Tuesday November 20, 2012 Group Stage: Group H Finished TŘrk Telekom Arena

Galatasaray 1 - 0 Manchester United

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  1. Champions League - United beaten by Burak strike

    Champions League - United beaten by Burak strike

    Burak Yilmaz was the match winner as Galatasaray kept their Champions League hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Manchester United in Group H. More

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    Time:90'
    • Galatasaray
    • Manchester United
    • 90+3' FULL-TIME: Gala 1-0 Man United. The hosts' Champions League dream is very much alive as United see their unbeaten Group H run come to an end.
    • 90+2' The referee relieves some almighty pressure by giving the hosts a free-kick. Can they hold on for a famous win?
    • 90+2 Corner to United. Second of three minutes of stoppage time.
    • 90+1' Burak replaced by Umut Bulut.
    • 90' Hernandez shoots from the edge of the area but it's deflected and the sting is taken out of it. Easy for Muslera.
    • 89' More chaos in that Gala defence but the home team manage to swing a boot at it to get it clear. Anywhere will do at the moment.
    • 88' Free-kick to United midway into the gala half. Chance to toss one into the area.
    • 87' Melo shoots but it's right down the throat of Lindegaard.
    • 86' This is King's first appearance since making his bow in a League Cup tie three years ago. What a chance to put his name up in lights here!
    • 85' Is this going to be a first win for Gala over United in six attempts? It's getting closer. United looking less likely now.
    • 84' Josh King on for Welbeck.
    • 83' United set to make another change. A last throw of the dice by Ferguson.
    • 82' Gala trying to kill the game but nerves getting the better of some of their players. United are the kings of late goal drama. Can they do it again here and break Turkish hearts?
    • 81' More United pressure but they are struggling to find an end product in order to test Muslera.
    • 80' Emre Colak replaces Amrabat.
    • 79' A nice spell of possession for United leads to whistles from the home support. Nervous times for the Turkish outfit.
    • 78' Altintop hits a wordly from 25 yards that smashes against the underside of the bar and away. United still in it - just.
    • 77' Yellow card for the goalscorer, Burak for simulation.
    • 76' If the results stay as they are Gala will remain in the driving seat for the second automatic spot, despite Cluj leading against Braga.
    • 75' Burak gets his head on it but it drops well wide.
    • 74' But it's a free-kick on the left edge of the area at the other end they have to deal with first.
    • 73' United going for it with the changes you would expect late on.
    • 72' Double substitution for United. Frederico Macheda on for Powell and Ashley Young on for Anderson.
    • 70' 20 minutes left. Can United preserve their unbeaten record in Group H?
    • 69' PHOTO: United's Jones grapples with goalscorer Burak PHOTO: Hot-shot Burak Yilmaz
    • 68' United looking more and more dangerous as they begin to push for that equaliser.
    • 67' Eboue gets in behind United and pulls a tempting ball back across goal - no-one gambles on it and United survive.
    • 66' Welbeck pulls free down the right and volleys in a driven cross that is once again defended well by the home team.
    • 65' Baytar has just returned from an 11-game domestic ban for attacking a referee.
    • 64' Elmander replaced by Engin Baytar.
    • 63' And Melo miscues his clearance. Corner number 3 - easily cleared.
    • 62' Chaos in that Gala penalty area. Anderson bundles his way through and sees a shot deflect wide. Corner ball... and another one...
    • 61' The corner is delivered - easy for the United keeper.
    • 60' Eboue powers forward and drills in a shot - Lindegaard does just enough to tip it away for a corner.
    • 59' Anderson shoots from 20 yards - well saved by Muslera. United pressing.
    • 58' Chance for Hernandez... great block inside the penalty area after some fine approach play by Welbeck.
    • 57' United starting to fight back.
    • 56' Fourth time United have gone behind in the CL this season - on the previous 3 occasions they have come back to win.
    • 55' Burak has now netted all five of Gala's goals in their last 2 and a half CL games.
    • 54' GOAL! Gala 1-0 United. Burak Yilmaz rises above Powell to thump a header home from the resulting corner.
    • 54' Eboue picks out the superb run of Melo, but the Brazilian sees his header brilliantly kept out by Lindegaard.
    • 53' Marauding run from Anderson halted on the edge of the box by a desperate, but fair, tackle.
    • 52' United fans lamenting the crossbar for denying Powell should remember matchday one - Galatasaray hit the woodwork THREE times in their defeat at Old Trafford.
    • 51' Manchester United have fallen behind in each of their last three Champions League matches, but come back to win on each occasion.
    • 50' Cracking 30-yard volley from Riera. Well held by Lindegaard.
    • 49' Alexander Buttner powers down the left flank but fires in a high cross that evades everyone. Both sides still finding their feet in this second period.
    • 48' Amrabat breaks down the left but sees his cross cannon back off himself and out for a goal kick.
    • 47' Powell tries his luck from 35 yards. No where near Muslera's goal.
    • 46' United restart the match.
    • 45+2' HALF-TIME. It's goalless.
    • 45+1' Kaya heads a dangerous cross clear as United counter deep into stoppage time at the end of the first period.
    • 45+1' Riera does brilliantly down the left and cuts the ball across the six yard box - no-one there for the hosts.
    • 45' Gala work the ball well down the left. It's fed to Altintop but he refuses the shot and the attack fades away. Why didn't he let fly there? A strange decision from the playmaker.
    • 44' Cleverley sends a deep corner to the far post where Powell rises and thunders a header against the bar. Unlucky.
    • 43' Melo lines one up from 35 yards... easily blocked. Gala have been restricted to a lot of them this evening.
    • 42' Thoughts on the first half?
    • 41' It's worked short for a better angle but the Brazilian's cross is a poor one.
    • 40' Another corner to United. Anderson to take....
    • 39' Anderson looks to pick out Hernandez but Riera does well to cut out the danger. The Spaniard is pretty solid at left-back.
    • 38' United's second corner comes to nothing. Still waiting the breakthrough here.
    • 37' Fernando Muslera just manages to tip the corner out for another set piece. The United players were lining up to put that in at the back post.
    • 36' Free-kick to United eventually leads to a corner. Good work from Welbeck.
    • 35' LATEST: Cluj 3-1 Braga
    • 34' Hamit Altintop thunders in a 20 yarder that Lindegaard brilliantly beats to safety.
