UEFA Champions League: Can Real Madrid pull a fast one on Galatasaray?




On the back of their first La Liga defeat of the season, Real Madrid will be hoping to pick up their first Champions League win of the season when they travel to face Galatasaray at the Turk Telekom Arena in Group A. Los Blancos have picked up just one point from their two games so far, and the back to back games against the Turkish side will certainly decide their fate. Galatasaray are without a win in their last seven Champions League games and have lost their last five games against Real, conceding ten in the last two fixtures. It’s a big mountain to climb for Fatih Terim’s men, and it remains to be seen whether an will be made.

Second placed Club Brugge will entertain PSG at the Jan Breydelstadion. The Belgian side were impressive on Matchday two, taking a two goal lead against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, although Los Blancos were able to hit back to force a draw. They will now look to make a huge in front of their fans and take a giant step towards qualification. PSG on the other hand have won their opening two games flawlessly. They have not been convincing in the knockout rounds in recent seasons, but that is something they will hope to put behind them this time around. Neymar remains unavailable for Thomas Tuchel’s side, but he will hope his absence won’t have a negative impact on the result.

Juventus will be eyeing their seventh straight win in all competitions when Lokomotiv Moscow visit the Juventus Stadium. The Italian Champions are top of Group D with four points from their opening two games, while Lokomotiv are a not so distant third with three points to their name. They have won all three of their previous home games against the Russian side, scoring nine times and conceding just once. Lokomotiv were beaten 2-0 by Atletico Madrid on the opening day, but then bounced back with an impressive 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen. Against an inform Juventus side though, it’s unlikely the Russians will be able to stop Maurizio Sarri’s train.

Bayern Munich will be eyeing a third straight win against Olympiacos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Group B action.

An out of sorts Tottenham will aim to bounce back from their 7-2 loss to Bayern on Matchday two when they host Red Star Belgrade at White Hart Lane.

Group C leaders Manchester City will take on bottom of the log Atalanta at the Etihad Stadium. 

Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk will begin the fight for the second place at the Oblasny Sportkomplex Metalist.

Tuesday’s Fixtures:

Juventus vs Lokomotiv

Galatasaray vs Real Madrid

Brugge vs PSG

Man City vs Atalanta

Tottenham vs Red Stars Belgrade

Dinamo Zagreb vs S/Donetsk

Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich

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