Champions League

Barcelona 2 - Galatasaray 2

Barcelona: Bonano; Puyol, Christanval, Andersson, Coco; Rochemback (Gerard 46'), Xavi (Overmars 46'), Cocu; Kluivert; Saviola, Rivaldo. 4-3-1-2.
Galatasaray: Mondragón; Capone, Kormaz, Emre, Hakan Unsal; Pérez, Ayhan (Suat 50'), Fleurquín, Ergun; Bulent (Sergen 85'), Umit Karan. 4-4-2.

0-1. 05. Umit Karan. Poked ball past Bonano after cross from Ergun on left.
0-2. 41. Fleurquín. Drilled ball into net after Bonano pushed out Karan header.
1-2. 49. Saviola. Shot from close range after Overmars played back Gerard cross.
2-2. 66. Saviola. Ran on to Rivaldo's chested pass to shoot into roof of net.

Barcelona fought back in the second half of this match to salvage a point after falling two goals behind to Galatasaray. After recent disappointing performances by the Catalan side, Rexach left De Boer, Overmars and Gabri on the bench and gave a start to Rochemback, with the so called 'trident' of Kluivert, Saviola and Rivaldo playing up front. However the Turkish side caught the Barcelona defence off their guard early on, Umit Karan getting ahead of Andersson to poke a cross from the left past Bonano. Either side had their chances, but once again it was Ergun on the left who laid the ball in shortly before half time for Fleurquin to score after Bonano parried Karan's header.

The home crowd whistled their players off at the break, but Rexach brought on Gerard and Overmars and the two combined to set up Saviola four minutes later. That brought the fans back on their side, and shortly after Capone was sent off for the visitors for a high tackle on Rivaldo. With a one man advantage Barça equalised, Rivaldo chesting down a cross from Overmars for Saviola to score his second of the night. Suddenly a win was on the cards, and Mondragón made a superb save from Cocu as Barça threw everyone forward. But Galatasaray closed ranks, and the Turkish side held on for a valuable point despite ending up with nine men after Hakan Unsal picked up a second yellow card in injury time. A goal-less draw between Roma and Liverpool meant that Barcelona still head the group on four points, with Roma and Galatasaray on two and Liverpool with one.