Five players, including three in five minutes, were sent off on Saturday night in the Turkish League match between Istanbul rivals, Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
Besiktas’ Ricardo Quaresma was the first player to be sent off, when he received a second yellow card in the 43rd minute. Fernerbache’s Luis Neto was also dismissed for bringing down a player through on goal just before half-time. With five minutes left to play, Besiktas’ player, Atiba Hutchinson was sent off for two bookings.
Ismail Koybasi of Fenerbahce was then shown a red card for a dangerous tackle, before Oguzhan Ozyakup’s second yellow card deep into injury time ensured that the visitors ended the game with eight players.
Host Fenerbache took the lead in the fiercely-contested game through Giuliano, before Vincent Jansen, the on-loan Tottenham striker, made it two. Former Liverpool winger, Ryan Babel, then pulled a goal back for Besiktas after receiving an assist from Alvaro Negredo, to make it 2-1.