ANKARA 

Turkish football club Besiktas earned a critical away win against Kasimpasa 3-2 on Sunday to cling to the Super Lig’s fierce title race. 

Kasimpasa were down to 10 men in the 15th minute as the home team’s Egyptian defender Karim Hafez was sent off after a foul.

But they managed to score the opener nine minutes after Hafez’s red card as Turkish forward Mustafa Pektemek — formerly of Besiktas — gave the 1-0 lead to Kasimpasa in the 24th minute.

Besiktas netted the equalizer near the end of the first half as Turkish left-back Caner Erkin scored it.

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