The club and its fans have been waiting for the Turkish title for 38 years since 1984. Danish striker Andreas Cornelius gave Trabzonspor a 1-0 lead after just three minutes. In the meantime it looked as if the celebrations would have to be postponed further. Alassane Ndao scored the equalizer after 51 minutes. And just five minutes later, Antalyaspor midfielder Fredy also missed a penalty.
In the 62nd minute it was Dorukhan Toköz who scored the goal to make it 2-1 after a pass from Abdülkadir Ömür. But the hosts still had to digest a shock. After 80 minutes, Antalyaspor striker Haji Wright scored to make it 2-2. Nevertheless, it was enough for the title in the end.
This success is well deserved for the traditional club this season: Trabzonspor has the second best offense (66 goals) and the best defense (32 goals conceded) in the league and has only suffered two defeats this season. But Avci’s team doesn’t necessarily stand for spectacle. Rather, discipline and efficiency make the leaders. Avcı usually lets play from a well-organized defensive.
Since 1985, only two clubs in Bursaspor (2009/10) and Istanbul Basaksehir (2019/20) had managed to interrupt the title collection of the Istanbul top clubs Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.