ISTANBUL 

Turkey’s Galatasaray qualified for the UEFA Europa League playoff round, beating Croatia’s Hajduk Split 2-0 Thursday.

The first half of the game ended with a goalless draw at the Turk Telekom Stadium.

In the 57th minute, Galatasaray’s Sofiane Feghouli netted a goal, but this was disallowed due to an offside call.

The Lions’ Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda found a goal with a close-range finish, making it 1-0 in the 77th minute.

In the 86th minute, Dutch forward Ryan Babel doubled the gap for the Istanbul side.

With this win, Galatasaray secured a spot in the playoff round as they will face the winner of the Willem II – Glasgow Rangers game.

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