Galatasaray vs Man United live score, result, updates in UEFA Champions League match

Manchester United face Galatasaray in the penultimate round of matches in UEFA Champions League Group A.

Erik ten Hag’s men come into one of the world’s most famous atmospheres at Rams Park, also known as Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, on a night where three points are essential.

Galatasaray came out on top in a thrilling clash at Old Trafford in October as Mauro Icardi lobbed Andre Onana for the victory following a red card for Casemiro. United twice led in that match but contrived to throw away the result in a haphazard display on home soil.

The English side are bottom of their group and must avoid defeat at all costs if they are to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the competition alive.

United have never scored an away goal against Galatasaray and they are sure to face an intimidating atmosphere in Istanbul, but their 3-0 win at Everton last Sunday will give them some confidence of a positive result. 

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing score updates and commentary.

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Galatasaray vs Man United live score

  First half Goalscorers
Galatasaray 0
Man United 2 Garnacho 11′, Fernandes 18′

Galatasaray vs Man United live updates, highlights from Champions League

18th minute: GOAL! 2-0 to Man United! Fernandes doubles United’s lead with an absolute rocket. Rams Park is silenced. 

15th minute: Onana makes a fantastic save to hold on to his side’s lead but the ball then strikes McTominay’s arm and Galatasaray appeal for a penalty. VAR take a look but wave play on. 

11th minute: GOAL! Garnacho gives the visitors the lead! Fernandes picks him out on the left and he uses his weak foot to blast past Muslera for his first-ever Champions League goal. It’s a wonderfully worked move by United. 

9th minute: The home side have just about had more possession than United in the opening stages of the game. United have threatened on the counter whereas Galatasaray are trying to have patience with their build-up play. 

5th minute: Close for United! Garnacho brilliantly dribbles down the left and finds Hojlund in the box but the Danish striker can’t make a clean connection and Galatasaray clears the danger. 

4th minute: Mertens tries his luck from distance but it’s a routine diving save for Onana. Nonetheless, it excited the home support even more. 

2nd minute: Every time a United player touches the ball, the home support create a deafening whistle sound.

Kickoff: We are underway in Istanbul! A reminder of what happens if United lose tonight, they will be eliminated from the Champions League.  

5 minutes until kickoff: Galatasaray fans have unveiled a ginormous tifo that reads ‘Welcome to hell’…

10 minutes until kickoff: Rams Park is BOUNCING! Kickoff is fast approaching…

25 minutes until kickoff: Six of today’s starting 11 for Man United (Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fernandes) also started the game at RB Leipzig in December 2020, when United lost 3-2 and were knocked out of the group stages. 

35 minutes until kickoff: Erik ten Hag appears relatively unfazed by the conditions in Istanbul: “Manchester weather, we are used to it,” he told MUTV. 

1 hour until kickoff: Having Hojlund back in the starting lineup is massive for Man United. In his four Champions League outings with Man United this season, he has found the net five times. Among players under the age of 21 representing English clubs in the competition, only Cesc Fabregas and Phil Foden have scored more, each scoring six goals.

1 hour 15 mins until kickoff: We have team news! Rasmus Hojlund returns for United from his hamstring injury. Kobbie Mainoo is on the bench, despite a stellar performance at the weekend, as Amrabat takes his place. Wan-Bissaka replaces Diogo Dalot and Antony comes in for the suspended Marcus Rashford. 

1 hour 25 mins until kickoff: UEFA have released the following statement: “We are closely monitoring the weather forecast, and at this stage, the match will go ahead as scheduled.”

1 hour 45 mins until kickoff: Man United’s preparations for the game are going ahead as planned. They’ve left the hotel and are on their way to the stadium via a police escort. 

2 hours until kickoff: ESPN’s Rob Dawson is at Rams Park and says the surface isn’t “quite as wet” as earlier. Fingers crossed, we can get this game on!

2 hours 15 mins until kickoff: As things stand, there is currently no indication the game will be called off. There will, however, be a pitch inspection prior to kickoff. 

2 hours 30 mins until kickoff: Man United’s Under-19s squad lost 1-0 in the UEFA Youth League to Galatasaray. These were the conditions at that stadium…

2 hours 45 mins until kickoff: Just when you thought United didn’t need any additional challenges for what was already expected to be a tough game, there’s now a possibility that the match could be postponed. The weather in Istanbul has been relentlessly torrential for the past 24 hours. There is still a long way to go until kickoff, however, the rain does not look like stopping according to reporters at the stadium. 

3 hours until kickoff: Man United fans may want to look away from this stat. Their side have never scored an away goal against Galatasaray in their three meetings. It’s the most away European games they’ve played against an opponent without scoring.

Galatasaray vs Man United lineups

Galatasaray boss Okan Buruk has named a starting squad filled with ex-Premier League talent. Hakim Ziyech, Wilfried Zaha, Angelino, Lucas Torreira and Tanguy Ndombele all start for the Turkish side. 

Galatasaray starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Muslera (GK) — Boey, Ayhan, Bardakçı, Angelino — Torreira, N’Dombele — Ziyech, Mertens, Zaha — Icardi.

Galatasaray subs (12): Guvenc, Nelsson, Karatas, Demirbay, Oliveira, Akturkoglu, Tete, Yilmaz, Bakambu.

Ten Hag has once again been forced into selecting a starting XI based on fitness and suspensions. The likes of Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount and Christian Eriksen all miss out due to injury but the good news is Rasmus Hojlund is back in the starting squad. 

Hojlund, who has scored five Champions League goals this campaign, was a close call for the Everton clash but was pictured training on Monday starts. Marcus Rashford is suspended for this game as he was sent off against FC Copenhagen last time out, so Antony takes his place.

Kobbie Mainoo is on the bench and Sofyan Amrabat comes into the lineup. 

Man United starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Onana (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw — Amrabat, McTominay — Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho — Hojlund.

Man United subs (12): Bayindir, Heaton, Dalot, Reguilon, Varane, Gore, Hannibal, Mainoo, Pellistri, Hugill, Martial

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Galatasaray vs Man United live stream, TV channel

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Canada  — DAZN
India  — Sony LIV, JioTV
New Zealand  — beIN Sports Connect
Malaysia beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, sooka
Singapore beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+
Hong Kong beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect

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