Fenerbahce beat Galatasaray 7-0 in 1st women's football derby to stop gender-based violence
Friendly match played at Galatasaray's home to end discrimination, violence against girls, women
Fenerbahce beat Galatasaray 7-0 in a historic women's football derby Tuesday that was held for the first time to stop discrimination and violence against girls and women.
The visitors dominated the match after Galatasaray's Nigerian defender Ijeoma Daniels was shown a red card after a foul in the fifth minute at Istanbul's Nef Stadium.
Five minutes later, Fenerbahce took the lead when Fatma Kara Sahinbas scored a penalty. It was the first-ever Fenerbahce vs. Galatasaray derby goal in women's competition.
Fenerbahce doubled the gap in the 15th minute. Portuguese midfielder Mariana Pereira Jaleca's shot was parried by goalkeeper Sude Sozudogru but Fenerbahce's Berdan Bozkurt followed the rebound and scored in the far post.
The Yellow Canaries' English forward Shameeka Fishley had a hat-trick with goals in the 31st, 34th and 39th minutes to make it 5-0. One of her goals was classy, firing outside the penalty area.
Fenerbahce forward Kennya Cordner from Trinidad and Tobago, scored on a counter-attack for the sixth goal in the 40th minute as the visitors led the first half 6-0.
The Yellow Canaries added another goal in the 51st minute. Setenay Sirim received a through ball and entered the penalty box, then finished one-on-one to cap the scoring in the friendly match for Fenerbahce.
Before kickoff, players stepped on the pitch with a "No to violence against women" banner, urging fans to be aware of the issue.