The soccer season is yet to reach Halloween but Real Madrid’s campaign could already have reached the first major fork in the road. Real Madrid takes on Galatasaray on Matchday 3 of the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, and the pressure is on big time. Los Blancos travel to Istanbul, Turkey, to face Galatasaray on Tuesday knowing a defeat would deal a severe blow to their chances of making it out of Group A. Los Blancos have yet to win in the competition, following up a loss to PSG with a poor draw at home to Club Brugge.
The 13-time European Cup winners sit bottom of the group with just one point in two games, after losing 3-0 away to Paris Saint-Germain in the opening fixture and then coming back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home against Club Brugge. A loss here could see the team in real danger of missing out on the round of 16, and on the road a draw would not be a bad result considering form. Real just lost at Mallorca this past weekend in La Liga.
Champions League: Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22 Time: 3 p.m. ET Location: Turk Telekom Stadium (Istanbul, Turkey) TV channel: TUDN USA and UniMas Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free) Odds: Real Madrid -165 | Galatasaray +450 | Draw +300
UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Galatasaray line-up vs Real Madrid: Muslera; Marcao, Luyindama, Donk; Nagatomo, Seri, N’Zonzi, Mariano; Babel, Andone, Belhanda
UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Real Madrid line-up vs Galatasaray: Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde; Vinicius, Benzema, Hazard
What time is kick-off?
The game will kick-off at 12:30 am on October 23. There are eight Champions League games tonight with two of them in the early 10.25 pm slot and six that will start at 12:30 am on October 23.
What TV channel is it on?
Sony will show every game from the Champions League LIVE in India this season. Galatasaray vs Real Madrid will be LIVE on Sony Ten2 SD and HD on Tuesday night.