Barcelona eliminated Galatasaray from the European League for the current season 2021-2022, after defeating them 2-1 in the match that took place between them this evening, Thursday, at the “Turk Telecom Arena” in the second leg of the round of sixteen of the “Europe League”.
Marcao opened the match goals in the 28th minute with a great header for Galatasaray, before Pedri responded with great technical skill in the 37th minute, before Aubameyang added the decisive goal in the 49th minute of the match from a good follow-up to a strong attack by Barca.
Mostafa Mohamed was on the bench from the start of the match until the coach called him to replace the French Gomez in the 63rd minute of the match.
The match witnessed the presence of large numbers of fans in the vicinity of the Galatasaray match against Barcelona, as they were cheering for their team before facing the Spanish team, hours before the start of the meeting.
Galatasaray drew against Barcelona in the first leg match that brought the two teams together last Thursday night at the “Camp Nou” stadium, the stronghold of Barca and among its fans, in one of the surprises of the Turkish team in the tournament this season.
The formation of Galatasaray was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Inaki Peña.
Defenders: Van Anholt, Markau, Victor Nelson, Sasha Boye.
Midfield: Karim Okturglu, Sisaldao, Kutlu, Taylan, Ryan Babel.
Attack: Biavitimbi Gomez.
While Barcelona’s line-up was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen
Defence: Dest, Pique, Garcia, Alba.
Midfield: Busquets, De Jong, Pedri.
Forwards: Adama Traore, Aubameyang, Ferran Torres.
Galatasaray coach Dominic Torrent managed to surprise Barcelona in the first leg, despite the difficulty of the confrontation, especially in light of the great brilliance of the Catalan team locally and continentally during the past matches and its ability to enter the competition circle in the Spanish League during the past rounds and reached third place in the table.
Barcelona has faced Galatasaray in 10 previous matches throughout history, in which the Turkish team achieved only one victory, and Barcelona won 6 matches, while 3 matches ended in a draw.
On the Camp Nou stadium, the stronghold of Barcelona, the two teams met 5 times, in which Barca won 3, lost one match and drew in the same, while Galata Saray won a match at its home, lost 3 matches and tied once.