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Friendly against Galatasaray confirmed

Die Roten Bullen welcome the Turkish record champions during the winter break.

In preparation for the start of the second half of the Bundesliga season, RB Leipzig welcome 21-time Turkish champions Galatasaray to the Red Bull Arena on the 12th of January 2019. Kickoff is at 15:00 CET.

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Before becoming Galatasaray coach, Fatih Terim himself played for the Turkish side between 1974-85.

The opposition:

Galatasaray are record 21-time Turkish champions – no other team has had more success in the Süper Lig. Since the end of 2017, the side has been coached by Fatih Terim. The 65-year-old had coached the team previously, in-between stints coaching the Turkish national team.

Galatasaray have a very experienced man in goal in the form of Fernando Muslera. The 32-year-old has stood between the sticks since 2011, and has 105 caps for the Uruguay national team.

Former Bundesliga player Eren Derdiyok awaits up front, the Swiss international playing for Bayer Leverkusen and TSG Hoffenheim between 2009-14. This season, the striker has scored six goals in twelve Süper Lig appearances. He also scored twice in this year’s Champions League group stage.

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Fernando Muslera has been in-between the sticks for Galatasaray since 2011.
Friendly
RB Leipzig

Sat

12th Jan

Galatasaray
15:00 CET
Red Bull Arena , Leipzig

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