Galatasaray prevails over Hatayspor 1-0 with a goal scored by M. Icardi. HIGHLIGHTS

İSTANBUL. Galatasaray beats Hatayspor 1-0 after M. Icardi scored just 1 goal (12').

Galatasaray prevails over Hatayspor 1-0 with a goal scored by M. Icardi. HIGHLIGHTS

İSTANBUL. Galatasaray beats Hatayspor 1-0 after M. Icardi scored just 1 goal (12′). Galatasaray took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Rams Global Stadium stadium in İstanbul on Tuesday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Ali Şansalan with the collaboration of Aleks Taşçıoğlu and Mehmet Kısal. The 4th official was Mehmet Türkmen. The weather was overcast clouds. The temperature was pleasant at 22.67 degrees Celsius or 72.81 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 62%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 59 Ball Possession 41
Shots
  • 19 Total 9
  • 2 On Target 3
  • 11 Off Target 5
  • 6 Shots blocked 2
  • 104 Attack 98
  • 83 Dangerous attack 65
  • 86 Ball safe 77
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 8 Corners 5
Fouls
  • 16 Total 8
  • 2 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

Galatasaray was in firm control of the ball 59% while Hatayspor was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Galatasaray was more pushing with 83 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Galatasaray won the match​.

Galatasaray shot 19 times, 2 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Hatayspor shot 9 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Galatasaray received 2 yellow cards (Carlos Vinícius and Victor Nelsson). On the opposite side, Hatayspor received 2 yellow cards (Rigoberto Rivas and Ö. Beyaz).

Match Timeline

Mauro Icardi(goal)Dries Mertens
12'
45'
Rigoberto Rivas- Yellow
45'
Ö. Beyaz- Yellow
58'
Carlos Strandberg(VAR)
Kerem Aktürkoğlu- sub ->Wilfried Zaha
67'
Kaan Ayhan- sub ->Hakim Ziyech
68'
68'
Joelson Fernandes- sub ->Halil Dervişoğlu
77'
Renat Dadashov- sub ->Ö. Beyaz
77'
Rui Pedro- sub ->Carlos Strandberg
Victor Nelsson- Yellow
82'
Berkan Kutlu- sub ->Kerem Demirbay
84'
Tetê- sub ->Barış Alper Yılmaz
84'
Carlos Vinícius- sub ->Dries Mertens
88'
Carlos Vinícius- Yellow
90'
90'
Mehdi Boudjemaa- sub ->Rigoberto Rivas

Standings

After playing this match, Galatasaray has 84 points to sit in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, Hatayspor will stays with 33 points like Konyaspor to sit in the 15th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Super Lig, Galatasaray will play away with Alanyaspor on the 7th of April with a 10-3 head to head in favor of Galatasaray (3 draws).

Hatayspor will host İstanbulspor on the 7th of April with a 4-1 head to head in favor of Hatayspor (1 draw).

Galatasaray – Formation

Galatasaray
G
Fernando Muslera  1.Uruguay
7.7
D
Derrick Köhn 17.Germany
7.8
D
Victor Nelsson 25.Denmark
7.0
82'
D
7.0
D
6.7
84'
M
Kerem Demirbay 8.Germany
7.3
84'
M
Dries Mertens 10.Belgium
8.2
88'
M
Wilfried Zaha 14.Ivory Coast
6.8
67'
M
Hakim Ziyech 22.Morocco
7.1
68'
M
Lucas Torreira 34.Uruguay
7.5
F
Mauro Icardi 9.Argentina
8.1
Goals12'
Substitutes
G
J. Yılmaz 50.Turkey
D
Davinson Sánchez 6.Colombia
D
Kaan Ayhan 23.Turkey
6.8
68'
D
Serge Aurier 92.Ivory Coast
M
Eyüp Aydın 5.Germany
M
Berkan Kutlu 18.Turkey
6.4
84'
M
Tanguy Ndombélé 91.France
F
7.0
67'
F
Tetê 20.Brazil
6.4
84'
F
Carlos Vinícius 95.Brazil
6.3
88' 90'

