Galatasaray vs. Real Madrid, 2013 Champions League: Preview and TV Schedule

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Galatasaray are in need of something close to divine intervention to overturn their 3-0 deficit from the first leg, and will also have to make do without their top scorer Burak Yilmaz.

Galatasaray will need something truly remarkable to progress to the next stage of the Champions League after suffering a 3-0 defeat in Madrid in the first leg.

To make matters worse for the Turks, they will also be without Burak Yilmaz, their top scorer, after he picked up a highly-controversial yellow card in that game for a supposed dive that appeared to in fact be a clear penalty. It was not the only moment of poor luck for Cim Bom in a game that they were far from overwhelmed in, but they will have to pick themselves up again if they hope to get a reasonable result tonight.

Real Madrid's highly suspicious yellow cards at the end of that first leg that saw Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso pick up suspensions for tonight's game suggest that Jose Mourinho believes the tie to already be over, but his sides are usually unaccustomed to complacency. Barring a miracle, he would appear to be correct in his assertion - the semi-finals await for Real, while the hosts are mostly playing for pride.

Galatasaray injuries and suspensions

Out: Dany Nounkeu (suspended), Burak Yilmaz (suspended), Tomas Ujfalusi (knee)

Real Madrid injuries and suspensions

Out: Sergio Ramos (suspended), Xabi Alonso (suspended). In doubt: Pepe (ankle)

Galatasaray only have two new players out, but both are significant blows, starting defender Nounkeu and top scorer Burak Yilmaz.

Real Madrid will be without the conveniently-suspended Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso, while Pepe may not be risked either after picking up a knock in training.

Match Date\Time: Tuesday, 9:45 p.m. local, 7:45 p.m. BST, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Turk Telekom Arena, Istanbul, Turkey

TV: FOX Soccer Channel (U.S. English), FOX Deportes (U.S. Spanish), ITV1, UTV, Sky Sports Events Centre (U.K.), Sportsnet HD\Regional (Canada), Star TV, NTV Spor (Turkey), RTVE.es (Spain)

Online: FOX Soccer 2Go (U.S.)

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