When in the 42nd minute, Stancu was unable to bypass the goalkeeper, Manisaspor began to harbor hope for the second half. In the 51st minute, Simpson's corner shot was met by Makakula, and then Isaac struck hard only for the ball to hit the side post and go out. In the 59th minute, Insua's pointless foul resulted in a shot for Yiğit Gökoğlan. Waiting by the goalpost, Dixon headed the ball over Insua, bringing the score difference down to a single goal. Just 85 seconds later, Culio responded with a third goal for Galatasaray, allowing them to breathe due to the 1-3 scoreboard.
MANİSA DID NOT GIVE UP
Manisaspor came into the second half well motivated and they refused to let up. Brought into the game in the 65th minute, Kahe's first touch of the ball was a header that went into the goalpost, bringing the score difference down to a single goal once again. The remainder of the game consisted of Galatasaray trying to secure their lead and three additional points in the league.
Arda exited the field in the 89th minute, and was long applauded by Galatasaray and his former team Manisaspor's fans alike. When he came to the side, Tugay Kerimoğlu brought a track suit and congratulated him with a kiss.
A WIN AND AN AWAY GAME AT THAT
By beating Manisaspor last night by 3-2, Galatasaray put an end to a long losing streak. While Manisaspor had lost the last five games played, Galatasaray was seven down prior to the start of last night's game. Galatasaray was the side to smile as last night's win also marked the first away game win for the team since December 19th, 2010.