Besiktas defender N'Sakala collapses during Super Lig match

Fabrice N'Sakala, 31, collapsed in second half of match against Gaziantep

Can Erozden  | 22.08.2021 - Update : 22.08.2021
Besiktas defender N'Sakala collapses during Super Lig match


ANKARA - Besiktas' Congolese defender Fabrice N'Sakala collapsed on the pitch during a Turkish Super Lig match on Saturday against Gaziantep.

Medical staff rushed to N'Sakala, who collapsed in the second half.

The 31-year-old left back was carried away by ambulance.

The score was 0-0 when N'Sakala left the match.

Ridvan Yilmaz replaced him in the 76th minute.

Besiktas said on Twitter that N'Sakala was "conscious" and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The Istanbul club's archrivals Fenerbahce and Galatasaray sent get well wishes on social media.

In a separate tweet, Besiktas shared a photo of N'Sakala in the hospital with several electrode pads on his torso. He used the “thumbs up” gesture to signal that he is OK.

- Points shared in scoreless match

Besiktas drew with Gaziantep 0-0 in the away game.

Near the end of the match, Jefferson from the home team wasted an easy chance when Stelios Kitsiou crossed from the right flank to find the Brazilian

He made a close range effort but sent the ball out.

Second-place Besiktas have four points in two games in the Super Lig that is led by Altay.

One of the new teams in the league, Altay, won their two matches to have six points.

On Saturday, Altay thrashed Aytemiz Alanyaspor 4-1 in an away match.

Gaziantep are in the mid-table with one point.

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