The reigning Swiss football champions, St Gallen, have lost to the Turkish side, Galatasaray, in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying match in Zurich. The score was 2-1.This content was published on August 9, 2000 - 22:10
St Gallen's Charles Amoah scored the opening goal after just 14 minutes but Galatasaray equalled before the end of the first half and scored the winning goal, 12 minutes from time.
The team from Istanbul are the current Uefa cup holder and always seemed likely to pose a difficult challenge for Marcel Koller's team.
As well as being proven performers at European level, the club has a a budget more than 20 times that of St Gallen.
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