Besiktas comeback to beat Galatasaray in derby
Besiktas completed a 2-1 comeback to topple city rivals Galatasaray in Monday's Istanbul derby in the Turkish Super Lig, according to Anadolu Agency.
Besiktas completed a 2-1 comeback to topple city rivals Galatasaray in Monday's Istanbul derby in the Turkish Super Lig, according to Anadolu Agency. Galatasaray's Romanian midfielder Alexandru Cicaldau scored the opener from outside the area in the 35th minute to give the 1-0 lead to the visitors at Vodafone Park. But only four minutes later, Besiktas leveled the match. The Black Eagles' Canadian forward Cyle Larin scored a header. The first half ended 1-1. Besiktas completed the comeback in the second half as Larin scored again. After a corner kick, Besiktas' Turkish defender Necip Uysal nodded the ball to the far post, where Larin made a close-range finish in the 64th minute, 2-1. Galatasaray were awarded a penalty kick in the 79th minute as Besiktas' Croatian defender Domagoj Vida handballed in the area. But Besiktas goalkeeper Ersin Destanoglu saved the shot taken by Galatasaray's Mostafa Mohamed. Third-place Besiktas have 20 points in 10 matches to cling on the title race. Galatasaray are currently in the eighth spot with 17 points in the league led by Trabzonspor that have 24 points.
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