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Galatasaray 2-1 Fenerbahçe

Wesley Sneijder
Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder joined Galatasaray in January 2013

Two spectacular long-range strikes from Wesley Sneijder in the last two minutes sent Galatasaray top of the Turkish Super Lig with victory over Fenerbahce.

In a fiery encounter between the fierce rivals in Istanbul, the visitors were reduced to 10 men when Bruno Alves was sent off for violent conduct.

Olcan Adin hit the post for the hosts before Sneijder scored from 25 yards in the 88th minute.

He added a second from 35 yards before Alper Potuk netted from six yards out.

The win means Galatasaray, who host Borussia Dortmund in Champions League Group D on Wednesday, jump from third to first in the Super Lig table.

However, Besiktas, two points behind in second place, entertain Sivasspor on Sunday and will return to the top with a victory, while Fenerbahce drop to fifth, three points adrift of Galatasaray.

Dirk Kuyt
Fenerbahce included former Liverpool winger Dirk Kuyt in their side against Galatasaray
Galatasaray
Galatasaray celebrate the victory against rivals Fenerbahce that took them top of the Turkish Super Lig
Bruno Alves
Fenerbahce's Bruno Alves (right) was shown a straight red card for violent conduct

Line-ups

Galatasaray

  • 1Muslera
  • 88Sari
  • 21Chedjou
  • 26Kaya
  • 77Camdal
  • 8InanBooked at 45mins
  • 3Felipe MeloSubstituted forAltintopat 87'minutes
  • 6DzemailiSubstituted forBulutat 66'minutes
  • 29AdinBooked at 76minsSubstituted forColakat 82'minutes
  • 17Yilmaz
  • 10Sneijder

Substitutes

  • 4Altintop
  • 9Bulut
  • 19Pandev
  • 22Balta
  • 35Kurtulus
  • 38Bolat
  • 52Colak

Fenerbahçe

  • 1Demirel
  • 77Gönül
  • 22Bruno AlvesBooked at 53mins
  • 24Kadlec
  • 88Erkin
  • 14Meireles
  • 5Topal
  • 20BelozogluSubstituted forSahinat 35'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 11KuytBooked at 75minsSubstituted forSowat 87'minutes
  • 29EmenikeSubstituted forAli Kaldirimat 61'minutes
  • 26Potuk

Substitutes

  • 3Ali Kaldirim
  • 7Sow
  • 9Webo
  • 10Diego
  • 21Sahin
  • 23Günok
  • 53Kesimal
Referee:
Cüneyt Çakir

Match Stats

Home TeamGalatasarayAway TeamFenerbahçe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 18th October 2014

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