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Besiktas’s 45 match unbeaten run ends

45-match unbeaten run ends for Besiktas

The Black Eagles were defeated 3-2 at home by Antalyaspor this past Sunday.

Besiktas fans witnessed their team’s first defeat at home, at Vodafone Park this past weekend, their first defeat at home since the stadium opened on April 11, 2016. Anatolian minnows Antalyaspor achieved a seemingly impossible 3-2 win on Sunday, ending the host’s 45-match unbeaten run.

The game saw many “firsts” in addition to the Black Eagles’s 45-match unbeaten run coming to an end.

The Super Lig heavyweights lost their first league match at Vodafone Park since it was renovated ahead of the 2015-16 season. They won 31 league matches and drew 7 up until this past Sunday.

Besiktas’s 12 match consecutive wins run also ended while the team conceded three goals in a match at Vodafone Park for the first time.

The club’s coach Senol Gunes accused the referee, Halit Ozkaya, of “slowing down the game” and said, “Football rules must be applied to not cut the tempo of the game. You are slowing the game down. What is your problem? It was a match that we should have won with goal difference.”

Meanwhile, Antalyaspor coach Bulent Korkmaz said, “I congratulate my players because it is a miracle to beat Besiktas at Vodafone Park. I am happy to have such players despite all the financial impossibilities. Our club needs to be supported.”

Also on Sunday, Kasimpasa won their third consecutive league match, beating Sivasspor 3-0 in their away game and Konyaspor drew 1-1 with Bursaspor in Konya.