By Emre Asikci
ANKARA (AA) - Galatasaray advanced to the quarterfinals in the Turkish Cup, after beating Caykur Rizespor 2-1 at Turk Telekom Arena on Thursday evening.
Galatasaray eliminated Caykur Rizespor 3-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in the first leg of Round of 16 last week.
After a goalless first half, Galatasaray broke the deadlock in the 60th minute, when Adem Buyuk converted the awarded penalty kick, giving his team a 1-0 lead.
The resilient Rizespor team did not give up on their chances, they also managed to convert their penalty kick, Ogulcan Caglayan made no mistake in the 77th minute.
Galatasaray, increasing the pressure on Rizespor defense, found the winning goal from a corner kick, when Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina's header defeated the defense and the goalkeeper in the 82nd minute.
Rizespor could not answer in the remaining minutes, as Galatasaray advance to the next round.
- Trabzonspor advance on penalties
In another match of the Turkish Cup action on Thursday, Trabzonspor eliminated Yukatel Denizlispor 4-2 on penalties at Denizli Ataturk stadium.
Trabzonspor eliminated Yukatel Denizlispor 4-2 on penalties after the second leg match ended 2-0 in favor of Denizlispor, equalizing the tie 2-2 on aggregate.
Goalkeeper Erce Kardesler saved the first penalty, as Trabzonspor hit all their penalties.
Denizlispor's fourth penalty shot hit the crossbar, and Trabzonspor advanced to the next round.
- Results in Round of 16 of Turkish Cup
*Kırklarelispor - Medipol Basaksehir: 0-0 (1-1)
*Fenerbahce - Kayserispor: 2-0 (2-0)
Kasimpasa - *Alanyaspor: 3-2 (4-5)
Goztepe - *Alanyaspor: 2-2 (5-6)
Besiktas - *Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor: 2-3 (4-6)
Yeni Malatyaspor - *Sivasspor: 2-1 (2-5)
Denizlispor - *Trabzonspor: 2-0 (2-2) (2-4 on penalties)
*Galatasaray - Caykur Rizespor: 2-1 (3-2)