Galatasaray need to win for reaching the UEL
Within the framework of the fifth round of the UCL, the Turkish Lions and the Portuguese Dragons held matches of different content and results.
Galatasaray lost the game with Lokomotiv. After a crushing defeat in Istanbul (0:3), the priority task of the guys of Yuri Semin was to show their best game and gain even the smallest revenge.
Luck smiled to the hosts, tormenting mainly the flank of Yuto Nagatomo, at the end of the first half. Being closer to the right edge of the enemy’s penalty area, the Pole, Grzegorz Krychowiak, decided to hit Galatasaray in touch.
Porto also beat the opponent from Germany but much more confidently. We can say that Schalke did not show any the desire to compete for first place in the group.
Only after the second missed goal, the team from Deutschland showed themselves ahead, having scored the ball of prestige.
The Portuguese are in a crazy form: Porto won 11 consecutive matches!
Galatasaray have not known a loss at home in the framework of matches in the European tournaments for last 6 battles.
Galatasaray (4-2-3-1): Muslera; Mariano Ferreira, Ozan Kabak, Serdar Aziz, Nagatomo; Fernando, Donk; Onyekuru, N’Diaye, Garry Rodriguez; Derdiyok
Porto (4-3-3): Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Felipe Monteiro, Awaziem, Alex Telles; Danilo, Sergio Oliveira, Herrera; Hernani, Marega, Brahimi
(Reporting by Glushko Denys, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)