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Barcelona qualify for the quarter-finals after beating Galatasaray

FC Barcelona

Barcelona advances to the next round of the Europa League after a 1-2 victory over Galatasaray.

The first leg of this tie ended in a goalless draw at the Camp Nou. Barcelona came back from behind to defeat Galatasaray at the NEF Stadyumu. The hosts started the game really well and made it difficult for Barcelona to create any goal threat.

Marcao scored a diving header in the 28th minute to give the hosts the lead. However, Galatasaray were only ahead for nine minutes because Barcelona player Pedri scored an outstanding goal to equalise.

Both teams went into the first half with one goal each. Barcelona started the second half really well. It only took four minutes for Barcelona to find the second goal. Aubameyang scored the tap-in for Barcelona to give them the lead. 

Moreover, Galatasaray tried to equalise many times through counter attacks, but they lacked quality upfront.

Barcelona dominated ball possession; they had around 67% of it. However, Barcelona had 19 shots with only 4 of them being on target. Meanwhile, Galatasaray had 9 shots, with 3 of them on target. 

Barcelona are qualified for the quarter-final of the Europa League, which will be played in early April.

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