14 July 2011
Antonio M. Leal / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Real Madrid will face Galatasaray in the 33rd edition of the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy on Wednesday 24 August. Jose Mourinho's side will defend the title they won last year against Peñarol Montevideo.
Galatasaray will be the first Turkish side to participate in the competition. They finished eighth in the Turkish league last season and recently strengthened their squad with the signings of Ujfalusi and Elmander.
Real Madrid and Galatasaray have faced each other three times. Their first match was in the 2000 European Super Cup, which the Turks won thanks to a goal in extra time. They came face to face again a few months later in the Champions League quarterfinals; Galatasaray won the first leg in Istanbul 3-2, but the Whites sealed their pass to the next round with a 3-0 win at the Bernabeu in the return match.