Galatasaray are in search of back-to-back home wins when it welcomes Real Madrid to the Turk Telekom Stadium on Tuesday. Neither team has tasted Champions League victory this season.
Zinedine Zidane's side was stunned 1–0 at Mallorca on Saturday and are in recovery mode following their first defeat in six, now facing a tough trip to an intimidating venue.
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Group A leaders Paris-Saint Germain are in fact the only team in the pool who has won a game in Europe this term, the most recent of which was a 1–0 away to Galatasaray.
Los Merengues don't look as assured traveling to Istanbul, and Zidane will be grateful to see Eden Hazard return after the winger missed Saturday's loss to attend the birth of his child.
Zidane's unbeaten league start ended in acrimonious fashion, with a limp defeat to an opponent who entered the match in La Liga's relegation zone. He was critical of the lack of consistency displayed by his team after the loss.
Fatih Terim's squad is unbeaten in 27 home games domestically—its last home defeat outside Europe came in April 2018—but its Champions League form isn't nearly as reliable. The Turkish titans have failed to win their last three home fixtures in the competition, though it’s worth noting Real was trounced, 3–0, when it traveled to PSG in September.
Gala last beat Real in April 2013 and have since lost twice to Los Blancos, but this could be their chance to seal a statement win in Group A and hit Zidane's side while they're on the ropes.