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Galatasaray claim comfortable win over Gaziantep FC in Turkish Super League clash

Galatasaray moved up in the standings in Turkish top-tier Super League with a shutout victory Saturday in an away match against Gaziantep FK.

took the lead in minute 21 as Turkish midfielder Ömer Bayram scored from outside the penalty box.

Near the end of the first half, Galatasaray doubled the lead with a tap by Algerian winger Sofiane Feghouli's to beat goalkeeper Günay Güvenç for the 2-0 victory.

Feghouli was assisted by a cross by Turkish left back Emre Taşdemir.

The Istanbul club was under fire going into the match after Wednesday's devastating 6-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League. The loss in Madrid ended Galatasaray's hopes in the tournament.

But the win Saturday boosted morale of the Lions, who has a miserable Champions League tournament.

Galatasaray is currently in the fourth spot with 19 points in the Super Lig. Sivasspor is at the top with 21 points in 11 matches.

The season has seen the Lions regularly slammed for their poor performances in away matches as the team has not been influential away from home.

The team's last away league win was a 3-2 win against Kayserispor on Aug. 30.

Since then, Galatasaray drew against Yeni Malatyaspor 1-1, Gençlerbirliği 0-0 and lost the Istanbul derby against Beşiktaş 1-0 away.

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