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.
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
The match was more or less decided at half-time. They scored three fine goals, where they outplayed us completely.
Lars Jacobsen, København captain
|25||Muslera (GK)||21||Wiland (GK)|
|8||Selçuk İnan (C)||3||Bengtsson|
|86||Ufuk Ceylan (GK)||31||J. Jensen (GK)|
|Roberto Mancini (ITA)||Ståle Solbakken (NOR)|
|Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)|