Dynamo Kiev 6 – Besiktas 0
Arguably the standout result on Tuesday night in the Champions League came in the Ukraine, as Dynamo Kiev beat Besiktas 6-0.
Kiev, winless in their opening five Champions League matches, faced an extremely difficult task in order to continue in any European competition.
Besiktas, meanwhile, could have qualified for the knockout phase of the UCL with a win.
Cue the whitewash for Kiev, who had previously only scored two goals in the UCL this season.
So was the match fixed?
There’s no evidence of match fixing surrounding the Dynamo Kiev-Besiktas game.
Indeed, Besiktas keeper Fabricio Agosto Ramirez (see above) seemed hugely emotionally invested in the game as he cried after the fourth goal went in.
Nevertheless, many viewers watching the game at home felt the scoreline was incredibly fishy.
It didn’t help that Besiktas had Andreas Beck and Vincent Aboubakar both sent off in either half, while the visitors had a good penalty claim waved away.
Scottish referee Craig Thomson also received plenty of abuse for his performance.
Cue a load of claims the match was fixed, while the hashtag #turcophobiauefa has gone viral.
Read the tweets below.
— Taner1903BJK (@1903TanerBJK) December 7, 2016
— kalbimbesiktas (@besiktaskale) December 6, 2016
— FOOTBALL is FIXED (@footballisfixed) December 7, 2016
Dinamo Kiev – Besiktas match fixed by @UEFAcom Shame on you!
— Çağrı Asarlı (@cagriasarli) December 6, 2016
How the fuck are Besiktas losing 6-0? That game has to be fixed
— # (@Granite_Xhaka) December 6, 2016
Atrocious from the ref. This Dynamo Besiktas match is 100% fixed. Ukranian/Turkish teams involved, no surprise.https://t.co/xB5COOOObb
— Fabian H (@fabian_h__) December 6, 2016
A Kiev defender has just tried to break a Beşiktaş player's leg. Result? Yellow. This match is fixed.
— Can Okar (@canokar) December 6, 2016
Turkish fans in uproar over Craig Thomson's refereeing tonight against Beşiktaş have started the hashtag #TurcophobiaUEFA which is trending
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) December 6, 2016
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) December 6, 2016
Besiktas fans realising why Celtic fans hate referee Craig Thompson. What a terrible referee he is.
— Talk Celtic (@TalkCelticnet) December 6, 2016