Beauty by the Black Sea
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Trabzon epitomises beauty. Located by the Black Sea, it is home to gorgeous lakes and monasteries, a uniquely handsome castle, the dazzling Hagia Sophia Museum and Boztepe Park, a charming tea garden up which boasts panoramic views of almost the entire north-eastern Turkish city.

Its principal football stadium, the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium, can also provide a picturesque sight – as the above photo confirms.

It was taken during the Turkey-El Salvador match on Saturday in what was the teams’ Group C opener at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. And a beautiful sight turned into a beautiful night for the hosts, with a Salih Ucan deadlock-breaker an a Cenk Sahin double earning the Turks a 3-0 win inside the home of Trabzonspor.