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Mixed emotions for Altintop after Gala beat Schalke

March 13, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Galatasaray's Hamit Altintop asked Schalke fans for forgiveness after scoring a goal which helped eliminate his former club from the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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When Altintop scored a stunning long-range strike to level the score at the Schalke Arena on Tuesday night, the Gelsenkirchen-born midfielder celebrated his first goal of the season with his team-mates but, as he admitted afterwards, he had mixed emotions.

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