Galatasaray

  • 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 1-0 win over Juventus in a weather-delayed 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 0-0 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 hat-trick to put them within a point of the last 16. Juve's 3-1 victory on...
  • 10-man Real Madrid beat Galatasaray 4-1 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 4-1 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 5-0 victory at Almeria. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Ronaldo will miss the Group B match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium but...
  • Roberto Mancini unhappy with strange penalty October 3, 2013

    Rome: Galatasaray new head coach Roberto Mancini said he was unhappy with the referee's decision to award a "strange" penalty to Juventus in their 2-2 Champions League draw at Turin Wednesday. A rueful smile appeared on Mancini when the referee pointed to the spot after Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella was brought...
  • Galatasaray snatch Juventus draw on Mancini's debut October 3, 2013

    Turin: Roberto Mancini, in charge of Galatasaray for two days, saw his new club snatch a late equaliser to stun Juventus and leave opposite number Antonio Conte fuming after a 2-2 Champions League draw on Wednesday. Former Manchester City manager Mancini, who barely had time to meet his players before the...
  • New Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini ready for Juventus test October 1, 2013

    Turin: Galatasaray's new coach Roberto Mancini knows that facing Juventus in the Champions League just two days after taking charge of the Turkish team is going to be tough, but hopes his Italian background will be an advantage. Mancini, who was confirmed as Fatih Terim's replacement on Monday, spent almost his...
  • Galatasaray hire Roberto Mancini as new coach September 30, 2013

    Ankara: Galatasaray say it has hired former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini to replace Fatih Terim as coach. Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4.5 million...
  • Mancini in talks with Galatasaray: Turkish club September 30, 2013

    Istanbul: Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is in talks with Galatasaray to take over from Fatih Terim who was sacked as coach this week, the Turkish club said on Sunday. Terim, who is also in charge of the Turkish national team, was voted out at a meeting of the club's...
  • Ill-fated Real Madrid keeper Casillas injured again September 18, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas was forced off in the 15th minute of Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at Galatasaray after sustaining an apparent rib injury in a collision with team mate Sergio Ramos. Medical staff taped up his ribs after the incident but it quickly became...
  • Ronaldo hat-trick destroys Galatasaray in Real's 6-1 win September 18, 2013

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick for Real Madrid illuminated an opening night goals bonanza as the leading contenders began the Champions League group stage with a bang on Tuesday. Thirty goals rained in around Europe with Real trouncing Galatasaray 6-1 in Istanbul, holders Bayern Munich winning 3-0 at home to CSKA Moscow...
  • Galatasaray can beat Real Madrid, says Didier Drogba September 16, 2013

    Istanbul: Galatasaray have made a mediocre start to the season but striker Didier Drogba believes they can repeat April's victory over Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener. Although his team have begun the Turkish championship with three draws and one win from four games, the former Chelsea player...
  • Iker Casillas return opens new debate at Real Madrid September 16, 2013

    Madrid: Iker Casillas awaits his moment to shine when Real Madrid open their Champions League campaign away to Galatasaray on Tuesday night. The debate over whether Casillas or Diego Lopez should occupy the Madrid goal has threatened to overshadow the start of the season, almost capturing headlines from world record signing...
  • Johan Elmander joins Norwich on season-long loan August 21, 2013

    Norwich: Sweden striker Johan Elmander has sealed a return to the Premier League by signing a season-long loan deal with Norwich. The 32-year-old Elmander played for Bolton from 2008-11 before moving to Turkish side Galatasaray. Norwich manager Chris Hughton said on Wednesday that "I'm really delighted to bring in a player of...
  • Wesley Sneijder snubbed for Netherlands friendly August 10, 2013

    Amsterdam: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has left Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder out of the squad for next week's friendly against Portugal, though he said on Friday that the player has the talent to return when he's fit. Van Gaal last month demoted Sneijder from his job as team captain, saying...
  • Drogba strikes for Galatasaray to win Emirates Cup August 4, 2013

    London: Didier Drogba came off the bench to score two late goals in a 2-1 victory against Arsenal for Galatasaray to win the Emirates Cup on Sunday. One of Arsenal's biggest foes during his years at Chelsea, Drogba came back to haunt the Gunners again. He sealed victory for his side...