    • 33' Gala getting a fair bit of joy down their left. Rafael looking a bit shaky.
    • 32' The delivery causes chaos in the United box but they somehow manage to hack it clear.
    • 31' Riera wins a free-kick following a high boot from Anderson. Another dangerous situation on the far left for the home team.
    • 31' Welbeck goes down on the edge of the Gala box. Surely that's a free-kick? The ref again says no.
    • 30' Amrabat goes down under a push from Jones. No penalty is the ref's verdict.
    • 29' United take a short free-kick that backfires and Gala break.
    • 28' Melo with another poor challenge. Once again the referee opts not to dish out a card.
    • 27' Melo having a long talk with the referee. His irritation is clear which is exactly what this United team have set-up to do.
    • 26' Those who are in the starting XI are doing a fine job in their absence as the frustration begins to creep in from the crowd.
    • 25' The absentee list for the visitors reads like a who's who of United stars; with Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs all missing.
    • 24' Will United score tonight? The stats suggest so. The Red Devils have notched in their last 20 European matches in a row.
    • 23' Thoughts on the opening 23 minutes?
    • 22' LATEST: Cluj 2-1 Braga. Check out the live matchcast of Cluj v Sporting Braga
    • 21' Great chance for Burak. The striker rises well but guides his free header just over the bar.
    • 20' Free-kick in a dangerous position on the left for the hosts.
    • 19' Amrabat floored by Rafael. A certain yellow card for the United full-back.
    • 18' Great chance for Burak from the resulting corner. The ball squirms through to him but he doesn't realise the time he has and fluffs the header.
    • 17' Amrabat tries a curler from the edge of the box but sees his shot headed out for a corner.
    • 16' Cluj now 2-0 ahead in Group H's other game. Suddenly Galatasaray's task tonight has grown in importance.
    • 15' Hernandez was lurking for any scraps too. The Mexican has scored three goals in his last two Champions League games - not to mention that super-sub treble at Aston Villa just over a week ago.
    • 14' Great break by United down the left but Powell dallies and fails to get a shot away after a good pass from Welbeck gave him a sight of goal.
    • 13' The game hasn't really got going yet. United will be the happier of the two teams up to this point.
    • 12' Not surprised to see Burak have the best effort of note so far. He has scored all of Galatasaray’s four goals in their last two Champions League matches.
    • 11' Elsewhere in Group H, CFR 1907 Cluj are beating Sporting Braga. Enjoy our live matchcast from Cluj v Sporting Braga
    • 10' A tough ask for the hosts tonight. Manchester United have lost just one of their last 17 Champions League Group Stage away games - winning 12.
    • 9' Nordin Amrabat crashes a 30-yard shot well off target.
    • 8' Semih Kaya booked for a two-footed lunge on Cleverley. Could easily have been a red.
    • 7' Gala enjoying the best of the early possession but United look like they can cause a problem or two on the break, as Melo threatens to score a comedy own goal Djimi Traore would have been proud of!
    • 6' A lot of expectation in today's Turkish newspapers. Some of the headlines translate as: ‘Galatasaray focused on winning’, ‘Beating them would be like conquering’, ‘Galatasaray looks to beat under-strength United’, ‘Galatasaray face do-or-die situation’.
    • 5' Powell caught by Felipe Melo but no card is shown. Gala pick up a poor pass by Jones and Burak fires in a long ranger that Anders Lindegaard spills back into play. United eventually scramble it clear.
    • 4' The Turkish outfit are out to avenge their 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford in matchday one.
    • 3' Cleverley fires in a deflected shot from the edge of the box but it's easily held by the keeper.
    • 2' Galatasaray warmed up for tonight's game with a disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Kardemir Karabukspor. Man United suffered a similar frustration as they went down to a shock 1-0 loss at Norwich.
    • 1' KICK OFF! The hosts get the game underway.
    • 19.40 Man United have secured top spot after four wins out of four. Galatasaray can build on their first victory at Cluj last time out and strengthen their hold on second place. How will the Red Devils' young side cope with the atmosphere? We'll find out over the course of the next 90 minutes!
    • 19.35 Got any thoughts on tonight's clash? Get in touch via Twitter.
    • 19.25 Galatasaray's starting XI includes several familiar names to those who regularly follow the Premier League. Ex-Liverpool winger Albert Riera takes his place on the left flank with former Arsenal defender, Emmanuel Eboue also involved. Umut Bulut is on the bench and has been replaced by Johan Elmander, the one-time Bolton striker. He lines up in attack alongside Burak Yilmaz.
    • 19.20 Meanwhile, Alex Ferguson is hoping his fringe players rise to the occasion in what promises to be a hostile but passionate atmosphere. He said: "We don't consider the younger players a gamble. It will be a great occasion for our players to go and make a name for themselves. Of course, our aim as always, will be to win. When we were here in 1993 the atmosphere was incredible. The home supporters have enormous passion and their enthusiasm is fantastic."
    • 19.15 Ahead of the contest Gala coach Fatih Terim spoke of his admiration for the Group H winners and the huge test his team face. He told his pre-match press conference: "We are going to play against one of the most respected managers in the world, Alex Ferguson, and his team. If we look at history, teams like Manchester United are not beaten that easily. If you can win against them, you can call it a victory."
    • 19.08 Manchester United have already qualified as Group H winners but second place is very much up for grabs. Group H standings
    • 19.00 Phil Jones makes his first appearance of the season for the visitors at the heart of the defence. He will be partnered by skipper, Michael Carrick. Javier Hernandez leads the line with support from Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley. Nick Powell is also handed a rare start in midfield.
    • 18.50 TEAMS: GALATASARAY: Muslera, Nounkeu, Semih Kaya, Eboue, Hamit Altintop, Selcuk Inan, Felipe Melo, Riera, Amrabat, Elmander, Burak Yilmaz... Subs: Ukuk Ceylan, Cris, Caglar Birinci, Kurtulus, Engin Baytar, Emre Colak, Umut Bulut. /// MAN UNITED: Lindegaard, Rafael, Buttner, Jones, Carrick, Anderson, Cleverley, Fletcher, Powell, Hernandez, Welbeck... Subs: Johnstone, Wootton, Young, Cole, Vermijl, Macheda, King.
    • 18.45 Good evening and welcome to our live matchcast of the Champions League Group H clash between Galatasaray and Manchester United at the Turk Telekom Arena.
  • Summary

