Fenerbahçe 0-0 Galatasaray: Full match ratings [Süper Lig – Round 18]

Man of the match: Oosterwolde (7): He was the man of the match, well deserved considering the performances of the other 19 outfield players. He was particularly impressive with two decisive interventions, one of which was outstanding, on Icardi at the end of each half. In part due to his performance, Galatasaray did not create any clear-cut chances.

Fenerbahçe (4-2-3-1)

Livakovic (6): In a (very) boring match with only one shot on target, the goalkeepers on both sides had a quiet game. Only Ziyech tested him.

Kadioglu (5.5): He was relatively visible in this match, winning a good number of duels (12/17) and making it difficult to pass down his left flank, even though the threat seemed low. Not really decisive offensively, even though he tried to get forward.

Oosterwolde (7): See above.

Djiku (5.5): Less in the spotlight than his defensive partner, but he was never beaten and was therefore a good complement to Oosterwolde. Mission accomplished.

Osayi-Samuel (5): Aktürkoglu was on the other flank, but he was having a bad night. A relatively neutral match overall, where he clearly did not seek to take risks.

Kahveci (4): He is one of the players who can give his team a good game, but he was not seen for his beautiful touch but rather for making fouls (one yellow card). He seems to have come onto the pitch more to fight than to play, and this was reflected in his game with a pass completion rate below 70% and few touches of the ball. A shame for him and annoying for the viewer.

Crespo (5): Despite some wastefulness (a long pass at the 31st minute, etc.), he looked to play, and that was not in vain in this match.

Tadic (3.5): A very sad week for the Serbian, who had already missed his match against Kayserispor in the week. When he touched the ball in the first half, he did not feel in his legs and, in addition, he was quite messy. His shooting and passing skills did not dazzle the match. He was quickly replaced by King, who had a good opportunity but missed. This was one of the two only big chances of the match.

Szymanski (4.5): The midfielder simply missed his first half and made a string of fouls (more than 40 fouls in this match, counting all the players on the pitch). When he looked to play more in the second half, he was able to create the first big chance of the match at the hour mark. His shot from inside the box just missed the right post of Muslera. With the sad performances of the trio Kahveci, Tadic and Szymanski, it is no surprise that there were few chances tonight.

Under (4): The former Marseille man, who had given us some flashes of brilliance in Ligue 1, was not a real asset for his team on the offensive side. A dangerous shot from distance, a free kick (with a rare effect) in a good area, and then that’s it. He was replaced at half-time after touching 21 balls by Yuksek (4), who was also relatively neutral.

Dzeko (6): The only satisfaction of the Fener attack tonight. Very precise every time he receives the ball, he always knows what to do with it. His ability to keep the ball to win a foul or give it away to start an attack was very useful. It is worth noting that many of the balls he received were long balls, so this attests to his technique. He was also seen so much because he did not hesitate to drop off, unlike Icardi. If we put the duel of the strikers into play, the Bosnian was clearly superior. A slightly worse second half, though. He was replaced by Batshuayi late in the game.

Galatasaray (4-2-3-1)

Muslera (6): The Uruguayan did not have to make a single save, as the game was relatively even.

Yilmaz (5.5): The left-back had a mixed game, with some good moments and some poor ones. He made some dangerous runs forward, but he also gave the ball away too easily on occasion.

Bardakci (5.5): He was good in the air, but he was not as comfortable on the ball.

Nelsson (6): He was combative and made some good interceptions. He was also difficult to pass around and had a good passing range.

Boey (4.5): He did not have a great game, despite the fact that Tadic was also poor. He was not as risky as he usually is and lost a lot of duels.

Torreira (3): He had a terrible first half, losing the ball a lot and making poor decisions. He was not as bad in the second half, but that was because he touched the ball less as the Canaries took control of the game. He was replaced by Ayhan.

Demirbay (6): He was one of the few Galatasaray players who played well. He was dangerous in attack and created some chances. He was replaced by Ndombélé.

Akturkoglu (3.5): He was a shadow of his usual self and did not have much influence on the game. He was replaced by Dervisoglu.

Mertens (3.5): He was a technical player who played in the middle of the park, but he had no impact on the game. He only touched the ball 22 times in 67 minutes. He was replaced by Zaha.

Ziyech (4): He was one of the most anticipated players in the Galatasaray team, but he was also disappointing. He was poor from set-pieces, but he did create some chances, including a good cross for Demirbay, who was not quick enough to react. He was replaced by Bakambu.

Icardi (3.5): He did not touch the ball very much because he waited too much for the ball to come to him. He did not have much impact on the game, except for two long balls where he was well-placed, but Oosterwolde was able to stop him.

Overall, this was a very boring match with few chances created. Oosterwolde was the man of the match for his two decisive interventions, while Dzeko was the only real bright spot for Fenerbahçe. Galatasaray had a disappointing game and lost to a better team. They will need to improve if they want to make a deep run in the Europa League.

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