The eleventh consecutive league victory came in a game where they were just a few minutes behind the score. Icardi, already with Juan Mata on the pitch, scored the winner against Ümraniyespor
Galatasaray picked up their tenth Super League win in a row, with Mata playing a second-half role. They beat Giresunspor 0-4 to top the standings (48 points).
The Spanish international’s strike decided the game before half-time. With the 4-0 win over Hatayspor, Galatasaray have now won eight consecutive Super League matches.
Juan Mata’s team thrashed Fenerbahçe in the great match of Turkish football (0-3) and increases their advantage as Super League leader to four points. They have a spectacular streak of nine consecutive victories in official matches.
It is not the same to play football and be a footballer. Here, I try to explain how my life has been shaped by the beautiful game, the experiences I have had, and the decisions I had to make along the way, consciously or subconsciously, on and off the pitch.
MATA'S WORLD MAP
Several stadiums have had a big impact on my career (Mestalla, Stamford bridge, Old Trafford, Soccer City, The Olympic Stadium of Kiev, Allianz Arena, Wembley, Amsterdam Arena…) but football has let me travel so I’ve had the chance of meeting plenty more. I’ve located and compiled them so that you can see them on my particular ‘Mata´s wold map’. I hope you like it.