GALATASARAY

  • No need for January signings, says Arsenal's Wenger 1 week ago

    Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has risked angering frustrated fans by saying the under-performing London club do not need any January signings if everyone in the current squad stays fit. The Frenchman has come under mounting criticism in recent weeks as Arsenal's title challenge has faltered at an early stage again with...
  • Champions League: Ramsey goal of season contender seals Arsenal win December 10, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored a contender for goal of the season when he blasted home a 30-metre volley to help his team cruise past Galatasaray 4-1 to finish second in Champions League Group D on Tuesday. The Welsh international scored twice, as did Arsenal's Germany striker Lukas Podolski, whose opener,...
  • Coach Cesare Prandelli quits Galatasaray November 28, 2014

    Ankara: After elimination from Europe Wednesday, Galatasaray have confirmed coach Cesare Prandelli has left the club following four straight Champions League losses. Club vice president Abdurrahim Albayrak announced that the board has decided to dismiss the 57-year-old Italian coach Thursday evening, reports Xinhua. Prandelli replaced his compatriot Roberto Mancini in the summer...
  • Champions League: Problems growing for Dortmund as they face Arsenal; Galatasaray take on Anderlecht November 26, 2014

    London: Struggling at home but excelling in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund are headed to Arsenal on Wednesday. Dortmund, who have already qualified for the second round, will travel to London without forward Marco Reus, who is out with an ankle injury. Reus was hurt in the 2-2 draw with Paderborn...
  • UEFA punishes Galatasaray, Borussia Dortmund for crowd disorder November 20, 2014

    Nyon: UEFA has punished Galatasaray and Borussia Dortmund for crowd disorder and sanctioned BATE Borisov for racism by its fans at Champions League matches. UEFA says its disciplinary panel fined Galatasaray 70,000 euros ($87,700) for disturbances which stopped play twice during a 4-1 loss at Dortmund this month. The Turkish club's...
  • Champions League: Dortmund, Arsenal on verge of advancing in Group D November 4, 2014

    Frankfurt: Borussia Dortmund can qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League if they beat Galatasaray in Group D on Tuesday. Then they can focus on staving off relegation in the Bundesliga. Arsenal, too, will be assured of advancing if they beat Anderlecht at home and Dortmund defeats - or...
  • Champions League: Dortmund crush Galatasaray to maintain 100 percent record October 23, 2014

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first 18 minutes as Borussia Dortmund trounced Galatasaray 4-0 to maintain their status as Group D leaders in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Gabonese striker tapped in his first after six minutes, following a perfect pass from Marco Reus, and made it 2-0 from...
  • Dortmund looking to consolidate vs Galatasaray in Champions League October 22, 2014

    Istanbul: Borussia Dortmund is looking to the Champions League for refuge, even if that entails a daunting visit to Turkish league runner-up Galatasaray on Wednesday. The 2013 finalists are enduring a crisis in the Bundesliga, where five games have yielded four defeats and one draw. Saturday's 2-1 loss at promoted Cologne...
  • UEFA fines four clubs for crowd misbehavior October 21, 2014

    Galatasaray, FC Basel, Feyenoord and Standard Liege have been fined by UEFA for crowd misbehavior during games in the Champions League and the Europa League. Turkish team Galatasaray were fined 50,000 euros ($80,000) after their fans set off or threw fireworks and missiles during a Champions League match at Arsenal on...
  • Champions League: Arsenal and Galatasaray charged over flares October 2, 2014

    Arsenal and Galatasaray are facing disciplinary action after supporters of the Turkish club lit red flares and threw them onto the pitch, briefly holding up play, in their Champions League group match on Wednesday. UEFA said in a statement that disciplinary proceedings had been opened against Arsenal for "insufficient organisation" and...
  • Dany Welbeck treble gives Arsenal 4-1 win over Galatasaray October 2, 2014

    London: Danny Welbeck scored his first career hat-trick as Arsenal overpowered Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday and survived with 10 men for the last half-hour after goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off. Welbeck, who was allowed to leave Manchester United last month after his striking qualities were questioned...
  • Champions League: After loss against Dortmund, Arsenal must beat Galatasaray October 1, 2014

    It is almost a given that Arsenal reach the Champions League knockout stages but their path to the last 16 could become "problematic" if they fail to beat Galatasaray on Wednesday. That was the stark warning from midfielder Santi Cazorla ahead of the clash with the Turkish side at The Emirates...
  • Galatasaray in talks with Cesare Prandelli July 3, 2014

    Galatasaray have confirmed that they are in talks with former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli about taking over as manager of the Instanbul club. Prandelli resigned from Italy immediately after the Azzurri's loss to Uruguay in the World Cup, which consigned his team to a disappointing group stage exit. A brief statement from...
  • Galatasaray in talks with David Moyes June 30, 2014

    Ankara: Turkish soccer giant Galatasaray are in talks with Scottish coach David Moyes for its vacant managerial post. Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal confirmed Monday that talks were underway with Moyes, but stressed that the Scot was not the club's only option, reports Xinhua. "We have talked with David Moyes and learned that...
  • Chelsea cruise through to Champions League quarters March 19, 2014

