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Galatasaray despite loss to Europa League

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FC Porto scores against Galatasaray

Galatasaray lost Tuesday, the last pouleduel in the Champions League group winners FC Porto (2-3), but ended up as third because Lokomotiv Moscow at Schalke 04 with 1-0 crashed.

Galatasaray kept Moscow one point behind them in the final standings in group D. The Turkish football club also had a better mutual result than the Russians (3-0 to 2-0). Fenerbahçe was already sure of a longer stay in the Europa League and Besiktas can Thursday as the third Turkish club to ensure a place in the last 32 of the second European clubtoernooi.

Porto and Schalke were for Tuesday is already sure of a place in the eighth finals of the Champions League, but they took the last round seriously. The Brazilian Felipe headed Porto in Istanbul in the 17th minute lead. Moussa Maréga doubled briefly to rest the lead from the strafschopstip. In the injury time of the first half should also Galatasaray a penalty. That was also exploited by Sofiane Feghouli.

After rest happened in a very short time. In the 57th minute resulted Sérgio Oliveira first for the 1-3. Eren Derdiyok brought the tension in the 65th minute. Feghouli got two minutes later, the perfect opportunity to equalize, but this time he missed his penalty kick.

Galatasaray, where the Dutch defender Ryan Donk, only the first half took part, remained to the end in suspense. The relief was great when the Turks afterwards learned that Lokomotiv Moscow in the Season with a 1-0 loss. The Austrian Alessandro Schöpf made in injury time the goal.

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