Last time both sides met Orduspor beat Galatasaray two nil at the 19 Eylül Stadium back in September last year. In the first half it looked like the visitors were going to repeat the same result with a bizarre own goal from Selçuk. Muslera's goal kick rebounded off Selçuk's boot and went in to make it one nil to the visitors.
Things went from bad to worse for the home side, on the stroke of half time the Ordu Province side were awarded a penalty, Balta was booked for handball, the likes of Hamit, Sneijder, Zan, and Balta himself protested to the referee that he had got the decision wrong, however referee Serkan Cinar stood with his decision. Romanian forward Bogdan Stancu took the penalty to give the visitors the lead.
Terim as expected was furious and was sent to watch the rest of the game in the stands, later assistant manager Hasan Şaş was also sent to the stands for arguing.
The Lions started to up their game in the second half, in the fifty eighth minute of the game Dutch international Wesley Sneijder scored his first goal for the club in style, Sneijder played a nice pass and move combo with team mates Amrabat and Hakan Balta and struck the ball venomously from about twenty yards out and beat Orduspor keeper Saso Fornezzi.
Ten minutes later Galatasaray equalised, Burak Yılmaz scoring from close range, two minutes later Burak got his second goal of the game; Drogba crossed the ball to Burak who then powerfully headed the ball passed Fornezzi to make it 3-2 to the Lions. Both Terim and Şaş were seen jumping up and down with delight and were relieved with their team's second half performance.
One interesting stat that was revealed from last night via Turkish football website Turkishfootball.com (@Turkish_Futbol) was that Burak has now scored sixty two times in his last seventy one appearances in the famous parçalı colours. The former Trabzonspor player is both top scorer in the Süper Lig with fourteen goals and is joint top in the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo.
With twelve minutes to go Selçuk got his fourth goal of the season, the Turkish international struck from outside of the area to make it 4-2 to the Lions. The Lions finally got their revenge on the Black sea side after experiencing a disastrous first half.
Near the end of the game both Drogba and David Barral clashed in the air whilst going for a header, Drogba recovered quite quickly from the clash, however Barral had to be hospitalised. After the game Drogba went to see the Spaniard who is now recovering (pictured below).
Terim can be pleased with his side's second half performance, showing their sheer strength and determination to fight back and win the game. Galatasaray are six points clear at the top of the Süper Lig and on Saturday travel to Eskişehir and face sixth placed Eskişehirspor at the Eskişehir Atatürk Stadium.
Left:Drogba visiting David Barral in hospital
GALATASARAY: Muslera, Eboue (Sabri 68 mins), Gökhan Zan, Dany, Hakan, Hamit (Umut 67 mins), Selçuk, Amrabat, Sneijder, Drogba, Burak