Wednesday February 20, 2013 Last 16 Finished Türk Telekom Arena

Galatasaray 1 - 1 Schalke 04

  • Yilmaz 12’
  • Jones 45’

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  1. Champions League - Drogba draws blank as Galatasaray held by Schalke

    Champions League - Drogba draws blank as Galatasaray held by Schalke

    Didier Drogba returned to the Champions League as hosts Galatasaray drew 1-1 with Schalke in an entertaining last-16 tie. More

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    Time:90'
    • Galatasaray
    • Schalke 04
    • 90'+3 Full-time. Galatasaray 1-1 Schalke.
    • 90'+2 Gala have offered very little in this second half and Schalke look worthy of a draw.
    • 90+1' We are into three minutes of time added on. Have we got a winner here?
    • 90' Inan booked.
    • 89' Jones lines one up from 30 yards - well over the top.
    • 88' It's gone all quiet again here and the crowd aren't too happy about that.
    • 87' Marco Hoger booked.
    • 85' Can Galatasaray summon one last chance to take a lead to Germany?
    • 84' Stunning scoreline at the San Siro. AC Milan 2-0 Barcelona.
    • 83' Tranquillo Barnetta on for Draxler.
    • 82' GALA sub: Sabri replaced by Umut Bulut. the hosts going for three up top.
    • 81' Both of these sides suddenly showing a real desire to win this.
    • 80' Schalke clear the resulting corner and surge forward with Draxler curling just wide.
    • 79' Sabri sends in a piledriver from 30 yards that Hildebrand tips over the bar.
    • 78' Sead Kolasinac booked.
    • 77' And the aerial approach almost pays dividends as Drogba flicks the ball into the path of Yilmaz who thunders a volley inches past the post.
    • 76' Aslan resorting to a lot of long throws into the box now with Eboue targeting Drogba.
    • 75' However, it's Huntelaar's last action of the night as he's replaced by Teemu Pukki.
    • 74' Speaking of Huntelaar, he almost does just that! Draxler cuts the ball back from the left and the Dutch striker crashes a volley over.
    • 73' Huntelaar has been quiet tonight but he's the type of poacher that can win a game in the blink of an eye. He has scored four goals in five starts in the Champions League this season. Make that six starts now.
    • 72' After such a superb first half this game has lost its way a bit now.
    • 71' Chance for Gala but Amrabat's flick is too heavy and Hildebrand gathers.
    • 70' The home team are building a head of steam. Corner ball! But it comes to nothing.
    • 69' STAT ALERT: Didier Drogba has scored 39 goals in the Champions League, only Lionel Messi (56) and Cristiano Ronaldo (44) have been more prolific among current players in the competition. He’s netted seven goals and delivered two assists in his last nine CL games.
    • 67' Nounkeu booked.
    • 66' Eboue on for Altintop.
    • 65' What a chance for Gala. Drogba wins possession deep in Schalke territory and tries to tee up Yilmaz. The striker sees his shot saved but had just drifted offside anyway. Poor play by the front two there.
    • 64' Gala looking a bit out of sorts here and a second change appears imminent.
    • 63' Bastos races down the left and sends over a deep cross that floats harmlessly out of play. He was so fast there that none of his teammates could keep up!
    • 62' The game gets back underway and Nounkeu looks set to return to the action.
    • 61' Dany Nounkeu is down injured following a coming together in the area.
    • 60' Farfan drives a free-kick into the box but this time Muslera is the keeper to show his agility and punch to safety.
    • 59' Elsewhere tonight AC Milan entertain Barcelona in another outstanding last 16 tie. Keep up-to-date by linking to our live matchcast. AC Milan v FC Barcelona | Live | Score | Champions League 2012-2013 - Yahoo Eurosport UK
    • 58' Ac Milan are leading Barca in tonight's other CL game.
    • 57' Free-kick on the far left is driven in by Gala but Hildebrand is alert and punches to safety.
    • 56' Bastos delivers but Gala defend it well. They seem to have got to grips with set pieces after some difficulty at the start of the game.
    • 55' And here they come again. Corner to the visitors.
    • 54' Schalke looking composed on the ball and could so easily be ahead. Julian Draxler cuts the ball back to Farfan who sees his goalbound shot brilliantly blocked.
    • 53' Should be in for a goal-fest if this stat is anything to go by: 13 of the 17 goals scored by Galatasaray and Schalke combined in the group stages came in the second-half.
    • 52' Amrabat plays in Riera down the left but his drilled cross is too close to Hildebrand who beats the ball to safety.
    • 51' STAT ALERT: Galatasaray have won none of their last five home games against German opposition (two defeats, three draws).
    • 50' Schalke looking the more likely here. They've been very impressive in possession so far.