    • 78' Altintop hits a wordly from 25 yards that smashes against the underside of the bar and away. United still in it - just.
    • 54' GOAL! Gala 1-0 United. Burak Yilmaz rises above Powell to thump a header home from the resulting corner.
    • 54' Eboue picks out the superb run of Melo, but the Brazilian sees his header brilliantly kept out by Lindegaard.
    • 44' Cleverley sends a deep corner to the far post where Powell rises and thunders a header against the bar. Unlucky.
    • 34' Hamit Altintop thunders in a 20 yarder that Lindegaard brilliantly beats to safety.
    • 21' Great chance for Burak. The striker rises well but guides his free header just over the bar.
    • 18.50 TEAMS: GALATASARAY: Muslera, Nounkeu, Semih Kaya, Eboue, Hamit Altintop, Selcuk Inan, Felipe Melo, Riera, Amrabat, Elmander, Burak Yilmaz... Subs: Ukuk Ceylan, Cris, Caglar Birinci, Kurtulus, Engin Baytar, Emre Colak, Umut Bulut. /// MAN UNITED: Lindegaard, Rafael, Buttner, Jones, Carrick, Anderson, Cleverley, Fletcher, Powell, Hernandez, Welbeck... Subs: Johnstone, Wootton, Young, Cole, Vermijl, Macheda, King.
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      Goalkeeper
      5.8 6
      Defenders
      5.6 6
      Yellow Card 6.1 5
      5.1 6
      5.3 7
      Midfielders
      5.6 6
      5.7 7
      5.9 7
      Substitution Out81′ 5.7 7
      Strikers
      Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out90′ 6.2 8
      Substitution Out63′ 5.1 7
      Subs
      Substitution In90′ 6.7 3
      Substitution In63′ 5 6
      Substitution In81′ 6 5
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      Goalkeeper
      6.1 6
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 5.5 6
      5.6 6
      4.9 6
      5.5 5
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out74′ 5.3 6
      5.3 6
      5.3 7
      Substitution Out74′ 5.2 6
      Substitution Out85′ 5.5 6
      Strikers
      7.3 6
      Subs
      Substitution In74′ 3.4 5
      Substitution In74′ 3.6 5
      Substitution In85′ 4.1 4

