The Bianconeri’s forthcoming Group B Champions League opponents Real Madrid will warm up for Wednesday night’s encounter by welcoming Malaga to the Bernabeu at 16.00 CET this afternoon.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side currently trail joint leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by five points but could be boosted by the return of summer signing Gareth Bale, who is widely expected to play some part in proceedings after recovering from a thigh injury.
Over in Istanbul, Roberto Mancini will be hoping to lead his new Galatasaray side to victory at the third time of asking when he makes his debut in the Türk Telekom Arena dugout this afternoon.
The reigning Turkish champions, who currently occupy 13th place after tasting victory in just one of their opening six league fixtures, will be vying to get back to winning ways when they entertain 11th placed Karabukspor on home soil.
Also in action in front of their own faithful are FC Copenhagen, who take on Aalborg on Sunday afternoon. Stale Solbakken’s side still find themselves in the relegation zone despite experiencing an overall upturn in fortunes since the Norwegian returned to the club, although a win at Parken Stadium would lift them into the relative safety of mid-table.