Galatasaray to face Club Brugge in crucial CL match

ANKARA

Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray will take on Club Brugge from Belgium in a crucial UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday, which would shape the Istanbul team’s destiny in Europe.

Having sat in bottom with one point at Group A, Galatasaray have to get at least one point from Club Brugge in Tuesday’s week 5 game to keep their hopes alive for their European journey.

Galatasaray were eliminated from the Champions League after they suffered a devastating 6-0 loss to Real Madrid in an away match held at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Nov. 6 — the Turkish club’s biggest defeat in a UEFA competition.

Shut out of the top two, Galatasaray have to be confirmed in the number three spot to continue their European adventure in UEFA’s second-tier tournament, the Europa League.

The Lions have been in trouble in their European campaign for at least a year, as their last Champions League win came way back in September 2018.

Istanbul’s yellow and reds saw one draw and three losses, failing to score any goal in four group matches this season.

The match between Galatasaray and Club Brugge will kick off in Istanbul’s Turk Telekom Stadium at 8.55 p.m. (1755GMT).

Tuesday fixtures of the Champions League are as follows:

Group A

Galatasaray (Turkey) – Club Brugge (Belgium) at 1755GMT

Real Madrid (Spain) – Paris Saint-Germain (France) at 2000GMT

Group B

Tottenham (England) – Olympiacos (Greece) at 2000GMT

Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) – Bayern Munich (Germany) at 2000GMT

Group C

Manchester City (England) – Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) at 2000GMT

Atalanta (Italia) – Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) at 2000GMT

Group D

Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia) – Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) at 1755GMT

Juventus (Italy) – Atletico Madrid (Spain) at 2000GMT
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