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Match facts: Galatasaray v Man. United

Published: Saturday 17 November 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Galatasaray v Man. United
United striker Danny Welbeck vies with Galatasaray's Hamit Altıntop ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 17 November 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Galatasaray v Man. United


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Galatasaray's 3-1 triumph at CFR 1907 Cluj ended a run of nine games without an away win in the UEFA Champions League proper, having lost eight and drawn one since beating FC Lokomotiv Moskva 2-0 on 18 September 2002.

• Burak Yılmaz became only the second Turkish player to score a UEFA Champions League hat-trick on matchday four, following Tuncay Şanlı in Fenerbahçe SK's 3-0 victory at home to United on 8 December 2004.

• Burak has this season become the first Turkish player to represent four different clubs in the UEFA Champions League. He had previously featured for Beşiktaş JK, Fenerbahçe and Trabzonspor AŞ.

• Galatasaray's next European Cup win will be their 50th; they have conceded 195 goals.

• Fernando Muslera, Dany Nounkeu and Selçuk İnan have played every minute of Galatasaray's group stage campaign.

• Felipe Melo is available after serving a suspension having collected yellow cards in each of the first three games.

International duty
• Eight Galatasaray players were on senior duty during the international break: Burak, Emre Çolak, Hamit Altıntop, Selçuk, Semih Kaya, Umut Bulut (Turkey), Nordin Amrabat (Morocco) and Muslera (Uruguay).

• Emre made his senior Turkey debut in the 1-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying defeat by Romania on 12 October.

• Galatasaray's seven-game unbeaten run in all competition ended on Friday with a 3-1 defeat at Kardemir Karabükspor.

• Umut Bulut (11) and Burak (11) have scored 22 of Galatasaray's 34 goals in all competitions this season.

• Engin Baytar came on as a substitute on Friday after completing an 11-match domestic suspension following his red card in August's 3-2 Super Cup victory against Fenerbahçe.

• Johan Elmander was expected to miss the rest of the group stage after suffering a right thigh tear on matchday three, but returned as a half-time replacement at Karabükspor.

• Galatasaray went five matches without a victory in September/October, their worst run since March/April 2011.

• Tomáš Ujfaluši is not in the UEFA Champions League squad after suffering knee ligament damage in training in September.

Manchester United

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Sir Alex Ferguson's side have scored in each of their last 20 games in UEFA competition, since a goalless draw at Olympique de Marseille in the 2010/11 round of 16.

• United's 3-2 victory against SC Braga on matchday three was only the second time they had come from two behind to win a UEFA Champions League game. The first was a 3-2 triumph over Juventus in the 1998/99 semi-finals.

• This is United's 17th successive UEFA Champions League group stage campaign.

• Ryan Giggs has scored in a record 16 different UEFA Champions League seasons. He is also the competition's oldest scorer, at 37 years and 289 days.

• David de Gea is the only player to have featured in every minute of United's group stage campaign.

International duty
• Seven United players were on senior international duty last week: Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley (England), Ángelo Henríquez (Chile), Darren Fletcher (Scotland), Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) and Patrice Evra (France). Wayne Rooney was out with an ankle injury.

• Welbeck scored his fifth goal for England – from as many shots on target – in a 4-2 friendly defeat in Sweden at the new Friends Arena.

• Henríquez, who is yet to make his debut for United and is not in their UEFA Champions League squad, marked his first appearance for Chile with a goal in a 3-1 defeat by Serbia.

• Joshua King scored his first international goal in Norway's 3-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying win in Cyprus on 16 October.

• United's five-match winning run on their travels in the Premier League ended on Saturday as they lost 1-0 at Norwich City FC, allowing Manchester City FC to claim top spot. Sir Alex's side had scored two goals or more in each of their previous 12 games.

• United have trailed in 11 of their 18 matches this season, but lost only four.

• Half-time substitute Javier Hernández scored twice as United recovered from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa FC 3-2 on 10 November.

• United have failed to convert four of their six penalties this season, from Nani, Robin van Persie, Hernández and Rooney.

• Evra has two league goals this term, the first season in his career he has scored more than one top-flight goal.

• Shinji Kagawa has not featured since picking up a knee injury on matchday three. Nemanja Vidić has been unavailable since matchday one because of a knee injury.

• Rooney and Van Persie are in the running for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the winner of which will be announced on 7 January in Zurich. Sir Alex is nominated for the coaching prize.

Last updated: 17/11/12 22.55CET

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