Club Brugge and Galatasaray took a point apiece in a scoreless draw.
It was a goalless draw between the two sides who many believe are fighting for the third-place spot in UEFA Champions League Group A.
— Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) September 18, 2019
The other two members of this group are two tournament favorites in PSG and Real Madrid.
The two games that Belgian side Brugge and Turkish side Galatasaray play against each other, maybe the only points they register in the Champions League this season.
The battle for the third pace is on.
While fourth place simply goes home, thrid place drops into the less prestigious Europa League. But an opportunity for silverware and financial benefits none the less.
Playing at the Jan Breydelstadion in Belgium, it was a rather lackluster match.
The two sides were more concerned about not giving anything away rather than trying to take something from the game.
Both sides did register a shot or two on goal. Brugge having two and Galatasaray having one.
The best chance for Brugge came in the first half. when a shot from Federico Ricca smashed against the crossbar.
Clement: "Mijn spitsen? Die hebben hard gewerkt en passen zich ook aan een nieuw niveau aan. Als team evolueren we en werken we hard. We zijn gretig en mogen tevreden zijn over waar we vandaag staan." #CluGal #UCL pic.twitter.com/Z9L3z4tHfV
— Club Brugge KV (@ClubBrugge) September 18, 2019
While in the second half, around the 60-minute mark, Sofiane Feghouli of Galatasary had a shot skim off the top of the bar.
VAR did get in on the action tonight, with a late penalty call against the Turks.
But it was deemed no handball by Marcao and the chance to take all three pints by Brugge slipped away.
Galatasaray host PSG next, while Brugge travels to Real Madrid.
Perhaps the strategy used tonight is just practice to try and hang on for anything against the much tougher opposition.