Goals and Highlights: Galatasaray 0-1 Real Madrid, 2019 Champions League
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Final time
Real Madrid gets the victory after a Tony Kroos goal. 
The Merengues achieved the first victory in this Champions League Edition.
+4
The referee grants four minutes for aggregated time. 
89’
Casemiro straight to Muslera’s hands. 
86’
These remaining 4 minutes will be a nightmare for Real Madrid. 
83’
What a miss! Feghouli had a clean header off a perfect cross. 
Substitution Real Madrid
Luka Jovic takes Rodrygo’a place on the pitch. 
79’
Rodrygo fell to the ground. The Brazilian attacker can’t keep going because of cramps. 
73’
Hazard one on one preferred to assist Benzema, who didn’t control the ball correctly. 
71’
Missed chance by Carvajal. The right back couldn’t cross after a 30-yard sprint. 
68'
Nzonzi sees the yellow card for a late challenge on Casemiro.
66' | Substitution in Galatasaray
Ömerbayran will be replacing Belhanda
64'
Hazard makes a great run through the middle of the box and is found by a Benzama's pass.

With no keeper, he strikes it and hits the bar!

 

60'
Carvajal finds a rebound after a corner kick. His strike is straight at Muslera's position who picks it up without giving a rebound.
58'
Hazard once more shoots to the near post and Muslera saves it!
57'
Kroos was through on ball, but Mariano makes a good shoulder-to-shoulder contact to dispossess the German man.
56'
Mariano sends a low cross looking for Seri. Ramos sends it to corner kick before the ball reaches its intended target.
52'
Benzema manages to put himself in fron of the keeper, however Luyindama is able to disturb as he shoots.

Muslera sends it to corner kick.

51'
Cross from Nagatomo is barely cleared by Kross.
46'
Yellow card for Seri for a strong challenge on Casemiro.
46' | Substitution in Galatasaray
Feghouli will replace Donk for the second half.
Second Half Begins: Galatasaray 0-1 Real Madrid
The last 45 minutes of the match are now being played!
Half-Time: Galatasaray 0-1 Real Madrid
We go to the break with advantage for Real Madrid.

They Spanish team has been able to neutralize Galatasaray and in the few chances that the turkish side has had, Curtois has responded well.

45'
One minute of added time for this first half.
43'
Benzema attempts from long distance, but his shot fails to find the target.
39'
Benzema strikes it from just outside the box. The ball is inches above the bar.
37'
Babel makes a good run down the wing and sends an even better cross!

Behlanda strikes with his right and Curtois once more makes an amazing save!

33'
Sequence of rebounds inside Real Madrid's box. The ball is cleared by Marcelo before Belhanda could make the goal.
31'
Real Madrid is in control of the match. The home team is really struggling to get any offense going.
27'
Hazard gets inside the box and looks for goal. His shot is stopped by Muslera.
24'
Interesting cross from Rodrygo looking for Benzema. Muslera is able to stop it before it reaches its target.
22'
Nagatomo crosses for Andone. The rumanian striker heads it just wide of Curtois' goal.
17' | Real Madrid GOOOOOAL!
Hazard recovers the ball in Galatasaray's own half.

After a few back and forward passes with Benzema, he assists Kroos who finishes it to the top corner.

14'
Hazard now finds Benzema. The frenchman attempts to finesse it to the near post, but Muslera is there to block it.
13'
Benzema sends a through ball for Rodrygo. The strike is contained at the near post by Muslera.
11'
Long through ball for Babel. The dutch man was free to go one-one-one with the keeper, but his control is inadequate.
10'
Andone once more puts Curtois to test and the keeper responds well again!
9'
Andone finds himself one-on-one with Curtois. The keeper makes a great save!
4'
Rodrygo finds Casemiro just outside the box. The defensive midfielder strikes it above the bar.
1'
First chance for Real Madrid.

Rodrygo sends a good cross for Hazard, but #7 is unable to put it away.

Kick Off | Galatasaray 0-0 Real Madrid
We're underway in this Matchday 3 fixture!
Ready for kick-off!
The UEFA Champions League anthem plays as both teams step onto the pitch!

