Beşiktaş, the defending champions of both Süper Lig and Turkish Cup and Fenerbahçe, the finalist of Turkish Cup, were the competing sides for the triumphant.
The two teams had their first meeting for the cup in 2007, in which Beşiktaş had won 2–1. Additionally, Istanbul rivals had faced each other in Atatürk Olympic Stadium for the first time.
There were injured players who missing the match of both sides; Delgado, Üzülmez and Dağ for Beşiktaş and, Roberto Carlos and Hurmacı for Fenerbahçe. Statistically, this encounter was the 324th one since of 85-year-long rivalry, in which Fenerbahçe lead in having the most wins, 120 to 119 that far, scoring 438 goals in total.