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Drogba And Co Snatch Point Against Juve

Galatasaray scored first but had to score a late equaliser to share the spoils in a dramatic final period of play, and draw 2-2 against Juventus in their Champions League tie in Turin.

Veteran striker Didier Drogba gave the visiting Galatasaray a 36th minute lead and score his 45th Champions League goal, latching on to a dreadful back-pass by Bonucci and tuck past Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Drogba looked dangerous from the first minute and gave the Juventus defence a torrid time, with Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder given loads of space in the centre of the park.

The Italians did press forward in search of a goal, with Carlos Tevez and first-half substitute Fabio Quagliarella desperately trying to create chances and test the Turkish team’s keeper Fernando Muslera with a couple of snap-shots.

Italian striker Quagliarella was brought on in the 26th minute in place Mirko Vucinic because of an injury, and the substitute did manage to test Muslera just on the stroke of half-time, but his shot wasn’t enough to test the Uruguayan goalkeeper.

Roberto Mancini’s new side seemed to have frustrated Juve, forcing the Italian champions to try their luck from distance instead of keeping possession and waiting for an opening.

The home side had two long range efforts from Arturo Vidal come close, but still did not force a save out of the Galatasaray keeper.

Juve coach Antonio Conte then brought on lanky striker Fernando Llorente with just over 20 minutes to play to replace defender Bonucci whose mistake had earlier lead to the goal, in search of that vital equaliser in front of their home fans.

The Serie A champions did manage to find the breakthrough, as Quagliarella was fouled by Nourredine Amrabat in the box and had Vidal smash the penalty into the roof of the net to tie the scores.

 Quagliarella then scored from an Andrea Pirlo cross in the 87th minute and looked to have snatched all three points for the Italians but then conceded straight from the restart in a dramatic final 10 minutes of play.

Umut Bulut capitalised on the loss of concentration by the home side, and latched on to a Drogba headed flick-on to slot past Buffon a minute later giving Mancini’s new team a point in his first game in charge.

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