Ayew equalises after Babel opener as Fenerbahce and Besiktas play out draw

Andre Ayew grabbed an equaliser for Fenerbahce as they played out an entertaining draw with fierce rivals Besiktas.

Ryan Babel had opened the scoring just before half-time with a very well-taken effort, showing excellent control as he took the ball down, turned, and held off the approaching defenders before curling in his shot from distance.

But Ayew – who had been disappointing up till then – rose to head home a cross 19 minutes from time to ensure that honours were even.

The hosts had dominated much of the first half, encouraged by a loud and supportive crowd, with Hasan Ali and Islam Slimani both creating and missing chances to put their side in front.

By the final whistle, though, a score draw was probably the right result – a reward for both teams’ attacking intent.

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