Besiktas resisted against Marseille up until the 76th minute, after having been forced to change two players before the first half was over. Julian Rodriguez scored Marseilles first goal in the 78th minute and Dibril Cisse scored the second one in the 91st.
While the scorers may not have had a busy night, referee Matteo Simone Trefoloni certainly did, handing out no less than seven yellow cards, five of them going to Marseille players.
The home side played a rough brand of football that unsettled the Besiktas side and broke up its cohesion. While the tough tackling and at times over the top physical play earned Marseille five red cards, it also helped it gain the win.