- 1 Galatasaray vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview of UCL 2015
- 1.1 Is It too Difficult for Galatasaray to Defend Atletico Madrid?
- 1.2 Can Torres Make A Sensational Come Back?
- 1.3 Expected Lineup of Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid
- 1.4 Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid UCL Match Timing : Kick Off Time
- 1.5 Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid Live Stream Online : Where to Watch
In the first match of Group C of UCL draw, Galatasaray and Atletico Mardid are going to play at Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi stadium at Istanbul. This is a home match of Galatasaray and the Spanish Colchoneros are going to demolish them in their home. When Galatasaray is going to confront a beast, this is going to be quite easy for Atletico Madrid to win this first away match.
Galatasaray vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview of UCL 2015
If you are excited to know the latest happenings of Galatasaray vs Atletico Madrid match, read on. Here is everything you should know about Galatasaray vs Atletico Madrid match of Champions League. The following list contains Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid team news, kick off time and all the live stream info.
Is It too Difficult for Galatasaray to Defend Atletico Madrid?
As you are thinking that Galatasaray cannot defend this Spanish club, you should know that the present form of Galatasaray is not so bad. Hamza Hamzaoglu is currently trying to revamp him squad. In the last transfer window, he tried to buy some players like Chamberlain, Denayer etc. Although, he didn’t get the Gunner but Denayer joined Galatasaray on a loan. On the other hand, Kevin Grosskreutz has also joined Galatasaray in the last transfer window.
Although, they are standing on 8th position on the Super Lig point table, which is their mother league, yet, their forward line is pretty good. The problem begins from the defense. They had the same problem in the last UCL matches, which yields defeat to almost all opponents including Arsenal, Dortmund, Anderlecht etc. In fact, they were lost to Arsenal and Dortmund for 2 times each.
This time, the same issues can be a roadblock for them. Due to the worst defense, they lost to Osmanlispor in Super Lig match on 25th August. After 2000, they haven’t won any big trophy. In 2000, they won against Arsenal on penalties in UEFA Cup. Although, they have won Turkiye Kupasi and Super Kupa in 2015, but big trophies are still far away. However, their main strength are the Dutch midfielder, Sneijder and the German forward, Podolski.
Can Torres Make A Sensational Come Back?
After losing to Real Madrid in last UCL, Atletico Madrid has not made any remarkable come back till date. It’s been 4 months and still Atletico Madrid was playing an average game. But, the whole scenario has been changed in the last match against Barcelona. Although, they were defeated by 2-1 score line, but, Torres has shown how great he is.
On 51st minute of the match, the Spanish striker left Alba behind and scored the first goal in this season, which helped Atletico Madrid to lead the match for only 4 minutes. Due to Messi’s overwhelming form, they lost the match.
Anyway, if you can skip the final score and consider the performance, you will get some interesting things. For example, their players didn’t make any huge mistakes that is expensive. Obviously, their defense made some silly mistakes but Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin played really well, which helped Atletico Madrid to lead in the first half.
The most surprising thing of Atletico Madrid is they are in need of a consistent goal getter. Obviously, their strikers are scoring goals but not one of them is regular. Antoine Griezmann, Gabi, Koke, Torres have scored 1 goal each. That can create more difficulties for them.
But, Diego Simeone is much concerned about this. In this match, Atletico Madrid should not play like a friendly match. Instead, they should rectify their problems as soon as possible.
Expected Lineup of Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid
Galatasaray Expected Starting Lineup: Fernando Muslera, Balta, Sarioglu, Kaya, Adin, Jose Rodriguez, Inan, Sneijder, Oztekin, Podoloski, Yilmaz.
Atletico Madrid Expected Starting Lineup: Oblak, Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Filipe Luis, Tiago, Gabi; Koke, Oliver, Griezmann, Torres.
Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid UCL Match Timing : Kick Off Time
Match: Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date & Time : 15 September – Tuesday – 9:45PM (Turkey), 8:45PM (Spain), Tuesday – 2:45PM (ET), 16 September – Wednesday – 12:15AM (India)
Stadium: Türk Telekom Arena
Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid Live Stream Online : Where to Watch
This can be a smooth win for Atletico Madrid since their players are in form. At the same time, Sneijder and Podoloski need to give their best. Otherwise, Galatasaray is going to be demolished.