The results of Galatasaray vs Barcelona in the second leg of the 2021-2022 Europa League last 16 are known. After going through 90 minutes of the match on Friday (18/3/2022) early in the morning, Barcelona won 2-1!
Barcelona’s goals in this match were scored by Pedri in the 37th minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (49 ‘). Winning 2-1, the Blaugrana – Barcelona’s nickname – also qualified for the 2021-2022 Europa League quarter-finals because they were 2-1 on aggregate.
The course of the match
The competition was quite fierce. The reason is, both Galatasaray and Barcelona played openly and bought and sold each other’s attacks from the early minutes. Naturally they did that, considering the aggregate score of 0-0.
Galatasaray who appeared in front of the public looked charming.
However, that does not mean Barcelona is not able to create opportunities. However, Frenkie de Jong’s shot was still slightly off the mark.
Until finally the long awaited arrived. Galatasaray lead 1-0 over Barcelona thanks to Marcao’s header in the 28th minute. The Brazilian player was able to convert a mature pass provided by Alexandru Cicaldau.
Barcelona was able to respond positively. The team made by Xavi Hernandez equalized the score at 1-1 in the 37th minute. Thanks to a slick combination with Ferran Torres, Pedri broke into Galatasaray’s goal.
(Pedri scores Barcelona’s first goal)
Entering the final five minutes, both teams seemed to play carefully in terms of attack. Galatasaray and Barcelona played 1-1.
In the second half, the Blaugrana did not lower the tempo of the game. They immediately launched a quick attack on the Galatasaray defense. The results were immediately evident.
Exactly in the 49th minute, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang successfully broke into Galatasaray’s goal while making Barcelona 2-1 ahead. Aubameyang was able to take advantage of the bait given by Frenkie de Jong.
After that, the hosts almost equalized. However, the goddess of fortune has not sided with them. Because, Van Aanholt’s shot in the 59th minute still bounced slightly over the Barcelona crossbar.
The match was still fierce. Even though Barcelona is ahead, the one-goal difference is still not safe. The team made by Xavi is constantly trying to add to the coffers of his goals. However, until the game runs until the 80th minute, no additional goals have been created.
Entering the final five minutes of the match, the two teams continued to buy and sell attacks. An additional six minutes was given. Until in the end, Barcelona managed to win over Galatasaray with a score of 2-1 while ensuring a place in the 2021-2022 Europa League quarter-finals.
Galatasaray vs Barcelona Line-up:
Galatasaray (4-2-3-1): Pen; Boey, Nelsson, Marcao, van Aanholt; Antalyali, Kutlu; Babylon, Cicaldau, Akturkoglu; Gomis (Mostafa Mohamed 63′).
Coach: Domenec Torrent.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Dest (Araujo 56′), Pique (Lenglet 82′), Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong (Gavi 68’0, Busquets, Pedri; Adama Traore (Ousmane Dembele 46′), Ferran Torres, Aubameyang (Depay 82′).
Coach: Xavi Hernandez.