Icardi is the symbolic man of Galatasaray in the Europa League: he decides the match with a goal in the 91st minute


Icardi is the symbolic man of Galatasaray in the Europa League: he decides the match with a goal in the 91st minute
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Icardi's adventure with Galatasaray is going swimmingly: the Argentine became the great driving force in the play-off against Sparta Prague, scoring the winning goal in full stoppage time.

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Mauro Icardi is still the great protagonist of Galatasaray, even in the Europa League. This season the Argentine has become the symbolic player of the Turkish club, with whom he hopes to score a double of trophies that would be sensational.

After leading the team to the championship, Icardi was also phenomenal in the Europa League where his Galatasaray were involved in the play-offs for the round of 16 against Sparta Prague. The match was closer than expected for the Turks who, after having gone ahead on the score twice, saw their opponents catch up.


The momentary 2-2 was favored by two assists from Icardi who, however, decided to save the best for the end. The icing on the cake came in full injury time, after one red card on each side. Once again the striker took Galatasaray by the hand, transforming himself into their symbolic player: in the 91st minute, with time almost up, he hit the Sparta Prague goalkeeper with a billiard shot and gave his club a huge victory.

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The 3-2 scored right in injury time will allow the Turks to reach the second leg of the play-off with a small advantage in terms of results and the confidence has now skyrocketed after the great feat at the Türk Telekom Arena, the home of Galatasaray which standing up to applaud her great champion.

Icardi took the cover this evening in the Europa League, a competition to which his team had access after sealing third place in the Champions League group stage. But it is no coincidence that he himself was the symbolic man: this season he has transformed himself into Galatasaray's great driving force with 13 goals in 22 appearances , a record second only to that of Dzeko with whom he will compete for the title top scorer in the Super Lig.


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