Galatasaray take on Manchester United at home in their match day 5 Group A clash in the Champions League knowing that a victory would knock their opponents out of the competition.
The Lions has faced English teams 22 times in European cups, first facing West Bromwich Albion in the 1978-1979 season. Galatasaray have played the most matches against United.
In the 7 matches between the two teams, all played in the Champions League, the teams have each won twice and drawn three times. Galatasaray has scored 7 goals against Manchester United, while Manchester United has scored 10 goals.
Galatasaray has never lost to United at home. The two teams have played each other in England four times and in Istanbul three times.
The Lions have not conceded a goal in any of the matches played in Istanbul either.
The match between Galatasaray and United in the 1993-1994 season is one of the most memorable meetings between the two sides.
The two teams faced each other for the first time in their history in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.
Galatasaray drew 3-3 in the first match against Manchester United, and then drew the second leg 0-0 to advance to the group stage of the Champions League on away goals.
United have struggled to win matches in Turkey. In 9 matches played in Turkey, they have only won 3 matches, drawn 2 matches, and lost 4 matches. They have scored 8 goals in Turkey and conceded 8 goals.
The last time these two sides met in Group A Galatasaray beat United 3-2 at Old Trafford – their first win away to the Reds.
United are currently last in Group A on three points, one point behind Galatasaray. A defeat would see the English giants eliminated from the competition.