Galatasaray train ahead of UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester United
The Uefa Champions League continues with matchday two starting on Tuesday night, as Manchester United get their first chance to play in front of their fans in the competition this season. They’ll be hosting Turkish side Galatasaray and looking to kick-start their European campaign having been beaten 4-3 by Bayern Munich in their opener.
At the same time, Galatasaray fought back from two goals down against Copenhagen to pick up a point, leaving Man United bottom in Group A after the first round of fixtures.
While the Red Devils therefore are in sore need of a victory, the form guide is strongly against them doing so – they’ve lost four of the last six including a home weekend defeat to Crystal Palace. Follow the latest news and updates from Man United vs Galatasary below and get the latest odds and tips here.
FT – Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray
Rio Ferdinand is utterly bemused at how bad his former club are defensively, speaking on TNT Sports.
“You think theres things to be positive about and then I’m left with my head in my hands,” he said.
“They are vulnerable, they go to sleep. Galatasaray go through like a hot knife in butter, this is the Champions League and you’re seeing not just mistakes but a lack of positional awareness. You’re going to get punished.”
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 22:05
FT – Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray
Full time! Whistle from the ref, boos from the United fans, five defeats in seven for Erike ten Hag and his team.
Galatasaray move to four points for the group stage while United are rooted to the bottom with two defeats and no points.
A truly terrible performance from a defensive standpoint and a very damaging final 20 minutes, having gone 2-1 up midway through the second half.
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:58
90+7’ – Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray
Eriksen’s ball in is cleared, Galatasaray half break forward with the empty goal in mind but United win it back – only for Dalot to hand ball.
That’s going to end things.
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:57
90+5’ – Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray
Last chances for United to get the ball into a good area. Hojlund tries to backheel the ball into Garnacho’s path from 20 metres away; predictably it doesn’t come off. Muslera gathers up but the ball out isn’t great; it comes back and Martial’s deflected shot forces a really good save by the veteran Uruguayan.
The offside flag goes up to deny United a chance at firing in the rebound.
Free-kick to United out on the left; one final chance to throw everything forward. Onana goes up.
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:56
90+2’ – Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray
Into stoppage time we go and Icardi has almost just wrapped up matters, putting one just wide.
It’s only the Galatasaray fans we can hear now, up in the corner, with United fans – having previously been loudly cheering their team on before Hojlund’s second – now almost silent.
Galatasaray haven’t won an away Champions League match in 17 attempts and haven’t won any at all in five years, we’re told.
They are about five minutes away from doing both here.
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:52
88’ – Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray
Fernandes is tugged down a few yards outside the box and United have a free-kick. Fernandes stands over it himself – they haven’t created a chance since Hojlund’s second goal so really need this…it’s straight into the wall. Disappointing from the captain who has been largely ineffective tonight in the final third.
MUN sub: Anthony Martial on for Amrabat
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:50
84’ – Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray
We’ll presumably have a fair bit of stoppage time but otherwise we’re well inside the final ten. Subs for both teams here.
Bayern have turned it around in Denmark, they are 2-1 up. Arsenal are losing 2-1 to Lens, meanwhile.
GAL subs: Tanguy Ndombele for Angelino, Victor Nelsson for Kaan Ayhan
MUN sub: Antony on for Mount
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:46
GOAL! 80’ – Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray
What on earth are Manchester United doing?!
Icardi is on his own, central and about 40 yards out, a straight ball goes towards him and Amrabat is playing him on from left-back, the Argentine striker races clear, just about keeps control of the ball and flicks it over Onana who has gone down too early and it’s into the back of the net!
Missed a penalty a moment ago, score now and Galatasaray are 3-2 up!
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:42
78’ – Man Utd 2-2 Galatasaray
Icardi drills it wide! Not a great penalty at all, he drags it slightly and it flies wide to the left, he’s left with his head in his hands and Onana has an escape.
But United are down to ten men and Casemiro will be suspended for a game afterwards, too.
What more can we get in the final ten minutes plus stoppage time?!
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:39
RED CARD AND PENALTY! 75’ – Man Utd 2-2 Galatasaray
A little over 15’ to play and United are once again having to push forward in search of a goal to earn the three points.
Casemiro is free from a corner but it’s just too high and he heads over – then up the other end, Onana’s pass out is intercepted and Casemiro scythes down Kerem in the box! Penalty, second yellow, red card!
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:37