News | 10/22/2019 | Alberto Navarro (Istanbul)
The team looks for the three points in Istanbul to take a step forward in group A.
The French coach has cited 21 soccer players for this encounter Among them is Kroos, who returns after recovering from his injury and who, in case of playing, would reach a hundred meetings in the Champions League (leads 58 with the Real Madrid).
It will be the eighth time that both teams are measured in the European Cup and the precedents are favorable for him Real Madrid: four wins and three losses. The whites won the last match between the two in Ali Sami Yen, who finished 1-6. Benzema, who signed a doublet, and Isco They are the two players of the current squad who saw the door.
Opposite will be Galatasaray, which is the absolute dominator of Turkish football. In fact, this season he has already won the Super Cup of his country and defends the League and Cup titles. He arrives motivated after adding three important points at home against Sivasspor last Friday (3-2). This victory ended a three-game unmarked streak and gave continuity to a statistic that speaks very clearly of his dominance in Turkey: he chains 40 league games without losing in Ali Sami Yen (33 wins and 7 draws).