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.
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
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
|1||Čech (GK)||1||Buffon (GK) (C)|
|22||Turnbull (GK)||30||Storari (GK)|
|Roberto Di Matteo (ITA)||Massimo Carrera (ITA)|
|Pedro Proença (POR)|
|D||Real Madrid||Man. City|