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Luis Enrique sends Barça through

Published: Wednesday 20 March 2002
Galatasaray SK 0-1 FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona won in Istanbul to top Group B.

Match statistics

GalatasarayBarcelona

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target13
 
8
Corners9
 
1
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed21
 
18
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Published: Wednesday 20 March 2002

Luis Enrique sends Barça through

Galatasaray SK 0-1 FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona won in Istanbul to top Group B.

Galatasaray SK 0-1 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona won 1-0 at Galatasaray SK on Tuesday night to qualify for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals as Group B winners. Luis Enrique's 58th-minute goal secured a hard-earned victory for Carles Rexach's side.

Luis Enrique strikes
The Spanish international struck from close range after Galatasaray goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon had spilled a shot by Fabio Rochemback. If the goal was against the run of play, it was not untypical of Barcelona's performance. The willing Rochemback became an extra attacker whenever the Catalans broke through Patrick Kluivert and Marc Overmars. And, in the final reckoning, the Azulgrana should have had more than one goal. Kluivert saw one shot punched over the crossbar by Mondragon, and both he and Philippe Christanval passed up the chance of a second from close range in the second half.

Near misses
Against that, though, Galatasaray had their share of near misses as the game became stretched in the closing stages. Indeed, Mircea Lucescu's side created more in the last 20 minutes than in the rest of a game they dominated in terms of possession. Moments after Luis Enrique's goal, Ümit Karan took advantage of a slip by Carlos Puyol to lift a shot over goalkeeper Roberto Bonano which Francesco Coco headed off the line.

Ultimately disappointing
Puyol made amends soon after, getting a block on to Horia Niculescu's close-range effort from an Ümit knockdown. And Bonano had to make a fingertip save to keep out a free-kick by the lively, if ultimately disappointing, Berkant Göktan.

Stemming the flow
These incidents apart, the Turkish league leaders struggled to break down well-organised opponents despite a bright first half from Hasan Sas, their most creative influence. Indeed, Rexach's team coped well with the loss through illness of defensive lynchpin Frank de Boer. The veteran Abelardo Fernández replaced the Dutchman and his presence helped stem the early flow of Galatasaray attacks.

Twenty-eight year itch
But the reality was that Lucescu's men never looked like achieving the win they needed to reach the last eight. So it was Barcelona who took their place among Europe's elite after becoming the first Spanish side to beat Galatasaray in 28 years. An itch well worth scratching.

Last updated: 16/11/12 7.38CET

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

barcelona

Barcelona

1
MondragónFaryd Mondragón (GK)
1
BonanoRoberto Bonano (GK)
Yellow Card81
3
KorkmazBülent Korkmaz (C)
5
AbelardoAbelardo (C)
5
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
6
Xavi HernándezXavi Hernández
6
Arif ErdemArif Erdem
Substitution74
9
KluivertPatrick Kluivert
7
BerkantGöktan Berkant
11
OvermarsMarc Overmars
Substitution84
9
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
15
RochembackFábio Rochemback
11
Hasan ŞaşHasan Şaş
17
ChristanvalPhilippe Christanval
15
PérezSébastien Pérez
Substitution79
18
GabriGabri
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
Substitution62
21
Luis EnriqueLuis Enrique
Goal58
Yellow Card71
Substitution89
23
FleurquinAndres Fleurquin
23
CocoFrancesco Coco
67
PenbeErgün Penbe
24
PuyolCarles Puyol

Substitutes

16
Kerem İnanKerem İnan (GK)
13
ReinaPepe Reina (GK)
2
İnceefeVedat İnceefe
2
ReizigerMichael Reiziger
Substitution89
8
Suat KayaSuat Kaya
Substitution74
7
SaviolaJavier Saviola
14
VictoriaGustavo Victoria
22
GeovanniGeovanni
26
NiculescuHoria Niculescu
Substitution62
Yellow Card86
27
TrashorrasRoberto Trashorras
35
CaponeCapone
Substitution79
28
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
Substitution84
55
Serkan AykutSerkan Aykut

Coach

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Carlos Rexach (ESP)

Referee

Rene H.J. Temmink (NED)

Assistant referees

Eugene H. Theelen (NED), Jan van Dijk (NED)

Fourth official

Eric Braamhaar (NED)

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