Video: Galatasaray 1-1 Astana – Lions book a Europa League spot

Wilfried Bony
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Wesley Sneijder (R) of Galatasaray AS celebrates scoring their opening goal with teammate Lukas Podoloski (R) during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid CF and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Galatasaray held Astana to a 1-1 draw at the Türk Telekom Arena to book a place in the Europa League Round of 32.

The Lions did not get off to the best of starts and it was actually Astana who took the lead.

Galatasaray captain Selçuk Inan came to the rescue as he did for Turkey in the Euro 2016 final group stage game against Iceland when his last minute goal took the Crescent-Stars through to the summer competition.

Inan scored the equaliser against Astana just a minute later and it proved to be enough to take the Istanbul giants through to the Europa League.


Galatasaray 1-1 Astana

Stadium: Türk Telekom Arena

Confirmed lineups
 Muslera, Sabri, Semih, Chedjou, Hakan, Olcan, Selçuk, Podolski, Sneijder, Yasin, Burak.
Out: Hamit Altıntop (knee), Carole (hamstring), Denayer (knee)

Manager: Mustafa Denizli

Astana: Eric, Anicic, Ilic, Postnikov, Shomko, Maksimovic, Kethevoama, Muzhikov, Canas,Twumasi,Kabananga
Out: none

Manager: Stanimir Stoilov