Burak hat-trick completes double for Galatasaray

Burak Yılmaz scored a hat-trick as Galatasaray AŞ sealed their first domestic double since 1999/2000, defeating Bursaspor 3-2 in the Turkish Cup final.

Galatasaray celebrate winning the 2015 Turkish Cup
Galatasaray celebrate winning the 2015 Turkish Cup ©TFF

A hat-trick from Burak Yılmaz inspired Galatasaray AŞ to a 3-2 triumph over Bursaspor in the Turkish Cup final, a victory which rubber stamped the Istanbul club's first domestic double since 1999/2000.

Burak completed his treble on the hour, three minutes after Volkan Şen had made it 2-2 at the Atatürk Stadium in Bursa. Playing on their home ground, Bursaspor had taken the lead through Fernandão's 25th-minute penalty, only for Turkey striker Burak to score either side of the break.

Hamza Hamzaoğlu – who took charge of Galatasaray in December after leaving his post as assistant to Turkey coach Fatih Terim, the last man to guide Cimbom to the double – said: "We didn't begin the game as we wanted to. We tried to make the players focus on the final over the last few days after the relaxation that winning the title brings.

"This was a difficult task. Later in the match they realised what type of game they were playing in. I congratulate all of my players, but special praise goes to Burak for his goals and because he played with sacrifice tonight."

Man of the match Burak added: "We're very happy. Maybe people thought we would be overcome by fatigue but we showed our desire to achieve the double and it suits us really well."