Galatasaray vs Benfica: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick off time for Europa League game

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GALATASARAY and Benfica will face off in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie.

Both sides dropped down to this competition from the Champions League with 2014 finalists Benfica finishing behind Bayern Munich and Ajax in their group.

Man Utd, Real Madrid, Chelsea, PSG and Man City target Joao Felix will have another chance to impress after scoring in Benfica’s 10-0 win over Nacional at the weekend
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On their part, Galatasaray were edged out by Porto and Schalke.

What time does Galatasaray vs Benfica kick off?

This Europa League fixture will take place on Thursday, February 14.

It will kick off at 5,55pm – that’s 8.55pm in Istanbul.

The match will be played at Turk Telekom Arena.

The reverse fixture will be held on Thursday, February 21 at Estadio da Luz.


What TV channel is Galatasaray vs Benfica on and can I live stream it?

Unfortunately, this match will not be shown live on UK television.

SIC and Sport TV have the Europa League rights in Portugal while beIN Sports have the Turkish rights.

What is the team news?

Galatasaray only have one injury concern in defender Mariano.

Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru has been in hot form and one to watch after nine goals in the league this season.

Meanwhile, Benfica will be without Jardel, German Conti and Ljubomir Fejsa – with Tyronne Ebuehi still fighting for fitness after a cruciate ligament injury.

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