In the first half of the match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, the yellow-red team failed to benefit from the positions introduced by Haris Seferovic, Kerem Akturkoul and Yunus Akgun. Galatasaray, who could not play vigorously, struggled to find their rhythm due to missed passes. On the other hand, the host team Umrani Jespor, after catching the ball, launched a quick attack and aimed for a goal, but it didn’t go as planned. There were no goals in the first half.
Galatasaray, where Dries Mertens was more effective in the second half, couldn’t find a goal with Seferovic, Sascha Boy and Mertens. The yellow-red team, who could not change their score for a long time, found the goal they were aiming for from Bafetimbi Gomis in the 86th minute to open the scoring. Galatasaray, who did not give their opponents clear goal chances, won 1–0 from the field.
With this score, Galatasaray took their second victory in week three, extending their score to six.
The league’s new team, Umrani Yespor, scored a goal at the end of the third game.
Bafetimbi Gomis has scored in Galatasaray’s second win of the season.
Gomis, who came on in the 89th minute against Fraport TAV Antalyaspor in the first league week, scored in the 90th minute to win 1-0.
The experienced striker scored in the 86th minute in a 78th-minute clash against Umrani Esspor, unbalancing the score and giving his team three points.
The sound of the goal is quiet in the game of Galatasaray
All three games the yellow-red team has played in the league have gone scoreless this season.
After beating Antalyaspor 1-0 in the first week of the league, Galatasaray were beaten by the same score in the second week to Vitexen Giresspor. In week three, the Yellow-Reds defeated Umraniyespor by the same score.
Having scored two goals in three league games, Galatasaray scored once in their own castle.
Istanbul beat bad luck
Galatasaray were able to beat the Istanbul team they were guests after five games.
After their last win of the 2020-2021 season against Fenerbahçe, the Yellow Reds went on to draw three and lose two in their next five games.
“Cimbom” Ümraniyespor’s victory put an end to their five-match winless streak away from Istanbul.
Galatasaray is a party of smiles on the first formal day
Galatasaray and Umrani Esspor faced each other in their first ever official match.
In the first official appointment between the two teams, which had previously met in friendly matches, the yellow-red team won by a score of 1–0.
Ceferovic failed to capitalize on clear chances
Yellow-red Swiss striker Harris Ceferovic failed to convert his net position into a goal.
Four minutes into the game, Seferović, who faced the goalkeeper after a defensive mistake by Umraniyespor, preferred to pass rather than shoot, leaving the yellow and red side unable to capitalize on important chances.
The experienced footballer wanted to hang behind the defense in the 50th minute and send the ball into the net with one shot. On his way back from the round leather pole, he was riding Ceferovic again. The 30-year-old striker, who tried his luck on his heels this time in a difficult position, again failed to find a goal.
Haris Ceferovic was replaced by Bafetimbi Gomis in the 78th minute.
Mertens in the second half
One of Galatasaray’s new signings, Doris Mertens, was brought in early in the second half.
After a difficult first half, Okan Buruk sidelined Emre Akbaba in the 46th minute and replaced him with Mertens.
Goalkeeper Serkan moved forward with a save
Birikredi Umraniyespor’s experienced goalkeeper Serkan Kruntil was effective against the team’s resistance with the saves he made.
In the first half, Sercan, who did not allow the opponents passes, mainly shots from outside the penalty area, made good saves in difficult positions in the second half. 53 minutes into the game, Sascha Boye’s shot from outside the box and Dries Mertens’ stylish save with a header from inside the box in the 71st minute. goal.
Sercan was unable to prevent Gomis’ goal in the 86th minute, but played an instrumental role in making the score 0-0 until the last minute.