Galatasaray 3-3 Gaziantepspor featured one of the craziest endings to a football match

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There was madness in Turkey on Sunday evening as Galatasaray’s title hopes took a major blow with a chaotic 3-3 draw against Gaziantepspor.

Six minutes of injury time somehow turned into 15 and in that time, there was a bicycle-kick goal disallowed, an indirect free-kick inside the penalty area and a penalty taken in the 105th minute of the match.

Gaziantepspor trailed 3-2 heading into injury time. They thought they had levelled the scores in the 93rd minute when Olarenwaju Kayode connected with a bicycle kick to score.

But his goal was ruled out following a lengthy VAR dispute which eventually deemed that a Gaziantepspor player had committed a foul in the build-up.

The visitors continued to push for an equaliser and they got a chance when the referee awarded them an indirect free-kick inside Galatasaray’s area for goalkeeper Okan Kocuk’s excessive time-wasting.

Kocuk had already received a yellow card for wasting time but was spared another yellow after his second offence.

The drama wasn’t over yet. From the free-kick, Gaziantepspor won a penalty when Alexandre Maxim was tripped.

Maxim got to his feet and, in the 105th minute, converted the late spot-kick.

Absolutely mental.

Some fans are even suspecting match fixing was at play.

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The result leaves Galatasaray in fourth place in the Turkish Super Lig, eight points behind leaders Basaksehir.

It's unlikely they will win a 23rd title, but at least they can claim to have played a part in one of the craziest matches of the year.

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