‘Madrid above all teams’

Galatasary Vice-President Ali Durust believes that his team have the hardest opponent in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Turkish are up against Decima-chasing Real Madrid in the latest round of the competition, in a repeat of their 2000-01 quarter-final.

“Once you're in the quarter-finals, all teams are strong. But Real Madrid are above all teams,” Durust reflected in Nyon.

“If you raise your targets high, then you need to rise to the challenge of such teams. One of theteams to beat have been drawn against us in this round.

“I expect this match is going to be followed by the entire football community with great excitement. We'll do our utmost to be successful.

“Generally, it's perceived that playing the first leg away is an advantage. But it makes no difference at this stage.”

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