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Muslera eyes Schalke scalp

Created on 30 Dec., 2012 2:49 PM GMT

Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera believes his side have every chance of beating Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Turkish giants secured qualification from Group H with a 2-1 win over Braga on the final matchday, and have been rewarded with a tie against Jens Keller's Bundesliga side.

Muslera said there are no easy games at the knockout stage of the tournament, but the 26-year-old feels progression to the quarter-finals is well within his side's capabilities.

He told TRTSpor: "Our priority was to qualify from the group stage. We drew an easier team compared to the other teams like Barcelona.

"Of course it is still a hard game. But the teams are (evenly matched) head-to-head I think."

Galatasaray progressed to the last 16 after they finished in second place in Group H behind Manchester United.