At the end of regulation time, Barcelona have clinched a quarter-final ticket in the UEFA Europa League after beating Galatasaray 2-1 on the night and on aggregate. Goals from Pedri and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped the Catalans come from behind to claim the win.
FULL-TIME: Galatasaray 1-2 Barcelona (Agg. 1-2)
49′ MIN: The visitors have turned it around! Frenkie de Jong puts the ball on a plate for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who scores with a simple close-range finish.
GOOOOAAAALLL!!! Galatasaray 1-2 Barcelona (Aubameyang; Agg. 1-2)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: Galatasaray 1-1 Barcelona (Agg. 1-1)
HALF-TIME: Galatasaray 1-1 Barcelona (Agg. 1-1)
37′ MIN: Pedri is teed up by Ferran Torres and the youngster waltz through the Galatasaray defence to fire home and draw the visitors level.
GOOOAAALLLL!!! Galatasaray 1-1 Barcelona (Pedri; Agg. 1-1)
28′ MIN: Skipper Marcao meets a corner-kick and displays his eye for goal as he coolly plants a header from close range into the left side of the goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Galatasaray 1-0 Barcelona (Marcao; Agg. 1-0)
KICK-OFF: Galatasaray 0-0 Barcelona (Agg. 0-0)
Barca coach Xavi Hernandez has fielded a strong XI that includes Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Adama Traore and Ferran Torres who will expectedly get the goals needed for the Catalans to sail through to the next round.
Galatasaray’s squad set to take on Barcelona tonight. The starting line-up has some familiar faces who have graced the Premier League at some point in their careers, such as the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea City), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) and Ryan Babel (Liverpool).
The first leg between both sides surprisingly finished goalless at the Camp Nou Stadium last Thursday despite the Catalans being the favourites. But tonight’s clash will bring forth a winner, however the game pans out.
Hello and a pleasant good evening to you! Tonight is another round of European continental football action in the UEFA Europa League, where Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray will take on Spanish La Liga outfit FC Barcelona in one of seven Round-of-16 second leg fixtures for the evening.