Schalke 2 - 3 Galatasaray

Galatasaray beat Schalke 3-2 in a thrilling last-16 match last night to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-3 victory on aggregate.

Scorers: Schalke: Neustadter (17), Michel Bastos (63); Galatasaray: Altintop (37), Burak Yilmaz (42), Bulut (90)

Umut Bulut scored the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time, though Galatasaray were already through with a 
2-2 draw.

Roman Neustadter put Schalke ahead in the 17th minute when he prodded in the loose ball at a corner but Galatasaray fought back with two goals before halftime.

Hamit Altintop scored with a long-range shot against his former team in the 37th minute and Burak Yilmaz put the Istanbul side in front in the 42nd. In what was a comedy of errors from the Schalke defence, Yilmaz barged his way through and lobbed the onrushing Timo Hildebrand.


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Schalke leveled in the 63rd minute when Atsuto Uchida pounced on a mistake from goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and Michel Bastos converted.

But with Schalke pushing for a winner, Galatasaray were able to break and substitute Bulut beat the offside trap and goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand to secure the win.

It meant the Turkish side have reached the last eight for the first time since 2001.