Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray: Where to Watch UEFA Champions League, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Real Madrid will be looking for a second consecutive win in the Champions League when it takes on Galatasaray Wednesday.

After a disastrous start to the campaign that had seen them lose 3-0 on the road against Paris Saint-Germain and draw 2-2 at home to Club Brugge, Real Madrid revived its chances of qualification with a 1-0 win in Istanbul two weeks ago.

Toni Kroos' strike was enough to secure all three points for Real, as the 13-time European Cup winners climbed up to second in Group F, two points ahead of Club Brugge and three ahead of Galatasaray.

With PSG accumulating nine points in three games, finishing top of the group remains a tough ask for Real, but a win on Wednesday would go some way towards consolidating its chances of qualification.

The omens are positive for Zinedine Zidane's team, given Galatasaray has lost on all its previous three trips to Madrid and is the only team still to score in the Champions League this season.

The Frenchman cut a frustrated figure as his side drew 0-0 against Real Betis on Saturday, missing the chance of leapfrogging Barcelona at the top of the league after the Catalans lost 3-1 away to Levante.

The two arch-rivals now share top spot in La Liga alongside Real Sociedad, with Sevilla and Atletico Madrid a point behind.

"We lost two points, it was an opportunity to add more, but I stay with the positive," Zidane said in his post-game press conference. "There is also a rival and they have also put us in difficulties, which is normal.

"It is true that we have all lost points, but this is the best league in the world and there is is no easy game, it does not exist. Every team can get you into difficulties and that is why it is the best league in the world. It is not easy."

While the draw against Real Betis was the third time in a row Real has kept a clean sheet, it was also the second time in the last four games that it had failed to score.

Zidane, however, insisted the lack of goals was not a particular concern, as Los Blancos created numerous chances throughout the game.

"We are not going to always score five goals," he said, in reference to the 5-0 thrashing his side inflicted on Leganes last Wednesday.

"We know that when we create chances, that is the most important thing. Our rhythm, intensity and overall game were all perfect, we just have to put the ball in the net.

"We will continue and it will be a very difficult league until the end and that is what that there is. All teams have lost points, but as I said there are no rivals against which you win easily and you have to accept it. We must do more to earn more victories, but we are not doing so badly."

Here's all you need to know ahead of the game.

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Eden Hazard (L) of Real Madrid CF, Marcelo and Toni Kroos celebrate the latter's goal against Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League game at Turk Telekom Stadyumu on October 22 in Istanbul, Turkey. ANP Sport/Getty

When and where is the game?

Real Madrid hosts Galatasaray at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, November 6, with kickoff scheduled for 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET).

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on TNT.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via B/R Live as well as fuboTV.


Real Madrid failed to capitalize on Barcelona's defeat against Levante, drawing 0-0 at home with Real Betis on Saturday. The result was enough to draw level with Barcelona and Real Sociedad at the top of La Liga, but Real missed the chance to take sole control of top spot.

Galatasaray remains seventh in the Turkish League but cut the gap on league leaders Alanyaspor to three points after beating Rizespor 2-0 on Friday.

Team news

Real Madrid will be without long-term absentees Nacho and Marco Asensio, while Gareth Bale remains in doubt as he continues to recover from a calf injury he sustained during the last international break.

Galatasaray, meanwhile, will be without defender Sener Ozbayrakli.


According to Oddschecker, Real Madrid is a 1/5 favorite, while the draw is at 13/2 and Galatasaray is a 15/1 underdog.

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Dan Cancian is currently a reporter for Newsweek based in London, England. Prior to joining Newsweek in January 2018, he was a news and business reporter at International Business Times UK. Dan has also written for The Guardian and The Observer. 

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