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

Roberto Mancini bemoans penalty award

Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini believes that a contentious penalty decision cost his side a memorable victory over Juventus after a 2-2 draw in Turin.

Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini has insisted that his side were on course for victory over Juventus tonight, before a penalty decision helped the hosts back into the match.

Mancini's men took the lead in his first match in charge through Didier Drogba, but fell 2-1 behind after Juve initially equalised from the spot through Arturo Vidal.

The Turkish giants managed to fight back with an 89th-minute equaliser scored by Umut Bulut, but Mancini believes that the decision to penalise Nordin Amrabat for a foul on Fabio Quagliarella changed the match.

He told Sky Sport Italia: "I got to know my players a bit more, as I didn't know all of them well. I knew this would be a tough game because Juventus are a great squad

"It was a strange game, as Juve went behind and they were awarded a penalty that was, shall we say, strange? I think without that they would not have been able to score tonight. I don't think it was a penalty.

"Drogba was incredible and in all honesty I didn't expect him to play like this. He was extraordinary. The first half went well, but after the break we lost something in terms of stamina and Juve were able to pin us back more."

The 2-2 draw ensured that Gala picked up their first point in the Champions League this season, ahead of two games against Copenhagen in a Group A also featuring Real Madrid.

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
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