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  1. Well, why does Van Persie doesn't play.The coach­ (Alex Ferguson) don't let Van Persie and this the­ question.Why?! Because maybe he's brain is not­ working well and I think he had a head-ache so he's­ stupid.

    From , on Sun 25 Nov 3:05
  2. unluvky united kids

    From KATY, on Wed 21 Nov 19:39
  3. Is fielding a weakened team because of other­ commitments and because you're through in the­ spirit of sport and fair to your fellow professionals­ in the group? Or is cynicism the new way in the­ beautiful game?

    From banksey, on Wed 21 Nov 16:41
  4. Man U's main eleven lost so poorly to­ norwich!!!Maybe fergie did not want to embaress himself­ once again.!!u r going down in ucl and premier­ league!!!Manu LOSERS!!!!

    From Arjun, on Wed 21 Nov 15:34
  5. SiKTiK AMINIZA KODUK AMK OROSPU COCUKLARI OYLE­ SiKiLiRSiNiZ iŞTE

    From Fenasi, on Wed 21 Nov 11:31
  6. it's called fair play without any help from the­ officials. Justice done.

    From Dai Man, on Wed 21 Nov 6:33
  7. No matter the team that SAF puts out there, with the­ likes of Carrick, Anderson and the rest, it is just­ #$%$. Cudos to Lidergard for a job well done. Had it­ not been for him MANU would have been severely trashed.­ I do not care if you top the group; play good­ football.

