No team that has won its first three Champions League games has ever failed to qualify for the knock-out stage. That little crumb of comfort is no longer available to Manchester United after this.
After a cracking start, they are back in a scrap. Defending of quite remarkable sloppiness cost them three points here, their third straight defeat in Turkey in European competition.
Among the beneficiaries was Demba Ba, now 35 and only playing due to injury to first-choice striker Enzo Crivelli. Ba was brilliant, scoring the first, making a significant contribution to the second, and running until his legs gave up late in the second half.