The Spanish giants and the current Turkish champions meet tonight at Santiago Bernabeu for UEFA Champions League matchday 4. Real Madrid are huge favourites for tonight's clash but the recent poor performances in La Liga give some confidence to Galatasaray.
Real Madrid had the chance to move to the top of La Liga this weekend after Barcelona's surprising lost at Levante, but Zidane's team didn't manage to get a win at Santiago Bernabeu against Betis. It was another poor performance from the Galaticos in this beginning of the season, and despite the huge investment made last summer, the team is still searching for the best way to play together. Real Madrid only won 1 of the 3 games played so far in the competition and only scored 3 goals in that period, which is surprising giving the supremacy of the team in the competition in the recent years. For today, Zidane cannot count on Bale, Nacho, Odriozola, James Rodriguez, Vinicius Jr. and the long-term absent Marco Asensio.
Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde; Rodrygo, Hazard, Benzema
The Turkish giants sit on the bottom of Group A with just 1 point in 3 games. Galatasaray showed strong defesive skills in this period conceding just 2 goals, which is remarkable if we think that the team played already against Real Madrid and PSG. However, the team has yet to score in the Champions League this season, and without Falcao tonight, it will be difficult to change this tendency. A defeat tonight means an exit from the Champions League so today, it's a must win for the Turkish champions.
Muslera; Mariano, Luyindama, Marcao, Nagatomo; Nzonzi, Seri, Feghouli, Lemina, Babel; Andone
Despite the recent poor performances, Real Madrid is the huge favourites for tonight and a win today could mean a decisive step towards Champions League Round of 16.
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