Olimpija gets third European opponent: the next hurdle will be very, very high, Galatasaray is expected in Ljubljana
A record 23 national championships, a record 18 cup titles, a record 16 Super Cup victories and two European trophies (UEFA Cup, Super Cup) – all of this has already been won by the club that will be the next to face the valiant Champions League qualifiers.
. The Turkish Giant
leaped over the Lithuanian hurdle, albeit much harder than many expected. Galatasaray also struggled against Zalgiris in the return leg, but in the end they beat them and were eliminated, earning themselves two games against the Slovenian champion.
Olimpija and Galatasaray will clash for the first time next week in Ljubljana, with the return leg in Istanbul on the 15th. August.
After the first game ended 2:2, Zalgiris could at least hope and believe that there was still a chance for a surprise. And even though the Lithuanians sold their skin dearly in the Istanbul cauldron, Galatasaray still triumphed. Deservedly so, we can say. The Turks, who admittedly did not shine, were the better side for most of the game, had a number of chances, but the visiting goalkeeper Edvinas Gertmonas had a very good day. The home forwards, meanwhile, were much worse, but the goal they scored in 31. Dries Mertens ‘ minute goal was enough to advance. And for two games with hot Olimpija. With Olimpija, who tonight proved beyond any doubt that even Galatasaray can be played…
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