Stadion Gelsenkirchen - Gelsenkirchen 12/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Round of 16, Second leg

Schalke - Galatasaray
2-3
Aggregate: 3-4
 

Schalke - Galatasaray 2-3 - 12/03/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Galatasaray weather second-half Schalke surge

Published: Tuesday 12 March 2013, 23.00CET
Galatasaray weather second-half Schalke surge 
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Gelsenkirchen-born Hamit Altıntop produced a sensational strike to help send Galatasaray AŞ into the quarter-finals for the first time since 2001 at the expense of former club FC Schalke 04.

Roman Neustädter's first UEFA Champions League goal had put Schalke 2-1 up on aggregate, but Cimbom turned this round of 16 tie on its head in five first-half minutes. Having previously failed to score for the side he joined last summer, Altıntop opened his account with a sublime long-range drive before Burak Yılmaz's eighth of the competition gave Fatih Terim's Turkish champions the half-time edge in Germany.

Match in 5

  • Galatasaray triumph seals 4-3 aggregate victory
  • Altıntop opens Cimbom account against old club
  • Strikes from Burak and Bulut stun Schalke
  • Bastos and Neustädter on target for hosts
  • Turkish side reach quarter-finals for first time since 2001

Reaction

I have no explanation for the first half. Everyone put in about 10% less than what was required. We allowed them too much space.

Jens Keller, Schalke coach

Jens Keller, Schalke coach

Our new target is to reach the semi-finals. There will be some really good teams there, but it won't matter who we face because we will go out and fight like lions.

Burak Yılmaz, Galatasaray forward

Burak Yılmaz, Galatasaray forward

 

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Match statistics

Schalke
Galatasaray

2

Goals scored

3

51

Possession (%)

49

21

Total attempts

14

12

Attempts on target

9

9

Attempts off target

5

3

Attempts blocked

1

1

Attempts against woodwork

0

9

Corners

3

0

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

19

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

19

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Agg: 3-4 Jonas Eriksson brings an absorbing match to a close. Goals from Hamit Altıntop, Burak Yılmaz and Umut Bulut give Galatasaray a 3-2 victory on the night, a result that puts them through to the quarter-finals courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate scoreline. Schalke dominated the second half in front of their own fans, but must now concentrate on domestic matters.
  • Goal
    90+5
    Umut Bulut (Galatasaray) scores!
    Agg: 3-4 Schalke commit men forward and are ruthlessly picked off on the break by the visitors. Selçuk İnan slips a brilliant pass through to Umut Bulut, who finishes at the second attempt after Timo Hildebrand blocks his initial effort. A real sucker punch from Galatasaray.
  • Yellow Card
    90+4
    Kolasinac (Schalke) is booked.
  • Substitution
    86
    Umut Bulut (in) - Burak Yılmaz (out) (Galatasaray)
  • Substitution
    85
    Meyer (in) - Höger (out) (Schalke)

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