Chelsea v Juventus
Oscar 31′, 33′
Vidal 38′ Quagliarella 80′
- FT 90 +4
- HT 2-1
Chelsea failed to open their defence of the Champions League with victory as Juventus staged a stirring comeback to earn a draw at Stamford Bridge.
Brazilian summer signing Oscar was Chelsea's inspiration with two swift first-half goals on his full debut - the second a spectacular long-range effort that left Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon helpless.
But the Italian champions, unbeaten domestically in 42 Serie A matches, demonstrated their pedigree and strength to mount a recovery and earn a point.
Arturo Vidal's goal put them back in contention before half-time and substitute Fabio Quagliarella ensured the points were shared with an equaliser nine minutes from time.
Chelsea Champions fact
Chelsea have only once before let slip a two-goal lead in the Champions League - v Monaco in the 2004 semi-final
Oscar took the honours for Chelsea with a performance of rich promise on his first start since his £25m switch from Internacional. And the highlight of this opening Champions League group game was the moment the 21-year-old won the hearts of Stamford Bridge with his magnificent second goal.
But even with the lead Oscar gave them, Chelsea were never able to exert complete control and it was no surprise when Juventus eventually drew level via Quagliarella's cool late finish.
Before Oscar transformed the complexion of this game, Juventus had created the two best openings of the half. Chelsea keeper Petr Cech saved at the feet of Claudio Marchisio after he beat the offside trap and Mirko Vucinic shot wastefully wide from the angle after he was played in by Vidal.
Oscar had been on the margins of the action early on - but made himself an instant hero with the Stamford Bridge crowd.
He gave Chelsea the lead with a 20-yard shot that took a crucial touch off Leonardo Bonucci to take it away from the grasp of Buffon.
It was a strike that carried a hint of good fortune but the second was a testimony to his touch and technique as he turned from 25 yards before curling the most precise of right-foot finishes high beyond the stretching Buffon.
Juventus deserved something for their first-half efforts and they were rewarded seven minutes before half-time as Vidal's low shot crept past Cech into the bottom corner.
Italy keeper Buffon illustrated his enduring quality in the opening moments of the second half as he dived low to his right to turn away Branislav Ivanovic's shot, then showed good reflexes to divert Frank Lampard's free-kick to safety.
Oscar had been less influential after the break and shortly after being felled by Bonucci he was replaced by Juan Mata to a resounding ovation from Chelsea's supporters.
Mata soon had a glorious chance to ensure victory as his one-two with Eden Hazard carved the visitors apart, but he fired into the side netting.
It was to prove costly as Juventus continued to play with ambition in search of at least a point and they were level with nine minutes left. Jon Mikel Obi lost possession and Marchisio's pass allowed Quagliarella to escape John Terry's attentions and slide a finish under Cech.
He almost made the turnaround complete with an effort from the edge of the area that clipped the top of the bar with Cech beaten, but Chelsea survived and claimed a point.
- 01 Cech
- 02 Ivanovic
- 03 Cole
- 04 Luiz
- 26 Terry
- 07 Ramires Booked (Bertrand - 68' )
- 08 Lampard
- 11 Oscar (Mata - 74' )
- 12 Mikel
- 17 Hazard
- 09 Torres
- 22 Turnbull
- 24 Cahill
- 28 Azpilicueta
- 34 Bertrand
- 06 Romeu
- 13 Moses
- 10 Mata
- 01 Buffon
- 03 Chiellini
- 15 Barzagli
- 19 Bonucci
- 26 Lichtsteiner (Isla - 77' )
- 08 Marchisio
- 12 Giovinco (Quagliarella - 75' )
- 21 Pirlo
- 22 Asamoah
- 23 Vidal Booked
- 09 Vucinic (Matri - 88' )
- 30 Storari
- 02 Lucio
- 33 Isla
- 39 Marrone
- 24 Giaccherini
- 27 Quagliarella
- 32 Matri
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.89:08
Ashley Cole produces a cross, Giorgio Chiellini manages to make a clearance.86:56
Juan Mata delivers the ball, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Giorgio Chiellini gets a block in.86:56 Substitution
Substitution Alessandro Matri on for Mirko Vucinic.86:56
Foul by Giorgio Chiellini on Mikel, free kick awarded.86:04
Mirko Vucinic takes a shot. John Terry gets a block in. Fabio Quagliarella takes a shot from just outaide the penalty area and strikes the post.83:20
Mirko Vucinic produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.82:53
Mauricio Isla crosses the ball, save by Petr Cech.81:45
Foul by John Terry on Mirko Vucinic, free kick awarded. Andrea Pirlo takes the free kick.79:55
Claudio Marchisio provided the assist for the goal.79:55 Goal scored
Goal! - Fabio Quagliarella - Chelsea 2 - 2 Juventus Fabio Quagliarella finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 2-2 Juventus.78:13
Effort from the edge of the box by Juan Mata goes wide of the left-hand post.76:06 Substitution
Substitution Stephan Lichtsteiner goes off and Mauricio Isla comes on.76:06
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Giorgio Chiellini. Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.73:40 Substitution
Substitution Fabio Quagliarella comes on in place of Sebastian Giovinco.73:40 Substitution
Substitution Juan Mata is brought on as a substitute for Emboaba Oscar.71:24
Sebastian Giovinco produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.70:22
Foul by Sebastian Giovinco on Mikel, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.68:00 Substitution
Substitution Ryan Bertrand is brought on as a substitute for Nascimento Ramires.65:58 Booking
