UPDATES WITH THREE PLAYERS GETTING RED CARDS
By Fatih Erel
ISTANBUL (AA) – Galatasaray and Fenerbahce ended their derby football match Friday in a 2-2 draw in Turkey's top-tier Spor Toto Super Lig.
The teams met for the 388th time at Galatasaray's Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul.
Galatasaray dominated the first half, with Ryan Donk scoring the first goal of the match in the 31st minute. The first half ended 1-0.
The Lions began the second half with a goal by Martin Linnes to bring the score to 2-0.
But the Yellow Canaries made a comeback to draw the match.
Fenerbahce scored their first goal with a penalty shot by Mathieu Valbuena in the 66th minute and a second goal by Jailson in the 72nd minute.
In the first half, some Fenerbahce fans left the stadium after a fan died of a heart attack.
Due to fighting in the field after the match, three players received red cards and one player received a yellow card in a decision via the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.
Fenerbahce's Jailson and Roberto Soldado and Galatasaray's Badu Ndiaye received the red cards while Galatasaray's Younes Belhanda received the yellow card.
On Sunday, Fenerbahce sacked its Dutch manager Phillip Cocu after a 3-1 loss to Ankaragucu.
Cocu was Fenerbahce's 72nd manager and the 38th foreign manager to take over managerial duties at the club.