With Jermaine Jones suspended due to yellow card accumulation, Schalke 04 exited the 2012-13 Champions League at the Round of 16 stage on Tuesday. With the score 1-1 from the first-leg, Schalke took the lead at home when Roman Neustadter scored in the 18th minute. Galatasaray equalized in the 37th and went ahead in the 42nd minute. Those goals also gave them the away goal tiebreaker. Schalke’s Michel Bastos made it 3-3 on aggregate in the 63rd, but that score would send Galatasaray through to the next round. With Schalke pressing late, Galatasaray scored five minutes into stoppage time to win 3-2 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate.
“We’re obviously disappointed. If you take all four halves together we were very, very unlucky to go out,” Schalke coach Jens Keller said. “We lost the return leg in the first half. We failed to do a lot of the things we’ve been doing very well in the last few matches. We dropped back, we weren’t aggressive enough, we didn’t push forward and we didn’t really go for it.”