The 2-1 win over Benfica at home appeared to provide brief confidence for Galatasaray, but they have slipped back into the disappointing ways after the loss against Benfica in the reverse fixture.
Galatasaray manager Hamza Hamzaoglu has been a man under pressure for quite a while.
The effects of the home grown players rule are still playing out. It is still too early to tell whether the arguments as to whether the new rules will raise the level of the Turkish game or - as some fear - put a block on the long-term development of home-grown talent. But there is no denying the impact that the arrival of big name stars is having when it comes to attracting attention to the Süper Lig.
Dirk Kuyt would not feature in the top tier Football in Turkey any more, but, he would always remain one of the most loved players in that part of the world.
It was incredible how much love Kuyt got in Turkey despite being an overseas player.
He was a part of Fenerbahce, but, the fans of the other clubs also gave him a lot of respect.
Even when playing on rival grounds, Kuyt was cheered and there was a reason to it.
Galatasaray manager Hamza Hamzaoğlu says that he is very confident that his club will be able to win the title this season.
Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder says that he is extremely surprised and happy with the support shown by the Turkish football fans when he took to the field in a Euro 2016 qualifying match against Turkey.
Sneijder may be playing his football in the Turkish league for some time now, but he still remains a very much an integral part of this Dutch national team. A lot of questions have been asked about the Dutch in recent months after poor form since the World Cup 2014. They have gone some way into answering those questions by getting a draw and a win in the last two qualifying matches.
Galatasaray have revealed that Premier League outfit Chelsea made an offer for their star midfielder Wesley Sneijder in the summer. Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea last summer and he has been looking at the possibility of being reunited with Sneijder since then.
Hamza Hamzaoğlu took charge of Galatasaray as the new coach of the Turkish side earlier on November and so it seems to have been a good decision as Galatasaray has secured a string of 3 successive victories claiming wins over Gaziantepspor, AkhisarBelediyespor and Konyaspor.
The Champions League did not go so well for Galatasaray as they were unable to make it past the group stages after not being able to claim a single victory out of the 6 matches were played.
Galatasaray have been a shadow of their former self especially in the Champions League this season. This has put new manager Cesare Prandelli under the spotlight, but the former Italian national team boss has confirmed that the team’s major ambition is to win the Turkish league this season.
Galatasaray are one of the strongest clubs in Turkey, but they were beaten to the league title by Fenerbahce last season. Keen to recover the advantage on the domestic front, Prandelli says that winning the Turkish league as the priority for this campaign.
Former Tottenham winger Gareth Bale says that he is confident that Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling will be a huge success at a club like Real Madrid at some point in the future. Bale is one high-profile British players to have moved abroad. He plays for Madrid, one of the biggest clubs in the world, after his world-record £ 85 million transfer from the London outfit. Madrid are known to sign quality players for extravagant transfer fees. They have a history of signing players from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool in the past.