Galatasaray take on FC Porto in the opening game of the pre-season Emirates Cup on Saturday evening. Hosts Arsenal face Serie A club Napoli later in the day.

Wesley Sneijder

Where to Watch

Kick-off is scheduled for 2pm BST. The highlights of the game will be made available on Galatasaray's official website.


Fatih Terim's side come into this game after a 3-1 defeat to Napoli earlier this week. Goran Pandev opened the scoring for Rafael Benitez's side but his strike was cancelled by Nordin Ambarat in the second half. Late goals from Dany Nounkeu and Fernando Muslera handed the Turks a first pre-season defeat.

Last month, Galatasaray managed a 3-3 draw at home against Spanish Malaga before registering comfortable victories over League One sides Notts County and Shrewsbury Town. The Super Lig champions will be keen to win against Porto, particularly since they face hosts Arsenal on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Porto enter this game after a 1-0 win over Spanish side Celta Vigo. The Portuguese champions are in the middle of an impressive run, with five pre-season wins. Paulo Fonseca's side have conceded only twice in those games and both of them came in the 4-2 defeat of Venezuelan club Deportivo Anzoategui.

Fonseca is keen to continue this excellent start and rates the Emirates Cup very highly. The 40-year-old only recently took the reins at Estadio do Dragao, following Vitor Pereira's departure.

"We are looking forward to playing Galatasaray and Napoli, who often compete in the Champions League. These games will be two good tests for us and our improvement as a team," he told

Jackson Martinez

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D W W W
  • Last Result: Napoli 3 - 1 Galatasaray


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Porto 1 - 0 Celta de Vigo