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Terim buoyant after Galatasaray win

By Football News



Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim was thrilled with his team after their 3-2 win at Schalke saw them move into the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Turkish champions were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg but secured a famous victory when Umut Bulut's stoppage-time winner put the tie beyond doubt.

After falling behind to an early Roman Neustadter strike, Gala responded with two first-half goals from Hamit Altintop and Burak Yilmaz.

Marcos Bastos levelled for Schalke just after the hour mark, and Gala looked like they would go through on the away-goals rule until Bulut made sure of victory.

"I kiss all my players on the forehead. We should have scored even more during the first half, they were extraordinary," Terim told NTVSpor.

"That's an important victory for the country, we are in the last eight in Europe."

"Sometimes you play good, sometimes bad. Galatasaray did it by our own effort.

"I wanted all the players to do marking and they've proved it, this was the difference."