Mata leads Galatasaray’s qualification

An assist from Juan caused the winning goal against Ofspor (2-1) in the fourth round of the Turkish Cup. He was the best of his team and played a full match for the first time since his signing.

Galatasaray qualified for the round of 32 of the Turkish Cup. They did so thanks to their 2-1 fourth-round win against Ofspor, with an outstanding performance from Juan Mata The Spanish footballer guided his teammates in a game that turned uphill in the first half. Lower-tier opponents Ofspor started off with a surprise at NEF Stadyumu. Türkyılmaz, in the 18th minute, put the visiting team ahead in their first dangerous chance.

In this adverse scenario, Juan took charge of the situation. He acted close to the midfield position, organized Galatasaray’s attacks and became the best player in the Okan team. He had a few goalscoring chances and provided the assist for the winner (2-1), after classily controlling the ball and setting a pass to Berkan İsmail Kutlu. This decisive move came in the 79th minute. The 1-1 had come through Haris Seferović.

Mata played the complete match for the first time since joining Galatasaray. A fact to crown his great performance in the penultimate match before the break for the World Cup. The last game will be next Saturday, with a visit to İstanbul Başakşehir.

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