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Match facts: Galatasaray v Schalke

Published: Saturday 16 February 2013, 1.12CET
Match facts: Galatasaray v Schalke
Felipe Melo celebrates Galatasaray's progress to the last 16 ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 16 February 2013, 1.12CET

Match facts: Galatasaray v Schalke


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Galatasaray have conceded 196 European Cup goals.

• Galatasaray were nine games without an away victory in the UEFA Champions League proper, losing eight, before their 3-1 triumph at CFR 1907 Cluj on matchday four. They won on matchday six too, 2-1 at SC Braga.

• Burak Yılmaz became 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 Manchester United FC 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 scored seven goals in the group stage, the joint lowest total of the 16 teams to make it through along with AC Milan; four were headers.

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

• Burak and Albert Riera will incur suspensions with their next bookings.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua FC), Wesley Sneijder (FC Internazionale Milano), Aykut Erçetin (free agent)

Ceyhun Gülselam (Kayserispor, loan), Cris (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense), Sercan Yildirim (Sivasspor, loan), Milan Baroš (free agent)

• Tomáš Ujfaluši is not in the UEFA Champions League squad because of a knee injury.

• Galatasaray have had a mixed time since rounding off their group campaign, a return of five wins in eight league outings helping them build a five-point lead at the summit – they were ahead on goal difference at the start of December. There was disappointment in the Turkish Cup, however, where their ambitions ended with a 2-1 home defeat by second-tier 1461 Trabzon on 11 December.

• On as a second-half substitute, Drogba scored five minutes into his Galatasaray debut on Friday as Fatih Terim's side won 2-1 at Akhisar Belediyespor. Burak was also on target with his 100th top-flight goal.

• Umut Bulut (14) and Burak (18) have scored 32 of Galatasaray's 57 goals in all competitions this season.

• All three of Galatasaray's league defeats this season have come on a Friday, out of seven games.

• Drogba, Emmanuel Eboué (Ivory Coast) and Nordin Amrabat (Morocco) were on Africa Cup of Nations duty in January and, in Drogba and Eboué's cases, February.

• Felipe Melo saved a penalty in the win at Elazığspor on 24 November after Muslera was sent off with all Galatasaray's substitutes already made.

• Engin Baytar served an 11-game domestic ban after his red card in August's 3-2 Super Cup victory over Fenerbahçe.


UEFA Champions League statistics
• This is Schalke's 50th European Cup match. They have conceded 45 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

• Benedikt Höwedes and Roman Neustädter have played every minute of Schalke's campaign so far.

• Joel Matip and Jermaine Jones will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Michel Bastos (Olympique Lyonnais), Murat Bildirici (VfL Wolfsburg), Edu

Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur FC), Sergio Escudero (Getafe CF, loan)

• Schalke also signed midfielder Raffael on loan from FC Dynamo Kyiv for the rest of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent. He is ineligible for the UEFA Champions League.

• Schalke have managed one win in their last 12 games, losing six since beating Olympiacos FC 1-0 on 21 November.

• The Gelsenkirchen outfit have had a torrid time since the end of the group stage, losing five out of eight in all competitions. Coach Huub Stevens departed on 16 December, with Jens Keller taking up the reins until the end of the season. Schalke's German Cup ambitions were ended by 1. FSV Mainz 05 in his first match in charge but, after a month-long winter break that included eight days in Qatar, they began 2013 with a stunning 5-4 victory over Hannover 96. It proved brief respite.

• Max Meyer, 17, made his Bundesliga debut as a 72nd-minute substitute at Mainz on Saturday; after ten minutes he provided an assist for Bastos's second goal to earn a 2-2 draw.

• Bastos, who welcomed the arrival of a daughter, Valentina, on 4 February, has scored three goals in as many games since joining Schalke.

• Ibrahim Afellay (thigh) and Kyriakos Papadopoulos (knee) have been out of action since November. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (eye), Atsuto Uchida (thigh), Ciprian Marica and Christoph Moritz (all knee) have also been sidelined.

• Moritz will leave Schalke at the end of the season after agreeing a four-year deal with Mainz.

• At 19 years, five days, Julian Draxler – Schalke's youngest debutant at 17 years, 117 days in January 2011 – became the youngest player to reach 50 Bundesliga appearances in the 3-0 defeat of Mainz on 25 September.

Last updated: 18/02/13 12.49CET

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