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Round of 16, First leg

Galatasaray - Chelsea
1-1

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Chedjou helps Galatasaray peg back Chelsea

Published: Wednesday 26 February 2014, 23.00CET
Chedjou helps Galatasaray peg back Chelsea 
Eto'o: 'Advantage' Chelsea after draw ©Getty Images

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.

Match in 5

  • Cimbom forward Drogba faces former club Chelsea
  • Torres strike gives Premier League side early lead
  • Selçuk hits post as Mancini's men pile on pressure
  • Chedjou equaliser leaves teams locked at 1-1
  • Chelsea take away goal into return leg on 18 March

Reaction

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

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

José Mourinho, Chelsea manager

 

Player rater

Chedjou

Top Player

Galatasaray 

Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

chelsea

Chelsea

25Muslera (GK)1Čech (GK)
Yellow Card61
3Felipe Melo2Ivanović
8Selçuk İnan (C)
Yellow Card57
7Ramires
Yellow Card58
10Sneijder8Lampard
11Drogba
Substitution80
9Torres
Goal9
Substitution68
14I. Hajrovic
Substitution31
14Schürrle
Yellow Card57
Substitution67
15Alex Telles17Hazard
Substitution90+2
17Burak Yılmaz22Willian
21Chedjou
Goal65
24Cahill
22Hakan Balta
Substitution46
26Terry (C)
Yellow Card42
27Eboué28Azpilicueta

Substitutes

86Ufuk Ceylan (GK)23Schwarzer (GK)
6Ceyhun Gülselam3A. Cole
19Umut Bulut
Substitution80
11Oscar
Substitution90+2
26Semih Kaya
Substitution46
12Mikel
Substitution67
35Yekta Kurtuluş
Substitution31
19Ba
52Emre Çolak29Eto'o
Substitution68
55Sabri Sarıoğlu33Kalas

Coaches

Roberto Mancini (ITA) José Mourinho (POR)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Standings

 
 

Match statistics

Galatasaray
Chelsea

1

Goals scored

1

56

Possession (%)

44

9

Total attempts

9

4

on target

5

5

off target

4

0

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

3

1

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

20

Fouls committed

18

17

Fouls suffered

18

625

Passes

477

465

completed

324

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    An even game comes to an end. Chelsea took an early lead through Fernando Torres but could not add to their advantage and Galatasaray made them pay in the second half. Aurélien Chedjou's 65th minute volley brought the teams level - but the Blues still have a crucial away goal in their pocket.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Oscar (in) - Hazard (out) (Chelsea)
  • Substitution
    80
    Umut Bulut (in) - Drogba (out) (Galatasaray)
    The former Chelsea striker will not have a chance to score against his old club in this leg of the tie as he is substituted.
  • Substitution
    68
    Eto'o (in) - Torres (out) (Chelsea)
    A quick double substitution from José Mourinho as he responds to Galatasaray's equaliser. Both Samuel Eto'o and John Obi Mikel take the field.
  • Substitution
    67
    Mikel (in) - Schürrle (out) (Chelsea)

See also

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