Benfica v Galatasaray: Confirmed Starting Line-Ups – Ex Arsenal striker starts for Lions

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Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski jumps for the ball during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Galatasaray take on Benfica at the Estadio da Luz stadium in the Champions League knowing that a win could move them into first place in Group C.

Lions boss Hamza Hamzaoğlu has decided to shift around his defence following injury to left-back Carole. Sabri Sarıoğlu will start at right-back while on-loan Manchester City defender Jason Denayer will start alongside Chedjou at centre-back and Hakan Balta will move out to the left.

Denayer has featured as a right-back for most of the season alongside Balta but the Turkish international is also a left-back.

Bilal Kısa will start alongside in-form captain Selçuk İnan in midfield. Wesley Sneijder will start as a playmaker with Podolski and Olcan on the wings. Burak Yılmaz will start upfront for the Istanbul giants replacing Umut Bulut who started against Benfica a fortnight ago.

BENFICA-GALATASARAY
Stadium: Estadio da Luz
Kick-Off: 19.45
Referee: Milorad Mazic

Possible lineup
Benfica: Júlio César; Sílvio, Luisão, Jardel, Eliseu; André Almeida, Pizzi, Gonçalo Guedes, Gaitán; Jonas, Raúl Jiménez.
Out: Nélson Semedo (knee), Samaris (suspended)
Doubtful: Fejsa (foot), Mitroglou (ankle)

Galatasaray: Muslera, Sabri, Denayer, Chedjou, Hakan, Bilal, Selçuk, Podolski, Sneijder, Olcan, Burak Yılmaz.
Out: Hamit Altıntop (knee), Carole (hamstring)
Doubtful: José Rodriguez (ankle)

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