Aurélien Chedjou struck a 65th-minute equaliser as Galatasaray AŞ turned the tables on Chelsea FC with a second-half performance as dominant as their opponents had been in the first.
The west London club looked to be cruising towards the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after Fernando Torres's early opener and plenty of chances to add to their advantage. Indeed, José Mourinho could have been forgiven for pondering the margin of victory rather than whether or not they would win, but the hosts were a different proposition after the restart. Chedjou turned the ball in following a corner to earn parity and leave this round of 16 tie wide open.
In the end it was a good result for us. In the second half we played very well but in the first we played with a lot of fear and made mistakes.
Roberto Mancini, Galatasaray coach
We cannot say this was a bad result. They are a good, experienced team with big, powerful strikers. I cannot complain and I'm pleased with my players.
José Mourinho, Chelsea manager
|25||Muslera (GK)||1||Čech (GK)|
|8||Selçuk İnan (C)|
|86||Ufuk Ceylan (GK)||23||Schwarzer (GK)|
|6||Ceyhun Gülselam||3||A. Cole|
|Roberto Mancini (ITA)||José Mourinho (POR)|
|Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)|