The Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş ended with an incredible tally of refereeing issues, after five red cards and eleven yellow cards.
Besiktas were ahead of their rivals going into the game after five games in the Turkish Süper Lig and were looking to increase the gap.
Though, Fenerbahce were looking to catch their rivals and were not going to stand around and be rolled over in the game.
That was always going to make for an incredible game, but what actually happened is something which no one could have anticipated.
The two teams racked up a total of FIVE red cards as well as eleven yellow cards as the referee had his work cut out for him.
Fener actually took the lead in the 20th minute when midfielder Giuliano converted a penalty to put the side 1-0 up.
Just before the first-half was due to end, Besiktas’ Ricardo Quaresma was sent off after receiving his second yellow card.
Only two minutes later, Fenerbahce’s Luis Neto was sent off as well, again for a second yellow card offence.
The game remained quiet until the 86th minute in which Tottenham flop Vincent Janssen converted the second penalty of the game to put Fenerbahce 2-0 up.
Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson received a second yellow card in the process with his tackle resulting to the penalty.
Only minutes later Liverpool cult hero Ryan Babel scored for Besiktas to bring the score back to 2-1 but that was not to be the last of the drama.
Fenerbahce’s Ismail Koybasi was then sent off for a dangerous tackle in the 88th minute.
Besiktas’ Oguzhan Ozyakup was sent off for a second yellow card in the 90th-minute round off the afternoon.
Safe to say, this will go down as one of the craziest derbies in history!
Vincent back in form
A goal from Vincent Janssen in the Istanbul Derby is just the Dutchman’s latest goal after his move from Tottenham.
The player actually scored on his debut and could well find his form in the Turkish Super Lig.