Booking Arturo Vidal booked for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emboaba Oscar by Arturo Vidal. Frank Lampard takes the free kick.65:23
Outswinging corner taken by Andrea Pirlo, David Luiz manages to make a clearance.65:05
Mirko Vucinic takes a shot. David Luiz gets a block in.62:37
Sebastian Giovinco has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ashley Cole.62:04
Corner taken by Sebastian Giovinco from the left by-line to the near post.59:26
Sebastian Giovinco produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.59:26 Booking
Booking Nascimento Ramires is cautioned.59:12
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arturo Vidal by Nascimento Ramires.58:27
David Luiz concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastian Giovinco. Andrea Pirlo restarts play with the free kick.58:04
Eden Hazard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrea Barzagli. Gianluigi Buffon takes the direct free kick.56:36
Unfair challenge on Andrea Pirlo by Emboaba Oscar results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrea Pirlo.54:07
The ball is swung over by Fernando Torres, save made by Gianluigi Buffon.52:57
Free kick awarded for a foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Kwadwo Asamoah. Giorgio Chiellini takes the free kick.51:29
Andrea Pirlo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frank Lampard. Frank Lampard fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Gianluigi Buffon.50:23
Shot by Branislav Ivanovic. Save by Gianluigi Buffon.49:36
Arturo Vidal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Cole.46:17
Frank Lampard concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastian Giovinco. Andrea Pirlo takes the direct free kick.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:00 +1:58 Half time
Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.45:00 +0:49
Mirko Vucinic fouled by Emboaba Oscar, the ref awards a free kick. Andrea Pirlo shoots direct from the free kick.44:14
Sebastian Giovinco takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Cole.43:27
Nascimento Ramires takes a shot from 12 yards. Gianluigi Buffon makes a save.41:40
Kwadwo Asamoah challenges Fernando Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Luiz takes the free kick.37:30
The assist for the goal came from Claudio Marchisio.37:30 Goal scored
Goal! - Arturo Vidal - Chelsea 2 - 1 Juventus Arturo Vidal scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-1 Juventus.35:00
Effort on goal by Arturo Vidal from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.34:19
Sebastian Giovinco takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by John Terry.32:50
Ashley Cole provided the assist for the goal.32:50 Goal scored
Goal! - Emboaba Oscar - Chelsea 2 - 0 Juventus Emboaba Oscar fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-0 Juventus.30:51
Assist by Eden Hazard.30:51 Goal scored
Goal! - Emboaba Oscar - Chelsea 1 - 0 Juventus Emboaba Oscar finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Juventus.29:02
Effort from deep inside the area by Mirko Vucinic misses to the right of the target.28:25
Effort on goal by Nascimento Ramires from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.27:25
Andrea Pirlo takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.27:04
Mirko Vucinic takes a shot. Ashley Cole gets a block in.26:02
Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, Andrea Barzagli makes a clearance.24:31
Stephan Lichtsteiner challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the free kick.22:51
The ball is sent over by Branislav Ivanovic.21:47
David Luiz challenges Mirko Vucinic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrea Pirlo takes the free kick.21:08
Claudio Marchisio takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a brilliant save.19:34
David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mirko Vucinic. Andrea Pirlo takes the free kick.18:21
Corner taken right-footed by Eden Hazard, Arturo Vidal manages to make a clearance.18:07
The ball is sent over by Eden Hazard.17:50
Arturo Vidal is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. David Luiz takes the free kick.15:32
Short corner taken by Sebastian Giovinco from the left by-line.15:08
Arturo Vidal takes a shot. John Terry gets a block in.14:46
Arturo Vidal fouled by Emboaba Oscar, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrea Pirlo.13:35
The ball is swung over by Stephan Lichtsteiner, Nascimento Ramires makes a clearance.12:25
Frank Lampard takes a inswinging corner.12:09
Nascimento Ramires produces a cross, clearance by Leonardo Bonucci.10:08
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Save by Gianluigi Buffon.7:47
Arturo Vidal concedes a free kick for a foul on Frank Lampard. Free kick taken by John Terry.7:06
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emboaba Oscar on Andrea Pirlo. Andrea Barzagli restarts play with the free kick.5:28
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leonardo Bonucci by Fernando Torres. Andrea Pirlo takes the direct free kick.4:40
The offside flag is raised against Mirko Vucinic. Petr Cech takes the free kick.3:50
The referee blows for offside against Fernando Torres. Leonardo Bonucci takes the free kick.3:02
Corner from the right by-line taken by Frank Lampard, David Luiz takes a shot. Gianluigi Buffon makes a save.1:53
The ball is sent over by Emboaba Oscar, Giorgio Chiellini manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Frank Lampard, clearance made by Arturo Vidal.1:44
The official flags Fernando Torres offside. Free kick taken by Andrea Pirlo.0:00
The match has kicked off.
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