Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Galatasaray beat host Schalke 3-2 in the second leg round of 16 Champions League 2012/13. The Turkish giants are not only successful break unbeaten German representatives, but also through to the quarter-finals with a 4-3 aggregate.

Review : Galatasaray Win Against Schalke

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Turkey, Schalke straight ahead quickly in the Veltins-Arena, Wednesday (13/3), goal by Roman Neustadter. However, Galatasaray reverse the score through Hamit Altintop and Burak Yilmaz before the break. Michel Bastos made back position draw in the second round, but Umut Bulut scored late in the match to end successfully host an impressive record in the Champions League this season and Galatasaray passed to the next round.

Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera can be regarded as the main actors success Schalke attack Galatasaray through the storm. In this game, Muslera recorded at least 10 opportunities to confront a host of scoring.

Shown at home, it did not take long for Schalke to take control of the game. Starting from Jefferson Farfan's corner on 17 minutes, to create chaos in the region Galatasaray. Heading Benedikt Howedes were driven, but the ball fell to Neustadter, who then menceploskannya past Muslera catches. Schalke were leading 2-1 on aggregate while.

However, not until the intermission, the advantage was gone. Playing a bit better than the host, Galatasaray could turn things around.

At minute 37, Altintop, who incidentally is a former Schalke player, unleashing a shot from 25 yards that goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand to penetrate and carry Galatasaray equalized.

Five minutes later, Galatasaray even back ahead. Yilmaz passed Howedes, conquering Hildebrand, scored eighth in the Champions League this season (parallel to Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the list of top scorer), and placed next to the feet of the giant Turkey in the quarter-finals.

Schalke also have to score two goals to get rid of Galatasaray, which reinforced Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba.

Entering the second half, coach Jens Keller pulled out of the goal scorer, Neustadter, and replace it with Christian Fuchs. Without striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar were injured, Schalke continued to attack, even more intense than the first half.

At 63 minutes, the effort was fruitless. Utilizing assists Atsuto Uchida, Bastos equalized finished 2-2 and 3-3 on aggregate as strong. Schalke still lost a goal away, so they need one another.

Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim and replace Sneijder, who is not playing optimally, with Nourredine Amrabat to strengthen his team's midfield.

Driven midfielder Julian Draxler, who melakoni appearance for Schalke to-101, Jens Keller troops tried desperately to score one goal in the remaining minutes. However, the inclusion of Gokhan Zan replacing Semih Kaya, head injuries due to the incident with Draxler, making more difficult to Galatasaray defense impregnable.

It took one goal, Schalke goalkeeper conceded it back in five minutes of injury time. This time, through striker Umut Bulut, who replaced Burak Yilmaz since 86 minutes.

Score of 3-2 being the final result at the Veltins-Arena. Schalke's unbeaten record in the Champions League this season had to be stopped, but the more tragic is that they should be eliminated, while Galatasaray cruised into the last eight with a 4-3 aggregate.

Schalke lineup: Hildebrand; Uchida, Howedes, Matip, Kolasinac (yellow 90 +4 "), Michel Bastos, Neustadter (Fuchs 46"), Hoger (yellow 14 ") (Meyer 85"), Draxler, Farfan; Pukki (Obasi 85 ").

Galatasaray lineup: Muslera; Eboue, Semih (Zan 79 "), Dany, Riera; Hamit, Selcuk, Melo, Sneijder; Drogba (yellow 85"), Burak Yilmaz (Umut Buluk 86 ").

Statistics Schalke - Galatasaray (via WhoScored.com)

Shots: 26-15

Shots on goal: 12-8

Control of the ball: 60% - 40%

Violation: 19-12

Corner: 9-3

Offside: 0-3

Yellow cards: 2-1

Red cards: 0-0.

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