Oct 2, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Juventus Stadium
Juventus
2-2
Galatasaray
Vidal (79' pen.), Quagliarella (87')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Drogba (36'), Bulut (88')
Muslera (71'), Zan (80')

Live Commentary: Juventus 2-2 Galatasaray - as it happened

Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic tries to get past Galatasaray's midfielder Felipe Melo during their group B Champions League match between Juventus and Galatasaray at Juventus Stadium Turin on October 2, 2013
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Live text coverage as Juventus host Galatasaray in in the Champions League, with both sides looking for their first win of this season's competition.

Juventus hosted Galatasaray in Group B of the Champions League on Wednesday evening, with both sides looking for their first win in this season's competition.

Galatasaray took the lead thanks to a goal from Didier Drogba but the hosts were level in the 78th minute when Arturo Vidal converted a penalty.

Juventus looked like they may have snatched a victory when Fabio Quagliarella scored with three minutes of normal time remaining but Umut Bulut equalised just 71 seconds later to salvage a point for the visitors.

Read below to find out how the drama unfolded in Turin.


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6.45pmGood evening everyone. We've got a very exciting match to look forward to tonight. Juventus and Galatasaray are both eager to find their first victory in this season's competition. Stay with me this evening to find out if either team can collect three points.

6.47pmGalatasaray were taught a lesson by a ruthless Real Madrid side two weeks ago and the club's hierarchy responded by sacking Faith Terim. Roberto Mancini is the new manager. Can he claim a priceless victory in his first match in charge?

6.50pmMancini didn't enjoy the best of times in the Champions League with Manchester City in the past two seasons but I think you'd struggle to find someone who thought this appointment was a bad one. The Italian boasts plenty of European experience and his managerial ability surely cannot be questioned.

6.53pmJuventus created plenty of chances against Copenhagen a fortnight ago but they just couldn't do enough to claim the win. Antonio Conte's men could go far in this competition and they'll be confident on home turf this evening.

6.55pmWe're still awaiting team news for this match. Carlos Tevez is a big doubt to start due to an ankle injury but he's still been named in the squad. Is that a risk?

6.58pmJUVENTUS: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah, Tevez, Vucinic

GALATASARAY: Muslera, Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Semih, Eboue, Melo, Selçuk, Sneijder, Bruma, Riera, Drogba


7.01pmBig news from Turin. He started the week as a big doubt but Tevez starts for Juventus after apparently shaking off that ankle injury. The midfield looks as strong as ever, with the experienced Andrea Pirlo alongside Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal.

7.03pmIt's clear to every football fan where Galatasaray's threat comes from. Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba both start for the visitors, who desperately need to avoid defeat tonight.

7.07pmJuventus were probably favourites anyway, but the inclusion of Tevez changes things even more. The forward can cause problems for any defender in the world and Mancini knows that from his time at the Etihad.

7.10pmJUVENTUS SUBSTITUTES: Storari, Ogbonna, Peluso, Marchisio, Isla, Llorente, Quagliarella

GALATASARAY SUBSTITUTES: Ufuk Ceylan, Gökhan Zan, Sabri Sarıoğlu, Engin Baytar, Burak Yılmaz, Umut, Amraba


7.12pmWhen you spot Fernando Llorente on the home team's bench, you really must applaud the business conducted by Juventus this summer. Conte has put together a very impressive squad.

7.16pmI think Galatasaray would probably take a draw tonight but that would put a lot of pressure on them in the remaining games. Mancini's side would probably need to win their two home games to keep alive their hopes of qualifying.

7.18pmIt's a difficult task for Mancini. No doubt about that at all. The Italian will have arrived in Turin with a specific game plan and he could be planning to hit the Serie A champions on the counter attack.

7.21pmWe've got coverage from a number of games across Europe this evening, so make sure you stay with Sports Mole for another night of intriguing Champions League action.

7.26pmCould Juventus be crowned European champions this season? So much spotlight is on the big clubs from Germany, Spain and England this season. Juventus have high quality players in every area of the pitch and one of the most impressive managers around. They need to get qualification out of the way but they'll certainly be a match for anyone.

7.29pmThis isn't an easy game for Juventus though, or at least it shouldn't be. Drogba and Sneijder are capable of producing something brilliant at any stage but will that 6-1 thrashing still be on the team's minds?

