After yesterday's ignominous shellacking by Liverpool in the CL qualifiers, Besiktas who lost by a record 8 goals, suffered a controversial defeat to one of their fiercest rivals, Fenerbache. An injury time equalizer by Argentinian striker Higuain was disallowed because of a previous foul on a Fenerbache player. Replays showed that there was no foul. This was the first loss in 7 years in Kadikoy for Besiktas.
Besiktas is the oldest sporting club founded in 1902 and its most famous supporter is Kemal Attaturk, Turkey's founding father and it is claimed that its fans include Pervez Musharraf, the military ruler of Pakistan.
In another other development, Besiktas president Yildirim Demiroren stated that players could be axed following the record defeat by Liverpool.