We're just seconds away from Galatasaray vs Real Madrid!

Fatih Terim will be coaching his 50th UEFA Champions League match!
Everything ready at Istanbul!
We're ten minutes away from kick-off in this UEFA Champions League match!

Don't go anywhere! Galatasaray vs Real Madrid is coming right up!

Welcome to "Istanbul's Hell"!
Galatasaray's fanbase making their presence felt already with loud singing and unconditional support!


The rest of Galatasaray's team is now on the pitch getting ready for this huge fixture against Real Madrid.

The teams had also met in the 2012/13 quarter-finals, with Benzema scoring in a 3-0 win for Madrid in the home first leg. The Spanish side held on to progress to th next round despite a 3-2 second-leg defeat in Istanbul.

 

Warm-up time!
Uruguay international keeper Fernando Muslera takes to the pitch to start the pre-match exercises.

 

 

Galatasaray not doing will in Europe
Galatasaray's only win in their last 17 European fixtures was against Lokomotiv in last year's UEFA Champions League group stage.
'Los Merengues' have arrived at the stadium!
Galatasaray have lost their last four games against Spanish sides, while Real Madrid have won four of their last five matches with Turkish opponents.

 

Real Madrid: Starting XI
Curtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde; Rodrygo, Benzema, Hazard.

Galatasaray: Starting XI
Muslera; Seri, Marcao, Luyindama, Nagatomo; Nzonzi, Donk, Mariano; Babel, Andone, Belhanda.

 

Tonight's Officiating Team
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Assistant Referees: Lorenzo Manganelli (Italy) & Alessandro Giallatini (Italy)

Fourth Official: Daniele Doveri (Italy)

VAR: Michael Fabbri (Italy)

Assistant VAR: Davide Massa (Italy)

Their most recent meeting in Istanbul
Madrid won 6-1 in its last away meeting against Galatasaray in 2014.

That night, Cristiano Ronaldo had a hat-trick, Karim Benzema scored twice and Isco also made a goal.

For the turkish side, it was Umut Bulut who netted the ball.

Group A standings before Matchday 3

Paris Saint-Germain : 6 points, +4 Goal Difference.

Club Brugge: 2 points, 0 Goal Difference.

Galatasaray: 1 point, -1 Goal Difference.

Real Madrid: 1 point, -3 Goal Difference.

Tonight's kits
Galatasaray will wear their traditional yellow and red kit, while Real Madrid's all-white uniform will be the one used tonight.
Galatasaray is also set for action!
The home team's locker room is also set to recieve the Galatasaray players!

Our LIVE coverage begins!
Real Madrid's equipment and locker room at Türk Telekom Arena prior to this crucial match against Galatasaray.

 

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A look at today's venue!

 

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Real Madrid : Last Champions League Lineup
Courtois , Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Nacho; Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro; Hazard, Lucas Vázquez, Benzema.
Galatasaray: Last Champions League Lineup
Muslera; Marcão, Belhanda, Nagatomo, Mariano Ferreira; Donk, Seri, Nzonzi; Babel, Luyindama, Falcao.
Galatasaray's absences
Mario Lemina won't be able to play, while the participation of Colombian superstar, Radamel Falcao, is still questionable.
Real Madrid's injury less is extensive
Zidane won't be able to count on Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez and Nacho as they're sidelined due to injury.

 

 

Galatasaray will put Real Madrid trough hell
Fatih Terim's squad is ready to host Real Madrid in very hostile enviroment. Their home ground is sometimes referred as "Hell of Instanbul" due to how uncomfortable visiting teams are made by the supporters.

A win for the turkish side would be important in their hopes of making it to the round of sixteen

 

Real Madrid is in serious trouble
Zidane's squad is bottom of Group A of this UEFA Champions League.  The team with the most titles in this competetion might be close to an elimination if they're  unable to win at Istanbul.

The french legend knows that the match will be crucial and hopes that his men will respond.


Kick-Off Time
The Galatasaray vs Real Madrid match will be played at the Türk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. The kick-off is scheduled at 3:00pm ET.
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