7.32pmPREDICTION: I think Galatasaray will perform a little bit better than they did against Real Madrid but I just can't look past the hosts this evening. Juventus to win 3-1.

7.35pmMadrid are hosting Copenhagen in the group's other game. You can follow coverage of that match here: Real Madrid vs. Copenhagen

7.37pmBoth teams have headed back inside to make their final preparations. The atmosphere is building inside the stunning Juventus Stadium.

7.40pmThe players are heading out of the tunnel now and they're greeted by the fantastic Juventus supporters. Just a few more moments before the action begins.

7.45pmPleasantries have been exchanged. The mascots have had their time in the limelight and now it's time to get down to business. Galatasaray will get the game underway.

1 minThe visitors start brightly and Juventus are immediately tested by a long pass. Eboue takes a knock a few minutes later but he quickly recovers.

2 minIt doesn't take long for Pirlo to play a glorious 40-yard pass to Asamoah, who can't quite keep the ball under control.

4 minJuventus have settled down nicely in front of their home supporters. Bonucci attempts a long ball to Vucinic but he can't pick the forward out.

6 minThe hosts are controlling the game already. There's a few scary moments for the visiting defence but they just manage to clear before winning a free kick.

7 minSneijder links well with Drogba but the latter ruins a promising move when his heavy pass drifts out of play.

8 minGalatasaray defend well to clear a corner but they're struggling to retain possession further up the pitch. Chiellini wins the ball in midfield and Juventus start again.

10 minThe visitors haven't risked too much. That's usually how Mancini likes to do things away from home but they cannot afford to drop too deep. A promising move for the Turkish club ends when a sloppy pass is intercepted.

11 minSneijder finds himself in plenty of space inside the box but his lobbed pass isn't aimed at a teammate, so the move breaks down.

13 minIt's very loud in Turin. The Juventus supporters are ensuring they're heard this evening. Galatasaray are beginning to pass the ball better now but they need to find Drogba in better areas.

14 minVidal displays some neat footwork in midfield to get away from Drogba and eventually win a free kick. Vucinic wins the header from the set piece but fails to pick out a teammate.

15 minCLOSE! A long ball causes plenty of problems for the visitors. Pogba fails to connect with an ambitious bicycle kick before Tevez is flagged off side inside the six yard box.

17 minTevez hasn't seen much of the ball yet but, as always, he's willing to drop deep to get involved. The forward begins a promising move but his inability to remain on-side results in a free kick for the away team.

18 minSHOT! Juventus lose the ball in midfield and Drogba is released on goal. The former Chelsea forward delays his shot but does force Buffon into a smart save at the near post.

20 minLichsteiner does very well to control a long pass from Pirlo but his cross is easily collected by Muslera.

21 minDrogba creates some space to pick out Eboue, who cuts in on his left foot before striking a tame effort straight at Buffon.

22 minJuventus were in charge at the beginning of the match but they're allowing their opponents too much time on the ball now. We've not seen enough of Pogba or Vidal yet.

23 minVucinic is agonisingly close to getting his shot away following a brilliant touch but he stumbles and now appears to be in some pain. It looks like an injured hamstring, which is not good news for the forward.

25 minVidal links up very well with Lichtsteiner. The latter crosses towards Tevez, who can't control a pass which is slightly behind him.

26 minSUBSTITUTIONS: Vucinic's night is over and he's replaced by Fabio Quagliarella. Semih Kaya has also been suffering and the Galatasaray defender is replaced by Gokhan Zan.

28 minCHANCE! Tevez shows brilliant strength to get away from Eboue and delivers a dangerous cross. Quagliarella can't make great contact under pressure and the opportunity fades.

30 minA good move is wasted as Melo delivers an excellent pass to Inan, who wastes the opportunity with a poor flick.

31 minIt's been a pretty even contest in truth. The visiting supporters can be heard over the Juventus fans at the moment. Conte's side need an injection of life.

32 minVidal plays an excellent through ball to Tevez, who sees his powerful effort deflected. Good defensive work again from the away side.

33 minAsamoah and Vidal both try their luck from distance but their respective efforts are charged down by Galatasaray defenders.

35 minLichtsteiner is providing a good option for Juventus down the right but when he does find space, there's very few targets for him to aim at inside the box.

