For the first time in 117 years: a huge sensation in the Champions League. Video
Galatasaray Istanbul created a huge sensation in the second round of the Champions League group stage. At the legendary Old Trafford stadium, the Turkish team defeated Manchester United, which was the first victory in the Lions' 117-year history in England.
The match turned out to be incredibly interesting and productive. The hosts opened the scoring in the 17th minute thanks to a goal by Rasmus Hjølund, but almost immediately the Turks responded with a well-aimed shot of their own.
In the middle of the second half, Hjolunn scored a double. Galatasaray needed only four minutes to equalize again.
In the 77th minute, United's Brazilian international Casemiro took down an opponent in the penalty area after a gross mistake by goalkeeper Onan, earning a second yellow card and a penalty kick. Mauro Icardi, an Italian from Istanbul, scored from the spot and seemed to deprive his team of the opportunity to win.
But it was Icardi who put a bright spot in the match. He took advantage of his teammate's header from his half of the field, ran one-on-one and tipped over the MU keeper. Thus, the visitors won in England for the first time in their history.
"United lost the two opening matches of the tournament, conceding three goals in both.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the European Football Union (UEFA) has suspended the head of the refereeing department of the Russian Football Union (RFU), Milorad Mazic, from working at Shakhtar Donetsk's Champions League match.