Galatasaray end 20-year curse, beat Fenerbahce 3-1 away

Baku, February 24, AZERTAC

Galatasaray beat Fenerbahce 3-1 Sunday in an eventful match in the Turkish Super League, ending a more than two-decade-long drought in derby victories at their archrivals' stadium, according to Anadolu Agency.

Fenerbahce managed to evade Galatasaray's strong start, eventually scoring their first goal after a penalty decision.

Max Kruse made no mistake from the penalty spot in the 21st minute.

But Galatasaray did not give up and found the equalizer in the 40th minute with a header goal by Ryan Donk.

The first half ended 1-1.

Things got heated in the second half as Galatasaray found the net in the 80th minute.

This time, it was Galatasaray's turn to take the penalty, and Radamel Falcao converted to give his team a 2-1 lead.

Fenerbahce’s Deniz Turuc and Galatasary’s Younes Belhanda were sent off after a quarrel in the 84th minute.

The derby's final goal came from Galatasary’s Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru in stoppage time in the 97th minute, putting the finishing touch to seal the deal and ending a more than 20-year curse.

Galatasaray improved to 45 points, the same points as leaders Trabzonspor and third-placed Sivasspor. Meanwhile, Fenerbahce remains in sixth place with 38 points.

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