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Onuachu’s goal not enough as Trabzonspor lose 3-2 to Besiktas in Turkish Cup final

Onuachu’s goal not enough as Trabzonspor lose 3-2 to Besiktas in Turkish Cup final

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on target for Trabzonspor. Still, his goal wasn’t enough to secure their 10th Turkish Cup title as Besiktas came from behind to win 3-2 in a pulsating encounter.

Onuachu put Trabzonspor ahead in the 13th minute with an impressive solo goal. He expertly evaded his marker inside his own half, swiftly carrying the ball into the opponent’s box and powering it past the goalkeeper.

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Paul Onuachu celebrates scoring the opening goal against Besiktas in the Turkish Cup

Rachid Ghezzal equalized in the 45th minute with a penalty, while Salih Ucan put Besiktas ahead for the first time in the 54th minute. Nicolas Pepe thought he had done enough to force the game into extra time after grabbing a late equalizer in the 89th minute but Al-Musrati broke the heart of the Trabzonspor players and fans by scoring the winner in the 94th minute.

Besiktas’ victory earned them their 11th Turkish Cup trophy, marking their third win against Trabzonspor in five Turkish Cup meetings.

The final result at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on Thursday

This outcome was disappointing for Onuachu, who aimed to claim his first Turkish honor. The Nigerian international joined Trabzonspor on loan from English side Southampton.

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