Ryan Babel helped Galatasaray on Friday evening with a goal to win in the Turkish Süper Lig. The formation from Istanbul was 2-0 too strong for low-flyer Rizespor for the home crowd.
32-year-old Babel used a penalty kick for Galatasaray in the eighteenth minute, putting his team ahead 2-0. The Orange International made its fourth league goal of the season.
The score was opened a few minutes before Babel's goal by Galatasaray. Montassar Talbi headed a free kick from former NAC midfielder Ömer Bayram into his own goal.
Babel played with Galatasaray up to fifteen minutes before time. Ryan Donk stayed on the couch with the home team throughout the game.
With the win, Galatasaray climbs to fifth place with sixteen points from ten matches. Coach Fatih Terim's team is two points behind the surprising leader Alanyaspor. That team will receive Istanbul Basaksehir on Saturday.
View the results, the stand and the program in the Süper Lig