real sociedad (teknik direktör: raynald denoueix) alberto lopez, aitor lopez rekarte, gabi schürrer, bjorn kvarme, agustin aranzabal, xabi alonso, bittor alkiza (boris gonzalez 87'), valerij karpin, igor gabilondo, nihat kahveci (igor jauregui 90'), oscar de paula (mikel aranburu 72')
galatasaray (teknik direktör: fatih terim) faryd aly mondragon, sebastian gabriel tamaş, frank de boer (ümit karan 86'), hakan ünsal (cihan haspolatlı 76'), ergün penbe, bülent korkmaz, hasan gökhan şaş (arif erdem 66'), sabri sarıoğlu, ovidiu petre, berkant göktan, hakan şükür
yardımcı hakemler: steinar holvik (nor), ole hermann borgan (nor)
4. hakem: tommy skjerven (nor)
real sociedad: lópez alberto (gk), bjørn tore kvarme, agustín aranzabal (c), xabi alonso, gabriel schürrer, valeri karpin, lópez aitor, nihat kahveci (dk. 90 igor jauregi), igor gabilondo, bittor alkiza (dk. 87 gonzález boris), óscar de paula (dk. 72 mikel aranburu)
yedekler: mikel saizar (gk), javier de pedro, xabier prieto, lee chun soo
teknik direktör: raynald denoueix (fra)
galatasaray: faryd mondragón (gk), bülent korkmaz (c), frank de boer (dk. 86 ümit karan), göktan berkant, hakan şükür, hasan şaş (dk. 66 arif erdem), ovidiu petre, gabriel tamaş, sabri sarıoğlu, hakan ünsal (dk. 76 haspolatlı cihan), ergün penbe
yedekler: aykut erçetin (gk), arslan volkan, abdullah ercan, césar prates
teknik direktör: fatih terim (tur)
goller: 0-1 hakan şükür dk. 26 1-1 óscar de paula dk. 51
sarı kartlar: dk. 63 xabi alonso (real sociedad) dk. 54 göktan berkant, dk. 65 hakan ünsal (galatasaray)
real joy for de paula published: thursday 11 december 2003, 0.07cet
real sociedad de fútbol 1-1 galatasaray sk oscar de paula's second-half strike sends real into raptures.
real sociedad de fútbol progressed to the last 16 of the uefa champions league after holding galatasaray sk to a draw to clinch the point they needed to join group d winners juventus fc in the knockout stages.
late scares in a tense match at the anoeta stadium in san sebastian, hakan sükür gave the turkish side a first-half lead against the run of play. real got the equaliser their pressure warranted through oscar de paula six minutes after the break, and survived a couple of late scares before consigning galatasaray to a place in the uefa cup.
kovacevic suspended with so much at stake both sides started slowly, with galatasaray willing to sit back and attempt to draw real forward. the spanish side, however, looked tentative and for all the threat posed by igor gabilondo and valeri karpin on the wings, lacked a cutting edge in attack without the suspended darko kovacevic.
sabri to the rescue galatasaray, meanwhile, often looked bereft of attacking ideas and it was startling that it was the turkish side that went into the break in front. on 26 minutes xabi alonso's powerful header flew goalwards, but sabri sarioglu's athletic clearance on the line kept the scores level. seconds later galatasaray struck.
hakan sükür strikes galatasaray broke with purpose for the first time from sabri's clearance and when berkant göktan split the real defence to put hakan sükür through on goal, the striker made the most of his one chance of the half, slipping the ball over the advancing alberto lópez, who was in the side as a late replacement for the injured sander westerveld.
real hit back a stunned real were soon back on the ball. on 33 minjutes faryd mondragón did well to beat out igor gabilondo's cross from the left, then de paula fired over when the ball had fallen invitingly for him in the area. galatasaray could find no respite. on 39 minutes nihat kahveci shot wide from close range then, in time added on at the end of the first half, karpin threaded the ball through to aitor lópez who was unfortunate to see his powerful strike flash past the post.
real pressure real came into the game on the back of a 4-0 home thrashing by real betis balompié, but they were showing few signs of the problems that have beset them on the domestic front, as they attacked with confidence and fluency. within seconds of the restart they won a corner and real did not let up the pressure until they had belatedly and deservedly drawn level.
de paula levels the goal arrived on 51 minutes when, from a free-kick, xabi alonso crossed from the left and found de paula, who controlled the ball before slipping a low shot under mondragón.
timely change the goal put real back in control of the second qualifying place, prompting galatasaray coach fatih terim to replace midfield player hasan sas with striker arif erdem on 66 minutes. the move almost bore fruit on 75 minutes when arif found space in the area only for bjørn tore kvarme to slide across and make a potentially crucial block on the striker.
alberto saves that chance, rare as it was, served as another warning that another galatasaray goal then could have taken them through, and in the latter stages it was the visiting side that seized the initiative. one final late scare for real saw alberto dive bravely to smother ovidiu petre's low cross, but the spanish side held on for a point to secure second spot and qualification.