NEWS | 06/11/2019 | Javier VázquezZidane's men welcome the Turkish side in the group stage Matchday 4 clash (9pm CET).
We're now at the business end of the group stage with three games to come in which the teams start to look to mathematically secure qualifcation for the round of 16, with Zinedine Zidane stressing the significance of the game in his pre-match press conference: "Our next game is the most important one for us". The coach has named a 19-man squad for Galatasaray's visit.
Previous results in the European Cup couldn't be any more encouraging for the madridistas. Indeed, Madrid have prevailed every time a Turkish side has visited the Bernabéu in this competition, with Galatasaray being the victims of the Whites' clean sweep of wins on three occasions.
Fatih Terim's men head into the contest in a tricky situation, given that defeat here would damage their chances of progressing in Europe. The Turks will have to go all out for victory, just as they did when the sides met a fortnight ago at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium, where a Toni Kroos goal secured the spoils for Real Madrid.