Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi - Istanbul 23/10/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group B

Galatasaray - København
3-1
 

Galatasaray - København 3-1 - 23/10/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Galatasaray down København in dream first half

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 23.00CET
Galatasaray down København in dream first half
Emmanuel Eboué (far left) helps Didier Drogba celebrate the hosts' third goal in Istanbul ©AFP/Getty Images

Galatasaray AŞ registered their first victory in this season's UEFA Champions League after comfortably beating FC København 3-1 at Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi tonight.

The damage was done during a powerful first-half display by Roberto Mancini's team, bookended by goals from Felipe Melo and Didier Drogba which sandwiched a Wesley Sneijder strike. Claudemir's 88th-minute effort was little consolation to the Danish champions. With Real Madrid CF seeing off Juventus elsewhere, the Turkish title holders climbed from bottom to second position in the Group B table.

Match in 5

  • Galatasaray go second after impressive first-half display
  • Felipe Melo scores first competition goal, Sneijder adds second
  • Drogba's 42nd UEFA Champions League goal makes it 3-0
  • Eboué lays on two assists in fine display
  • Claudemir grabs late consolation for FCK

Reaction

I provided two assists in this match but it’s all about the team. I am happy that we won. I congratulate all of my team-mates. We really enjoyed this match and played very well.

Emmanuel Eboué, Galatasaray defender

Emmanuel Eboué, Galatasaray defender

The match was more or less decided at half-time. They scored three fine goals, where they outplayed us completely.

Lars Jacobsen, København captain

Lars Jacobsen, København captain

 

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Standings

Last updated: 24/10/2013 08:48 CET

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Match statistics

Galatasaray
København

3

Goals scored

1

56

Possession (%)

44

10

Total attempts

8

7

on target

4

2

off target

4

0

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

4

2

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

17

16

Fouls suffered

12

616

Passes

580

473

completed

447

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The game comes to an end and Roberto Mancini and his men will be delighted to have secured this victory. København's late consolation perhaps gives the scoreline an unfair reflection as Galatasaray were by far the superior side. The visitors will look to bounce back in Group B with the reverse of this fixture on November 5.
  • Goal
    88
    Claudemir (København) scores!
    He starts the move and then, after substitute Toutouh tries to control the ball for himself on the edge of the box, Claudemir charges onto the ball and pokes the ball past Muslera for a consolation.
  • Substitution
    86
    Umut Bulut (in) - Drogba (out) (Galatasaray)
  • Substitution
    84
    Toutouh (in) - Braaten (out) (København)
  • Substitution
    80
    Amrabat (in) - Sneijder (out) (Galatasaray)
    Another of the goalscorers departs to loud cheers of approval. The 29-year-old midfielder scored his tenth UEFA Champions League goal tonight.

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