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10-man Galatasaray survive in 5-goal clash against Rizespor with injury-time winner

Galatasaray topple Caykur Rizespor 3-2, losing team player Boldrin misses penalty in minute 87

Can Erözden   | 03.10.2021
10-man Galatasaray survive in 5-goal clash against Rizespor with injury-time winner

ANKARA

Ten-man Galatasaray on Sunday bagged a precious away victory in a knife-edge Turkish Super Lig match against Caykur Rizespor 3-2 with a very late winner scored by Romanian midfielder Olimpiu Morutan.

Visitors' Egyptian forward Mostafa Mohamed drew the first blood in the Black Sea province of Rize, scoring a left-footed strike in the area in minute five.

Rizespor did not give up and came back from a 1-0 deficit as Finnish forward Joel Pohjanpalo put the ball into Galatasaray net twice in the 17th and 25th minutes at Caykur Didi Stadium.

The home team led the first half 2-1.

In the 75th minute, Galatasaray equalized as Mohamed had an easy chance to make a close-range finish thanks to decent teamwork.

After Mohamed's goal, Rizespor's prolific forward Pohjanpalo headed the ball as he was on the goal line of Galatasaray but his header was parried by Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Galatasaray were down to 10 men on the pitch in minute 86 as the Lions' central midfielder Berkan Kutlu fouled Rizespor's Lebogang Phiri with a professional foul in the area, preventing him from scoring.

Rizespor were awarded a penalty kick and Kutlu was shown a red card.

In the 87th minute, Rizespor winger Fernando Boldrin missed the penalty sending the ball wide, the game's turning point.

Rizespor took risks and pressured their 10-man opponents.

However, on a quick counter-attack after a corner, Galatasaray's Morutan scored the winning goal in the 101st minute to name the result 3-2 for his team.

Lions forward Mbaye Diagne controlled the ball and then exchanged passes with his teammate Kerem Akturkoglu. Diagne persisted to dribble past two Rizespor players over physical collisions and entered the area from the right flank to find Morutan in the far post.

The Romanian midfielder was unmarked to score an open goal.

Morutan's winner was checked for a possible foul but the referee said it was valid.

Rizespor players argued with the referee as the home team claimed that Diagne fouled before his assist.

Fenerbahce top Super Lig over home win

Meanwhile in Istanbul, leaders Fenerbahce beat Kasimpasa 2-1 earlier Sunday at their home ground Ulker Stadium.

German forward Mergim Berisha scored for Fenerbahce to make it 1-0 in the 16th minute.

In the first half's injury time, Fenerbahce's Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo scored a classy goal, firing a low shot outside the box as the Yellow Canaries led the first half 2-0.

Kasimpasa's Michal Travnik scored a second-half goal in the Fenerbahce area with a left-footed strike to narrow the gap but Fenerbahce secured the 2-1 victory to be on top of the league with 19 points.


Week 8 results

Fraport TAV Antalyaspor - Adana Demirspor: 1-2

VavaCars Fatih Karagumruk - Medipol Basaksehir: 3-1

Ittifak Holding Konyaspor - Aytemiz Alanyaspor: 1-1

Yukatel Kayserispor - Trabzonspor: 1-2

Goztepe - GZT Giresunspor: 0-1

Besiktas - Demir Grup Sivasspor: 2-1

Oznur Kablo Yeni Malatyaspor - Atakas Hatayspor: 0-2

Fenerbahce - Kasimpasa: 2-1

Gaziantep - Altay: 4-1

Caykur Rizespor - Galatasaray: 2-3


- League table

TeamPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
1.FENERBAHCE8611126619
2.TRABZONSPOR8530168818
3.BESIKTAS8521168817
4.ATAKAS HATAYSPOR85121661016
5.ALTAY85031513215
6.ITTIFAK HOLDING KONYASPOR8350128414
7.VAVACARS FATIH KARAGUMRUK84221411314
8.GALATASARAY84221312114
9.AYTEMİZ ALANYASPOR8422811-314
10.ADANA DEMIRSPOR83321412212
11.YUKATEL KAYSERISPOR8323109111
12.GAZIANTEP83231011-111
13.DEMIR GRUP SIVASSPOR823311929
14.FRAPORT TAV ANTALYASPOR8224812-48
15.MEDIPOL BASAKSEHIR8206810-26
16.KASIMPASA8134812-46
17.OZNUR KABLO YENI MALATYASPOR8206716-96
18.GOZTEPE8125712-55
19.GZT GIRESUNSPOR812539-65
20.CAYKUR RIZESPOR8017619-131
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