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Leverkusen hosts Feldkamp comeback

Published: Friday 15 February 2008, 2.26CET
Karl-Heinz Feldkamp brings his Galatasaray AS side back to his native Germany with their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie against Bayer 04 Leverkusen still goalless.
Leverkusen hosts Feldkamp comeback
A number of Karl-Heinz Feldkamp's players have German connections ©Getty Images

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Goals scored23
 
14
Attempts on target52
 
28
Attempts off target47
 
20
Corners34
 
41
Offsides20
 
14
Fouls committed133
 
54
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Published: Friday 15 February 2008, 2.26CET

Leverkusen hosts Feldkamp comeback

Karl-Heinz Feldkamp brings his Galatasaray AS side back to his native Germany with their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie against Bayer 04 Leverkusen still goalless.

Karl-Heinz Feldkamp brings his Galatasaray AS side back to his native Germany with their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie against Bayer 04 Leverkusen still goalless.

• Galatasaray had the best of the first leg, played in snowy conditions at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Istanbul, but wasteful finishing and some good work from goalkeeper René Adler kept Leverkusen in the tie.

• Feldkamp, the 73-year-old former Rot-Weiss Oberhausen player, was in charge of SG Wattenscheid 09, DSC Arminia Bielefeld, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, BV Borussia Dortmund, Bayer 05 Uerdingen and Eintracht Frankfurt before spending a first spell at Galatasaray in 1992/93. This will be his first European game against a side from his home country.

• Galatasaray boast a number of players with experience of German football. Rigobert Song played at 1. FC Köln, while Lincoln starred for both Kaiserslautern and FC Schalke 04. Algeria defender Ismaël Bouzid also played for Kaiserslautern.

• A number of others were born in Germany to Turkish parents and started their careers there before heading for Istanbul including goalkeeper Aykut Erçetin, Barıs Özbek, Serkan Çalık and Ümit Karan.

• Michael Skibbe led Leverkusen to a 2-1 home win against Beşiktaş JK in last season's UEFA Cup group stage in his only game against Turkish opposition prior to the first leg against Galatasaray.

• Galatasaray qualified for the Round of 32 by finishing third in Group H. Leverkusen finished top of Group E.

• Galatasaray have now played 20 games against German sides, winning five, drawing ten and losing five. In Germany, they have won three, drawn three and lost four. They are unbeaten, home and away, in their last five games against Bundesliga clubs.

• Prior to the first leg against Galatasaray, Leverkusen had won all three of their previous games against Turkish sides. They have beaten both of Galatasaray's big Istanbul rivals – Fenerbahçe SK and Beşiktaş JK – 2-1 at the BayArena.

• The aggregate winners of this tie will meet the victors of the tie between FC Zürich and Hamburger SV in the Round of 16 on 6 and 12/13 March, playing the first leg at home. Hamburg are well placed to advance having won 3-1 away.

• There is thus the possibility of an all-German Round of 16 tie between Leverkusen and Hamburg. Leverkusen have already played Zürich once this season, winning 5-0 in Switzerland in their final group stage game to match their biggest-ever winning margin in a UEFA club competition away game (6-1 at Estonian side JK Tervis Pärnu in the 1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup).

• Galatasaray's Uğur Uçar is within a booking of a match ban, along with Leverkusen's Gonzalo Castro. Carsten Ramelow is available again for the German side having been suspended for the first leg.

• Winter UEFA Cup registrations
Galatasaray: In - Emre Güngör, Ahmed Apimah Barusso, Hakan Balta, Harun Temür, Erhan Şentürk, İlker Cihan.
Out - Özgürcan Özcan.
Leverkusen: In - David Thiel, Kerim Arslan, Fabian Giefer, Oliver Petersch.
Out - Ricardo Faty, Michal Papadopulos, Benjamin Kirsten, Denis Schmidt.

Last updated: 19/02/08 11.56CET

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