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Galatasaray is Nowhere Near Where They Should Be

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Whether it be in European or domestic competition, the Turkish league champions, Galatasaray, are playing quite poorly in every game that they partake in. The coaching change from Fatih Terim to Roberto Mancini has only confused and upset the players even further which has truly hindered their performances on the field game after game.

The goal this season for Gala was to gain their 20th league title ever and while doing so, they could manage a three-peat as champions. They were virtually untouchable during their last two campaigns, but now, they look like a bunch of lost boys on the field. If this does not change at any time soon, they will be in trouble.

The good news is that they still have the chance to finish second in the Champions League group as they will be hosting Juventus of Italy on the final match day. I they can manage a to win that game, they will overtake their opponents by one point in the standings to advance to the Round of 16. This is possible due to the fact that the heart and soul of that team is out until 2014 -- Andrea Pirlo, the veteran midfielder who is in charge of free-kicks and assisting his team mates in the final third.

Gala's biggest rival in Turkey, Fenerbahce, recently tied Besiktas by a score of 3-3 at home. Knowing that, Gala could have cut the large point deficit down to six, but since they tied 1-1 at Kasimpasa, they still trail the league-leaders by nine.

The team is stacked in the midfield with Selcuk Inan, Felipe Melo and Wesley Sniejder, while they can always rely on Burak Yilmaz and Didier Drogba up top. However, the rest of the team still needs work and even these aforementioned guys have trouble meshing on the pitch. If they do not figure out how to play an attacking style with a solid defense to back them up, winning will not be an option.


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