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Meireles at the centre of a storm

December 23, 2012
By Andy Brassell
Off the pitch, the intercontinental derby between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce is a little less rancorous than it has been in the past. We are now in the second season of away fans being banned from fixtures between Istanbul's biggest clubs.

So it is down to events on the pitch to express the intensity of these two rivals from either side of the Bosphorus. Last weekend's meeting at the TT Arena didn't disappoint, with champions Galatasaray winning 2-1 in a thrilling end-to-end contest.
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