Galatasaray   1

Burak (53)

Man United   0

20 Nov 2012 Turk Telekom Arena | Att: 50,278

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Galatasaray
25Muslera
27Eboue
13Nounkeu
26Kayayellow card
11Riera
4Altintop
10Melo
8Inan
53Amrabatsub52
17Burakgoalyellow cardsub19
9Elmandersub50
Subs:
86Ceylan
3Cris
33Birinci
35Kurtulus
50Baytarsub9
52Colaksub53
19Bulutsub17
Man United
13Lindegaard
2Rafaelyellow card
4Jones
16Carrick
28Buttner
24Fletcher
8Andersonsub18
23Cleverley
25Powellsub27
19Welbecksub41
14Hernandez
Subs:
50Johnstone
31Wootton
36Vermijl
34Cole
18Youngsub8
41Kingsub19
27Machedasub25

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20/11/2012 21:30, Report by Nick Coppack
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Galatasaray 1 United 0

Melo urged the crowd to give more, to sing louder, and they responded immediately. It did the trick, as Galatasaray took the lead from the resulting corner, Burak succeeding where he had previously twice failed.

Minutes later, United looked certain to equalise as the Reds broke at speed and in numbers. But when Welbeck laid the ball across the box to Javier Hernandez and the Mexican checked back inside and pulled the trigger, Melo was there to bravely block.

He celebrated as if he’d scored and it was then you realised just how much the home side craved a famous scalp.

Galatasaray, sensing this was their night, moved in for the kill. Eboue forced Lindegaard into an athletic stop and Altintop, who toiled tirelessly all evening alongside Melo, crashed a shot against the bar with 12 minutes remaining.

Sir Alex threw on Federico Macheda, Ashley Young and Joshua King in the closing stages, but United’s infamous comeback capabilities proved elusive.

Nevertheless, the Reds could leave the pitch with heads held high – older, wiser and having played their part in a thrilling contest. Sometimes, winning isn’t everything.

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