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Drogba on target as Galatasaray sweep past Copenhagen
October 23, 2013 / 8:56 PM / 4 years ago

Drogba on target as Galatasaray sweep past Copenhagen

Didier Drogba of Galatasaray (L) controlls the ball in front of Ragnar Sigurdsson of FC Copenhagen (R) during their Champions League soccer match in Istanbul October 23, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Galatasaray’s Ivorian duo Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue helped the Turkish club to a comfortable 3-1 win over FC Copenhagen to move into second place behind Real Madrid in Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

Their aggressive start paid off quickly as Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo raised the roof in the 10th minute with a powerful header.

Dutchman Wesley Sneijder found the net with a classy right-foot shot after receiving a pass from Eboue in the 38th minute.

Eboue was the creator again in first-half stoppage time allowing veteran striker Drogba to make it 3-0.

Copenhagen pulled one back minutes before the final whistle when Claudemir poked the ball past Fernando Muslera.

Writing by Ece Toksabay; editing by Martyn Herman

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