Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu - Cluj-Napoca 07/11/2012 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group H

CFR Cluj - Galatasaray
1-3
 

CFR Cluj - Galatasaray 1-3 - 07/11/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

Loading....

 
The official website for European football

Burak treble puts Galatasaray back in contention

Published: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 23.00CET
Burak treble puts Galatasaray back in contention 
CFR Cluj-Galatasaray reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

Galatasaray AŞ are second in UEFA Champions League Group H after a 3-1 victory at CFR 1907 Cluj.

The Turkish title holders started the day with only a point to their name but are now ahead of CFR by virtue of their superior head-to-head record. Striker Burak Yılmaz proved their hero in Romania, wrapping up a hat-trick with two second-half goals after Modou Sougou had cancelled out his opening effort.

Match in 5

  • Burak hat-trick earns visitors three points
  • Turkish side's first UEFA Champions League away win for ten years
  • CFR briefly level after Sougou effort 
  • Both teams deadlocked on four points in Group H
  • Second place still up for grabs but Manchester United through 

Reaction

Our players played and fought against a quality team and that is why they deserve congratulations. We should be proud.

Paulo Sérgio, CFR coach

Paulo Sérgio, CFR coach

I am very happy because we showed what was overshadowed in the first game in Istanbul. I congratulate our opponents.

Fatih Terim, Galatasaray coach

Fatih Terim, Galatasaray coach

 

Player rater

Burak Yılmaz

Top Player

Galatasaray 

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

CFR Cluj
Galatasaray

1

Goals scored

3

36

Possession (%)

64

10

Total attempts

10

3

Attempts on target

7

7

Attempts off target

3

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

2

Corners

0

1

Offsides

4

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

21

Fouls committed

20

19

Fouls suffered

21

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Galatasaray win comfortably despite a spirited but short-lived fightback from Cluj in the second half. The visitors got three goals courtesy of Burak Yılmaz to win a vital three points, drawing them level with Cluj in the group.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Semih Kaya (in) - Hamit Altıntop (out) (Galatasaray)
  • Substitution
    89
    Sabri Sarıoğlu (in) - Kurtuluş (out) (Galatasaray)
    Recently injured Sabri Sarıoğlu enters the match to give the impressive Yekta Kurtuluş a rest.
  • Substitution
    77
    Diogo Valente (in) - Kapetanos (out) (CFR Cluj)
  • Substitution
    76
    Amrabat (in) - Umut Bulut (out) (Galatasaray)

See also

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.