The Turkish Galatasaray received in their new stadium at Sporting Clube de Braga in a Champions League match in Istanbul that the moral face touched.
Fatih Terim, local technical team is confident that the recent defeat against Orduspor modest in the Turkish league subtract no motivation to yours at the crossroads of Europe.
But not only the "impression" of defeat hanging over the team, but also two probable that sick leave Terim announced today at a press conference.
The exmadridista Hamit Altintop, one of the star players, expect a slight recovery from recent injury, but "it seems unlikely he can play," said the coach.
In addition, the Swedish striker Johan Elmander, another of its major players, just suffered food poisoning and "feels weak," said Terim.
He added: "So no surprises, but this can not be an excuse for us."
The match tomorrow will serve to release the new stadium Türk Telekom Arena in the Champions League and is the first game of the competition the team, one of the two most successful clubs in Turkey, playing at home for six years.
It expects a full house and premises extend trust European winning streak at home: of the 19 games that the club won the Champions rojiamarillo, out of 75 played, 16 won in the old stadium, now demolished and replaced by the new square.
The defense will remain the weak point against Braga, while the front line, with the "genius" Çolak Emre Turkish and Moroccan Nordin Amrabat starlet appears well armed, with veterans like Umut Bulut, Toulouse player on loan, or striker Burak Yilmaz.
At the finish, shines the Uruguayan Nestor Muslera the most expensive goalkeeper in Turkey and the fifth most expensive in history.
Meanwhile, Sporting Braga hopes to compensate its continental slip before the Romanian Cluj (0-2) with a victory over the leathery Galatasaray, which is measured after soar in the Portuguese championship, which ranks third.
The solid group led by José Peseiro fell unexpectedly two weeks ago in the first round of Group H punished by the Romanian champions lethal counterattack.
However, the Europa League semi-finalists in 2011 has crumbled and not retained in the Portuguese Liga freshness with which he started the season, when Italian Udinese overcame the tie access to the "Champions".
Backed by two convincing wins last home-away against Vitoria Guimaraes-, "Minho Warriors" are psyched to score points and not sag in the struggle for the knockout stages of the Champions League in a group where the main favorite is the giant Manchester United.
The man in form of Portuguese striker bracarenses is born in Guinea-Bissau Éder, totaling three goals in the last two games.
Described by the Portuguese press "Éderbayor" for his physical resemblance and similarities football with Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor, the Portuguese international, 24, has captivated fans for their technical and physical strength.
Without lose weight, agility under Portuguese international palos Beto, the strength of the central Brazilian Paulo Vinicius and Douglao; Custodio middle order, the creativity of the Brazilian Márcio Mossoró and Alan, and his left foot from Hugo Viana are exvalencianista main assets of all northern.
Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboué, Kaya, Balta, Nunkeou, Aydin, Melo, Selçuk, Amrabat, and Yilmaz Bulut.
Braga: Beto, Elderson Echiejile, Paulo Vinícius, Douglao, Baiano, Custódio, Hugo Viana, Hélder Barbosa, Márcio Mossoró, Alan Osório and Eder.
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norwegian)
Stadium: Türk Telekom Arena
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