    • 49' A quick shout out for @vipfootballuk aka David Hood, who had this to say on Twitter regarding the star man tonight: "Looking forward to this game. For me the star player will be Yilmaz for Gala. Drogba the hype, Yilmaz the glory."
    • 48' Amrabat booked. He's only been on the field three minutes!
    • 47' Schalke making another bright start. Corner to the Germans... eventually cleared by the hosts.
    • 46' Big news - Sneijder has been subbed and Nordin Amrabat is on.
    • 46' The game restarts.
    • 45+2' HALF-TIME: Galatasaray 1-1 Schalke.
    • 45'+1 We are into time added on for the injury to Yilmaz.
    • 45' Chance for Gala to restore their lead prior to the half-time whistle. Drogba lines up a free-kick from distance but it's straight at the keeper.
    • 44' GOAL! SCHALKE are level! 1-1. Jones gets the visitors level after a big mistake in the Gala midfield. Huntelaar feeds Farfan who in turn picks out Jones to smash home.
    • 42' Free-kick to Schalke but Farfan's delivery is poor and Gala survive.
    • 41' Yilmaz is sent through again but this time Hildebrand reads the situation and is out to sweep up.
    • 40' Prior to kick off, Galatasaray had scored only seven goals in six Champions League games this season, the joint-lowest among the 16 teams qualified for the knockout stages.
    • 39' The corner is well defended and Schalke break. Huntelaar goes one-on-one with Albert Riera in the penalty area but the Spaniard and ex-Liverpool player makes a superb challenge.
    • 38' Great chance for Gala to make it two. Drogba feeds Yilmaz who races in on goal but sees his shot well saved by Hildebrand.
    • 37' Check out who plays who, when and where with the lowdown of the CL's last 16 fixtures. Champions League Last 16 | Fixtures | Results | Calendar 2012-2013 - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
    • 36' Jones's booking means he is now suspended for the return clash in Germany on March 12.
    • 35' Schalke's Jones is fouled and is then booked for calling for a yellow card for the perpetrator!
    • 34' The German side must be wondering how they are behind here. They've just about shaded it so far.
    • 33' They also boast an unbeaten record against Turkish opposition with two wins and two draws from four matches.
    • 32' Plenty of reasons for Schalke to be positive here. Their last two away games in Turkey have both ended in a 3-3 scoreline, against Trabzonspor in October 1996 (UEFA Cup) and Fenerbahce in October 2005 (Champions League). They'd take that right now!
    • 31' When Galatasaray struck the woodwork in the 18th minute it was the seventh time they have done so in this season's CL.
    • 30' The corner floats right across the penalty area and out to the left wing. Galatasaray are struggling to cope with set piece deliveries.
    • 29' Bastos shoots from a tight angle but it crashes back off the wall and out for a corner.
    • 28' Free-kick to Schalke as Farfan goes down under Sneijder's challenge on the right. Good opportunity on the far side here....
    • 27' Bastos rolls the ball in from the left and Farfan crashes a shot towards goal on the turn but it flies just past the upright.
    • 26' Already 10 attempts so far. 6-4 in Gala's favour.
    • 25' Sneijder lines one up from 20 yards but he slips as he hits it and it drifts harmlessly wide.
    • 24' Yilmaz is the first Turkish player to score seven goals in a season in the Champion League history.
    • 23' Yilmaz is down injured after a heavy fall in the centre circle. It looks like he's hurt his wrist.
    • 22' If the opening to this game is anything to go by we are in for a treat tonight. End to end stuff.
    • 21' STAT ALERT: This is Galatasaray's 12th home meeting with Bundesliga opposition and they are seeking just their third victory – having won none of their last five games against German clubs in Istanbul. Their overall home record against teams from Germany is W2 D7 L2.
    • 20' Farfan gets in down the right but sees his low cross blocked out for a corner. From the resulting kick it's absolute choas in there and Bastos gets the ball stuck between his feet. Gala manage to hack it clear.
    • 19' The home crowd are buzzing now. They like what they have seen so far. It's been a very entertaining start.
    • 18' Wow, everything is happening here. Drogba fizzes in a low shot that is brilliantly saved by Hildebrand. Altintop follows up but hammers his shot against the crossbar.
    • 17' Muslera booked.
    • 16' Yilmaz scored six of Galatsaray’s seven goals in the group stages this season. He was the joint-top scorer in the group phase with Cristiano Ronaldo. He is a man in form and scored the 100th league goal of his career at the weekend against Akhisar Belediyespor.
    • 15' Schalke look to respond and should have levelled from a corner. A Howedes header is powered towards goal and Huntelaar somehow contrives to completely miss his kick from one yard out.
    • 14' Correction - The assist was from Inan.
