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København aim to turns tables on Galatasaray

Published: Monday 28 October 2013, 9.45CET
FC København earned an impressive home draw in their first Group B game and are looking to turn round their loss at Galatasaray AŞ when the teams meet again at the Parken Stadium.
København aim to turns tables on Galatasaray
København supporters will be hoping to see a first home win in Group B ©Getty Images

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Goals scored4
Possession (%)44
Total attempts48
on target27
off target21
against woodwork2
Yellow cards9
Red Cards0
Fouls committed94
Fouls suffered67

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Published: Monday 28 October 2013, 9.45CET

København aim to turns tables on Galatasaray

FC København earned an impressive home draw in their first Group B game and are looking to turn round their loss at Galatasaray AŞ when the teams meet again at the Parken Stadium.

FC København won plaudits for the way they carried the fight to Juventus on matchday one and they will be hoping to make life difficult for Galatasaray AŞ when they meet at Parken.

• The Danish champions have work to do in Group B having gone down 3-1 in Istanbul in the reverse fixture. That left København with a single point after the 1-1 home draw with Juve on matchday one that preceded a 4-0 loss at Real Madrid CF. Galatasaray hold a three-point cushion over their opponents having started with a 6-1 home defeat against Madrid and then held Juventus 2-2 in Roberto Mancini's first game as coach.

Previous meetings
• The Istanbul meeting was the first between the teams in an official game and it was also Galatasaray's first experience of facing opponents from Denmark.

• København, who are in their third UEFA Champions League campaign, had met only one Turkish team before, lining up against Trabzonspor AŞ in the 1991/92 UEFA Cup third round. They won 1-0 in Copenhagen and drew 1-1 away.

Match background
• In their eighth successive European campaign, København – exempt from the qualifying rounds for the first time – were last amongst Europe's elite in 2010/11 when they finished second in their group behind FC Barcelona.

• Three years ago they started with a 1-0 home win against FC Rubin Kazan, drew 1-1 at home to Barça and beat Panathinaikos FC 3-1. In the round of 16 they lost 2-0 at home to Chelsea FC, drawing 0-0 in the return.

• København are unbeaten at home in the group stage, recording four wins and three draws to date.

• Galatasaray are in their second successive UEFA Champions League campaign having not played in the competition since 2006/07 before last season.

• They reached the quarter-finals last season for the first time since 2001, losing 5-3 on aggregate to Madrid who had also knocked them out at the same stage 12 years earlier. A 3-0 loss at the Santiago Bernabéu put them on the back foot in 2012/13, with a measure of compensation gained in a 3-2 home victory.

• After losing away to Manchester United FC on matchday one Galatasaray posted successive victories at CFR 1907 Cluj, SC Braga and FC Schalke 04, and have lost just three of their last 20 European away fixtures, winning ten.

Team ties
• København's Parken was the venue for Galatasaray's finest hour when they beat Arsenal FC 4-1 on penalties in the 1999/2000 UEFA Cup final after a goalless 120 minutes. Assistant coach Ümit Davala was in the winning team.

• Albert Riera struck Spain's final goal in a 3-1 win over Denmark in Aarhus in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier on 13 October 2007.

• Riera and Olof Mellberg were team-mates at Olympiacos FC in 2010/11, winning the Greek title.

• Bruma scored the penalty winner for Portugal against Denmark in a UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round game in Barcelos on 9 June 2013 to ensure Portugal went through to the finals as group winners.  

• Galatasaray's goalkeeping coach Cláudio Taffarel kept goal for Brazil in a 3-2 win over Denmark in a 1998 FIFA World Cup quarter-final played in Nantes on 3 July 1998.

Last updated: 03/12/13 17.54CETøbenhavn+turn+tables

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