Galatasaray beat Trabzonspor thanks to their forward Burak Yilmaz's two goals at Turk Telekom Arena in matchday 16 of Turkish Spor Toto Super League. First half of the game was full of physical struggle, both teams played in a rigid manner against themselves during the first forty five minutes. After the half time, Galatasaray broke the deadlock with Burak Yilmaz, 1-0, but Trabzonspor replied quickly, they scored an equaliser goal with their winger Olcan Adin, 1-1. Just a minute after Olcan's goal, Burak Yilmaz found the net again and broke the tie, 2-1. Galatasaray bombarded the goal of Trabzonspor but the goalkeeper Onur Recep Kivrak performed a fantastic performance against Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder's long range drives, he coped with many vicious shots on his own. Trabzonspor's Argentine midfielder Gustavo Colman lost his temper after a romp between him and Spanish left-back of Galatasaray Albert Riera and Colman punched him in the face and was sent off through the last minutes of the play. Even though 10-man Trabzonspor overloaded until the final whistle, Galatasaray defended their goal and the match ended 2-1 in favour of Lions. With this result Galatasaray, who have currently 30 points as of matchday 16, closed the point gap to 8 between the leaders Fenerbahce. With 24 points Trabzonspor moved down to 8th rank in standings.

After the match Galatasaray's Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera praised Onur Recep Kivrak in respect of his performance during the match. Muslera said that Onur is the most valuable goalkeeper in Turkey and thanks to his performance Trabzonspor kept the gap narrow in the match, he largely deserves to be in Turkish national football team. Referring to his 100th match for Galatasaray, Muslera expressed his gladness to be a part of Lions, "I would like to be here for life", added Uruguayan goalkeeper. 

Trabzonspor's coach Mustafa Akcay congratulated his players upon their performance on the pitch except Gustavo Colman who was sent off in this critical match. He criticized his behaviour with these words, "We all represent Trabzonspor, everyone should know their place", said Akcay.