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.
Kept his cool to set up Bastos for Schalke's second, but abandoned his defensive station all too often as Galatasaray counterattacked well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looked the likeliest to threaten Galatasaray before the break, always trying to make something happen, and eventually got his goal in the second period.
A willing runner up and down the right wing, and his set piece delivery visibly caused Galatasaray problems, particularly in the second half.
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.
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.
Solid for the most part, but was found wanting for the first goal, and saw his evening ended prematurely by a horrible-looking injury.
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.
Did not show signs of his recent injury at the back, helping to subdue Schalke's front line for the majority of the match.
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.
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.
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.
Everything Gala produced came through him. Was unlucky not to score, but created the first goal with a smart free kick.
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.
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.
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.