Başakşehir beat Fenerbahçe at Saracoğlu Stadium


Medipol Başakşehir managed to defeat Fenerbahçe at last breath at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium on Saturday evening with a 3-2 score.

The match, in which two Istanbul clubs squared off for a Turkish 'Spor Toto Super Lig' showdown, started greatly for Başakşehir, as they go up 1-0 in just the second minute.

Thanks to header by Joseph Attamah, crossed by Emre Belözoğlu from the corner kick spot, Başakşehir looked unfazed from Fenerbahçe crowd.

The visiting club increased the margin to two in the 33rd minute, when striker Emmanuel Adebayor netted in a powerful header.

Fenerbahçe managed to pull one back in the 44th minute, when new signing Nabil Dirar's low-driven shot found its way to Başakşehir goal.

The home team equalized the score in the second half, defender Martin Skrtel's deflected header went inside in the 78th minute, giving Fenerbahçe hope to complete a comeback.

But Kerim Frei's curved missile in the 94th minute crushed Fenerbahçe's dreams and left the home team without a point.

Başakşehir, who finished the league at second spot last season, managed to continue their recent winning ways with the victory and increased their points total to 9 after four matches.

Fenerbahçe, on the other hand, made one of the worst starts to the league in their history, only accumulating five points so far.

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