Basaksehir 2 – 1 Besiktas
Besiktas came from behind to pick up all free points in a tough encounter at the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium.
Epureanu scored the opener for the home side in the 42. minute against a poor Besiktas. Manager Slaven Bilic’s team-talk clearly made a difference as the Black Eagles looked like a different side in the second half.
Demba Ba scored the equaliser with a powerful shot in the 63. minute while Frei capped off a good move to score the winner in the 75. minute.
However, Besiktas made things hard for themselves a minute later with Pedro Franco seeing red for a second bookable offence.
The home side were unable to capitalise and the game ended 2-1 to the visitors.
Stadium: Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır
BAŞAKŞEHİR: Volkan, Uğur, Yalçın, Epureanu, Ferhat, Doka, Sedat, Rotman, Visca, Semih, Perbet,
BEŞİKTAŞ: Cenk, İsmail, Sivok, Franco, Serdar ,Hutchinson, Oğuzhan, Kerim, Sosa, Demba Ba, Cank Tosun
Goals: .42 Alexandru Epureanu (İstanbul Başakşehir), .63 Demba Ba, .75 Kerim Frei Koyunlu (Beşiktaş)