Podolski set to make first Champions League start since leaving Arsenal

Galatasaray host Atletico Madrid at the Türk Telekom Arena today in their opening Champions League Group A match.

Lukas Podolski scored on the weekend in the 1-1 draw against Mersin Idman Yurdu and is expected to keep his place in the team going into the Atleti game.

Podolski has scored twice in four games this season and won his first piece of silverware on his debut in the Turkish Super Cup.

The Germany international will play his first Champions League game since leaving Arsenal should he feature today.

Experienced playmaker Wesley Sneijder is almost certain to start while on-loan Manchester City defender Denayer is also expected in the starting line-up.

GALATASARAY – ATLETICO MADRID

STADIUM: TT Arena
REFEREE: Szymon Marciniak (POLAND)

GALATASARAY : Muslera, Sabri, Denayer, Semih, Carole, Emre Çolak, Hakan Balta, Podolski, Selçuk, Sneijder, Burak
MANAGER: Hamza Hamzaoğlı

ATLETICO MADRID : Jan Oblak, Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Siquera, Tiago, Gabi, Oliver Torres, Koke, Griezmann, Fernando Torres
MANAGER: Diego Simeone

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