Made two important saves to deny Drogba, and although he flapped at a couple of crosses his defenders were on hand to clear.
An excellent performance from the captain, who robbed both Aydin and Drogba of possession regularly, making two key interceptions.
Recovered well to stop Drogba in his tracks on two occasions, but was possibly fortunate to not give away a foul with Aydin Yilmaz streaking through on goal.
Able to compete with Drogba physically, winning his fair share of aerial duels. His experience was invaluable in holding the visitors at bay.
Keen to get forward and despite occasional bad positioning his efforts were mostly positive.
Similarly to his central midfield partner, Delaney offered plenty in terms of work rate, closing space and putting himself around physically. Key to the hosts winning the midfield battle.
Hard-working and calm on the ball, the Brazilian broke up play, compressed space and created angles for the Copenhagen defence to release the ball.
Not the most effectual player on the field for Copenhagen, as the forward struggled to see much of the ball, as the game mostly happened around him.
His pace was a problem on the break, allowing for Copenhagen to play a counter-attacking game in the first half. Chased and harried until the final whistle.
Took his goal exceptionally well, turning the ball home with an improvised backheel which found the bottom corner. The difference between the two sides.
Delivered a few excellent balls from the right hand side, not least his assist for Braaten's opener. A tricky customer who had Riera beaten all ends up.
The 22-year-old filled the considerable void left by Fernando Muslera, and Eray made a couple of reasonable saves to keep his side in the game.
The pace and power of the central defender helped to prevent Jorgensen from enjoying too much luck in behind the visitors' lines.
Swept up reasonably well in the first half, but was entirely ineffectual in the second half.
One of Galatasaray's only positive players, getting down the right flank on any occasion to try and deliver a cross or test the defensively shaky Bengtsson.
Struck the bar and went close from various set pieces, the Brazilian was the only real goalscoring threat that the away side had.
Enjoyed more success when moved into an advanced position in the second half, linking up play and trying to keep the ball moving against the disciplined Copenhagen ranks.
A terrible defensive performance, as the Spaniard was beaten time and time again by Gislason. Offensively, the left-back provided some good service with his trusty left foot.
Hard working, but lacked the cutting edge required to have a telling impact. Was possibly brought down on the edge of the penalty area by a poor Sigurdsson challenge.
Tested Wiland the most out of any Galatasaray player, but the attempts were often straight at the keeper or weak headers. Became frustrated as the game progressed.
- 17 B. Yılmaz
- 20 Bruma
- 15 G. Margreitter
Imposed himself on the game with hard work and the desire to harry opponents, somewhat outside of his normal area of expertise.
An extra body to congest the midfield third, the substitute made things difficult for Gala to be able to play through the hosts' lines.