Besiktas 1-0 Galatasaray: Loris Karius Keeps Clean Sheet But VAR Sparks More Controversy

Chelsea's defender John Terry receives a red card from Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir

Besiktas beat Galatasaray 1-0 at the Vodafone Park stadium in the Super Lig on Sunday to move into third place.

The Black Eagles capitalized on leaders Basaksehir dropping three points with a win over reigning champions Galatasaray.

Liverpool loanee Loris Karius started for the Black-Whites and for once he was not involved in controversy.

In fact, he put on an impressive display keeping a clean sheet – his second of the season.

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Instead, referee Cuneyt Cakir and the VAR system came under scrutiny.

It all started when Besiktas were awarded a penalty decision on 17 minutes through a VAR decision.

Adem Llajic converted from the spot-kick.

Cakir denied a further three penalty decision after VAR checks, all three calls went against Galatasaray who were left furious with the state of officiating.

The Lions headed into the game feeling the football federation and match officials have been harsh on them.

Several players and members of staff were suspended following the Fenerbahce derby and important calls have been going against them.

Last weekend Galatasaray drew against 1-1 against Konyaspor after another contentious decision.

The referee awarded a penalty for Serdar Aziz’s challenge in the box. The replays showed he did touch the ball but the match official refused to consult VAR which more than likely would have overruled his call.