Sabri Sarıoğlu slammed home a last-minute winner as Galatasaray AŞ earned a place in the UEFA Cup Round of 16 at the expense of FC Girondins de Bordeaux.
The Istanbul team looked set to go out on away goals after Bordeaux scored twice in the space of 60 seconds, through Marouane Chamakh and Fernando Cavenaghi, to draw level at 3-3 with 15 minutes remaining. However, Turkey full-back Sabri smashed a low 15-metre shot into the corner with moments left to settle an amazing end-to-end tie.
The game had started at breakneck speed, with David Bellion opening the scoring 12 seconds into Bülent Korkmaz's debut as Galatasaray coach – the Bordeaux forward finishing coolly past the advancing Morgan De Sanctis after a long ball from Diego Placente caught the hosts napping.
Bordeaux centre-back Souleymane Diawara hooked a cross from Arda Turan on to his own crossbar and the tide began turning Galatasaray's way in the space of three minutes at the end of the half. Arda equalised in the 43rd minute when he ran on to Milan Baroš's lay-off and lashed home a shot from 12 metres. The home crowd were still celebrating when Harry Kewell, who had come on as a substitute for the injured Mehmet Topal, collected a ball 20 metres out and smashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
Lincoln missed a great chance from close range but when he crossed for Arda to tap in after 65 minutes, the match looked over at 3-1. However, Chamakh reduced the deficit by racing on to Cavenaghi's cute through ball and side-footing home and, barely a minute later, De Sanctis dropped a cross to hand Cavenaghi an equaliser. But Sabri had the final say after Bordeaux failed to clear a corner and Galatasaray can look forward to facing Hamburger SV in the Round of 16 next month.