Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi - Istanbul 11/12/2013 - 14:00CET (15:00 local time)

Group stage - Group B

Galatasaray - Juventus
1-0
 

Galatasaray - Juventus 1-0 - 11/12/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

The official website for European football

Sneijder strike sends Galatasaray through

Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 15.00CET
Sneijder strike sends Galatasaray through
Galatasaray celebrate Wesley Sneijder's winner against Juventus ©AFP/Getty Images

Wesley Sneijder struck five minutes from time to send Galatasaray AŞ through to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 as Group B runners-up, with Juventus finishing third and moving into the UEFA Europa League.

The Dutchman held his nerve to apply the finishing touch with a low shot, but credit must also go to Didier Drogba who had set him up with a brilliantly cushioned header. The game had originally been suspended last night after 32 minutes because of heavy snow in Istanbul, and resumed in similarly challenging conditions, with Galatasaray – knowing only a win would send them through – carving out the better chances.

Match in 5

  • Galatasaray secure last-16 place at Juve's expense
  • Sneijder fires in winner five minutes from time
  • Bianconeri consigned to UEFA Europa League
  • Drogba gives imperious display for Turkish side
  • Game resumed day after match suspended due to snow storm

Reaction

We deserved to win. The point in Turin was crucial; I doubt we'd have had a chance today if we had lost that game.

Roberto Mancini, Galatasaray coach

Roberto Mancini, Galatasaray coach

I regret that we had not already qualified. We made our lives more difficult by wasting too many chances in previous games.

Antonio Conte, Juventus coach

Antonio Conte, Juventus coach

 

Player rater

Drogba

Top Player

Galatasaray 

Standings

Last updated: 12/12/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Galatasaray
Juventus

1

Goals scored

0

51

Possession (%)

49

13

Total attempts

13

3

on target

7

10

off target

6

1

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

5

1

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

17

15

Fouls suffered

15

475

Passes

493

307

completed

306

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Galatasaray have done it! A dramatic late goal from Wesley Sneijder puts Juventus to the sword, lifting the Turkish outfit above the Bianconeri to second in Group B and earning them a last 16 berth.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Ceyhun Gülselam (in) - Sneijder (out) (Galatasaray)
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Muslera (Galatasaray) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    90
    Giovinco (in) - Bonucci (out) (Juventus)
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Umut Bulut (Galatasaray) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.