Direct / Bruges Galatasaray (final result 0-0): Nothing to do for the Belgians

Direct / Bruges Galatasaray (final result 0-0): Nothing to do for the Belgians

At the Jan Breydel Stadium Brugge is no more than a 0-0 draw against Galatasaray. The hosts should have been able to collect something more than what was shown throughout the game, having also hit a crossbar with Ricca at 35 '. The guests were not able to express themselves as usual although they hit a crossbar in the second half with Feghouli at 60 '. The point gained today allows both Bruges and Galatasaray to reach an altitude of 1 in the ranking of group A. (chronicle Alessandro Rinoldi)

Bruges Galatasaray, Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 6.55pm, will be broadcast live on exclusive TV for all Sky subscribers on the Sky Sport satellite channels. There will also be the possibility to follow the live streaming video via internet of the meeting by connecting to the skygo.sky.it website via PC, or using the Sky Go app via smart TV or with mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones.

Arrived at the fifty-fifth minute, the result between Bruges and Galatasaray is always 0 to 0. In these early stages of the second half, started without substitutions by both coaches, the men trained by the coach Clement continue to look persistently for the network of advantage, touching him with Dennis at 52 ′ and with Okereke's 55 ′ header. Still nothing to report instead on the opposite side.

At the end of the first half the formations of Bruges and Galatasaray have recently returned to the locker room for the interval at 0 to 0. The game seems to be slow to get into the limelight despite the hosts also striking a crossbar with the conclusion of Ricca at 35 '. The Belgians are in any case the masters of the meeting while the Turks just can't put together a good series of consecutive useful passages. Until now the race director has not drawn any type of card against the 22 players who took the field from the first minute.

Having reached the half hour of the first half, the score between Bruges and Galatasaray is 0 to 0. With the passing of the minutes the script does not change and it is always the Nerazzurri who attack, even managing to make themselves dangerous in the 19 'through a shot of head high of very little from Mitrovi and then to 29 'through a powerful conclusion of Babel, providentially defused from the parade of the extreme defender giallorosso Mignolet.

In Belgium the match between Bruges and Galatasaray started from about ten minutes in the first half and the result is 0 to 0. In the initial stages of the match the hosts are trying to take the reins of the match taking in an offensive area but unable to find the right way to strike. Some problems for the Turkish team, unable to construct a reasoned action and therefore to advance in the opposing half of the field.

We are at the start of Bruges Galatasaray: the beginning of the season by the Belgian team was absolutely extraordinary, and we must concentrate on that. The games played between Jupiler League and Champions League preliminaries are 10, and there are still no defeats: 7 of these races have been won, there are three draws and in the international arena stands out a 3-3 in Kiev against Dinamo, but with already won 1-0. The Bruges has suffered only two goals in the league, and 6 total in the ten games played; on the other hand he scored 21, but curiously in the league he is not first because Standard Liège has made a point more, even if the Nerazzurri have one game less having not played the fifth day against Charleroi. Now let's get comfortable and see what the field will tell us, because finally the live Bruges Galatasaray begins! BRUGES (4-3-3): 88 Mignolet; 77 Mata, 15 S. Mitrovic, 17 Deli, 18 Rich; 25 Vormer, 26 Rits, 20 Vanaken; 42 Bonaventure, 14 Okereke, 11 Diatta. GALATASARAY (4-1-4-1): 1 Muslera; 22 Mariano Ferreira, 45 Marcao, 27 Luyindama, 55 Nagatomo; 92 Nzonzi; 89 Feghouli, 6 Seri, 99 Lemina, 11 Babel; 90 R. Falcao. (adj. by Claudio Franceschini)

Bruges Galatasaray is a game that has only been played twice in history, and even at that time the context is that of the Champions League group stage: to find this challenge we have to go back to 2002, the edition of the tournament for us Italians that has become historic because the Manchester final had seen Milan prevail over Juventus. Fatih Terim was already the coach of Galatasaray, who had had little luck against Bruges: the Belgian Nerazzurri had arrived at Ali Sami Yen for the first leg and had imposed 0-0 on the Turkish team, then in the challenge of return they had won 3-1. The scorers of that game were Birger Maertens, Gert Verheyen and Bengt Saeternes for Bruges, who in the last 20 minutes had managed to take the victory after Fabio Pinto had drawn at the beginning of shooting. (adj. by Claudio Franceschini)

Bruges Galatasaray, as we have already seen, will be directed by Slavko Vincic: a Slovenian referee who is not at the start of the season in Europe, having already arbitrated two matches of the preliminary rounds. Among these certainly Paok Salonicco-Ajax stands out, having finished 2-2 in the third qualifying round of the Champions League; of course until today the Vincic matches have been particularly concerned with the Slovenian championship, where he has been running four times. He is not a race director who warns too many times: 25 in seven seasonal races make a very low average, even if in Glasgow Rangers-Legia Warsaw the number of cards he threw were 8. Still no expulsion though, and only one penalty kick whistled: arrived in Triglav-Mura of Prva Liga, a challenge that the hosts won 3-1. Last year Vincic conducted two matches in the group stage of the Champions League, arbitrating Manchester United and Tottenham who would then reach the final. (adj. by Claudio Franceschini)

Bruges Galatasaray, which will be directed by the Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic, is played on Wednesday 18 September at 6.55pm at the Jan Breydel Stadion and will be one of the challenges of the first day of the group stage of the Champions League 2019-2020 for group A, in which are also present the two battleships PSG and Real Madrid which, inevitably, take away much space from the hopes of qualifying these two teams. The Belgians appear at the appointment after the second place at home obtained in the last championship and two preliminary rounds overcome, eliminating the Ukrainians of Dinamo Kiev and the Austrians of LASK Linz. In the Champions League the Nerazzurri always boast the only final ever reached by a Belgian team in the competition, in the 1978 European Cup. Galatasaray last season won its 22nd Turkish championship in a sprint against Istanbul Basaksehir, and in the Champions League in 1989 reached the semi-final lost against Steaua Bucharest. In Europe, the "Gala" hit the UEFA Cup-European Supercup twice in 2000, beating Arsenal and Real Madrid in the finals of the two competitions, but it is also remembered for some interesting recent races.

The probable line-ups that will take the field in Bruges Galatasaray, Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 6.55 pm at the Jan Breydel Stadion in Bruges, in the opening round of the Champions League 2019/20. 4-3-2-1 for Bruges trained by Belgian Clement who will line up: Mignolet, Mata Pedro Lourenco, Mechele, Deli, Ricca, Vormer, Rits, Vanaken, Tau, Diatta, Okereke. Galatasaray will be on the bench, guided by the Turkish football legend Fatih Terim with a 4-3-3: Muslera, Mariano, Luyindama Nekadio, Marcao, Nagatomo, Belhanda, Nzonzi, Bayram, Feghouli, Diagne, Babel.

According to bookmaker Snai, Bruges is favored for the victory in the Champions League debut match against Galatasaray. Internal success quoted 2.00, draw offered at 3.40 share and external proposition proposed at 3.75. For goals scored in total during the match, odds for bettors are 1.95 for over 2.5 and 2.85 for the under 2.5.

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