Galatasaray AŞ registered their first victory on this season’s UEFA Champions League after effectively beating FC okøbenhavn 3-1 at Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi tonight.
The damage used to be accomplished right through a powerful first-half show by way of Roberto Mancini’s group, bookended by using objectives from Felipe Melo and Didier Drogba which sandwiched a Wesley Sneijder strike. Claudemir’s 88th-minute effort was once little consolation to the Danish champions. With actual Madrid CF seeing off Juventus somewhere else, the Turkish title holders climbed from bottom to second place in the workforce B desk.
In Mancini’s first UEFA Champions League dwelling game with the club, Galatasaray bought the attacking manner – and resulting objectives – wanted to keep their knockout stage hopes alive. Following the 6-1 dwelling defeat through Madrid on matchday one and ensuing 2-2 draw with Juventus in Turin, three points here have been an immense requirement for the hosts.
in response to Mancini’s positive selection, Galatasaray started the game urgent Ståle Solbakken’s crew excessive and tough, consigning them to their very own 1/2. Their reward got here ten minutes into the competition when Felipe Melo, sliding free from his marker, headed Dany Nounkeu’s right-wing move previous Johan Wiland.
despite falling behind, københavn did not compromise their disciplined fashion and created danger inside the Cim Bom penalty box from corners. but while the visitors were looking for the equaliser, Galatasaray doubled the lead on 38 minutes. Sneijder utilized the short end after receiving a move from Emmanuel Eboué who had carried the ball from the midway line. Eboué, an affect right through the opening period with his runs into the opposition house, then assisted Ivorian compatriot Drogba for Galatasaray’s 0.33 goal on the stroke of half-time.
Solbakken started out the 2nd 1/2 with a double substitution, introducing Fanendo Adi and Christián Bolaños for Igor Vetokele and Rúrik Gíslason. The modifications helped FCK to achieve extra possession, although little modified in terms of creating opportunities. for his or her section, Galatasaray slowed down the percent of the game, given their hefty benefit.
The Istanbul outfit might on the other hand have elevated the margin of victory had Burak Yılmaz been a little more correct in his ending. He wasted two clear probabilities inside the first 20 minutes of the 2d period, that means the forward’s intention drought now spans seven suits. okøbenhavn did ultimately pull one again two minutes from time thru Brazilian midfielder Claudemir following his fast one-two with Nicolai Jørgensen and Youssef Toutouh.