Galatasaray, can not afford elimination. We do very well in CL qualifiers anyway, we have never been eliminated, never lost a game, and even eliminated the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United. If CSKA does eliminated us fans would riot all over the place especially after last seasons disaster in CL.
On paper we have a very good strong squad, though we lack a good playmaker (# 10) we will buy one soon (most likely to be Yildiray Basturk), but last season we had a very good squad and we were horrible do to the fact that many Turkish NT players after the WC forgot how to play football (Hasan Sas, Hakan Unsal, and Umit Davala for example) and new foreign signings were big flops, so we just have to hope this season these players start playing football again and that our new signings to well. We are not what we used to be, so CSKA does stand a pretty big chance.
P.S. We are building a new Ali Sami Yen, so for the next 2 years we will play at the Istanbul ATATURK Olimpiyat Stadi which has a capacity of 80,000.