36 minGOAL! JUVENTUS 0-1 GALATASARAY (DROGBA)

36 minJuventus will not concede a poorer goal this season. Drogba takes advantage of a weak back pass from Bonucci before taking the ball past Buffon and slotting the ball into an empty net. Awful defending but the visitors don't care!

38 minThe hosts respond well to create a chance for Tevez, who once again has a shot blocked. A corner causes even more problems but Galatasaray do just enough to clear the danger.

39 minSHOT! Tevez heads the ball against Quagliarella before unleashing a powerful effort from 25 yards out which drifts just past the post.

41 minGalatasaray will just want to make it to the interval ahead. The visitors are enjoying some good possession and the frustration is growing in Turin.

42 minSHOT! Drogba shows great skill to chip the ball to Sneijder but the Dutch international can only volley an optimistic effort over the crossbar.

43 minConte is furious with his team at the moment. Chiellini collects the ball in plenty of space on the left but his cross is awful and there's no problem for the visitors.

44 minPirlo chips the ball over the Galatasaray defence towards Vidal, who goes down claiming he was pushed. No response from the referee.

45 minSHOT! Tevez tricks his way past a couple of defenders and finds Asamoah on the left. The winger unleashes a powerful effort but Muslera saves confidently.

45+1 minCHANCE! Lichtsteiner delivers an excellent cross and Quagliarella flicks the ball towards goal to force Muslera into an instinctive save. One more minute of added time.

45+2 minGalatasaray clear a poor Pirlo free kick and it looks like they'll head inside ahead.

8.33pmHALF-TIME: JUVENTUS 0-1 GALATASARAY

8.35pmJeers can be hear around the ground as Conte's men walk off the pitch. Juventus have been poor but you can't take anything away from Galatasaray. Mancini's game plan is working and he'll be delighted.

8.37pmVisit this link to find out the latest scores from across Europe: Champions League latest

8.38pmReal Madrid are leading 1-0 in the other game in this group, thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal against Copenhagen.

8.39pmConte knows his players haven't found their best form yet but he'll still be furious with the goal they conceded. Bonucci's pass was dreadful and surprisingly, Buffon didn't do much better when he approached Drogba.

8.42pmGalatasaray knew they would have to defend well to get anything tonight. The job isn't done yet but Mancini has already made an impression during his first game in charge.

8.44pmJuventus need to move the ball quicker and attempt to get Pogba in the game more. The former Manchester United midfielder has barely had an impact yet. Galatasaray will need to do more of the same and who's to say they can't find a second? Drogba might be in one of those moods tonight.

8.47pmSUBSTITUTION: Conte has decided to make his second change before the action resumes. Lichtsteiner, who was a rare bright spark in the first half, is replaced by Mauricio Isla. Juventus will get the game back underway.

46 minImpressive start to the second half from the hosts. Pogba, Vidal and Pirlo are all involved as Juventus win a corner.

47 minCLOSE! Pirlo delivers an excellent cross but Quagliarella's flick on can't be directed towards goal.

48 minSHOT! Vidal collects the ball on the edge of the box but delays his shot before firing over the crossbar.

49 minQuagliarella drops deeper to collect the ball but his pass to Tevez is far too firm for his strike partner to control. Galatasaray have barely touched the ball since the break.

50 minSHOT! Asamoah's cross quickly comes back to him and he ignores a couple of waiting teammates to drill the ball into the stands behind the goal.

51 minPirlo plays a risky pass back to Buffon, who wins a free kick when Drogba challenges him after the ball is cleared.

53 minSHOT! Conte applauds his team for a fine passing move which ends with Tevez firing a shot straight at Muslera. Much better from the hosts.

54 minMelo's eyes light up when he's allowed to advance from midfield but his effort is wayward. Buffon barely flinches as the ball passes his post.

56 minJuventus need to be patient. They're in charge of this game at the moment but opportunities are being wasted. Quagliarella picks up the ball on the left and cuts inside to shoot harmlessly wide.

57 minSHOT! Even the great Pirlo is beginning to make poor decisions. Another long range effort sails over the crossbar as the home supporters voice their frustration.

58 minSuperb from Chedjou! Pogba plays a through ball for Quagliarella, who is dispossessed before he can get this shot away.

