Welcome to the CFRealMadrid and welcome to the Match Preview of Real Madrid vs Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid started the campaign with bitter results against PSG and Club Brugge but managed to win against Galatasaray in away leg in Istanbul. Real Madrid is now at no.2 spot in Group Stage with PSG leading this group.
Galatasaray vs Real Madrid was a low scoring game and we hope to dominate this one. The Los Blancos scored one goal early and managed to keep the scoreline till the end. This was our first victory in the Champions League this season. The upcoming match will be interesting because this is the second round of Champions League Group Stage. We have the chance to improve our shortcomings in the first roundup.
Real Madrid is short on players with the absence of Bale and James. Zidane has to sort out the issues with Bale and James as early as possible. The transfer window in Winter will decide the fate of many players and the coach. Real Madrid will have to play their full potential squad and win the game with the authority as we have the home advantage.
Zidane has to do pressing against the lines of the Turkish side and play higher on the pitch with one fullback covering the backline. We drew against the Betis and lacked in goal scoring, finishing, and composure. We have to recheck our attacking options in the starting lineup and play with concentration and full intensity. Our attacking options are not consistent and we witness a different starting lineup in every game which is not a good approach to establish players. So, without any delay, let’s start our Match Preview of Real Madrid vs Galatasaray.
Real Madrid vs Galatasaray Match Preview:
The kick off time for Real Madrid vs Galatasaray is scheduled at 09:00 PM on Wednesday 06 November 2019. The match will be played on Matchday 4 in Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The referee will be Felix Zwayer.
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Squad For Real Madrid vs Galatasaray:
Real Madrid have announced the names of 19 players for the squad against Galatasaray. These names include:
- Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, and Altube.
- Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Militao, Mendy, and Marcelo.
- Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, and Isco.
- Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Jovic, Lucas Vasquez, and Rodrygo.
- Omitted Players: Nacho, Asensio, Bale, Vinicius Jr., Mariano, James, and Brahim.
Expected Starting Lineup:
Thibaut Courtois will most probably start the match. He kept a clean sheet in the last match. He is still criticized in the ranks of fans. However, he has improved his positioning in the box and did a pretty good job against Betis and stopped a few tremendous shots.
Sergio Ramos will be the leader of the packed house. I personally feel that Raphael Varane is a little out of touch for the last few games. If it was up to me, I would start Militao ahead of the French man. However, I still believe that Zidane will prefer Varane over Militao.
Dani Carvajal has provided several assists this season. He has to be fully focused on the defensive flanks and also press the opposition wingers. Ferland Mendy played well in the last match. He made many recoveries and tackles but Zidane will opt Marcelo in this match because of his attacking prowess.
In the midfield, Kroos and Casemiro will play with Valverde this time. Valverde was not touched in the last match and Real Madrid suffered without him and we do not want to repeat the same mistake. Zidane has also motivated Isco and played him in his position to get his confidence back. We all know how much havoc Isco can cause for the opposition when he is in form.
Hazard and Benzema will definitely in the starting line-up. The tie is between two youngsters Rodrygo and Lucas Vasquez on the Right Wing. Zidane will choose Vasquez in the starting lineup but Rodrygo will also get some minutes in the match as a substitute. Benzema will have to play with full authority as he did against Leganes. Hazard is slowly progressing but a dynamic performance is needed from him tonight.
Isco, Modric, Jovic, Rodrygo, Militao, Mendy, and Areola will be on the bench to provide the necessary options as substitutes. Personally, I think Modric, Jovic, and Rodrygo will get some minutes as substitutes if there isn’t any injury in the game.
After the last game against Real Betis, we have to make a comeback and deliver a good performance. We have to go there and make a statement that we are the still the best in business. So, I predict a 2-0 scoreline in favor of Real Madrid.
In yesterday’s Press Conference, Marcelo said:
We will play this match like a final
That’s all from the Match Preview of Real Madrid vs Galatasaray. What do you think of our Match Preview? How do you think we should lineup for this fixture. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. We will be back with the Match Review in a few hours after the game. Until then, Hala Madrid!