Estádio Municipal de Braga - Braga 05/12/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group H

Braga - Galatasaray
1-2
 

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Galatasaray comeback claims last-16 place

Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 22.00CET
Galatasaray comeback claims last-16 place 
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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.

Match in 5

  • Galatasaray clinch victory to qualify ahead of CFR on head-to-head
  • Substitute Aydin hits winner
  • Burak scores his sixth goal of group stage
  • Mossoró gives Braga first-half lead
  • Turkish side await last-16 draw on 20 December

Reaction

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

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

Mossoró, Braga forward

 

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Standings

Last updated: 06/12/2012 15:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Braga
Galatasaray

1

Goals scored

2

53

Possession (%)

47

16

Total attempts

10

8

Attempts on target

8

8

Attempts off target

2

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

1

7

Corners

6

3

Offsides

6

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

18

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    It's all over and Galatasaray come from behind to seal a famous win and qualify from Group H. Top scorer Burak Yılmaz equalised with his sixth goal in the UEFA Champions League before substitute Aydın Yılmaz struck the winner.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Burak Yılmaz (Galatasaray) is booked.
  • Substitution
    86
    Carlão (in) - Éder (out) (Braga)
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Mossoró (Braga) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Selçuk İnan (Galatasaray) is booked.

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