Roberto Mancini loses first Galatasaray league game

Galatasaray lose their first league game under new boss Roberto Mancini, despite Didier Drogba's late goal in a 2-1 defeat to Akhisar Belediye.

New Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini has failed to have an instant effect on the club's alarming domestic form, losing his first league game in charge at Akhisar Belediye.

Mancini did get off to a strong start with a 2-2 draw against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday, but was unable to follow that up in his opening Super Lig match.

Gala quickly went 2-0 down to Akhisar, who sit third in the Turkish league after a fine start to the season.

Didier Drogba pulled one back for the visitors 20 minutes from time, but Gala were unable to find a late equaliser.

The defending champions have now won just one of their first six league games and sit 13th in the table.

That poor run ultimately cost Fatih Terim his job last week, with Mancini quickly brought in as his replacement on a lucrative contract.

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