İSTANBUL. Galatasaray overcome Antalyaspor to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half. It was Galatasaray to strike first with a goal of Mauro Icardi at the 49′. Then it was a goal in the 55′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Sherel Floranus gave the win to Galatasaray in the 59′ minute with an own goal. Galatasaray capitalized on its superior ball possession (60%).
Luiz Adriano received a red card (90′). This red card was one of the reason why Antalyaspor lost the match.
The match was played at the NEF Stadyumu stadium in İstanbul on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Ali Şansalan with the assistance of Serkan Olguncan and Mehmet Emin Tuğral. The 4th official was Tugay Kaan Numanoğlu. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 13.7 degrees Celsius or 56.71 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 58%.
Galatasaray had a strong ball possession 60% while Antalyaspor was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Galatasaray was more aggressive with 110 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Galatasaray won the match.
Galatasaray shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. Regarding the opposition, Antalyaspor shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.
Galatasaray received 2 yellow cards (Abdülkerim Bardakci and Sérgio Oliveira). Talking about the opposition, Antalyaspor received 3 yellow cards (Güray Vural, S. Larsson and B. Balcı).
Also, Antalyaspor didn’t finish the match with 11 players after Luiz Adriano (Antalyaspor) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).
After this match, Galatasaray will have 45 points to remain in the 1st place. On the other side, Antalyaspor will stay with 18 points like Sivasspor to sit in the 15th place.
In the next match in the Super Lig, Galatasaray will play away against Gaziantep F.K. on the 13th of February with a 5-1 head to head stats in favor of Galatasaray (1 draw).
Antalyaspor will host Gaziantep F.K. on the 4th of February with a 4-3 head to head stats in favor of Antalyaspor (6 draws).
Galatasaray – Formation
Galatasaray adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Okan Buruk decided to play with the following team: Fernando Muslera, Sacha Boey , Victor Nelsson , Abdülkerim Bardakçı , Emre Taşdemir , Sérgio Oliveira , Lucas Torreira , Milot Rashica , Dries Mertens , Kerem Aktürkoğlu and Mauro Icardi .
The home team had on the bench: Barış Alper Yılmaz, Patrick van Aanholt, Berkan Kutlu, Yunus Akgün, Léo Dubois , Okan Kocuk, Bafetimbi Gomis, Emin Bayram, Fredrik Midtsjø and Juan Mata.
Galatasaray made 5 changes: Emre Tasdemir for Yunus Akgün (79′), Milot Rashica for Léo Dubois (79′), Lucas Torreira for Berkan Kutlu (88′), Kerem Aktürkoglu for B. Yılmaz (88′) and Dries Mertens for Juan Mata (90′).
Best player: Lucas Torreira
The most impressive player for Galatasaray was Lucas Torreira even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 51 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 14 duels out of 15.
Antalyaspor – Formation
Also Antalyaspor adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Nuri Şahin played with: Helton Leite, Sherel Floranus , Veysel Sarı , Ömer Toprak , Güray Vural , Ufuk Akyol , Soner Aydoğdu , Admir Mehmedi , Shoya Nakajima , Sam Larsson and Luiz Adriano .
They had on the bench: Sinan Gümüş, Bünyamin Balcı , Cemali Sertel, Erdal Rakip , Amar Gerxhaliu, Ataberk Dadakdeniz, Mustafa Erdilman , Fredy, Christian Luyindama and Alassane Ndao .
Antalyaspor made 5 changes: A. Mehmedi for S. Gümüş (58′), S. Larsson for Alassane Ndao (64′), Soner Aydogdu for Erdal Rakip (64′), U. Akyol for M. Erdilman (76′) and Sherel Floranus for B. Balcı (76′).
Best player: Soner Aydoğdu
The most impressive player for Antalyaspor was Soner Aydoğdu.
His rating iswith 29 passes (82% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Super Lig.