s Brazilian defender Marcao was sent off after receiving a second yellow card, leaving the champs to play the rest of the match a man down.

    In the second half of the match, Yukatel Denizlispor’s Recep Niyaz finally broke the deadlock with a goal in the 75th minute.

    It was the first of the 2019-2020 Turkish Super Lig season.

    Colombian forward Hugo Rodallega added an insurance goal in stoppage time to secure the win.

    Saturday’s fixtures in Super Lig:

    Genclerbirligi-Caykur Rizespor at 1615GMT

    Istikbal Mobilya Kayserispor-Alanyaspor at 1845GMT

    Demir Grup Sivasspor-Besiktas at 1845GMT

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