Barcelona suffered an irritating night at Camp Nou as Turkish giants Galatasaray scrapped out a – attract their Europa League last 16 first leg.
Xavi’s side transported a restricted threat within the first half with Memphis Depay two times testing on loan La Blaugrana keeper Inaki Pena.
However, the previous Spanish worldwide did turn to in the tempo having a string of alterations in the 2nd period, with substitute Sergio Busquets heading approximately and Frenkie De Jong cracking an attempt from the publish.
But, despite ending the sport with Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Luuk De Jong around the pitch, the hosts couldn’t pressure a breakthrough plus they now face an enormous test within the away leg in Poultry in a few days.
Barcelona versus. Galatasaray final score
Barcelona vs. Galatasaray final score
(All occasions Eastern)
Full-time – BARCELONA GALATASARAY
Barcelona were not able to find away out via a persistent Galatasaray defence around the night despite Xavi getting on his big guns within the second period and also the Catalan giants will have to win in Poultry to achieve the final eight in a few days.
90th Min: A frustrated Alba is booked as Galatasaray spend your time carrying out a foul.
Four minutes added on!!
80th Min: More changes from both managers as Torrent transmits on Alexandru Cicaldau for Feghouli and Luuk De Jong replaces Traore for Barcelona.
78th Min: Finish TO Finish!!!!
De Jong thought he’d broke the deadlock as his drive clattered back away the publish before Galatasaray storm in the other finish with Gomis’ finished eliminated for offside by VAR.
In To The FINAL 10 Mins In The CAMP NOU!!!
69th Min: Galatasaray boss Domenec Torrent looks to alter his charges up for that final minutes having a double change as Bafetimbi Gomis and Emre Kilinc seriously and Ryan Babel and Mostafa Mohamed set off.
63rd Min: Chance after chance let’s focus on Barcelona as Jordi Alba’s swinging volley squirms just wide and Frenkie De Jong blasts a lengthy ranger straight at Pena.
61st Min: Like a frustrated Memphis lashes one outrageous Xavi calls the Dutchman to seem Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces him.
Can the previous Arsenal man unlock the Galatasaray defence?
60th Min: Xavi’s changes have immediately improved things around the house side. Dembele’s blocked shot falls for Traore but his shot is deflected over for any corner.
Busquets nods Memphis’ resulting corner just outrageous because the pressure builds for Barca!!
50th Min: First possibility of the 2nd period for Barcelona but Memphis’ free kick just evades Pique and Galatasaray obvious their lines.
46th Min: Xavi rings the alterations at half-time
Xavi was clearly unimpressed by his side within the first forty-five minutes because he constitutes a triple substitution for that second period.
Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Ousmane Dembele all seriously as Ferran Torres, Ronald Araujo and Nico Gonzalez mind off.
Can that turn the tide for Xavi…..because the other half will get going ahead?
45th Min 2.: Half-time – Barcelona Galatasaray
No goals within the first forty-five minutes in the Camp Nou with Memphis’ two chances posing the greatest threat for that hosts with Galatasaray threatening around the counter attack.