Galatasaray v Real Madrid Football Match – 09.04.2013 – UEFA Champions League Match Preview, Prediction, Squad Info
Galatasaray v Real Madrid Football Match will be played on 09.04.2013 in the Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul for a second leg UEFA Champions League match.
Galatasaray has been poor at the start of the Champions League group stages but managed to hang on and qualify to the quarter-finals. In their first leg match against Real Madrid, I felt they didn’t play that well, the final result was 3-0 to Real Madrid.
Galatasaray’s key players are: B. Yılmaz, W. Sneijder and D. Drogba. Drogba will face his former manager Jose Mourinho again in this match.
These are the players to watch out for in this match.
Real Madrid has been playing well in the Champions League. Their only lost was against Borussia Dortmund in the group stages playing away, the score was 2-1.
At the start of this competition, they were drawn against strong oppositions and managed to go through along with Dortmund who managed to get the first spot in the group stages. They have also knocked out Manchester United in aggregate from the 2 legs, with a draw in the first leg and beating them 2-1 in the second leg playing away.
Real Madrid beat Galatasaray in the first leg of the quarter-finals by 3 goals playing away and will be looking to defend more in this match.
They have many key players. Their main key player to mention is Cristiano Ronaldo who has currently scored 29 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions so far. He will be the main player to look out for in this match and will be expected to be on the scoresheet.
I predict Real Madrid will win this match as Galatasaray will most likely be looking to overturn the 3-0 deficit by playing offensive Football. This could then leave more gaps in defense for Real Madrid to exploit. This match will be similar to the first leg, but I think Galatasaray will have a better match at their home stadium.
The match will begin on April 9, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Match Prediction: Real Madrid Win, Correct Score 1-2.