Porto – Galatasaray
Porto hosts Galatasaray in a game from Group D of the Champions League. Let’s head to Estadio Do Dragao in Porto and examine this match in our preview for it.
Porto began their Champions League participation by winning a point. The Dragons made a 1-1 draw during the visit to Schalke 04 at the Veltins-Arena. Breel Embolo scored first for Schalke, but a penalty kick for Porto, converted by Otavinho, brought a point to Porto’s record. We can say that it was a good result from a strategical point of view for the Portuguese side.
In the Portuguese Primeira Liga Porto are currently second the standings with 15 points, being just one point behind the leader Sporting Braga. So far Porto have won 5 of their matches in the league, but suffered a surpising defeat against Vitoria Guimaraes at the Do Dragao. That’s the sole reason why Porto are currently not leading the standings.
Galatasaray had a flying start of their Champions League campaign, beating Lokomotiv Moscow with 3-0 at the Turk Telekom. Garry Rodrigues, Eren Derdiyok and Selcuk Ihan scored for Cimbom, not leaving any chance of reaction to the Russian team. Galatasaray’s goal is to reach the 1/8-finals of the competition, so this was the perfect way for them to start their CL campaign.
In the Turkish Super Lig Galatasaray are leading the standings with 15 points won from the first 7 rounds. In their last game Cimbom enjoyed a tough, but important 1-0 win at home against Erzurumspor. The only goal in the game was scored by the Brazilian defender Maicon 15 minutes before the end.
That’s what we had to say about the Champions League clash between Porto and Galatasaray at the Estadio Do Dragao in Porto. We wish you good luck!