Sivasspor makes history with 1st victory in Turkish Cup
Thousands in the central city of Sivas and many of their fellow countrymen celebrated Thursday as Sivasspor, their hometown team, won its first trophy in the club’s history after defeating Kayserispor in the 60th final of the Ziraat Turkish Cup.
The central Anatolia derby, which was played in Istanbul, ended in a 1-1 draw. Yukatel Kayserispor took the lead in the 38th minute as defender Ramazan Civelek found the net from right outside the penalty arc. Demir Grup Sivasspor responded in the 60th minute with Aaron Appindangoye, who only had Kayserispor goalkeeper Silviu Long to beat after Max Gradel’s long free kick and Mustapha Yatabare’s head pass.
Sivasspor took the lead in the extra time as Gradel’s classy shot hit the woodwork and ended up in the net in the 95th minute. Kayserispor equalized in the 107th with forward Ilhan Parlak’s header. Four minutes later, Olarenwaju Kayode slipped through Kayserispor’s defense from the right and passed the ball to Pape Moussa Konate, who converted into a goal through a shot in the six-yard box, scoring the winner for Sivasspor.