Galatasaray left facing tough trip to Schalke

Despite Drogba and Sneijder making their Champions League debuts for the ambitious Turkish club since joining last month from Shanghai Shenhua and Inter Milan respectively, both had quiet games as the hosts failed to dominate.

updated: February 21, 2013 09:35 IST
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Istanbul, Turkey: Galatasaray midfielder Nordin Amrabat has admitted the ambitious Turkish team face an uphill task to stay in the Champions League after their 1-1 draw at home to Schalke 04 in the last 16, first-leg.

The Royal Blues take a slim advantage back to Gelsenkirchen for the return leg on March 12 after Burak Yilmaz gave Galatasaray an early lead, before US midfielder Jermaine Jones levelled for Schalke on the stroke of half-time.

"The formula for victory is very simple: we need to score and win, but it won't be easy," said Amrabat after Wednesday's game.

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