Real Madrid v Galatasaray Football Match – 03.04.2013 – UEFA Champions League Match Preview, Prediction, Squad Info
Real Madrid v Galatasaray Football Match will be played on 03.04.2013 in the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid for a first leg UEFA Champions League match. Svein Oddvar Moen will be the referee for 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 will be playing at home in the first leg and will be strong favourites to win this match.
They have many key players. Their main key player to mention is Cristiano Ronaldo who has currently scored 28 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions. He will be the main player to look out for in this match and will be expected to score.
Galatasaray has been poor at the start of the Champions League group stages, as they lost 2 matches, one against Manchester United and another against Sporting Braga. They managed to keep this aside and haven’t lost in 6 matches in a row which led them to qualify in the group stages. They also beat Shalke 04 in the knockout rounds with a magnificent 2-3 victory playing away to go through on aggregate. Galatasaray will now face a strong team playing away and will be looking to keep their defense compact and solid.
Galatasaray’s key players are: B. Yılmaz, W. Sneijder and D. Drogba. Speaking of Didier Drogba, he has helped Chelsea win the Champions League last season, can he guide Galatasaray to victory? Well against Real Madrid, it is hard to say. Drogba will also face his former manager Jose Mourinho.
These are the players to watch out for in this match.
I predict Real Madrid will win this match as they will be playing at home with the home advantage and I also predict Cristiano Ronaldo will score first. Galatasaray will need to defend well if they were to stand a chance beating Real Madrid playing away, it will be tough for them, unless they defend well and pass long balls over to Drogba who will then need to take his chances if and when they come.
The match will begin on April 3, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Match Prediction: Real Madrid Win, Correct Score 4-1, Cristiano Ronaldo to score first