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.
My players were like heroes. We fought and fought with everything we had in order to defeat our stronger opponent.
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
|25||Muslera (GK)||1||Mário Felgueiras (GK)|
|8||Selçuk İnan (C)||8||Sepsi|
|26||Semih Kaya||25||Luís Alberto|
|86||Ufuk Ceylan (GK)||44||Stăncioiu (GK)|
|Fatih Terim (TUR)||Ioan Andone (ROU)|
|Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)|