Halil played 90 minutes before departing the field in injury time, and the only goal of the game came on 66 minutes when Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha netted an own goal.
The win for the Turkish side puts them top of their group after the first round of games. Galatasaray are next in action on Sunday when they face Alanyaspor in the league.
There has been no other midweek action for our players out on loan, but they’ll all be pushing for game time this weekend.
Patrik Gunnarsson could get his first taste of action for Viking FK on home soil when they face FK Bodø/Glimt on Sunday. Fellow goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe’s Burton side will travel to Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League One.
As for our B Team players, Aaron Pressley will be hoping for more minutes for AFC Wimbledon as they welcome Plymouth Argyle looking to continue their good run of form after their entertaining 4-3 win over Morecambe last time out.
Alex Gilbert will be looking to keep up his impressive early form for Swindon Town as they travel to Northampton in Sky Bet League Two. Alex grabbed an assist last time out for Town as they took on Port Vale last week.
As for Jaakko Oksanen, he’ll be looking to build on his 90 minutes of game time earned last time out against Kilmarnock as Greenock Morton will look to return to winning ways at home to Raith Rovers.