Wilfried Zaha’s Galatasaray team-mates Mauro Icardi and Dries Mertens seem to snicker at him after a poor contact in Champions League qualifier

Mauro Icardi and Dries Mertens seemed to be laughing at their Galatasaray teammate Wilfried Zaha after the previous Crystal Palace star failed to manage a cross throughout his facet’s 1-0 Champions League qualifier win towards NK Olimpija Ljubljana .

It was the English striker’s second run in an orange shirt and he impressed on the night time.

The 30-year-old reveals off his lightning-fast footwork to his new fan base on the Ali Sami Yen Stadium, skillfully dodging a number of Ljubljana gamers all through the match.

Only as soon as Zaha, who was introduced in after the breakappeared to have some problem controlling a bouncing cross, knocking the ball out of play for a throw-in.

His teammates have been then proven on the tv footage showing to be laughing amongst themselves after the incident, with Icardi and Mertens hiding their faces with their arms as they sat on the bench.

Wilfried Zaha (pictured) helped Galatasaray beat NK Olimpija Ljubljana 1-0 of their Champions League qualifier on Tuesday night time

Mauro Icardi and Dries Mertens appeared to snicker on the former Crystal Palace star after he failed to manage a cross in the course of the match

The Argentine had given the Super Lig facet the benefit within the recreation after 24 minutes, when he got here again from an offside place to benefit from a header into the penalty space and pump the ball into the online with a left foot.

It means Galatasaray progress to the subsequent qualifying spherical by beating Ljubljana 4-0 after their 3-0 win within the first leg.

They now face FC Molde in a play-off match, with a win securing them a spot within the group stage of this season’s European match.

It was Zaha’s (pictured) second look for the Turkish membership and he impressed all through the sport, skillfully dribbling round a number of opposing gamers.


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Before final week, Zaha was out for a while with a hamstring damage that prevented him from enjoying in Palace’s final two Premier League matches towards Fulham and Nottingham Forest.

In reality, his final look on the soccer discipline earlier than becoming a member of Galatasaray was Palace’s 2-0 win towards Bournemouth in May.

He made his debut as an alternative choice to the Turkish facet throughout Galatasaray’s Super Lig curtain raiser towards Kayserispor and performed 21 minutes of that match, which was additionally his first match again from damage.

The Crystal Palace legend grew to become a free agent this summer season and, regardless of gives from Saudi Arabian golf equipment, moved to Istanbul on a three-year deal.