Istanbul's Beşiktaş won against city rival Fenerbahçe 4-3 in Sunday's Turkish Süper Lig derby to end its 15-year-jinx at Kadıköy.
In Sunday's Bosporus Derby, Beşiktaş forward Cyle Larin was sent off in the minute of 50 as the Black Eagles had to play with 10-men for the majority of the second half. The derby was played behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Cameroonian forward Vincent Aboubakar scored twice against Fenerbahçe, playing a key role in the Beşiktaş victory.
With the win, Beşiktaş increased its point total to 16 in nine matches, going fourth in the points table, while Fenerbahçe stayed third with 20 points in 10 games.
Beşiktaş drew first blood within four minutes as Aboubakar scored with a vicious left-footed strike in the area to beat Fenerbahçe goalkeeper Altay Bayındır. The Black Eagles doubled the lead in the 20th minute as an unmarked Aboubakar netted with a header.
Fenerbahçe forward Papiss Demba Cisse narrowed the gap to one with a close-range finish in the 34th minute and Beşiktaş finished the first half 2-1.
Beşiktaş forward Cyle Larin was sent off in the 50th minute over a foul against Fenerbahçe right back Gökhan Gönül but then Turkish midfielder Necip Uysal made it 3-1 for Beşiktaş from a header.
The Yellow Canaries' midfielder Ozan Tufan made the score 2-3 in the 68the minute with a close-range shot.
The Black Eagles' Fabrice N'Sakala scored the team's fourth in a quick counterattack in the 88th minute. Georges-Kevin N'Koudou was the mastermind behind the goal, assisting after an amazing run up the right flank.
In the injury time, the Yellow Canaries were awarded a penalty after a video assistant referee (VAR) review. Fenerbahçe's Senegalese winger Mame Thiam was fouled in the area and Tufan successfully converted the penalty but Beşiktaş still secured a 3-4 win.
Galatasaray, currently in the second spot in the standings, also has 20 points. The Süper Lig is currently led by Aytemiz Alanyaspor, which has 23 points in nine matches.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.