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Group stage - Group H

Galatasaray - CFR Cluj
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Galatasaray - CFR Cluj 1-1 - 23/10/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Galatasaray dampen CFR ardour

Published: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 22.00CET
Galatasaray dampen CFR ardour 
Galatasary-CFR Cluj: Reaction ©AFP

Substitute Burak Yılmaz struck back on 77 minutes to break Galatasaray AŞ's Group H duck after an own goal and a missed penalty looked to have conspired to give CFR 1907 Cluj an unlikely UEFA Champions League win.

Drenched but defiant, the CFR rearguard acquitted themselves impressively, but Nordin Amrabat finally found the ball to unlock them, Burak surging into the box to head past Mário Felgueiras. It was tough on the goalkeeper, who had saved Felipe Melo's first-half penalty after Dany Nounkeu had accidentally chested the visitors ahead on 19 minutes.

Match in 5

  • Burak Yılmaz earns point for Galatasaray 13 minutes from time
  • Nounkeu own goal gives CFR the lead
  • Melo misses a first-half penalty
  • Aguirregaray sent off after two first-half yellow cards
  • Felgueiras and Piccolo impress but CFR fail to hang on

Reaction

My players were like heroes. We fought and fought with everything we had in order to defeat our stronger opponent.

Ioan Andone, CFR coach

Ioan Andone, CFR coach

We should forget about this match and look to the next games. We still keep our hopes alive and can qualify from the group with the points we’ll earn.

Nordin Amrabat, Galatasaray midfielder

Nordin Amrabat, Galatasaray midfielder

 

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Standings

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

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Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Galatasaray
CFR Cluj

1

Goals scored

1

59

Possession (%)

41

23

Total attempts

4

7

Attempts on target

1

16

Attempts off target

3

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

9

Corners

2

2

Offsides

2

4

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

1

15

Fouls committed

15

13

Fouls suffered

15

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    An enticing match. A Dany Nounkeu own goal put CFR on their way before Pantelis Kapetanos's red card put them on the back foot. Galatasaray spent the whole of the second half piling on the pressure with Mário Felgueiras and Felice Piccolo getting in the way of everything that was thrown at them. But the home side finally found the breakthrough with Burak Yılmaz coming off the bench to get the equaliser.
  • Substitution
    78
    Mureşan (in) - Kapetanos (out) (CFR Cluj)
  • Goal
    77
    Burak Yılmaz (Galatasaray) scores!
    Burak Yılmaz gets Galatasaray's long-awaited equaliser. A superb ball from Nordin Amrabat which was just asking for someone to get on the end of it. The substitute obliged leaving Mário Felgueiras no chance.
  • Yellow Card
    73
    Sabri Sarıoğlu (Galatasaray) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    72
    Nicoară (in) - Rafael Bastos (out) (CFR Cluj)
    Rafael Bastos is stretchered off with an injury after a collision with an opposite player.

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