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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

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.

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

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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