Galatasaray started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Okan Buruk decided to play with the following team: Fernando Muslera  (7.7), Barış Alper Yılmaz (6.7), Victor Nelsson (7.0), Abdülkerim Bardakcı (7.0), Derrick Köhn (7.8), Lucas Torreira (7.5), Kerem Demirbay (7.3), Hakim Ziyech (7.1), Dries Mertens (8.2), Wilfried Zaha (6.8) and Mauro Icardi (8.1).

The home team had on the bench: Eyüp Aydın, Davinson Sánchez, Kerem Aktürkoğlu (7.0), Berkan Kutlu (6.4), Tetê (6.4), Kaan Ayhan (6.8), J. Yılmaz, Tanguy Ndombélé, Serge Aurier and Carlos Vinícius (6.3).

Substitutions

Galatasaray made 5 changes: Kerem Demirbay for Berkan Kutlu (84′), Dries Mertens for Carlos Vinícius (88′), Hakim Ziyech for Kaan Ayhan (68′), Wilfried Zaha for Kerem Aktürkoğlu (67′) and Barış Alper Yılmaz for Tetê (84′).

Player of the match: Dries Mertens​

The most impressive player for Galatasaray was Dries Mertens even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is 8.2 with 29 passes (79% accurate) and 5 key passes. He won 1 duel out of 9. He performed 9 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Hatayspor – Formation

Hatayspor
G
Erce Kardeşler 1.Turkey
6.7
D
G. Kilama 3.Cameroon
7.5
D
Faouzi Ghoulam 13.Algeria
7.0
D
Nikola Maksimović 19.Serbia
7.5
D
Kerim Alıcı 22.Turkey
6.4
M
Massanga Matondo 4.Republic of the Congo
7.3
M
Ö. Beyaz 7.Turkey
6.4
77' 45'
M
Halil Dervişoğlu 11.Turkey
7.1
68'
M
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 17.Nigeria
7.3
M
Rigoberto Rivas 99.Honduras
6.8
90' 45'
F
Carlos Strandberg 10.Sweden
6.4
77'
Substitutes
G
Visar Bekaj 12.Kosovo
D
Burak Yılmaz 15.Turkey
D
Cengiz Demir 27.Turkey
D
Oğuzhan Matur 31.Germany
M
Görkem Sağlam 5.Germany
M
M
Mehdi Boudjemaa 8.France
90'
F
Renat Dadashov 9.Azerbaijan
6.8
77'
F
Rui Pedro 14.Portugal
6.8
77'
F
Joelson Fernandes 77.Portugal
6.3
68'

Hatayspor started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

Volkan Demirel played with: Erce Kardeşler (6.7), Kerim Alıcı (6.4), G. Kilama (7.5), Nikola Maksimović (7.5), Faouzi Ghoulam (7.0), Massanga Matondo (7.3), Halil Dervişoğlu (7.1), Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (7.3), Ö. Beyaz (6.4), Rigoberto Rivas (6.8) and Carlos Strandberg (6.4).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Görkem Sağlam, Abdulkadir Parmak, Mehdi Boudjemaa, Renat Dadashov (6.8), Visar Bekaj, Rui Pedro (6.8), Burak Yılmaz, Cengiz Demir, Oğuzhan Matur and Joelson Fernandes (6.3).

Substitutions

Hatayspor made 4 changes: Carlos Strandberg for Rui Pedro (77′), Ö. Beyaz for Renat Dadashov (77′), Halil Dervişoğlu for Joelson Fernandes (68′) and Rigoberto Rivas for Mehdi Boudjemaa (90′).

Player of the match: G. Kilama​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Hatayspor was G. Kilama.

His rating is 7.5 with 29 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He won 5 duels out of 8.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Super Lig.​