Bruges and Galatasaray face off at Jan Breydelstadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 23-10-2002, in a match that ended the final score: Bruges (3‑1) Galatasaray. Galatasaray presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team won access to this group stage, after eliminating the LASK Linz in the previous tie, after a home victory by (2‑1) and a victory by (0‑1). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a victory outside with the Circle of Witches by (0-2). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Bruges won 6, drew 3 and lost 1.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 games. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 games for this competition.
Club Brugge comes to this match after a 0-2 victory against Cercle Brugge, in a match for the Belgian Championship. To reach this group stage of the Champions League, the Belgians had to overcome the LASK in the play-offs. Coach Philippe Clement usually plays 4-3-3, with Emmanuel Dennis, Krépin Diatta and David Okereke being the team’s most offensive references. It is important to highlight the quality of midfielder Ruud Vormer, a player with great competence in organizing the offensive process. All equipment is available for this game.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first game in this edition of the competition. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at his stadium. In the last match he played, for the Süper Lig, he won Kasımpaşa at home by (1‑0). In its last 10 away matches, Galatasaray records 5 wins and 5 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Galatasaray comes for this match after a 1-0 victory against Kasimpasa, in a match for the Turkish championship: the team’s only goal was scored by Falcao. Keep in mind that the Turks were eliminated by Benfica in the round of 16 of the Europa League. In this match against Brugge, coach Dr. Levent Sahin is expected to benefit from maintaining ball possession and organized attacks, always with the aim of not giving spaces to his rivals. At the individual level we highlight Falcao and Babel, being the first very powerful and strong in the finalization, while the second is very important in transporting the ball towards the attack. There are no major absences for this game.