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Real joy for De Paula

Published: Thursday 11 December 2003, 0.07CET
Real Sociedad de Fútbol 1-1 Galatasaray SK Oscar de Paula's second-half strike sends Real into raptures.

Match statistics

Real SociedadGalatasaray

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target11
 
2
Corners9
 
1
Offsides3
 
6
Fouls committed18
 
18
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 11 December 2003, 0.07CET

Real joy for De Paula

Real Sociedad de Fútbol 1-1 Galatasaray SK Oscar de Paula's second-half strike sends Real into raptures.

Real Sociedad de Fútbol progressed to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League after holding Galatasaray SK to a draw to clinch the point they needed to join Group D winners Juventus FC in the knockout stages.

Late scares
In a tense match at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, Hakan Sükür gave the Turkish side a first-half lead against the run of play. Real got the equaliser their pressure warranted through Oscar De Paula six minutes after the break, and survived a couple of late scares before consigning Galatasaray to a place in the UEFA Cup.

Kovacevic suspended
With so much at stake both sides started slowly, with Galatasaray willing to sit back and attempt to draw Real forward. The Spanish side, however, looked tentative and for all the threat posed by Igor Gabilondo and Valeri Karpin on the wings, lacked a cutting edge in attack without the suspended Darko Kovacevic.

Sabri to the rescue
Galatasaray, meanwhile, often looked bereft of attacking ideas and it was startling that it was the Turkish side that went into the break in front. On 26 minutes Xabi Alonso's powerful header flew goalwards, but Sabri Sarioglu's athletic clearance on the line kept the scores level. Seconds later Galatasaray struck.

Hakan Sükür strikes
Galatasaray broke with purpose for the first time from Sabri's clearance and when Berkant Göktan split the Real defence to put Hakan Sükür through on goal, the striker made the most of his one chance of the half, slipping the ball over the advancing Alberto López, who was in the side as a late replacement for the injured Sander Westerveld.

Real hit back
A stunned Real were soon back on the ball. On 33 minjutes Faryd Mondragón did well to beat out Igor Gabilondo's cross from the left, then De Paula fired over when the ball had fallen invitingly for him in the area. Galatasaray could find no respite. On 39 minutes Nihat Kahveci shot wide from close range then, in time added on at the end of the first half, Karpin threaded the ball through to Aitor López who was unfortunate to see his powerful strike flash past the post.

Real pressure
Real came into the game on the back of a 4-0 home thrashing by Real Betis Balompié, but they were showing few signs of the problems that have beset them on the domestic front, as they attacked with confidence and fluency. Within seconds of the restart they won a corner and Real did not let up the pressure until they had belatedly and deservedly drawn level.

De Paula levels
The goal arrived on 51 minutes when, from a free-kick, Xabi Alonso crossed from the left and found De Paula, who controlled the ball before slipping a low shot under Mondragón.

Timely change
The goal put Real back in control of the second qualifying place, prompting Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim to replace midfield player Hasan Sas with striker Arif Erdem on 66 minutes. The move almost bore fruit on 75 minutes when Arif found space in the area only for Bjørn Tore Kvarme to slide across and make a potentially crucial block on the striker.

Alberto saves
That chance, rare as it was, served as another warning that another Galatasaray goal then could have taken them through, and in the latter stages it was the visiting side that seized the initiative. One final late scare for Real saw Alberto dive bravely to smother Ovidiu Petre's low cross, but the Spanish side held on for a point to secure second spot and qualification.

Last updated: 11/12/03 0.14CET

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Lineups

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Real Sociedad

galatasaray

Galatasaray

1
AlbertoLópez Alberto (GK)
1
MondragónFaryd Mondragón (GK)
2
KvarmeBjørn Tore Kvarme
3
KorkmazBülent Korkmaz (C)
3
AranzabalAgustín Aranzabal (C)
5
F. de BoerFrank de Boer
Substitution86
4
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Yellow Card63
7
BerkantGöktan Berkant
Yellow Card54
6
SchürrerGabriel Schürrer
10
Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
Goal26
8
KarpinValeri Karpin
11
Hasan ŞaşHasan Şaş
Substitution66
14
AitorLópez Aitor
24
O.PetreOvidiu Petre
15
Nihat KahveciNihat Kahveci
Substitution90
30
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
17
GabilondoIgor Gabilondo
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
18
AlkizaBittor Alkiza
Substitution87
57
ÜnsalHakan Ünsal
Yellow Card65
Substitution76
21
De PaulaÓscar De Paula
Goal51
Substitution72
67
PenbeErgün Penbe

Substitutes

13
SaizarMikel Saizar (GK)
12
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
7
JauregiIgor Jauregi
Substitution90
6
Arif ErdemArif Erdem
Substitution66
10
De PedroJavier De Pedro
9
Ümit KaranÜmit Karan
Substitution86
11
AranburuMikel Aranburu
Substitution72
19
Cihan HaspolatlıCihan Haspolatlı
Substitution76
12
Xabi PrietoXabi Prieto
20
VolkanArslan Volkan
19
Lee Chun SooLee Chun Soo
22
ErcanAbdullah Ercan
23
BorisGonzález Boris
Substitution87
29
César PratesCésar Prates

Coach

Raynald Denoueix (FRA) Fatih Terim (TUR)

Referee

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees

Steinar Holvik (NOR), Ole Hermann Borgan (NOR)

Fourth official

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

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