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Galatasaray, København set sights on first win

Galatasaray AŞ and FC København both have a defeat and a draw to their names and will be looking for their first Group B win when they meet in Istanbul on matchday three.

Roberto Mancini will be hoping to guide Galatasaray to their first win in Group B
Roberto Mancini will be hoping to guide Galatasaray to their first win in Group B ©AFP/Getty Images

Both Galatasaray AŞ and FC København will be trying to put their first win on the board in Group B when the teams meet in Istanbul on matchday three.

• Galatasaray recovered from their 6-1 home defeat against Real Madrid CF by holding Juventus to a 2-2 draw in Roberto Mancini's first game since taking over as coach. The Danish champions began with a 1-1 home draw against Juve before losing 4-0 in Madrid.

Previous meetings
• The teams are meeting in an official game for the first time and it is also Galatasaray's first experience of facing opponents from Denmark.

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

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

• At home in last season's group stage they lost to SC Braga, drew with CFR 1907 Cluj and beat Manchester United FC. With wins in their last three group fixtures they qualified for the knockout rounds and overcame FC Schalke 04 in the round of 16, drawing at home before winning away. In the quarter-finals the Turkish champions lost 3-0 away to Madrid before edging the home leg 3-2.

• Three years ago København finished second in their group behind FC Barcelona and on their travels won 2-0 at Panathinaikos FC, losing by the same score at Barcelona and 1-0 at FC Rubin Kazan. In the round of 16 they lost 2-0 at home to Chelsea FC, drawing 0-0 in the London return.

• On their travels in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage, the Danish champions lost 1-0 away at FC Steaua Bucureşti, drew 0-0 at VfB Stuttgart and won 2-1 at Molde FK.

Team ties
• København's Parken Stadium 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.

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