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Pre-Season Friendly: Galatasaray 1 Porto 0

3 August 2013 17:23

Felipe Melo scored a second-half penalty to secure a 1-0 win for Galatasaray over Porto in the Emirates Cup on Saturday.

It could have been a different story for Porto as both Jackson Martinez and Lucho Gonzalez missed penalties either side of half-time.

But it was Brazil international Melo who showed the composure they lacked with 20 minutes remaining to settle a tight game that produced few clear-cut chances.

Both sides fielded strong line-ups with Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba starting for the Super Lig champions, while Porto named Silvestre Varela and Martinez among their ranks.

After a tepid opening it was Porto who almost took the lead when Martinez met Steven Defour's cross from the left, but Fernando Muslera produced a smart save.

And Muslera once again came to the rescue in the 19th minute as left-back Alex Sandro burst into the box and drew the foul from Dany Nonkeu. The referee pointed to the spot, but Martinez's spot-kick was saved well by Muslera.

Porto were almost made to pay for this miss just short of the half-hour mark when Drogba hit a rasping first-time shot from Sneijder's pass that almost found the top corner, but Fabiano produced a terrific reaction save to deny the former Chelsea man.

The second period continued in similar fashion to the first with both teams struggling to create clear-cut chances.

But the game burst into life in the 70th minute when Galatasaray were awarded a penalty of their own. Ex-Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue was fouled in the area and Melo stepped up to confidently dispatch his effort into bottom right-hand corner.

Just seven minutes later, Porto were handed a lifeline when they were given a second opportunity to find the net from 12 yards. This time Gonzalez took the kick but he put his effort well wide of the left-hand post.

The Primeira Liga champions pushed forward in the last ten minutes to find the equaliser but were unable to do as Galatasaray held on for victory.

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1 - 0

Porto

L W L W W
Competition
Club Friendlies
Date
3 August 2013
Kick-off
15:00
Full-time
1 - 0

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