Bursaspor pip Fenerbahce to the Turkish title; Gala third; Zenit sink Sibir; PAOK win, Olympiakos held

Bursaspor 2 – Besiktas 1 (Super Lig, May 16, 2010) Minnows Bursaspor claimed one of the biggest shocks throughout the whole of the 2009/10 European season by winning the Turkish title in a grandstand, last day triumph. Needing Ferenbache to slip up, Bursaspor went about their job early on as Pablo Batalla and a Ibrahim Toraman own goal gave the hosts a 2-nil halftime lead. Ugur Inceman’s late goal set up a photo finish but Bursaspor hung on the claim the unlikeliest of championships.

Fenerbahce 1 – Trabzonspor 1 (Super Lig, May 16, 2010) Fenerbahce, who started the final day of the season a point ahead of Bursaspor, blew it big time after Daniel Guiza’s 14th minute opener was cancelled out by Burak Yilmaz.

In an epic fail at the final whistle hundreds of Fenerbahce fans ran on the pitch thinking their side had won the title, only to find out that Bursaspor in fact were champions. Other Fener fans were left to cry like babies after seeing their side blow the title race at the last hurdle.

Genclerbirligi 2 – Galatasaray 1 (Super Lig, May 16, 2010) Emre Colak had cancelled out Hursut Meric’s first-half opener before Labinot Harbuzi struck, while Gala ended the contest with 10 men following the dismissal of Ugur Ucar.

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Zenit St. Petersburg 1 – Sibir Novosibirsk 0 (Russian Cup, May 16, 2010) Zenit’s tendency to not conceded and also fail to score heavily continued in the cup where Roman Shirokov’s penalty on the hour proved the difference between the sides.

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Olympiakos 0 – Aris 0 (Greek Super League play-off, May 16, 2010) Olympiakos’ chance came in the 76th minute when Lomana LuaLua drew a save from Michalis Sifakis with a shot from inside the Aris area. In second-half injury time, Aris almost grabbed the winner when an effort from Javier Campora inside the six-yard box flew just over the crossbar.

PAOK 1 – AEK Athens 0 (Greek Super League play-off, May 16, 2010) Three minutes after AEK striker Nacho Scocco had a penalty saved by Dario Kresic, Zlatan Muslimovic volleyed home a pass by Giorgos Fotakis to give PAOK the victory.


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