Galatasaray gets win for Besiktas fans' violence
Oct. 22, 2013
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish champion Galatasaray has been awarded a 3-0 win after rival Besiktas fans invaded the pitch and forced a league match to be abandoned.
The Turkish Football Federation says its executive board took a majority decision to give Galatasaray victory by default.
Galatasaray led 2-1 in stoppage time during the Istanbul derby match on Sept. 22 when trouble flared. Besiktas fans invaded the Ataturk Olympic Stadium field and clashed with police before play was stopped.
Besiktas was ordered to play four league matches in an empty stadium.