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Turkish Cup holders Fenerbahçe eliminated after 3-0 loss in Ankara


Baku: Fenerbahçe, the reigning champion of the Turkish Cup, suffered a stunning defeat, crashing out of the tournament in the quarterfinals with a 3-0 loss to Ankaragc, Daily Sabah.

The match, held at Eryaman Stadium, saw Ankaragc secure victory with goals from Olimpiu Morutan and Anastasios Chatzigovanis in the first half, followed by a goal from Garry Rodrigues in the second half.

The loss marked the end of Fenerbahçe’s cup journey in the quarterfinals, while Ankaragc advanced to the semifinals.

Notably, this defeat ended Fenerbahçe’s 17-match unbeaten streak.

The last time they tasted defeat was a humiliating 6-1 loss at the hands of Nordsjaelland in the UEFA Europa Conference League back in November.

Following that, the Yellow Canaries played 14 matches in the Sper Lig, two in the Turkish Cup, and 1 in Europe, winning 14 and drawing three.

This defeat also marked Fenerbahçe’s first loss in 2024.

Prior to this match, they had played 12 official matches in the new year, winning 10 and drawing twice.

T
he defeat also ended Fenerbahçe’s 12-match scoring streak.

Their last goalless match was against Galatasaray in the league on Dec. 24.

However, besides the Istanbul side’s disappointing night, their fans directed abusive chants toward their former player and coach, Emre Belözoglu.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency