Sunday 25 February 2018

Stunning Altintop strike helps Galatasary win at Schalke

Schalke 2-3 Galatasaray (3-4 on aggregate)

HAMIT Altintop scored a stunning 30-metre goal to set Galatasaray on the way to a 3-2 win at Schalke 04 which sent them into the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Turkish side went through 4-3 on aggregate after handing Schalke their first defeat of the competition.

 

Roman Neustaedter gave Schalke an early lead but Altintop pulled the Turkish side level in the 37th minute when he collected a free kick and scored with a shot which swerved away from Timo Hildebrand and went in off the foot of the post.

 

Burak Yilmaz stunned the hosts by putting Galatasaray ahead with a breakaway goal five minutes later, his eighth of the competition.

 

Michel Bastos levelled for Schalke 04 just after the hour but the Germans could not find the winner despite dominating the closing stages, with Umut Bulut snatching a win for Galatasaray in injury time.

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