Besiktas kept pace with Turkish Super Lig leaders Istanbul Basaksehir by virtue of a 5-1 hammering of Osmanlispor on Sunday afternoon.
Ryan Babel helped himself to a 20-minute hat-trick (though the second and third goals were separated by half-time) with Alvaro Negredo and Cenk Tosun fleshing out the rout in the latter stages.
Ricardo Quaresma was also afforded the stage to rattle off a few of his trademark flourishes, with the Portuguese sending an early ripple of delight through the crowd with a positively indecent first touch out on the right wing…
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Man, oh man. We gave ourselves a migraine just trying to figure that one out.
The result kept Besiktas in third, stationed just three points behind Basaksehir at the summit and two points behind Galatasaray in second.