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Terim keeps the faith

8 April 2013 20:26

Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim believes his side's Champions league tie against Real Madrid is not completely over.

The Turkish champions lost 3-0 in the first leg in Istanbul and while the former AC Milan coach is anticipating a tough encounter, he has promised that his side will give their all.

"Anything is possible in football but when you are playing against Real Madrid things are not so easy," he said.

"Galatasaray will try everything. I am sure about the ambition and enthusiasm of my players. We have prepared ourselves for any kind of result.

"Real Madrid are one of the best teams in the world. We wanted to play football against Real Madrid and we did so. I believe we will play an entertaining game in front of our fans.

"The result will not be important. Galatasaray's targets never change. If there is a target, then Galatasaray try to achieve it."

The Turks will be without star striker Burak Yilmaz due to suspension and Terim acknowledged that the former Trabzonspor forward's absence is a big blow.

"We have lost one of the most important players of Champions League," he added.

"Today I gave a special permission for Burak Yılmaz to rest, because he will do special training tomorrow. He has not rested since the start of the season so he deserved it."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
9 April 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
3 - 2
On aggregate
3 - 5
Venue
Türk Telekom Arena (Istanbul)
Attendance
49975

Goals

0 - 1
7' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by S. Khedira)
E. Eboué 58'
(assist by W. Sneijder) 
1 - 1
W. Sneijder 70'
(assist by S. Sarıoğlu) 
2 - 1
D. Drogba 72'
(assist by N. Amrabat) 
3 - 1
3 - 2
90'+3 Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by K. Benzema)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
27 45' 58'
5
26
14 20' 70'
4
10
11
8
12 72'
19
Coach: F. Terim

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
53 90+4'
55
9
7
22
35
67
# Player Bookings
17 89' 90'
9
18
1
12
21
29

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