Fenerbahçe pulls off miraculous comeback in crazy Beşiktaş derby

DAILY SABAH WITH AA
ISTANBUL
Published 25.02.2019 23:38
Updated 26.02.2019 00:10
Fenerbahçe's Victor Moses, center, vies with Beşiktaş's Dorukhan Tokoz, left, and Gökhan Gönül during the Turkish Super League football match between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AFP Photo)
Fenerbahçe's Victor Moses, center, vies with Beşiktaş's Dorukhan Tokoz, left, and Gökhan Gönül during the Turkish Super League football match between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AFP Photo)

Fenerbahçe scored three second-half goals in 12 minutes to salvage a 3-3 draw with Beşiktaş in the Turkish league on Monday.

Beşiktaş was leading 3-0 before the halftime thanks to Gökhan Gönül's opener and Burak Yılmaz's brace.

In the 10th minute of the showdown, Beşiktaş took the lead when right back Gönül fired a close range volley from inside the box.

Beşiktaş was later awarded a penalty when Gönül was fouled in the penalty area. The referee pointed to the spot with the help of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Striker Yılmaz converted the penalty in the 18th minute.

Right before the end of the first half Beşiktaş made it three when Yılmaz netted a goal following a fast break.

Fenerbahçe, however, managed to turn the tables on the Black Eagles, scoring three goals within the span of 12 minutes to secure a 3-3 draw.

In the 55th minute, Fenerbahçe's Slovenian central midfielder Miha Zajc narrowed the gap after Nabil Dirar's cross to the near post.

In the 62nd minute, Fenerbahçe central defender Sadık Çiftpınar's header went past Beşiktaş goalkeeper Loris Karius to find the net. The goal was assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

Five minutes later Fenerbahçe equalized the score as the visitors' left back Hasan Ali Kaldırım fired a long range shot into the top corner.

Following the derby, Beşiktaş now sits in the third spot on the league table with 40 points, 11 points behind league leaders Medipol Başakşehir.

Fenerbahçe, on the other hand, is currently having its worst season in the league's history, in 14th place with 25 points.

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