Galatasaray only needed seven minutes to seal a 2-0 victory against Sanica Boru Elaz?gspor at the Türk Telekom Arena on Dec. 6, boosting back its confidence ahead of the do-or-die Champions League game in the midweek.
Selçuk ?nan opened the score in the 2nd minute after a cross from Didier Drogba. Burak Y?lmaz doubled the score from a free kick five minutes later, after the ball pinballed between the post and goalkeeper Zulkuf Ozer’s back.
With all the thought on Dec. 10’s Juventus game, Roberto Mancini’s man slowed the pace to cruise for a smooth victory following last week’s draw against Kas?mpasha.
With the result, Galatasaray moves provisionally to third at 26 points. Leaders Fenerbahce will travel to Caykur Rize on Dec. 7 to bounce back after their surprising ouster from the Turkish Cup against the second-tier club Fethiyespor. Their last week’s rival Besiktas, fourth at 25 points, also ousted from the Turkish Cup by anther first division club Bucaspor, will entertain Sivasspor at home on Dec. 9.