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March 12, 2013 3:45 PM EDT
Veltins-Arena — Gelsenkirchen
Referee:‬ J. Eriksson‎
Attendance:‬ 54142‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Schalke 2-3 Galatasaray (3-4 agg.)

The Turkish side advanced to the quarterfinals after a spirited showing in Germany to turn the tables after entering the day down on away goals.

By Enis Koylu

  • Timo Hildebrand
    20
    16
    4.00

    Timo Hildebrand

    Was caught out slightly for the second Gala goal, but he produced a superb number of saves to deny the likes of Drogba, Selcuk and Burak on a number of occasions.

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    9
    15
    3.00

    Benedikt Höwedes

    Lost a footrace with Burak for the second goal but was generally an excellent presence in defence, and had a hand in Schalke's first goal.

  • Atsuto Uchida
    13
    12
    3.00

    Atsuto Uchida

    Kept his cool to set up Bastos for Schalke's second, but abandoned his defensive station all too often as Galatasaray counterattacked well.

  • Joel Matip
    19
    10
    3.50

    Joel Matip

    Put in a superb showing, helping to stop a number of counterattacks with good positioning and well-timed tackles. Unlucky to end up on the losing side.

  • Sead Kolasinac
    24
    12
    3.50

    Sead Kolasinac

    Staked his claim for a regular first-team place with a solid performance, first at left-back, then in midfield. The youngster looked right at home on the biggest stage.

  • Michel Fernandes Bastos
    24
    10
    3.50

    Michel Fernandes Bastos

    Looked the likeliest to threaten Galatasaray before the break, always trying to make something happen, and eventually got his goal in the second period.

  • Marco Höger
    8
    12
    3.50

    Marco Höger

    Put in a fine showing, displaying a neat array of passing and a will to get forward throughout. His excellent shot helped to create the second Schalke goal.

  • Jefferson Agustin Farfán
    16
    10
    3.50

    Jefferson Agustin Farfán

    A willing runner up and down the right wing, and his set piece delivery visibly caused Galatasaray problems, particularly in the second half.

  • Julian Draxler
    48
    21
    4.00

    Julian Draxler Top of the Match

    Was fairly subdued in the first half, but recovered in the second, threatening Gala time and time again with his direct running. Did not deserve to lose today.

  • Roman Neustädter
    6
    23
    2.50

    Roman Neustädter Flop of the Match

    The midfielder may have opened the scoring for Schalke, but was found out of position far too often as Galatasaray bossed the midfield in the first half. His withdrawal may have been a blessing in disguise.

  • Teemu Pukki
    15
    18
    2.50

    Teemu Pukki

    Barring a couple of bright moments in the second half, the Finn was a non-entity in attack. Had Schalke had Huntelaar, it may have been a different story.

Substitutions

  • Christian Fuchs
    7
    12
    3.00

    Christian Fuchs

    Continued his recovery with an able showing in the second half after replacing Neustadter.

  • Max Meyer
    3
    10
    2.00

    Max Meyer

    Came on late but could not provide the necessary spark.

  • Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi
    6
    12
    2.00

    Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi

    Made no impact after making a late cameo.

  • Néstor Muslera Micol
    64
    6
    3.50

    Néstor Muslera Micol

    Put in a heroic performance in the second half, making great saves to deny Draxler time and time again. Had he not been between the sticks, Gala might not have survived the barrage.

  • Dany Nounkeu
    31
    8
    3.50

    Dany Nounkeu

    Did not show signs of his recent injury at the back, helping to subdue Schalke's front line for the majority of the match.

  • Semih Kaya
    32
    7
    3.00

    Semih Kaya

    Solid for the most part, but was found wanting for the first goal, and saw his evening ended prematurely by a horrible-looking injury.

  • Emmanuel Eboue
    39
    7
    3.50

    Emmanuel Eboue

    Did not put a foot wrong in the second half when Gala were up against it, and provided some much-needed width in the first half.

  • Hamit Altıntop
    60
    6
    3.50

    Hamit Altıntop

    Levelled the scores against his old club with a phenomenal strike from distance and was a great presence in midfield throughout, using his experience to steady the ship.

  • Selçuk İnan
    39
    6
    4.00

    Selçuk İnan

    Everything Gala produced came through him. Was unlucky not to score, but created the first goal with a smart free kick.

  • Felipe Melo
    35
    7
    3.50

    Felipe Melo

    Was his usual combative self, dropping back from midfield well to help to subdue the Schalke attack, putting in a number of challenges and throwing his weight about.

  • Riera
    28
    11
    3.00

    Riera

    Was given a slightly hard time by Farfan and Uchida on the right, but created the second goal with a well-timed, heroic tackle. Can be happy with his evening.

  • Wesley Sneijder
    53
    9
    3.00

    Wesley Sneijder

    Save a couple of great shots, the Dutchman drifted in and out of the game and was logically sacrificed when Schalke were on top as Gala needed extra width.

  • Didier Drogba
    97
    9
    4.00

    Didier Drogba

    Tormented the Schalke defence in the opening stages of the game, combining well with Burak and having a couple of efforts of his own saved by Hildebrand.

  • Burak Yılmaz
    91
    7
    4.00

    Burak Yılmaz

    Ultimately won the tie with a superb finish and his running and shooting was a threat to Schalke throughout. Continues to look well at home on the biggest of stages.

Substitutions

  • Gökhan Zan
    22
    8
    3.00

    Gökhan Zan

    Came on late after Semih's injury.

  • Umut Bulut
    39
    6
    3.00

    Umut Bulut

    Ended the tie once and for all with a cool finish after replacing Sneijder.

  • Nordin Amrabat
    32
    7
    3.00

    Nordin Amrabat

    Came on for Sneijder in order to provide greater width.

Results
 
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