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Atletico Madrid vs. Galatasaray 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule, projected line-ups and how to watch online

Diego Simeone's men look poised to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League with a point needed to guarantee entry into the next round.

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Atletico Madrid welcome Galatasaray to the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday night in a game that could decide Atletico's faith in Europe next season. A win could see them top the group with Benfica faced with the daunting task of traveling to Astana in Kazakstan earlier in the day.

Atletico's goal was, and remains, finishing atop their group in order to avoid some of the better teams in the competition so they can concentrate on a sustained title challenge in La Liga. A loss to Galatasaray would not only put their chance of finishing first in jeopardy but would leave their Champions League involvement hanging by a thread. They carry a decent spell in domestic competition into the game having not been beaten in the last six games in Spain.

New management and new expectations

Hamza Hamzaoglu left the club by mutual consent last week and Brazilian Taffarel has taken over the reins at the club. The Turkish side will be without Burak Yilmaz and Seljuk Inan while Hamit Altintop is doubtful with a knee injury.

Atletico Madrid vs. Galatasaray:Nov 25th 8.45 local, 7.45 GMT Vicente Calderon, Spain
Atletico buoyed by Juanfran return

Jackson Martinez remains sidelined with an ankle injury picked up on international duty with Colombia. Juanfran has trained for the second consecutive day having recovered from the muscular tear picked up on international duty with Spain. Koke appears to be returning to form following a spell out with a hamstring injury. His goal against Real Betis was enough to secure all three points for los Rojiblancos and his performance on Wednesday night will be crucial to Simeone's men getting all three points.

Projected Lineups

Home: Oblak, Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Luis, Gabi, Tiago, Carrasco, Koke, Griezmann, Torres

Away: Muslera, Balta, Kaya, Adin, Denayer, Oztekin, Colak, Sneijder, Podolski, Rodriguez, Sarioglu

Watch It

TV: Setanta Sports 1, Bt Sports, beIN Sports (Spain),

Online: BT Sport Extra, Fox Soccer 2GO (USA),

Other live viewing options can be found here, and as always, we'll have a match thread live here for discussion of the game at hand. You can also follow along with us live on Twitter, and we'll have updates of the most important events on our Facebook page.