Benfica go into Galatasaray Champions League clash missing 5 players

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Galatasaray¥s forward Burak Yilmaz celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Schalke 04 and Galatasaray in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on March 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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Benfica take on Galatasaray at the Estadio in the Champions League tomorrow going into Match Day 4.

The Portuguese giants will be hoping to make up for their 2-1 defeat against the Lions at the Türk Telekom Arena a fortnight ago but will be without a number of important players.

Clesio, Eduardo Salvio (knee), Nelson Semedo (knee) and Ljubomir Fejsa (foot) are all out injured while Andreas Samaris misses out due to suspension.

Kostas Mitroglou meanwhile faces a race against time to recover in time for the Galatasaray clash.

Galatasaray ended Benfica’s 100 percent Champions League Group C record and four days later the Portuguese giants lost to Sporting Lisbon four days later which ended their 55 game run without a loss at home.

The Lions meanwhile are in great form having closed the gap with league leaders Beşiktaş to just one point following a convincing 4-0 win against Eskişehirspor on the weekend.

The Istanbul giants have no new injury or suspension concerns going into the Benfica tie.

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