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Galatasaray defend crown

May 5, 2013
By ESPN staff

Galatasaray have clinched back-to-back Turkish Super Lig titles following a 4-2 triumph over Sivasspor on Sunday.

Burak Yilmaz celebrates his goal with Didier Drogba
GettyImagesBurak Yilmaz celebrates his goal with Didier Drogba

The win was Galatasaray's seventh successive domestic victory, with Burak Yilmaz and Selcuk Inan scoring a brace apiece to secure the crucial victory at the Turk Telekom Arena.

Despite conceding two late goals, Fatih Terim's men had done enough to earn their 19th league title, taking them above rivals Fenerbahce on the all-time list.

Big-name signings Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder started the match, with the Dutch international replaced after 58 minutes.

Galatasaray now lead second-placed Fenerbahce - who were defeated 2-0 by relegation threatened Istanbul BB - by 10 competition points with two games remaining in the season as the teams prepare to meet next week.