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Burak treble puts Galatasaray back in contention

Published: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 23.10CET
CFR 1907 Cluj 1-3 Galatasaray AŞ
Burak Yılmaz bagged a hat-trick as Galatasaray recorded their first European victory of the season and jumped into second place in Group H.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium

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Match statistics

CFR ClujGalatasaray

Goals scored1
 
3
on target3
 
7
off target7
 
3
Corners2
 
0
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed21
 
20
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)36
 
64

Standings

Last updated: 17/11/2012 17:40 CET

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Published: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 23.10CET

Burak treble puts Galatasaray back in contention

CFR 1907 Cluj 1-3 Galatasaray AŞ
Burak Yılmaz bagged a hat-trick as Galatasaray recorded their first European victory of the season and jumped into second place in Group H.

Galatasaray AŞ are second in UEFA Champions League Group H after a 3-1 victory at CFR 1907 Cluj.

The Turkish title holders started the day with only a point to their name but are now ahead of CFR by virtue of their superior head-to-head record. Striker Burak Yılmaz proved their hero in Romania, wrapping up a hat-trick with two second-half goals after Modou Sougou had cancelled out his opening effort.

It was CFR, though, who had the first clear opportunity of the game, Pantelis Kapetanos shooting wide after four minutes. Emre Çolak soon went close at the other end as Galatasaray assumed control. They duly took the lead on 18 minutes, Hamit Altıntop's perfect right-wing cross being met by a superb Burak header.

Fatih Terim's intention for his team to take charge was clear from the off. CFR – who had drawn 1-1 in Istanbul two weeks ago – were markedly defensive by comparison, Sougou's 25th-minute attempt being the extent of their first-half chances after Kapetanos's initial incursion. Hamit and Emre provided invaluable energy in the Galatasaray midfield yet it was all to change at half-time.

The introduction of Saša Bjelanović reinvigorated CFR and they were level eight minutes after the interval, Sougou making the most of Rafael Bastos's splendid pass by finishing past Fernando Muslera via a post.

CFR only had themselves to blame when they fell behind again soon after the hour. Ivo Pinto was dispossessed by Burak, who received a return pass from Hamit and finished with a low shot. That goal marked another turning of the tide: Galatasaray regained a measure of control and Burak threatened to put the match to bed with 20 minutes left only to be denied by Mário Felgueiras.

Four minutes later, Burak made no such mistake. Again Hamit was the creator with a superb ball which Burak latched onto before finishing past Felgueiras. There was no way back for CFR, with coach Paulo Sérgio left to rue their failure to make the most of a promising start to the second half. Next up for them is the visit of SC Braga on 20 November, when Galatasaray welcome newly qualified Manchester United FC.

Last updated: 27/11/12 9.31CET

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Lineups

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CFR Cluj

galatasaray

Galatasaray

1
Mário FelgueirasMário Felgueiras (GK)
25
MusleraFernando Muslera (GK)
3
Ivo PintoIvo Pinto
3
CrisCris
6
MureşanGabriel Mureşan
4
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Yellow Card48
Substitution90+1
8
SepsiLászló Sepsi
Substitution31
8
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan (C)
9
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
Substitution77
11
RieraAlbert Riera
Yellow Card40
13
PiccoloFelice Piccolo
13
NounkeuDany Nounkeu
20
CadúCadú (C)
17
Burak YılmazBurak Yılmaz
Goal18
Goal61
Goal74
23
GodemècheNicolas Godemèche
Substitution46
19
Umut BulutUmut Bulut
Substitution76
25
Luís AlbertoLuís Alberto
27
EbouéEmmanuel Eboué
45
CamoraCamora
35
Yekta KurtuluşYekta Kurtuluş
Substitution89
99
SougouModou Sougou
Goal53
52
Emre ÇolakEmre Çolak

Substitutes

44
StăncioiuEduard Stăncioiu (GK)
86
Ufuk CeylanUfuk Ceylan (GK)
10
Diogo ValenteDiogo Valente
Substitution77
7
Aydın  YılmazAydın Yılmaz
12
MafteiVasile Maftei
22
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
16
Rafael BastosRafael Bastos
Substitution31
26
Semih KayaSemih Kaya
Substitution90+1
19
BjelanovićSaša Bjelanović
Substitution46
50
Engin BaytarEngin Baytar
24
RadaIonuţ Rada
53
AmrabatNordin Amrabat
Substitution76
30
Rui PedroRui Pedro
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Substitution89

Coach

Paulo Sérgio (POR) Fatih Terim (TUR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

William Conquer (SCO), Martin Cryans (SCO)

Fourth official

Alan Mulvanny (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Steven McLean (SCO), John Beaton (SCO)

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