Besiktas lock up league title

Besiktas won their 11th championship title Saturday, beating Denizlispor 2-1 on goals from Filip Holosko [28] and Ibrahim Toraman [63], as the Super Lig drew to a close. The club also won the Turkish Cup earlier this month, beating Fenerbahce in the final.

The Istanbul side, celebrating their first league title since 2003, finished the season with 71 points, five points ahead of runner-up Sivasspor, who lost 1-2 against last year's champions Galatasaray. Herve Tum scored for Sivasspor a minute into the second half to cancel out Arda Turan's opener, but with eight minutes remaining Turan grabbed a second to seal the win.

Trabzonspor passed up the chance to leapfrog Sivasspor as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Fenerbahce, for whom Daniel Guiza scored a last-minute winner.
With the loss, Trabzonspor clinched third place, on 65 points, while the two Istanbul giants, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, finished fourth and fifth respectively, both trailing ten points behind the champions.

Besiktas and Sivasspor will now represent Turkey in the UEFA Champions League next season, while Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray will compete in the Europa League.

Konyaspor moved out of the bottom three with a 3-0 win against Ankaraspor. Stjepan Poljak [57], Bulent Bolukbasi [66] and Erdal Kilicaslan [86] scored to earn the points for the hosts. Kayserispor also recorded a win, downing Genclerbirligi 4-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Milan Purovic and a penalty from Salomon Olembe.

Antalyaspor needed a late goal from Serge Djiehoua [72] to see off Ankaragucu 1-0, and Bursaspor beat Istanbul Buyuksehir by the same score, courtesy of Ayhan Tuna Uzumcu's 18th-minute effort.