Galatasaray hope to maintain winning streak in Süper Lig
Turkish football powerhouse Galatasaray are seeking a victory over Medipol Başakşehir in the opening match of Turkish Süper Lig's week 12 on Nov. 22.
The Istanbul derby match in Turkish top-tier football league will kick off at 19.30 at Türk Telekom Stadium.
At the end of week 11, Medipol Başakşehir had 5 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats with 19 points in the fifth place, while Galatasaray -- having same points with a minus 1 goal difference -- are just behind them.
Medipol Başakşehir started with a bad performance in the Turkish Süper Lig, losing to Yeni Malatyaspor and Fenerbahçe in the first two games.
After these two matches, the orange-navies rode a nine-match unbeaten streak in Süper Lig and also won last two games in UEFA Europa League.
Galatasaray will focus on extending the winning streak to three games.
The Yellow-Reds managed to salvage six points after winning over Antalyaspor and Yukatel Denizlispor in the last two matches of Süper Lig.
Galatasaray shocked over Luyindama's injury
Meanwhile, Galatasaray's DR Congolese defender Christian Luyindama faced a major knee injury on Nov. 22, which may cause him to miss the rest of the season.
Galatasaray said on their website that Luyindama, 25, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in the match between DR Congo and Gambia.
It said that he had a torn meniscus problem as well.
The Istanbul club added that Luyindama will undergo knee surgery.
Separately a football data website, Transfermarkt said that Luyindama is expected to return in May 2020.
Luyindama is a Galatasaray regular with 15 appearances this season.