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Group stage - Group H

Galatasaray - Braga
0-2
 

Galatasaray - Braga 0-2 - 02/10/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Resolute Braga leave Galatasaray frustrated

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2012, 22.00CET
Resolute Braga leave Galatasaray frustrated 
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SC Braga responded to defeat on UEFA Champions League matchday one with victory at Galatasaray AŞ, courtesy of goals from Rúben Micael and Alan.

Rúben Micael's 27th-minute strike and Alan's simple finish in added time got the Portuguese side off the mark in Group H, with the Arsenalistas standing firm in the face of prolonged second-half pressure from the Turkish league leaders. Bottom of the section after their second loss, Galatasaray have it all to do ahead of the visit of CFR 1907 Cluj in three weeks. 

Match in 5

  • Rúben Micael and Alan secure Braga victory
  • Braga defend well despite late Galatasaray onslaught
  • Fernando Muslera excels in Galatasaray goal
  • Galatasaray host CFR 1907 Cluj on matchday three
  • Braga face Manchester United FC double-header

Reaction

The match went the way we wanted. In the first game we had 35 shots and couldn't manage to score, but this time it was the opposite. It was a great victory.

Ruben Amorim, Braga midfielder

Ruben Amorim, Braga midfielder

We absolutely dominated the match. Unfortunately, we conceded from their first dangerous opportunity. We had controlled the game until the 27th minute.

Faith Terim, Galatasaray coach

Faith Terim, Galatasaray coach

 

Player rater

Rúben Micael

Top Player

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Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Galatasaray
Braga

0

Goals scored

2

61

Possession (%)

39

13

Total attempts

9

3

Attempts on target

6

10

Attempts off target

3

0

Attempts blocked

0

1

Attempts against woodwork

0

7

Corners

2

3

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

26

24

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The end of another successful night in Turkey for Braga who get their first three points of this seasons UEFA Champions League and takes the pressure off heading into their double header with Manchester United FC. Galatasaray have lost both their opening group games and will need to bounce back away to CFR Cluj on matchday three.
  • Goal
    90+4
    Alan (Braga) scores!
    Eder beats the offside trap wide left and plays the ball across to Alan who emphatically finishes high into the net past the stranded Fernando Muslera.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Nuno André Coelho (in) - Rúben Micael (out) (Braga)
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Custódio (Braga) is shown a yellow card.
    Custódio is booked for a cynical foul on the halfway line. Galatasaray launch the ball into the box from the resulting free kick.
  • Substitution
    84
    Hélder Barbosa (in) - Ismaily (out) (Braga)

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