Sep 16, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Turk Telekom Arena
GalatasarayGalatasaray
1-1
Anderlecht
Yilmaz (91')
Melo (62'), Dzemali (92')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Praet (52')
Nuytinck (2'), Conte (33'), Defour (39'), Acheampong (64')

Half-Time Report: Galatasaray struggling against Anderlecht

Galatasaray and Anderlecht go into the half-time break of their Champions League Group D game with the score locked at 0-0.

Anderlecht have got the better of Galatasaray during the first half of their Champions League opener, despite the two sides going into the interval with the score level at 0-0.

Galatasaray tested Champions League debutant Davy Roef in the early stages, but the young goalkeeper was equal to Felipe Melo's seventh-minute header.

At the other end, Fernando Muslera snaffled the ball off the feet of Yeori Tielemans.

Galatasaray's Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo (L) vies for the ball with Anderlecht's Dennis Praet during the UEFA Champions League group D match on September 16, 2014© Getty Images

Matias Suarez arrived as a substitute midway through the half for the visitors and added impetus to their attack, with Ibrahima Conte, Aleksander Mitrovic and Olivier Deschacht all sending shots goalbound shortly after his introduction.

The home side struggled to cope with the energetic visitors, but Melo did see a goalbound strike deflected narrowly over the bar in the 34th minute.

Selcuk Inan then clipped the outside of the post with a free kick in the 40th minute as the hosts began to show signs that they were finding their way back into the game as the half-time whistle blew.

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Galatasaray's Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo (L) vies for the ball with Anderlecht's Dennis Praet during the UEFA Champions League group D match on September 16, 2014
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