Real Madrid face Galatasaray in the Ali Sami Yen in Istambul, as tough scenario as it gets for a visiting team. Los Blancos have to bounce back from their disappointing loss against Mallorca this past Saturday and need to get the three points after losing 3-0 to PSG in Paris and the home draw against Brugge.
Eden Hazard and Toni Kroos will be back with the team and considering how crucial the game is they will almost certainly feature in the starting lineup. The same can be said about Varane, Carvajal and quite possibly Mendy, who might be Zidane’s starter for the left-back spot even when Marcelo is ready to play.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, James, Hazard, Benzema.
Galatasaray predicted XI: Muslera, Mariano, Luyindama, Marcao, Nagatomo, Mor, Seri, Nzonzi, Belhanda, Babel, Andone.
As always, Real Madrid should have what it takes to beat Galatasaray even at Istambul, especially considering that the Turkish side have been fairly mediocre so far this season. But that could’ve been said many times this year and Los Blancos failed to perform, so it will be interesting to see if Zidane’s men show up and manage to earn a solid and convincing win.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Time: 21:00 CEST, 03:00pm EST.
Venue: Ali Sami Yen, Istambul, Turkey.
Available TV: TUDN (USA), Movistar La Liga de Campeones (Spain).
Available Streaming: Fubo.TV (USA).
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