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Keita puts Galatasaray on level terms

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 21.59CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 1-1 Galatasaray AŞ
Kader Keita equalised 13 minutes from time just when it seemed José Antonio Reyes's free-kick would prove decisive.
Keita puts Galatasaray on level terms
Kader Keita (right) delights in his equaliser with Giovani Dos Santos ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AtléticoGalatasaray

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target13
 
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
3
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed6
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 21.59CET

Keita puts Galatasaray on level terms

Club Atlético de Madrid 1-1 Galatasaray AŞ
Kader Keita equalised 13 minutes from time just when it seemed José Antonio Reyes's free-kick would prove decisive.

Galatasaray AŞ will welcome Club Atlético de Madrid to Istanbul next Thursday holding a crucial away goal after Kader Keita's equaliser ensured a UEFA Europa League round of 32 first-leg draw.

José Antonio Reyes's perfectly placed free-kick had put Atlético ahead midway through the first half and visiting goalkeeper Leo Franco was a busy man after that. Atlético were unable to protect their advantage, however, with Keita restoring parity after home custodian David De Gea had been forced off through injury.

Galatasaray enjoyed the brighter start and a fine Arda Turan shot tested teenage keeper De Gea, who impressed in the 2-1 defeat of FC Barcelona on Sunday. However, rather out of the blue, Atlético took a 23rd-minute lead, Reyes's set piece from the angle of the area to the right of goal beautifully curled into the opposite top corner.

Atlético were suddenly inspired and Franco tipped over a Diego Forlán free-kick that nearly dipped in. Visiting coach Frank Rijkaard made a move on 35 minutes, introducing on-loan Barcelona playmaker Giovani Dos Santos, but still his side were defending, Franco denying both Sergio Agüero and Raúl García from point-blank range. The Argentinian No1 was then beaten by a Simão snap-shot but the ball bounced away off the crossbar. De Gea was enjoying a quiet spell, in contrast, though he had to turn away Mustafa Sarp's header at full stretch just before the break.

Ten minutes into the second half, De Gea was called on again, this time saving from Keita. At the other end Franco kept out a strong Agüero strike and Simão's swerving free-kick. Franco's young counterpart was then forced out of the match with 19 minutes to go, Sergio Asenjo coming on and bringing the experience of having started all but one of Atlético's pre-Christmas UEFA Champions League games. He was unable to deny Keita, though, the striker running on to Hakan Balta's fine deep cross and beating the substitute at his near post.

Last updated: 01/03/10 20.27CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

galatasaray

Galatasaray

43
De GeaDavid de Gea (GK)
Substitution71
25
Leo FrancoLeo Franco (GK)
2
ValeraJuan Valera
3
Uğur UçarUğur Uçar
7
ForlánDiego Forlán
Substitution58
9
ElanoElano
Substitution82
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
10
Arda TuranArda Turan (C)
Substitution90
10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
11
KeïtaKader Keïta
Goal77
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
12
NeillLucas Neill
17
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
Yellow Card90+2
16
Mustafa SarpMustafa Sarp
19
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
Goal23
Substitution86
22
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
20
SimãoSimão (C)
76
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
Yellow Card40
21
PereaLuis Perea
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution36

Substitutes

1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
Substitution71
1
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López
2
Emre GüngörEmre Güngör
6
CamachoIgnacio Camacho
8
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
Substitution90
9
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
Substitution58
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
Substitution82
14
SalvioEduardo Salvio
Substitution86
23
Serkan KurtuluşSerkan Kurtuluş
16
JuanitoJuanito
30
G. Dos SantosGiovani dos Santos
Substitution36
35
Rubén PérezRubén Pérez
37
Emre ÇolakEmre Çolak

Coach

Quique Sánchez Flores (ESP) Frank Rijkaard (NED)

Referee

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Tikhon Kalugin (RUS), Nikolai Golubev (RUS)

Fourth official

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Maksim Layushkin (RUS), Sergei Karasev (RUS)

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