    London: Chelsea cruised into the Champions League last eight with a 2-0 win over toothlesss Galatasaray on Tuesday for a 3-1 aggregate success as Didier Drogba's Stamford Bridge homecoming turned out to be a damp squib. First-half goals by Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill effectively settled the tie and Chelsea then...
  • Drogba and Co. aim for Chelsea upset in Champions League March 18, 2014

    Chelsea will need to rise above the misty-eyed nostalgia surrounding Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge as it looks to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday. Drogba scored 157 goals in eight trophy-laden years at Chelsea and forever will be remembered for converting the penalty...
  • Drogba will rejoin Chelsea family one day: Mourinho March 18, 2014

    London: Didier Drogba will be a part of the Chelsea family again one day, manager Jose Mourinho predicted on the eve of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg against Galatasaray. Mourinho told reporters the 36-year-old Galatasaray striker was such an important part of Chelsea's history that it was inevitable that he...
  • Mourinho happy despite draw against Galatasaray in Champions League February 27, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was content with a 1-1 draw at an emotional Galatasaray stadium in his team's Champions League last-16 first-leg match on Wednesday. Chelsea took an early lead through Fernando Torres and had chances to extend their advantage but Aurelien Chedjou scored midway through the second half for...
  • Chelsea held by Galatasaray in Champions League February 27, 2014

    Istanbul: Fernando Torres scored a valuable away goal for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, giving the Premier League side the slight edge as they chase a spot in the quarter-finals. Torres scored the first goal by an English team in the knockout phase...
  • Galatasaray to take on Chelsea in Champions League February 26, 2014

    Ankara: Turkish football club Galatasaray will clash with London team Chelsea in the first leg of the round of 16 UEFA Champions League match in Istanbul on Wednesday. Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday that he would use his best players and go for a win at the Turk...
  • Chelsea 'legend' Drogba offers no favours in Turkey February 25, 2014

    Istanbul: Galatasaray's Didier Drogba will be full of emotions when he strides out to face former club Chelsea on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho knows the striker will be as clinical as ever on the field. The Champions League last-16 first-leg clash in Istanbul is the first time the Ivorian has been...
  • No friendship with Didier Drogba for 90 minutes, says Jose Mourinho February 23, 2014

    London: Chelsea will find it strange to be up against their Champions League-winning hero Didier Drogba in Wednesday's clash with Galatasaray, said manager Jose Mourinho. While the London club's players and backroom staff will maintain their friendship with the Ivorian before and after the match, they will be fierce rivals during...
  • Toure, Mikel, Drogba vie for African player award January 9, 2014

    Lagos: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel are in the running for the African player of the year award, which will be awarded later on Thursday. Toure, who is from the Ivory Coast, is the defending champion and is favoured to win...
  • Mourinho hoping for reunion with Drogba in Champions League December 12, 2013

    London: Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea are paired with Turkish club Galatasaray in Monday's draw for the Champions League last 16 so that "King Didier" can return to Stamford Bridge. Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is still worshipped by Chelsea fans for his starring role in the club's Champions League triumph against...
  • Decisive Galatasaray goal crowns difficult year for Sneijder December 12, 2013

    Wesley Sneijder ended a year of contrasting fortunes by scoring the winning goal against Juventus on Wednesday that propelled Galatasaray into the Champions League knockout stages. Six months ago Sneijder's career was at a crossroads after he was stripped of the captaincy of the Dutch national team, then left out of...
  • Galatasaray knock Juventus out of Champions League December 11, 2013

    Istanbul: Wesley Sneijder scored a late goal on Wednesday to help Galatasaray advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League with a 10 win over Juventus in a weatherdelayed match. The former Inter Milan midfielder scored in the 85th minute in snowy conditions, eliminating Juventus from the competition. The match had...
  • Champions League: Abandoned Galatasaray vs Juventus match to resume Wednesday December 11, 2013

    Istanbul: The Champions League match between Galatasaray and Juventus was abandoned due to poor weather on Tuesday with the remaining 59 minutes to be played on Wednesday. Play was halted in the 31st minute with the score at 00 as hail and snow began to fall heavily in Istanbul. Both teams...
  • Arturo Vidal vital for Juve's Champions League hopes November 28, 2013

    Turin: Arturo Vidal walked a yellow card tightrope against Copenhagen, knowing a booking would rule him out of their last Champions League group game, but the Juventus midfielder stayed on the straight and narrow, scoring a hattrick to put them within a point of the last 16. Juve's 31 victory on...
  • 10man Real Madrid beat Galatasaray 41 in Champions League November 28, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid overcame Sergio Ramos' early sending off and Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to seal their spot in the Champions League last 16 with a 41 hammering of Galatasaray on Wednesday. Ramos had the hosts in trouble after seeing a red card just 26 minutes in when he sent Umut Bulut...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo ruled out of Galatasaray match November 26, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's Champions League game against Galatasaray because of injury. The Portugal international and Ballon d'Or candidate hurt his left hamstring in Saturday's 50 victory at Almeria. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Ronaldo will miss the Group B match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium but...