Galatasaray's Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera has now played more games for Galatasaray than any other foreign footballer in the club's history.
Muslera has worn the Galatasaray jersey 189 times, sealing the record in a match against Antalyaspor on Monday. Muslera has played more times for Gala than any other foreign player, beating out second-placed, Zoran Simovic, also a goalkeeper, who played 188 matches, and Cevad Prekazi and Faryd Mondragon with 185 matches each. Meanwhile Galatasaray defeated Antalyaspor 3-2 in the Spor Toto Super League on Monday evening thanks to a last-minute goal from striker Eren Derdiyok.
The match at Antalya's home stadium saw a resilient home team despite being down 2-0 in the 36th minute. Galatasaray found the opening goal in the 24th minute when Portuguese winger Armindo Bruma found the net after a well-executed give-and-go with his countryman Josue Pesquiera. The Lions went up by two goals only 12 minutes later, and this time Derdiyok found the net with a beautiful strike outside the penalty area. However, Antalyaspor did not give up and pulled one back in the 44th minute, when Galatasaray defender Aurelien Chedjou made a grave mistake and lost the ball to his countryman Cameroonian Etame Mbilla, who did not miss the one-on-one opportunity, beating the history-making goalkeeper Muslera.
Antalyaspor leveled the match in the 53rd minute, and this time Deniz Kadah found the net after a low-cross from Brazilian midfielder Danilo Sousa Campos. Galatasaray missed several chances until the last minute, when Derdiyok found the net with a header from Selçuk Inan's free-kick cross. With the win, Galatasaray boosted their points total to 43 and took the number three spot back from Fenerbahçe, who defeated Osmanlıspor 1-0 on Sunday evening.
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