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')

Result: Galatasaray hold Juventus in dramatic finish

Umult Bulut cancels out Fabio Quagliarella's late header to earn Galatasaray a 2-2 draw at Juventus in Roberto Mancini's first game in charge.

Juventus scored twice in the last 11 minutes against Galatasaray in the Champions League tonight, but still failed to beat Roberto Mancini's men in a dramatic finish to the tie in Turin.

Juve boss Antonio Conte picked an attacking lineup featuring Carlos Tevez and Mirko Vucinic but they were restricted to keeping the ball deep early on, with Gala happy to sit and wait for chances to counter.

Paul Pogba failed to connect with an acrobatic volley in the box as Juve began to build momentum, while at the other end Didier Drogba forced Gianluigi Buffon into a smart save at his near post.

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© Getty Images

The Old Lady suffered a setback midway through the first half as Vucinic was forced off after appearing to pull his hamstring, with Fabio Quagliarella introduced in his place.

Gala grew in confidence as the first half progressed and took the lead 10 minutes before the interval, with Drogba applying the finishing touch.

The veteran seized on a sloppy backpass by Leonardo Bonucci, controlling before tucking into an empty net to put Mancini's side in front.

Juve were restricted to strikes from range early in the second period, with Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal driving wide from distance.

Conte then threw caution to the wind, replacing a defender with a striker as Fernando Llorente came on for Bonucci with 20 minutes to go.

Llorente's physical presence soon had an impact as the Spaniard headed over from six yards, before the hosts won a penalty 11 minutes from full-time.

Arturo Vidal of Juventus celebrates after scoring his team's first goal from a penalty to equalise during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Juventus and Galatasaray AS at Juventus Arena on October 2, 2013© Getty Images

Quaglirella was the man who earned the spot kick after forcing a foul from Nordin Amrabat, with Vidal slamming into the top corner to restore parity.

Juve threw everything forward in the closing stages and looked to have snatched all three points late on, with Quagliarella heading into the top corner from close range.

There was still time for further late drama as Gala went straight up the other end to draw level, as Umut Bulut caught the visitors cold to turn home Drogba's flick and leave Juve ruing defensive errors.

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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