Football: Galatasaray to host PSG in Champions League


Turkish giants Galatasaray will host Paris Saint-Germain of France in a Week 2 game of the Europe’s most prestigious football tournament, UEFA Champions League, on Tuesday.

The Group A match at Istanbul’s Turk Telekom Stadium will kick off at 1900GMT.

Galatasaray seek their first victory in the tournament this season while the club have already gone winless in their last six Champions League matches.

In their latest victory, the Lions beat Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0 last season on Sep. 2018.

Galatasaray also managed to win only two matches in their last 27 European appearances.

In another Group A match Spanish giants Real Madrid will host Belgium’s Club Brugge at the Santiago Bernabeu.

In their first games of the tournament, Paris Saint-Germain hammered Real Madrid 3-0 at home as Galatasaray drew goalless with Club Brugge in an away game.

The French club were defeated in their all three previous matches in Istanbul.

They will play without Brazilian star Neymar due to his European suspension and Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani will not be a part of PSG’s squad in Istanbul due to injury.

Colombian forward Radamel Falcao is the top scorer for Galatasaray’s squad in Champions League with 14 goals in 28 matches.

Galatasaray have been criticized over their poor performance in Turkish Super Lig so far.

Galatasaray drew goalless with arch rivals Fenerbahce in an Istanbul derby last Saturday, leaving them only with nine points in six league matches.
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