Representing Turkey in the UEFA Europa League, Galatasaray will face France’s Olympic Marseille team away in the 2nd week of Group E.
The match to be held at the Veledrom Stadium in the city of Marseille will start at 22:00 CEST. Polish referee Pawel Raczkowski and his assistants will manage the match.
Galatasaray defeated Italy’s Lazio team 1-0 in the first match of the UEFA Europa League and took the lead in the group with 3 points. In the other match of the group, Russia’s Lokomotiv Moscow team and Marseille drew 1-1 and shared the points.
Captain Arda Turan, who is injured in the yellow and red team, will not be able to serve in tonight’s match. Cengiz Ünder, the successful player of the Turkish national team, is expected to play in the first 11 in the host team.
Olympic Marseille is currently in 3rd place in the French League 1 with 14 points. The blue-and-white team completed the league in the 5th place last season and directly participated in the UEFA Europa League.
Galatasaray, which will fight against Marseille for the first time in official matches in its history, experienced 6 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats in matches with French teams. The yellow-red team, which sent 19 goals to the opponent’s nets, could not prevent 34 goals in its castle.
Marseille, on the other hand, faced Turkish teams Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş, Eskişehirspor and Konyaspor in 8 matches in total. The French team received 3 wins and draws and 2 defeats in the aforementioned struggles. The blue-whites, who scored 11 goals against Turkish teams, conceded 7 goals.
Fatih Terim will play his 89th European match with Galatasaray
On the other hand, Galatasaray will play its 89th match in the European arena under the management of coach Fatih Terim. Playing 88 matches in European cups under the management of Terim, Galatasaray experienced 35 wins, 19 draws and 34 losses. In these competitions, the yellow-red players, who aired the nets 121 times, scored 131 goals in their castle.
Fatih Terimli Galatasaray, in the UEFA Cup, was defeated only 3 times in 21 competitions.