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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Galatasaray vs Chelsea 26-02-2014 Champions League

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Turk Telekom Arena, Istanbul will be hosting on 26 February 2014, an UEFA Champions League - 1st leg match between Galatasaray and Chelsea. The match referee will be Velasco (Spain).
Galatasaray got a narrow victory at home against Juventus and it made them reach to the last sixteen teams. In the league, they also defeated Besiktas with a single goal in the derby and chasing the league leaders. Coach Robert Mancini has no najor absent ahead of the first leg; but Aydin Yilmaz is missing because of his heavy injury. Some players are also unavailable as their names were not given to UEFA. The performances of Sneijder, Drogba and Burak Yilmaz are important for the Turkish side.
Chelsea   finished on the first place in their group, and sported only two losses (both against Basel). They come from a very important home win over Everton, because they remained at the leading position in the Premiership. They have been picking up steam with their performances despite being dumped out of the FA Cup by Manchester City.
Oscar is a slight doubt for the visitors after picking up a knock in the weekend win over Everton. David Luiz and Jon Obi Mikel are also major concerns after they were unavailable for that match. Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are cup-tied.
Gala haven’t failed to score at home this season but along with Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, Chelsea conceded just three goals in the group stage and have been breached just once in their last five Premier League outings. Mancini was involved in a number of clashes with Chelsea during his time at Manchester City - winning six of nine meetings in all competitions .

Galatasaray vs Chelsea Team Form
Galatasaray:
Feb 22, 2014 Galatasaray 1 - Besiktas 0 TUR1
Feb 17, 2014 Antalyaspor A.S. 2 - Galatasaray 2 TUR1
Feb 12, 2014 Galatasaray 0 - Antalyaspor A.S. 0 TURZ
Feb 8, 2014 Galatasaray 3 - Eskişehirspor 0 TUR1
Feb 5, 2014 Tokatspor 0 - Galatasaray 3 TURZ

Chelsea:
Feb 22, 2014 Chelsea 1 - Everton 0 EPL
Feb 15, 2014 Manchester City FC 2 - Chelsea 0 FA
Feb 11, 2014 West Bromwich Albion 1 - Chelsea 1 EPL
Feb 8, 2014 Chelsea 3 - Newcastle 0 EPL
Feb 3, 2014 Manchester City FC 0 - Chelsea 1 EPL

Match Details and Timings:
Galatasaray vs Chelsea - Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match date: Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Kick Off Time: 19:45 GMT - 8:45 PM.
Venue: Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]




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