Stamford Bridge - London 19/09/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group E

Chelsea - Juventus
2-2
 

Chelsea - Juventus 2-2 - 19/09/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Juve deny Chelsea and Oscar winning start

Published: Wednesday 19 September 2012, 23.00CET
Juve deny Chelsea and Oscar winning start 
Chelsea-Juventus reaction ©Getty Images

Fabio Quagliarella struck a late equaliser to share equal billing with Chelsea FC's Oscar, who had scored twice on his first Blues start to put the 2012 UEFA Champions League winners in sight of another opening-day victory.

Quagliarella, a Juventus substitute, took advantage of some uncertain defending to earn his team a point after Arturo Vidal had reduced the arrears near the end of an exhilarating first half. It marks the first time since 2007 that the London side have not begun their group stage campaign with three points.

Match in 5

  • Juventus fight back from 2-0 to draw on return
  • Substitute Quagliarella equalises with ten minutes left
  • Oscar marks full Chelsea debut with two goals
  • Chelsea fail to start with a win for first time since 2007
  • Draw ends run of six successive Chelsea home wins

Reaction

We started well, scored two good goals and we had control. They scored, but we came out after half-time trying to play like we did at the start. Then we gave away a cheap goal - we switched off.

John Obi Mikel, Chelsea midfielder

John Obi Mikel, Chelsea midfielder

I'm very happy because the team proved that all the hard work we have done so far has been important. We showed that we can play with same passion we had for the whole of last season.

Arturo Vidal, Juventus midfielder

Arturo Vidal, Juventus midfielder

 

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Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Chelsea
Juventus

2

Goals scored

2

50

Possession (%)

50

10

Total attempts

12

5

Attempts on target

2

5

Attempts off target

10

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

1

5

Corners

5

2

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

13

11

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Jeremy Inson, Stamford Bridge: A disappointing start to Chelsea's title defence. Two-goal Oscar and Edin Hazard impressed on their European debuts, but the Blues were punished for switching off at the tail end of each half.
  • Substitution
    88
    Matri (in) - Vučinić (out) (Juventus)
  • Goal
    80
    Quagliarella (Juventus) scores!
    Fabio Quagliarella has levelled. Andrea Pirlo played him through perfectly, and the forward slipped the ball under Petr Čech. A dramatic turn of events.
  • Substitution
    77
    Isla (in) - Lichtsteiner (out) (Juventus)
  • Substitution
    75
    Quagliarella (in) - Giovinco (out) (Juventus)

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