Rizespor 1 – 2 Besiktas – Besiktas defeat nine man Rizespor
Besiktas have moved to the top of the Turkish Super League following a 2-1 victory over Rizespor.
The first 45 minutes were relatively un-eventful in comparison to the second half. The home side took the lead in the 60th minute when Sosa slotted the ball into the back of the net from a tight angle.
Rizespor’s Kıvanç Karakaş received a straight red card following the goal Sercan Kaya levelled the score when Besiktas goalkeeper mis-timed a cross and leaving the 26-year-old to slot home.
Three minutes after the goal Koray Altınay saw red for a dangerous challenge. Despite playing against nine men, Besiktas found chances hard to come by and broke the dead lock in the 88th via a goal from Demba Ba.
Stadium: Rize Yenişehir
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır, Bahattin Duran, Tarık Ongun
Rizespor: Serkan Kırıntılı, Koray Altınay, Giray Kaçar, Oboabona, Eren Albayrak, Sylvestre, Kıvanç Karakaş, Ümit Korkmaz, Obrainak, Sercan Kaya, Holosko
Manager: Hikmet Karaman
Besiktas: Tolga Zengin, Serdar Kurtuluş, Franco, Ersan Adem Gülüm, Motta, Veli Kavlak, Oğuzhan Özyakup, Sosa, Olcay Şahan, Gökhan Töre, Demba Ba
Manager: Slaven Bilic
Goals: .62 Sercan Kaya (Çaykur Rizespor); .60 Jose Sosa, .88 Demba Ba (pen) (Beşiktaas)
Red Cards: .60 Kıvanç Karakaş, .65 Koray Altınay (Çaykur Rizesspor)
Yellow Cards: .2 Kıvanç Karakaş (Çaykur Rizespor); .45 Olcay Şahan (Beşiktaş)