ANKARA

The UK and Ireland will broadcast this season’s Turkish top-flight football competition, Super Lig live, a TV channel said on Friday.

“BT Sport is excited and delighted to announce it has secured the rights to broadcast the Turkish Super Lig exclusively live from now until the end of the [2019-2020] season,” the London-based pay TV channel said on website.

BT Sport will air “three matches per weekend” as the Super Lig will end in eight weeks.

So there will be 24 matches on BT Sport until the end of the season.

The Super Lig resumes Friday after a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BT Sport added it will broadcast Friday’s game between Goztepe and Trabzonspor, another match between Besiktas and Fraport TAV Antalyaspor on Saturday, and the contest between Caykur Rizespor and Galatasaray on Sunday.

Breathtaking race for the title

The Turkish league was suspended in March. Trabzonspor sit atop the table with 53 points, followed by Medipol Basaksehir with the same number of points with eight matches remaining.

With 50 points, Galatasaray are in the third spot and Demir Grup Sivasspor are in fourth place with 49 points.

Also, Besiktas are in fifth place with 44 points, Aytemiz Alanyaspor are in the sixth spot with 43 points, while seventh-placed Fenerbahce have 40 points.

In the opening match of the league, Fenerbahce will play against HES Kablo Kayserispor in Istanbul, whereas Goztepe will host Trabzonspor in the western province of Izmir.

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