Galatasaray name travelling squad

Monday 02 October 2023 15:00

Hakim Ziyech has been ruled out of a reunion with former manager Erik ten Hag in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League game between Manchester United and Galatasaray.

The Morocco winger was a key member of Ten Hag's outstanding Ajax side before joining Chelsea in 2020. A loan move was agreed to send him to Istanbul in the summer but he has sustained what was described as a minor injury.

Nonetheless, despite hopes he would be available for the Group A encounter, the 30-year-old has not been named in the 19-man travelling squad.

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There is still a wealth of talent and experience for coach Okan Buruk to select from, including ex-Red Wilfried Zaha, who scored against Ankaragucu in the Super Lig on Saturday.

Uruguayan Fernando Muslera is a top-class keeper, while Davinson Sanchez and Tanguy Ndombele arrived from Tottenham recently.

Angelino has previous with the Reds in Europe, after his exploits for RB Leipzig, and both Mauro Icardi and Dries Mertens have proved their attacking quality over many years. 


Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Gunay Guvenc

Defenders: Angelino, Kaan Ayhan, Abdulkerim Bardakci, Sacha Boey, Victor Nelsson, Davinson Sanchez

Midfielders: Kerem Akturkoglu, Kerem Demirbay, Tanguy Ndombele, Sergio Oliveira, Mateus Tete, Lucas Torreira, Baris Alper Yilmaz.

Forwards: Cedric Bakambu, Mauro Icardi, Dries Mertens, Wilfried Zaha.