REAL MADRID-GALATASARAY

Falcao ruled out of Real Madrid Champions League tie

The Colombian will travel with the rest of the Galatasaray delegation and will remain in the Spanish capital through to November 11 for added treatment.

Falcao ruled out of Real Madrid Champions League tie
OZAN KOSE AFP

Galatasaray club doctor, Yener Ince has conformed that there is no way Colombian striker will be ready to play in Wednesday's Champions League tie against Real Madrid: "We'll continue the next stage of his recovery with a Spanish doctor who has known the player for the past 12 years. The striker will remain in Madrid through to November 11 being treated on his Achilles injury with this Spanish medic and then return to Istanbul". He also added that right sided player Sener Ozbayrakli will be out of action for a period of time from six to eight weeks after the injury he sustained in the recent Super Lig game against Sivasspor".

Gala' boss Fatih Terim will once again look to Romanian striker Florin Andone to lead the line for the Turkish side at the Bernabéu and a starting XI of: Muslera; Mariano, Luyindama, Marcao, Nagatomo; Nzonzi, Lemina, Seri, Feghouli; Babel and Andone is anticipated by Turkish media outlets.

The Galatasaray expedition will arrive in the Spanish capital on Tuesday at 14:00 with 3,000 Turkish fans expected to make the trip to see "Cim Bom" in action at the Santiago Bernabéu with the Super Lig side not availing of the full ticket allocation of 4,300.