59 minSHOT! Vidal is close to scoring a stunning goal when he volleys the ball just over the crossbar after a failed attempt to clear the danger from Galatasaray.

61 minSHOT! Juventus are getting worried now as Vidal fires another long range effort over the crossbar. Meanwhile, Riera comes off to be replaced by Nourredine Amrabat.

62 minGalatasaray are defending superbly at the moment. Melo is making tackle after tackle just outside the box. Can they hold on for a win?

63 minGokhan Zan displays great strength to keep out Vidal, who was threatening to release Tevez on the right side of the box.

65 minZan once again defends impressively to win a goal kick for his side under severe pressure from Tevez. We just aren't seeing enough of the home side's key players.

66 minPirlo seems to be having a slight problem with his radar tonight. The midfielder's corner is far too deep and Vidal fails to head the ball back into the danger zone.

67 minTevez is gifted too much room and he picks out Pogba on the left. Eboue shows great desire to charge down the midfielder and put the ball behind for a corner, which is cleared.

69 minSUBSTITUTION: Positive move from Conte as Llorente comes on to replace Bonucci, a change which is applauded by the Juventus supporters.

70 minCHANCE! Asamaoah delivers a beautiful cross to Llorente, who just heads over the crossbar from six yards out. Big miss from the striker.

71 minYELLOW CARD! Muslera is booked for time wasting, much to the delight of the Turin crowd.

72 minTevez cannot believe his luck when the ball hits him in the arm from a yard away and the referee gives a free kick. Poor refereeing.

74 minSUBSTITUTION: Sneijder heads off the pitch to be replaced by Umut Bulut. Can Mancini and his side survive the final 16 minutes?

75 minIt's not looking any better for Juventus. A promising move comes to an end when Llorente fails to pick out Isla on the right, despite his teammate being gifted plenty of space.

77 minThe hosts move the ball impressively from right to left before Pogba chips a ball into the box which is just too high for Llorente to control.

77 minPENALTY! Quagliarella's quick footwork fools Amrabat and Juventus have a great chance to pull a goal back. Easy decision for the referee.

78 minGOAL! JUVENTUS 1-1 GALATASARAY (VIDAL)

78 minVidal rifles the ball into the top corner from 12 yards to bring his side level. Can the hosts find a winner? Conte is urging his team to keep the pressure on. We're in for an exciting finish.

80 minYELLOW CARD! Juventus have come alive! Isla finds himself with plenty of room on the right and his cross is put behind for a corner. Zan is booked for protesting the decision.

81 minGalatasaray clear the corner and Llorente fails to head the ball towards goal when another cross is delivered just moments later.

83 minI've definitely seen Pogba play better this season. He ignores a simple pass outside the box to chip the ball over a defender but his risk is not rewarded.

84 minThere's a brief moment of delight when Llorente taps the ball in from close range following a set piece situation but Quagliarella is adjudged to have been offside earlier in the move.

87 minGOAL! JUVENTUS 2-1 GALATASARAY (QUAGLIARELLA)

88 minSurely it’s the winner for Juventus. Pirlo picks up the ball 30 yards from goal and delivers a beautiful cross for Quagliarella to head in from close range.

89 minGOAL! JUVENTUS 2-2 GALATASARAY (BULUT)

90 minUnbelievable drama in Turin! The lead lasts just 71 seconds. Drogba rises highest to head the ball to Bulut, who makes no mistake as he slots the ball past Buffon. Incredible scenes. Juventus cannot believe it.

90+1 minFour minutes of added time for either team to find a winner.

90+3 minJuventus are doing all the pushing but it doesn't look like they're going to find a way through in stoppage time. Can Galatasaray hold on?

9.39pmFULL-TIME: JUVENTUS 2-2 GALATASARAY

9.43pmNow breather. Wow, what an unbelievable finish to a thrilling match in Turin. Juventus thought they had snatched three points despite not being at their best but Mancini's side had one more trick up their sleeve.

9.45pmReal Madrid remain top of the group after beating Copenhagen. Juventus will be disappointed to have just two points to show from their first two matches. Galatasaray will gain a lot of confidence from this result.

9.46pmThat's all from me tonight. I hope you've enjoyed another exciting evening of Champions League football. Goodnight.

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