Without facilities, Barcelona traveled to Istanbul to beat Galatasaray, 2-1, to seal the passage to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
After the goalless draw in Catalonia, the Turkish team took the lead in the match, with a goal from Marcão, former central defender of Chaves and Rio Ave, in the 28th minute. Still in the first half, in a fine individual game, Pedri equalized at 37′ and, in the second half (50′), the Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after a header from Frenkie de Jong, deflected late in the game. goal and gave triumph to Xavi’s team with the seventh goal in 10 games for Barcelona.
For their first ever appearance in the Europa League, the Catalans guarantee a place among the eight teams that will try to reach the semi-finals of the competition.