Galatasaray will face Spain’s Barcelona team in the first match of the last 16 games of the UEFA Europa League.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Dest, Araujo, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Pedri, Frenkie De Jong, Nico Gonzalez, Traore, Ferran Torres, Depay
Reserve: Neto, Tenas, Pique, Busquets, Riqui Puig, Dembele, Bracewaite, Rengre, Mingeza, Aubameyan
technical directed by: Xavi Hernandez
Galatasaray: Pena, Boey, Nelsson, Marcao, Van Aanholt, Taylan, Berkan, Feghouli, Babel, Kerem, Mustafa Muhammed
Reserve: Muslera, 0054smail, Alpaslan, Erick Pulgar, Gomis, Ömer Bayram, Morutan, Cicaldau, Kaan Arslan, Barış Alper Yılmaz, Emre Kılınç, Halil Dervişoğlu
technical directed by: Domenec Trent
Referee: Benoit Bastian
STAT: Camp Nou
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Different in league, different in Europe
The yellow-red team, far from the championship race and not active in this season’s Sport Super League, has a different image in Europe.
Galatasaray, who began his European adventure in the second round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying, failed to pass the Dutch PSV team and entered “Cup 2”.
In this organization, the Holy of Scotland. John Stone, who eliminated the Danish Lanners team, made their name in a group. Faced with Italy’s Lazio, France’s Olympique de Marseille and Russia’s Group E Lokomotiv Moscow team, Galata Sarai each had a 3-1 draw. “Symbomb”, who emerged as the undefeated leader of the group, went directly to the 16th round.
The only missing Turan
With the exception of the injured captain Arda Turan, there are no missing players in Galatasaray.
Omar Erabdelaui, who is not on the UEFA list, was included in the yellow-red team, and the injured Arda Turan was not included in the camp team.
Things aren’t going well in the league
Galatasaray is one of the worst seasons in Sport Super League history.
In the remaining 28 games of the league, the yellow-red team lost 11 games with 9 wins and 8 draws. Galatasaray is in 12th place with 35 points in the 29th week.
Galatasaray, who drew in the 2 wins and 9 leagues in 2022, failed to score points in five games.
Go to difficult equipment
Galatasaray will experience a tough match for a month starting with the match in Barcelona.
Today’s UEFA Europa League and Thursday, March 17th, the yellow-red team will face Barcelona. In the Super League, there will be a series of matches between Besiktas, Gaziantep FK, VavaCars Fatih Karagümrük and Fenerbahçe.
Barcelona was third in the Champions League
Barcelona failed to achieve the desired results in this season’s UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona, who finished third in LaLiga last season, went straight to the Champions League group. In Group E, they played against Germany’s Bayern Munich, Portugal’s Benfica and Ukraine’s Dynamo Kyiv, and Spain finished third in six games with two wins, one draw and three losses.
Barcelona, who continued to play in the UEFA Europa League, became a rival to Galatasaray, beating Naples with 1-1 and 4-2 scores in the last 16 playoff stages.
In LaLiga, Barcelona had 13 wins, 9 draws and 4 losses in 26 games. The Catalan team under the control of Xavi Hernandez, who hasn’t seen a defeat in the last 11 games in the league, has won 7-4 draws.
Trent and Pena VS Old Team
Galatasaray coach Domenek Trent and goalkeeper Inaki Penha will be competing against the previous team.
The Spanish coach joined the Barcelona B team in 2007 as an assistant to his compatriot Pep Guardiola. A year later, Torrent, who was on Team A’s technical team, had a successful process for four years under Guardiola’s control.
Pena, borrowed from Barcelona during Galatasaray’s interim transfer, played for Burgundy Dark Blue players of all ages from 2013 to the end of January.
Assistant coach Jordi Gris and goalkeeper coach Ricard Segara also served for a long time in Barcelona.
Arda Turan, the captain of the yellow-red team, also played for a while in Barcelona.