Champions League - Group B
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Galatasaray 1-0 Juventus

Galatasaray v Juventus

Wesley Sneijder's late winner in snowy Istanbul sent Galatasaray into the Champions League last 16 and knocked their visitors Juventus out as they completed Tuesday's abandoned tie.

The Dutch midfielder latched onto Didier Drogba's flick to finish low into the net and secure second spot in Group B for Roberto Mancini's side.

The match restarted on 32 minutes, after being suspended on Tuesday night because of snow, on a terrible surface.

Real Madrid had already won the group.

Galatasaray v Juventus

Juventus have won their last seven league games without conceding a goal and knew a point would be enough to secure qualification, with Turkish side Galatasaray needing victory.

And, on a pitch that had been cut up by efforts to clear Tuesday night's snow, the Serie A leaders looked to be heading into the knockout stages without too much drama, until Sneijder's late intervention.

The sides' final Group B clash at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium was stopped on Tuesday night with the scoreline 0-0, as increasingly heavy snowfall made playing conditions nearly impossible.

With the snow still falling and the pitch difficult to play on, both sides struggled to create too many clear-cut chances on Wednesday until Sneijder burst on to Drogba's towering flicked header.

Running away from goal, the midfielder sent a low shot across goal, through a defender's legs and into the bottom corner of the net to send the vocal home crowd into wild celebrations.

Juventus have to settle for a place in the Europa League after finishing third in the group.

The Italians had the first opportunity of note just before half time when Fernando Llorente fed Carlos Tevez in the box and his right-footed shot went just wide of the far post.

At the other end, Aurelien Chedjou should have done better but struck the ball way over the bar after a good cross from Sneijder.

Paul Pogba was first to test Fernando Muslera at the start of the second half with his central effort from 30 yards kept out by the Galatasaray keeper.

The hosts then almost broke the deadlock when Burak Yilmaz fed Drogba just outside the area and his goal-bound attempt towards the far post forced Gianluigi Buffon to make a one-handed save.

Gala continued to press forward and Sneijder sent a warning in the 84th minute with a 30-yard attempt that went just wide.

But the Dutchman made no mistake seconds later as former Manchester City boss Mancini progressed into the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time in three seasons.

Line-ups

Galatasaray

  • 25MusleraBooked at 90mins
  • 27EbouéSubstituted forBulutat 81'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 77Riera
  • 26Kaya
  • 5Zan
  • 21Chedjou
  • 8Inan
  • 3Felipe Melo
  • 10SneijderBooked at 77minsSubstituted forGülselamat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Drogba
  • 17Yilmaz

Substitutes

  • 6Gülselam
  • 13Nounkeu
  • 19Bulut
  • 20Na Bangna
  • 35Kurtulus
  • 52Colak
  • 86Ceylan

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 22Asamoah
  • 3Chiellini
  • 19BonucciSubstituted forGiovincoat 90'minutes
  • 15Barzagli
  • 23Vidal
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 18minsSubstituted forQuagliarellaat 87'minutes
  • 10TévezBooked at 59mins
  • 14Llorente
  • 6Pogba

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 5Ogbonna
  • 12Giovinco
  • 20Padoin
  • 27Quagliarella
  • 30Storari
  • 33Isla
Referee:
Pedro Proença

Match Stats

Home TeamGalatasarayAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Galatasaray 1, Juventus 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Galatasaray 1, Juventus 0.

Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Galatasaray. Ceyhun Gülselam replaces Wesley Sneijder.

Offside, Juventus. Fernando Llorente tries a through ball, but Carlos Tévez is caught offside.

Booking

Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray) is shown the yellow card.

Albert Riera (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Sebastian Giovinco replaces Leonardo Bonucci.

Hand ball by Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray).

Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Umut Bulut (Galatasaray) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Felipe Melo (Galatasaray).

Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Fabio Quagliarella replaces Claudio Marchisio.

Goal!

Goal! Galatasaray 1, Juventus 0. Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Didier Drogba with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Selcuk Inan.

Semih Kaya (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Aurélien Chedjou.

Attempt blocked. Arturo Vidal (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Semih Kaya.

Foul by Didier Drogba (Galatasaray).

Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Felipe Melo (Galatasaray).

Carlos Tévez (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Galatasaray. Umut Bulut replaces Emmanuel Eboué.

Attempt missed. Burak Yilmaz (Galatasaray) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.

Booking

Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Felipe Melo (Galatasaray).

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Gökhan Zan.

Burak Yilmaz (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Eboué (Galatasaray) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

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