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Besiktas comeback to beat Galatasaray in derby

Galatasaray unable to secure 1-0 lead at Vodafone Park, Besiktas forward Larin scores twice to bring derby win

Can Erozden   | 25.10.2021
Besiktas comeback to beat Galatasaray in derby

ANKARA

Besiktas completed a 2-1 comeback to topple city rivals Galatasaray in Monday's Istanbul derby in the Turkish Super Lig.

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.

Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera mistimed to punch the ball crossed by Umut Meras from the left flank as Larin rose to put the ball into Galatasaray net.

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.

Galatasaray sought an equalizer but Besiktas secured the 2-1 derby win.

Once the final whistle was blown, Besiktas fans cheered for Ersin for his critical penalty save.

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.

League table


PWDLGFGA+/-Pts
1.TRABZONSPOR107302091124
2.ATAKAS HATAYSPOR106221981120
3.BESIKTAS106222012820
4.AYTEMIZ ALANYASPOR106221615120
5.FENERBAHCE106131411319
6.VAVACARS FATIH KARAGUMRUK105321612418
7.ITTIFAK HOLDING KONYASPOR10451149517
8.GALATASARAY105231514117
9.ALTAY105051616015
10.ADANA DEMIRSPOR103431515013
11.MEDIPOL BASAKSEHIR104061313012
12.GAZIANTEP FK103341214-212
13.OZNUR KABLO YENI MALATYASPOR104061117-612
14.DEMIR GRUP SIVASSPOR102531412211
15.YUKATEL KAYSERISPOR103251317-411
16.GZT GIRESUNSPOR10235610-49
17.FRAPORT TAV ANTALYASPOR102351116-59
18.GOZTEPE10226914-58
19.KASIMPASA101361016-66
20.CAYKUR RIZESPOR10118822-144

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