    • 13' That goal came right out of the blue after a decent start by the visitors.
    • 12' GOAL! Gala lead. Yilmaz smashes home the opener after seizing on a pass from Selcuk Inlan.
    • 10' Gala counter but Yilmaz fails to pick out Altintop on the left edge of the area. That was a good chance to test Timo Hildebrand.
    • 9' Neat approach play by Schalke. The ball is worked to the left and deflected into the area where Huntelaar tries to ruffle the feathers of Fernando Muslera. However, the keeper claims well under pressure.
    • 8' Whistles for Schalke whenever they are on the ball. This is a fervent atmosphere.
    • 7' As for Schalke, they have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the third time after 2007/08 and 2010/11.
    • 6' Relatively new territory for Galatasaray tonight as they hadn’t reached the knockout stages of the Champions League since 2000/01 when they were beaten by Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.
    • 5' Albert Riera crosses deep from the left towards Drogba but the German side manage to clear before the Ivorian can line up a spectacular volley.
    • 4' It's worth noting that this is the first ever competitive meeting between Galatasaray and Schalke.
    • 3' First bit of action from Drogba as he tees up Burak Yilmaz to fire well over the top. A bright start here.
    • 2' Great chance for Schalke. Jermaine Jones cuts in from the left and forces a fine stop from the keeper.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 19.40 Edging ever closer to kick off. Any thoughts on who is going to be the star man tonight? Tweet me your views. Paul Hassall (Paul_Hassall) on Twitter
    • 19.32 As for Schalke, they come into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw at FSV Mainz on Saturday. Michel Bastos hit a brace. Die Konigsblauen currently sit ninth in the Bundesliga, with just one win in their last 11 matches.
    • 19.25 Galatasaray warmed up for tonight's clash with a 2-1 win at Akhisar Belediyespor on Friday evening. Didier Drogba came off the bench to score five minutes into his debut while Burak Yilmaz got Aslan's other goal.
    • 19.20 STAT ALERT: Schalke are one of three teams still unbeaten in the Champions League this season alongside Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.
    • 19.15 Want to get involved in the debate during the match? Tweet me your views and I'll publish the best ones. Paul Hassall (Paul_Hassall) on Twitter
    • 19.10 Elsewhere tonight AC Milan entertain Barcelona in another outstanding last 16 tie. Keep up-to-date by linking to our live matchcast. AC Milan v FC Barcelona | Champions League 2012-2013 - Yahoo Eurosport UK
    • 19.05 Meanwhile, Schalke 04 coach, Jens Keller is confident his first match at the helm in the Champions League can end with a positive result. He told a pre-match press conference: "We have analysed them closely and know how to overcome them. As I've said before, we have come here to get a good result. I'm also very excited because it will be my first match in the UEFA Champions League as a coach. Our initial target was reaching the round of 16 - now we are targeting the quarter-finals."
    • 18.58 Terim also claimed that his side aren't automatically the favourites to progress because they have recently signed two high profile stars. He continued: "There's a perception that because we have Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba we'll advance to the next round comfortably. Please be aware that both players have not played for a few months."
    • 18.55 Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim has warned of the threat Schalke will pose tonight. He told reporters: "Schalke are a quality team. They have dangerous players like Christian Fuchs, Benedikt Höwedes, Jefferson Farfán and Michel Bastos. Any victory we get without conceding a goal is an advantage for the second leg. I have faith in my players because the response I'm getting from them is very positive."
    • 18.50 Galatasaray hand a first start to Didier Drogba after the Ivorian notched as a substitute on his debut on Friday evening. Wesley Sneijder also starts in what looks like an attacking line-up for the hosts. Schalke are boosted by the return of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar who has overcome an eye injury to lead the line.
    • 18.45 Confirmed teams: GALATASARAY: Muslera, Sabri Sarioglu, Semih Kaya, Nounkeu, Riera, Hamit Altıntop, Felipe Melo, Selçuk Ä°nan, Sneijder, Drogba, Burak Yilmaz...Subs: Iscan, Balta, Eboue, Kurtulus, Emre Colak, Amrabat, Umut Bulut. /// SCHALKE: Hildebrand, Kolasinac, Höger, Höwedes, Matip, Jones, Draxler, Neustädter, Hunterlaar, Bastos, Farfan... Subs: Fahrmann, Metzelder, Fuchs, Barnetta, Meyer, Obasi, Pukki.
    • 18.42 Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's Champions League last 16 clash between Galatasaray and Schalke 04 at the Turk Telekom Arena.
  • Summary

