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Galatasaray 3-3 Manchester United: Champions League Player Ratings

Bruno Fernandes at Man Utd
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The Red Devils failed to hold onto their two-goal lead in a crazy Champions League game.

Galatasaray held Manchester United to a 3-3 draw in their Champions League game on Wednesday. The Red Devils remained at the bottom of the Group A table after a thrilling match in Istanbul.

What happened?

United found a solid start at RAMS Park, scoring the opener only 11 minutes into the game. Following a through ball from Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho made it 1-0 for the visitors with a powerful strike into the roof of the net.

Only seven minutes later, Fernandes doubled United’s lead with an unstoppable screamer from behind the box. The two-goal lead forced Gala to put more bodies forward for a possible comeback. The hosts finally returned to the game when Hakim Ziyech scored a fantastic free kick from the edge of the box, making it 2-1 just before the half-hour mark.

Gala maintained the pressure on United’s backline after the break. But it was the Red Devils who doubled their lead again through Scott McTominay in the 55th minute.

Once again, Ziyech brought Galatasaray back into the game with a free kick. This time, Andre Onana’s disastrous reaction put the ball into the corner of the net to make it 3-2. The goal motivated Gala to push for the third goal.

The hosts finally completed their comeback in the 71st minute, with Muhammed Akturkoglu converting Ziyech’s fantastic through pass with a precise low shot.

United missed a host of opportunities to restore their lead in the final ten minutes, failing to claim their second European victory of the season.

Player Ratings

Galatasaray: Muslera (5); Boey (5), Ayhan (6), Bardakçı (6), Angeliño (5); Torreira (6), N’Dombélé (6); Ziyech (9), Mertens (7), Zaha (7); Icardi (6).

Bench: Akturkoglu (7), Oliviera (7), Yilmaz (5), Nelsson (6), Demirbay (-).

Manchester United: Onana (4); Wan-Bissaka (6), Lindelöf (5), Maguire (7), Shaw (6); Bruno Fernandes (8), McTominay (7); Amrabat (5), Antony (6), Garnacho (7); Hojlund (5).

Bench: Mainoo (6), Martial (6), Dalot (6), Pellistri (7).