    From mbah, on Wed 21 Nov 3:54
  8. City------no Chelsea-------no Arsenal -------maybe ­ Man-Yoo------------------------------------------------­ -------------------------------------- YES BEFORE­ TONIGHT.!!

    From David, on Wed 21 Nov 1:25
  9. Manchester United lost and can still play the same team­ in the next game of this group,simply because they won­ their first 4 games.People can call it an easy­ group(and it has appeared that way) but didn`t M.U. get­ an easy group last year?They won their group and can­ now concentrate on other competitions.I think it will­ be a similar lineup next game,and why not? I love the­ Champions League! Bring it on.

    From sandy, on Wed 21 Nov 0:46
  10. A see red nose put a strong team out again...not, and­ short changed the support. No worries a love to see­ the MU getting beat and it was class at the weekend­ thinking they could just turn up at carrow road and­ win...no no no...they aint as good as they think they­ are...WATP

    From WAR 1872, on Wed 21 Nov 0:11
  11. so so so amusing lots of thumbs up for 1st utd. buy­ the ref comment , but surprisingly lots of thumbs down­ when the 'non' Man U fans realise they've­ been suckered in to showing their own tedious follow­ the stupid herd of sheep comments. Honestly if Utd­ bought the ref as often as you think , refs would all­ be driving porsches.... grow up ... think of your own­ opinions stop spouting everybody elses.

    From Beth, on Tue 20 Nov 23:44
  12. ha ha ronald forgot to take his meds. DILUSIONAL

    From paul, on Tue 20 Nov 23:32
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    Man Utd without doubt are going to win the league and­ the champions league. Ferguson has at least another 5­ years in charge of this great club and he is still a­ winner. Those that look on with envy, get over it and­ concentrate instead on creating your own piece history.­ Man U and Fergie defiantly tick all the boxes. If only­ England had the nerve to bleed new players from the­ lower leagues in pointless games such as friendlies.

    From RONALD, on Tue 20 Nov 23:07
  14. All i can say is Man utd had 11 internationals on the­ pitch tonight, no reserve team out there, true they­ never played the half retired players that got well­ outclassed by Norwich but if they had of played the old­ players, they would have had to play these for prem­ game at the weekend

    From nev, on Tue 20 Nov 22:41
  15. stockport born and bred , only another 6 years to go­ and the debt will be gone lol then they will refinance­ the club to raise money for projects in the U S tick­ tock

    From traffordbuccaneers, on Tue 20 Nov 22:34
  16. Man U losers

    From SP2010, on Tue 20 Nov 22:10
  17. 5 times.

    From ladygarden, on Tue 20 Nov 22:06
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    Get a grip everyone , all these halfwit utd haters ...­ did you notice the team he had out ? He wasnt really­ interested in a win or he'd have fielded a full­ first team squad. Get over it ... City will be­ exiting tmrw while UTD roll on. Easy

    From T, on Tue 20 Nov 22:01
  19. For all the ABUs on here gloating because United lost­ "they already finished top of the group" there was­ nothing to bust a gut for, as far as we're concerned it­ was a training game! And that idiot "No midfield skint­ rags" must have his head stuck up his a#$%$. Has he­ not seen thatUnited are managing the debt and are still­ the richest sports team in the world, city's owner has­ money but because of FFP they can only spend what they­ earn, which isn't much, city will be back to midtable­ within three years, TICK TOCK!

    From Manchester Born And RED, on Tue 20 Nov 21:59
  20. After watching the game i thought we played a great­ game everyone played their socks off , fantastic­ experience for the younger players they can only­ benefit , with a bit more luck could have come away­ with a point at least . My only two pieces of criticism­ is again Danny Wellbeck hes a runner not a footballer­ awfull and then he brings on Maceda no words can­ explain how poor he is gave ball away 5 times and­ managed to loose ball in the box in last minutes but­ able to luckily pass the ball on , both have got to go­ not good enough for United. Ref had a good game let it­ flow .

    From COLIN, on Tue 20 Nov 21:54
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