14 February 2019, 19h57

Galatasaray-Benfica, a match from the round of 32 of the Europa League (1st leg) at Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi Stadium, in Istanbul (5:55 pm). Follow the match live commentary on the MATCH CENTER of the Official Website.




Benfica's starting XI: Odysseas; Corchia, Rúben Dias, Ferro and Yuri Ribeiro; Florentino, Gedson, Salvio and Cervi; João Félix and Seferovic.

Substitutes: Svilar, André Almeida, Samaris, Gabriel, Krovinovic, Zivkovic and Jota.

Jesús Gil Manzano

Referee of the match

The Spaniard Jesús Gil Manzano, aged 35, was appointed by the UEFA Refereeing Committee to whistle the Galatasaray-Benfica match, scheduled for 5:55 pm on Thursday at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, in Istanbul, in the 1st of the Europa League Round of 32.

Bruno Lage

Preview of Bruno Lage and Seferovic

The Benfica coach praised Galatasaray, the coach Fatih Terim and the atmosphere in the stands, but he wants the team to emphasize the identity of their football on the pitch. "We want to win, we did not come here just to play a game. We are here to win", claimed Seferovic.


Benfica's squad list

Goalkeepers: Odysseas, Svilar and Zlobin;

Defenders: Yuri Ribeiro, Ferro, André Almeida, Corchia and Rúben Dias;

Midfielders: Samaris, Florentino, Gedson, Cervi, Gabriel, Zivkovic, Krovinovic, Salvio and Rafa;

Forwards: João Félix, Jota and Seferovic.

Conferência Imprensa Galatasaray

Preview of Fatih Terim, the coach of the Turkish squad

Fatih Terim, the coach of Galatasaray, said that he intends to continue the good results achieved in national competitions (currently 2nd placed of the Turkish League) and he revealed that he expects a difficult match against Benfica this Thursday, in the Round of 32 of the Europa League.


X-ray of Galatasaray

Benfica's opponent in the Round of 32 of the competition sits 2nd in the championship, but it comes to this game on the back of good results: six wins in seven matches.

Last update: Thursday, February 14, 2019

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