Galatasaray confirmed starting line Ups – Former Arsenal forward starts

Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring 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 / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE,OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Galatasaray take on Atletico Madrid needing a win to keep their chances of booking a place in the Champions League Last 16 alive.

The former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has been included in the Lions starting line-up following his goal against Antalyaspor on the weekend.

Galatasaray go into the game without their captain Selçuk Inan and first choice striker Burak Yılmaz who are both injured.

The Istanbul based club are also without a manager after Hamza Hamzaoğlu was sacked last week despite winning three trophies within six months.

Goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel is expected to take charge of the team going into the clash but there could be last minute changes as Mustafa Denizli is expected to take over at any moment.

Atletico Madrid v Galatasaray

Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT
Stadium: Vicente Calderon

Confirmed lineups
Atlético: Oblak, Gamez, Godin, Giménez, Filipe, Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Carrasco, Griezmann, Torres
Manager: Diego Simeone

Galatasaray: Muslera, Denayer, Semih, Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Bilal, Jem Paul, Sabri, Yasin, Sneijder, Podolski
Manager: Claudio Taffarel

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