Defending champion Galatasaray off to a poor start
Turkish Super League began today with an interesting match where the newly promoted Antalyaspor faced last year's champions. Winger Emrah Ba?san got his club off to a flying start at 8th minute, shooting the ball just barely between two defenders for the goal. The second goal didn't arrive too much later after the new arrivals Eto'o and Ronaldinho did a quick one-two pass right outside the penalty box. It was the type of play they made all the time playing for Barca, the stadium went loud when Eto'o scored the 2nd goal.
Bakero looked happy as the first half was coming to an end.
The second half showed much of the same story since neither side changed their game plan too much. Both teams kept the ball well and created chances during the game, but Galatasaray's defense was simply not good enough. The Lions left the stadium with a rather embarassing 4-1
Antalyaspor fans were overjoyed by the performance.
Bakero quoted himself in the press conference, saying "I said they'd have their work cut out for them if they underestimated us and the boys showed them. I'm extremely happy with our performance today, winning as underdogs always feels great. Still, we do realize this is just one game and one shouldn't read too much into it. Galatasaray is a great club and are no doubt one of the favorites to win the league.". Despite the comments, Galatasaray fans already demand some changes as the transfer window closes in two days.