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UEFA Champions League

  • September 18, 2013
  • • 02:45
  • • Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
  • • Attendance: 47669
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Ladbrokes PaddyPower WilliamHill MyBet Tipico
Galatasaray 5.00 5.50 4.50 5.00 6.00
Draw 4.00 3.50 3.50 4.35 4.00
Real Madrid 1.70 1.70 1.80 1.65 1.55
Galatasaray - Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos hunt La Decima

Galatasaray - Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos hunt La Decima

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Carlo Ancelotti's side begin their assault on another European crown with a potentially tricky trip to Turkey on Tuesday, though they will be without Xabi Alonso

Real Madrid were dumped out of the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals last season but will fancy their chances of lifting the trophy for a 10th time this term.

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With Carlo Ancelotti now at the helm, Los Blancos have enjoyed a fruitful summer of recruitment, with Isco, Asier Illarramendi and Gareth Bale the club's standout signings over the summer.

Madrid will have to do without midfielder Xabi Alonso, who remains on the sidelines with a broken foot, while Ancelotti has confirmed that Iker Casillas will start his first game of the season having been displaced by Diego Lopez in La Liga.

Galatasaray ended their 12-match winless streak against Spanish opposition when they played Madrid in the quarter-finals last season, as they recorded a 3-2 home victory that ultimately proved in vain as Jose Mourinho's men progressed 5-3 on aggregate.

With Cristiano Ronaldo on a run of 21 goals in his previous 19 Champions League matches, the Turkish side face a tough challenge in securing a repeat success.

Yet Galatasaray do boast a fine recent record in Istanbul, losing only two of their last 14 home European matches.

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Team News
Available Squads
25Néstor Muslera MicolGoalkeeper
21Aurélien Chedjou FongangDefender
13Dany NounkeuDefender
27Emmanuel EboueDefender
-Engin BaytarMidfielder
3Felipe MeloMidfielder
-RieraMidfielder
8Selçuk İnanMidfielder
10Wesley SneijderMidfielder
17Burak YılmazStriker
11Didier DrogbaStriker
77Eray İşcanGoalkeeper
22Hakan BaltaDefender
26Semih KayaDefender
55Sabri SarıoğluDefender
20BrumaStriker
53Nordin AmrabatStriker
19Umut BulutStriker
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
17ArbeloaDefender
15Daniel CarvajalDefender
3PepeDefender
4Sergio RamosDefender
7Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
23IscoMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
13Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
18Nacho FernándezDefender
-CasemiroMidfielder
11Gareth BaleMidfielder
24Asier IllarramendiMidfielder
29MorataStriker
20Jesé RodríguezStriker

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