Upcoming Champions League Group B opponents Galatasaray also faced an early domestic league fixture this evening, with Roberto Mancini’s men running out comfortable 2-0 winners at home to Elazigspor.
Ahead of Tuesday’s decisive European clash at the Turk Telekom Arena, Galatasaray enjoyed a positive warm-up at the venue as they sealed victory within the opening seven minutes.
Selcuk Inan opened the scoring before Burak Yilmaz took the hosts beyond the reach of the visitors, who remain rooted to the bottom of the Super Lig table.
The three points gained take the Turks to second place, six points behind Fenerbahce but with a game in hand.
Tomorrow will see the Bianconeri’s other two Champions League rivals compete in domestic fixtures. FC Copenhagen are in league action against Verstjaelland at Parken Stadium, while Real Madrid take on third division side Olimpic Xativa in the Copa del Rey.