Robin van Persie appeared like a man desperate to make a good impression during Fenerbahce’s heavyweight clash with Besiktas on Sunday evening.
The former Manchester United frontman—who left Old Trafford to join the Istanbul giants during the summer—was among the goals during the Istanbul derby on Sunday evening.
However, arguably more impressive than his 65th-minute effort was this audacious bit of skill to pass the ball to rival Mario Gomez during a break in play!
— Fútbol 360 (@FT_360) September 27, 2015
With silky skills like this, we’re surprised that Louis van Gaal let his compatriot leave the club!
Indeed, while Gomez and van Persie are rivals in Istanbul this season, they might have been going head to head in the north-west of England instead, with Gomez linked with a move to join Liverpool in the Premier League.
Instead, each joined one of the Istanbul rivals.
While RVP impressed on Sunday evening, it was Gomez who truly shone, helping his side to a 3-2 triumph.
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The former Fiorentina and Bayern Munich frontman gave Besiktas a 2-0 lead on 24 minutes, before scoring their third—and making it 3-2—on 74 minutes after an RVP-inspired comeback had almost helped Fener to a point.
Which of these two hitmen will bag more in the Super Lig this season?