Turkey's Galatasaray drew against Belgian side Anderlecht 1-1 in UEFA Champions League Group D match played at Turkish club's home, Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul on Tuesday night.
Anderlecht were close to score as Belgian team's Guinean winger Ibrahima Conte's close range shot missed the target in the 26th minute .
Three minutes later, Anderlecht's 33-year-old defender Olivier Deschacht attempted a goal in the box, but goalkeeper Fernando Muslera managed a save.
In the 35th minute of play, Galatasaray mid-fielder Felipe Melo's shot from outside the box, but it was saved by goalkeeper Davy Roef.
Galatasaray's Turkish midfielder Selcuk Inan fired from a free kick just outside the penalty area in the 40th minute - the ball shaved the post. Roef did not even move.
The first half ended as a goal-less draw.
In the 52nd minute, Anderlecht's 20-year-old Belgian attacking midfielder Dennis Praet skipped two Galatasaray players outside the area and made a shot into the far-right post, the ball hit the post and went in, 1-0.
A close-range shot by Galatasaray's Macedonian forward Goran Pandev in the 57th minute wave saved by Roef.
Galatasaray increased the pressure on Anderlecht's half to score the equalizer.
The Turkish club's Portuguese winger Bruma had an effort at a goal in the 62nd minute; however, the ball was deflected by Roef once again.
In the 86th minute, Galatasaray's Turkish forward Umut Bulut, looking for equaliser, missed a chance in the box.
In stoppage time, Galatasaray finally equalized when Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz - assisted by his Cameroonian teammate Aurelien Chedjou - easily put the ball in the back of the net, ending the game in Istanbul as a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, Germany's Borussia Dortmund made a solid start to the Champions League by defeating English team Arsenal 2-0 in Group D's first match day.
Scorers for Dortmund were two forwards, Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
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