Beşiktaş ties 2-2 with Rizespor in Turkish Süper Lig match

Süper Lig champion and Turkish Cup winner Beşiktaş tied 2-2 with Çaykur Rizespor on Sunday in a week 20 game.

The Black Eagles took the lead twice, with Michy Batshuayi’s penalty goal in the 25th minute and Emirhan Ilkhan’s goal in minute 60 at Rize Stadium.

Çaykur Rizespor’s Finnish forward Joel Pohjanpalo equalized the score twice in the 56th and 68th minutes, denying the Black Eagles’ the win as the game ended 2-2.

A spat erupted on the pitch after Rizespor’s Gökhan Gönül – a former Besiktas player – knocked down Umut Meras in a hard tackle and was sent off the field in a minute 85 but not before getting a push by Francisco Montero of Beşiktaş.

The referee sent Montero off as well, in the 86th minute and the match continued after both sides calmed down some minutes later.

Beşiktaş is ninth in the league with 29 points, while Çaykur Rizespor is placed 19th with 18 points.

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