GIF: Raul Meireles was sent off for a very nasty challenge last night 7 years ago

GIF: Raul Meireles was sent off for a very nasty challenge last night

Unsurprisingly, the Portugese ended up getting a red card for his troubles

Fenerbahce drew 3-3 with Besiktas last night in a pretty thrilling Istanbul derby, but Raul Meireles was unable to stay on the pitch for 90 minutes after putting in this pretty shocking tackle.

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Meireles got his marching orders for the challenge, but he wasn't the only Portuguese involved as Hugo Almeida got two goals for Besiktas to give them a 3-2 lead in the closing stages of the game and almost lead them to a famous victroy.

It was another former Liverpool man was able to get a goal back for Fenerbahce however, as Dirk Kuyt popped up just before the end to nod home a goal and get the draw in what was a fairly extraordinary match.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ho62DGembAY

Hat-tip to Sphera Sports for the pic