Loris Karius kept clean sheet in Istanbul derby against Galatasaray

Besiktas' German goalkeeper Loris Karius fails to stop the goal scored by Sporting Braga's Portuguese forward Paulinho during the UEFA Europa League Group K football match between Sporting Braga and Besiktas, at the Municipal stadium of Braga, on November 7, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Besiktas held Galatasaray to a goalless draw in the Istanbul derby at the Turk Telekom Arena in the Super Lig on Sunday.

Liverpool loanee Loris Karius started for the Black Eagles and managed to keep a clean sheet.

Karius kept his eighth clean sheet of the season in the process. The keeper has conceded a total of 46 goals in 32 games for the Istanbul giants this season.

The German keeper has come under heavy criticism from sections of the media and Besiktas fan base this season but he kept his side in the game with important saves in the derby.

In total Karius made four saves over the course of the 90 minutes.

The 25-year-old will return to Liverpool at the end of the season following the end of his two-season loan stay at Besiktas.

The draw changed little in the title race. Besiktas remain nine points behind joint leaders Basaksehir and Trabzonspor.

Galatasaray meanwhile are still three points behind the league leaders.

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Galatasaray 0-0 Beşiktaş

Stadium: Türk Telekom

Referee: Abdulkadir Bitigen, Volkan Ahmet Narinç, İsmail Şencan

Galatasaray: Muslera, Mariano, Donk, Marcao, Saracchi, Seri, Lemina, Feghouli, Belhanda (min. 46 Ömer Bayram), Onyekuru (min. 87 Emre Akbaba), Falcao (min. 90+1 Andone)

Beşiktaş: Karius, Gökhan Gönül (min. 63 Lens), Vida, Ruiz, Caner Erkin, Elneny, Hutchinson, Boyd, Boateng (min. 67 Ljajic), N’Koudou (min. 90+1 Diaby), Burak Yılmaz

Yellow Cards: min. 22 Mariano (Galatasaray), min. 58 Çağdaş Atan (Kulübede), min. 75 Lens, min. 86 Burak Yılmaz (Beşiktaş)