Mbaye Diagne scored a brace to help Galatasaray to a comfortable 3-1 victory over Kayserispor in Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig game.
The Senegal international has been in scintillating form since joining the Yellow-Reds from rivals Kasımpasa in January and was on hand to ignite a comeback win in front of their home fans.
Diagne cancelled out Artem Kravets’ effort in the 16th minute with an assist from Tjaronn Chery.
Kayserispor suffered another setback when Tiago Lopes was sent off by referee Arda Kardesler after he saw his second yellow card in the match.
Fatih Terim’s men took the advantage as the Senegal striker completed his brace from the penalty spot to take his tally to eight goals in eight league games while Yuto Nagatomo sealed the victory just before the half-time break.
Diagne was on parade for 90 minutes alongside compatriot Badou Ndiaye while Algeria midfielder Sofiane Feghouli was replaced with three minutes left to play.
The win saw Galatasaray maintain their second spot in the log with 59 points, two points behind leaders Istanbul Basaksehir.
Senegal’s Diagne open their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Tanzania on June 23 and square off with Algeria four days later before their final Group C match against Kenya on July 1.