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UCL: IBFK vs Man Utd


The defeat to Arsenal on November 2 brought a lot of pressure on both coach Solskjaer and MU players Midfielder Paul Pogba, who caused a penalty that led to the only goal of the match for Arsenal, suffered criticism rain on social networks as well as in newspapers. Captain Harry Maguire defender had to post a forum to apologize to the fans and promised to improve MU with his teammates.

Maguire's promise to make it in the Premier League will be very difficult because this weekend, MU encounters "dark horse" Everton. But on the European front, the 28-year-old British midfielder and teammates at MU can "turn pain into action". Because the Red Devils are playing very well in the Champions League this season. They started with a 2-1 victory on the field of champions PSG and then, confirmed the stature of one of the richest English teams with a 5-0 victory over RB Leipzig.

That victory came right in the milestone of Solskjaer's 50 military matches in the European Cup. Only during the time leading MU, this Norwegian strategist has won 11 out of 18 matches in the continental arena. There is an impression that, when participating in the battle in European tournaments, Solskjaer and his students were more confident and sublimated than when they were immersed in a stalemate against their Premier League opponents. This has actually been verified since last season, when MU entered the semi-finals of the Europa League and only stopped before Sevilla, the team was the tournament's record for the number of championships.

At this time, the European front can once again become a fulcrum for MU to overcome storms and storms in the country. Their opponent tonight, Istanbul Basaksehir, is playing very poorly in the continental arena. The Turkish team has lost all 3 matches in the European Cup, failed to score a goal while receiving 7 concessions. Broadly speaking, Istanbul Basaksehir lost 8 and drew 1 of 14 matches in both the Champions League and Europa League preliminary round last season until the Champions League this season. 

With 0 points and a goal difference of -4, Istanbul Basaksehir is at the bottom of Group H and is a sharp contrast to MU, who are leading the group with 6 absolute points and a dream goal difference: 7-1. Such an opponent, even when kicked at home, is hard to stop the Red Devils' determination to win. 

Remember, MU is also very experienced in fighting Turkish teams. The Red Devils have 16 encounters with opponents from the land of "thousand and one night" on the European front with a record of winning 6, drawing 5 and losing 5. In addition to being guests in Turkey, MU also won 3 (against Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Bursaspor) and lost 3 matches (1 time against Galatasaray and 2 times against Fenerbahce). These rich experiences from the past are a valuable asset for MU now to confidently come as a guest of Istanbul Basaksehir.

The home team, in the last match played at Basaksehir Fatih Terim, also exposed their shirt 0-2 against PSG, thereby extending their bad performance at home this season. The team under coach Okan Buruk has only won 1 match, the rest lost 2 and drew 1 of 4 matches at their home since the beginning of the season. 

The reason for that poor home performance of Istanbul Basaksehir, is very similar to what people say about MU. Home pressure makes both their military and generals confused and have wrong personalities. And also, the fact that the Red Devils are a guest of this match is the biggest highlight to believe that they will have a victory to relieve pressure on Istanbul soil. 




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