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Draw will do for Atlético against Galatasaray

Atlético Madrid need just a draw against Galatasaray on matchday five to book their place in the knockout stage, while victory is the minimum requirement for the Turkish side.

Atlético's Luciano Vietto holds off Selçuk İnan on matchday one
Atlético's Luciano Vietto holds off Selçuk İnan on matchday one ©AFP/Getty Images

Triumphant when the teams met on UEFA Champions League matchday one, Club Atlético de Madrid host Galatasaray AŞ requiring only a draw to reach the knockout stage.

• While a point will suffice for Atlético, victory is essential for Cimbom to still have a chance of going through.

• Atlético got their campaign off to a successful start as Antoine Griezmann doubled his tally of UEFA Champions League goals in a 2-0 win in Turkey on 15 September.

Previous meetings
• Galatasaray have drawn both previous away games against Atlético: 0-0 in the 1973/74 European Cup first round and 1-1 in a 2009/10 UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie.

• In the most recent game, Kader Keïta cancelled out José Antonio Reyes's 23rd-minute opener.

• The lineups at the Estadio Vicente Calderón on 18 February 2010 were:

Atlético: De Gea (Asenjo 71), Valera, Forlán (Jurado 58), Raúl García, Agüero, Paulo Assunção, Ujfaluši, Domínguez, Reyes (Salvio 86), Simão, Perea.

Galatasaray: Leo Franco, Uğur Uçar, Elano (Ayhan Akman 82), Arda Turan (Barış Özbek 90), Keïta, Neill, Mehmet Topal, Mustafa Sarp, Hakan Balta, Servet Çetin, Caner Erkin (Dos Santos 36).

• Hakan Balta played in both legs of the tie while Sabri Sarıoğlu and Emre Çolak also remain in the Galatasaray squad.

Match background

• The 2014 finalists continued their sixth group stage campaign with a 2-1 home loss to SL Benfica on matchday two, their first continental defeat at the Vicente Calderón since a 2-0 reverse against FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in February 2013.

• Atlético are taking part in the competition for the third year in a row – the first time they have achieved that feat.

• Last season they put together four successive home victories, winning their three group games in Madrid with a 10-0 aggregate score. They overcame Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 at home in the round of 16 to draw the tie 1-1 on aggregate, winning the ensuing penalty shoot-out 3-2.

• The Rojiblancos then drew 0-0 at home to city rivals Real Madrid CF in the quarter-finals before bowing out 1-0 on aggregate.

• Atlético have lost just one of their 13 fixtures against Turkish sides, 1-0 at MKE Ankaragücü in the 1999/2000 UEFA Cup first round second leg having won 3-0 at home.

• The Turkish double winners continued their 14th group stage campaign with a 2-2 draw at FC Astana on 30 September.

• On matchday three they recorded their first European victory in 11 games with a 2-1 defeat of Benfica, who prevailed by the same scoreline in the reverse fixture.

• In last season's group stage Galatasaray suffered successive 4-1 defeats on their travels – against Arsenal FC and Borussia Dortmund – before a 2-0 reverse at RSC Anderlecht. They finished bottom of Group D.

• Galatasaray have not won an away UEFA Champions League match since a 3-2 success at FC Schalke 04 in the 2012/13 round of 16 second leg – their third away victory in a row and one that secured a 4-3 aggregate triumph. Their away record since then is D2 L8.

• Cimbom's best performance came in 1988/89 when they reached the European Cup semi-finals.

• The 3-2 defeat of Real Madrid in the 2012/13 quarter-final second leg (3-5 overall) ended Galatasaray's 12-game winless run against Spanish sides stretching back to another 3-2 success against the Merengues in the 2000/01 quarter-final (another 5-3 aggregate defeat).

• Their record against Liga opponents is W8 D6 L16 (W1 D4 L9 away).

Coach and player links
• While with SS Lazio, Diego Simeone lost 1-0 to Galatasaray in the 2001/02 first group stage.

• Galatasaray signed José Rodriguez from Atlético's city rivals Real Madrid in summer 2015.

• Wesley Sneijder (2007–09) and Hamit Altıntop (2011/12) have had spells at Real Madrid.

• Have played together:
Diego Godín & Fernando Muslera (CD Nacional, 2006/07)
Godín, José María Giménez & Muslera (Uruguay)
Óliver Torres & José Rodriguez (Spain Under-21)
Yannick Carrasco & Jason Denayer (Belgium Under-21)

Match facts

• Atletico are eight games unbeaten (W5 D3) since their matchday two loss to Benfica.

• Fernando Torres is on 99 goals in all competitions for Atlético. He has not scored since 19 September.

• Filipe Luís's first international goal helped Brazil to a 3-0 defeat of Peru in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on 17 November.

• Luciano Vietto returned from appendicitis as a second-half substitute in Sunday's 1-0 win at Real Betis Balompié. He had not played since equalising against Real Madrid on 4 October.

• José María Giménez (thigh) and Juanfran (adductor) are doubtful; Jackson Martínez (ankle) has been ruled out.

• Selçuk İnan and Burak Yılmaz are serving one-game bans.

• Galatasaray parted company with Hamza Hamzaoğlu on 18 November, naming goalkeeping coach Cláudio Taffarel as his temporary replacement the following day.

• Taffarel watched his side squander the lead three times on Saturday in a 3-3 home draw with Antalyaspor.

• On Monday Mustafa Denizli, who had spells as coach of Galatasaray between 1987 and 1989, and from 1990 to 1992, agreed an 18-month deal to replace Hamzaoğlu. Taffarel will remain in charge against Atlético.

• Appointed last December, Hamzaoğlu guided Cimbom to the Turkish Super League title, Turkish Cup and Turkish Super Cup. His record as Galatasaray coach was: P52 W33 D9 L10.

• Galatasaray's eight-match unbeaten run ended with defeat by Benfica on 3 November. They lost again four days later – 4-3 at Rizespor, who struck twice in added time – their cause harmed by the 88th-minute dismissal of Umut Bulut.

• The Turkish double winners, having led 2-0, drew 3-3 with Bosnian champions FK Sarajevo in a friendly on 14 November. Olcan Adın and Sinan Gümüş were among the scorers.

• Hamit Altıntop has resumed training, having undergone a left knee operation in early August. Lionel Carole (out since 25 October, hamstring) is still injured.

• Emre Çolak earned his second cap, three years and one month after his first, as Turkey drew 0-0 with Greece on 17 November.