Galatasaray AŞ are among the last 16 teams in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2001/02 after coming from behind to inflict a third successive home defeat on SC Braga and claim second place in Group H.
Knowing they had to match the result CFR 1907 Cluj gained at Manchester United FC, Fatih Terim's side began slowly and fell behind to Mossoró's first-half strike. The Turkish champions came back strongly after the interval, however, and drew level through Burak Yılmaz's sixth goal of the group stage – making him the tournament's top scorer – before substitute Aydın Yılmaz sent the away supporters into raptures with the winner 12 minutes from time.
I am very happy to score the winning goal. It was one of the key wins in Galatasaray's history. There's a huge joy within the team. The coach motivated us in a great way at half-time.
Aydın Yılmaz, Galatasaray striker
If we had taken our opportunities during the first half everything would have been different. We started the second half poorly and they scored twice. All of us are to blame.
Mossoró, Braga forward
|1||Quim (GK)||25||Muslera (GK)|
|4||Nuno André Coelho||4||Hamit Altıntop|
|8||Selçuk İnan (C)|
|26||Paulo Vinícius||26||Semih Kaya|
|30||Alan (C)||52||Emre Çolak|
|33||Beto (GK)||86||Ufuk Ceylan (GK)|
|10||Hélder Barbosa||7||Aydın Yılmaz|
|José Peseiro (POR)||Fatih Terim (TUR)|
|Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)|
|A||Dinamo Zagreb||Dynamo Kyiv|