Galatasaray vs Anderlecht. In the group D Champions League favorites for the next round are certainly Arsenal and Dortmund and that is why this game is gaining in importance. Reasonable to expect that these two teams fight for the UEFA Cup and third place in the group. Can be any of the two teams involved in the fight for the top two places also depends of this match. Galatasaray is a great team and has an army of fans who will be their 12th player on this match.
Galatasaray and their coach Cesare Prandelli have a few injury concern. One of them are defender Semih Kaya because of a calf complaint. Galatasaray have a great players and they play very strong with no more then three goals per match. Today they play against the team who usually score at least two goals per match. Because of that they must to play carefully and without mistakes in defense line.
Prandelli said about this match:"We'll play against a well-organised, very young and interesting team. They will be keen to impress, so we need to be careful. We'll try to get three points with the help of our fans."
Anderlecht have a young team who has very high ambitions. They have wish and they have power. They played more matches in previous weekends then their opponent and because of that they have a chances, even in Turkey. They played very fast football and Galatasaray must watch out to counter attacks. Anderlecht have two players missing due to suspension, their captain and goalkeeper Silvio Proto and French defender Fabrice N'Sakala. Argentinian attacking player Matias Suarez returned to the team after several months of absence, and will probably be included in the first team.
Besnik Hasi, Anderlecht's coach, said the next:"Ambition and determination to win are very important. The Champions League requires that and every player should be aware of this. We haven't come here just to defend. We'll try to show our own tactics on the pitch as much as we can. We'll try to play in the way we do in the domestic league, be influential in attack and have possession. Our chance of getting points depends on tactics – if we play our own game, why not?"
Possible starting lineups:
Galatasaray:Muslera; Tarık Çamdal, Semih Kaya, Chedjou, Alex Telles; Dzemaili, Felipe Melo; Pandev, Selçuk İnan, Sneijder; Burak.
Anderlecht:Roef; Deschacht, Nuytinck, Mbemba, Colin; Defour, Tielemans; Najar, Praet, Acheampong; Mitrović
We think that both team can score at least one goal on this match