Ecuadorian striker Enner Valencia scored in Fenerbahçe’s 2–0 win over Antalyaspor, a score that saw him reach 29 goals and position himself as the top goalscorer of a foreign club in the Turkish Super League in a single season. .
For matchday 36, Fenerbahçe hosted Antalyaspor. Superman opened the scoring in the second minute by taking advantage of a pass by Arda Güler and finding himself alone in front of Brazil goalkeeper Helton Leite, who he beat with a frontal shot. The 2-0 was thanks to the action of Miha Jajak (90+5 minutes).
With the help of Enner Valencia beat Fenerbahçe and settled in the final of the Turkish Cup.
With the goal, Valencia extended their lead in the Super League scorers’ table to 29 goals and also broke the 12-season record held by Brazilian Alexandro de Souza, who scored 28 goals in the 2010–2011 period.
The goal against Antalyaspor equaled the record for Valencia by Turkish attacker Aykut Kocaman, who is Fenerbahçe’s top scorer in the same Super League season, with 29 goals in the 1988–1989 season.
The win leaves Fenerbahce five points behind Galatasaray (82), who they face on Sunday, with the prospect of scoring for Valencia and establishing himself as the top scorer in the Istanbul club’s history.
Coach Jorge Jesus regretted being left out of the fight for the championship, but highlighted the possibility of winning the Turkish Cup title, a tournament for which they face Istanbul on June 11.
“We could not reach our goal in the Super League, but the season is not over for us, we have one more goal. We are going to play the cup final and we want to win it, I think also the league.” An important title like that”, said the Portuguese strategist. (D)