    • 44' GOAL! SCHALKE are level! 1-1. Jones gets the visitors level after a big mistake in the Gala midfield. Huntelaar feeds Farfan who in turn picks out Jones to smash home.
    • 12' GOAL! Gala lead. Yilmaz smashes home the opener after seizing on a pass from Selcuk Inlan.
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  • Galatasaray

    Manager: Fatih Terim

  • Schalke 04

    Manager: Jens Keller

  • Line-up

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      Goalkeeper
      Yellow Card 5.5 6
      Defenders
      Substitution Out83′ 5.3 6
      5.4 6
      Yellow Card 5.7 6
      5.6 6
      Midfielders
      6 5
      Yellow Card 5.6 6
      Substitution Out66′ 6.5 6
      Substitution Out45′ 6.1 4
      Strikers
      Goal 6.8 7
      7.3 6
      Subs
      Substitution In66′ 7.8 6
      Substitution In45′ Yellow Card 6.4 6
      Substitution In83′ 6.2 4
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.8 7
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 6 6
      5.1 6
      6.4 6
      Yellow Card 6.3 6
      Midfielders
      Goal Yellow Card 6.8 6
      5.5 6
      Substitution Out84′ 7 7
      6.3 6
      Strikers
      6.9 6
      Substitution Out75′ 6.4 5
      Subs
      Substitution In84′ 4 4
      Substitution In75′ 5.8 6

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  1. unluky boys only 1 person got it right :)

    From Kieran, on Mon 25 Feb 11:39
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    drogba has no quality he used to b gud but now a waste­ of space

    From , on Wed 20 Feb 20:59
  3. @ raymond_ Drogba did not played in Europe... The­ others yes...

    From 1KalozAr, on Wed 20 Feb 20:45
  4. I like Drogba very much and I was only today wondering­ what are the criteria for a new signing being able to­ play in the Champions League and/or Europa League?

    From Raymond, on Wed 20 Feb 20:25
  5. Galatasaray will win, 1-0, 2-0, or 2-1. Enjoy the Game,­ everyone!

    From BeatSteaks, on Wed 20 Feb 19:19
  6. Galatasaray:3 Schalke:1

    From U, on Wed 20 Feb 1:41
  7. Shalke 5- Gala 3

    From ma am, on Tue 19 Feb 22:12
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    Galatasaray 1000-0 Schalke 04 Drogba x 1000

    From Lawerence, on Sun 17 Feb 23:36
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    Galatasaray 1-1 Schalke 04 Huntelaar 56 galatas 84

    From Grantillas, on Sun 20 Jan 2:09
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