Fenerbahce win Turkish Cup for first time in 29 years
Fenerbahçe trounced Bursapor 4-0 to win the Turkish Cup for the first time in 29 years on Wednesday, gaining some consolation for finishing runners-up in the league to Galatasaray.
Just two minutes into the game in Ankara, Fenerbahçe went ahead with their first attack as captain Alex de Souza, who was involved in all the goals, delivered a killer pass for Caner Erkin to score with ease.
Fenerbahçe racked up several more chances, including one effort disallowed for offside, before Cristian Baroni unleashed a fierce strike from outside the box.
Bursapor were unable to break Fenerbahçe’s dominance in the second half, and Brazilian Alex crossed for Semih Şentürk to slot home a third from close range.
Şentürk then turned provider for Alex to finish off a counter-attack in the 78th minute that sealed the game.