In their domestic leagues, both Benfica and Galatasaray are second and in the title races; Benfica being a point behind league leaders FC Porto in Portugal while Galatasaray are six points behind the leaders in Turkey, Istanbul Basaksehir. Benfica are straight from a 10 – 0 win back at home but here they will face a tougher opponent than Nacional, which also happens to be the only time they managed a clean sheet in the last five outings. Benfica have lost just three of their last 22 matches and have been prolific scorers through the matches. They take on a Galatasaray side on a 12 – game unbeaten run and just one loss in 17 home matches. Galatasaray are however winless in the last six Europa League matches and are winless in five when playing at home. As for Benfica, they return to the competition for the first time since 2014, when they lost to Sevilla in the final; they have six wins in their last 10 matches in the competition. The two sides have met three times in competitive action and Galatasaray have two wins, Benfica one.