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Galatasaray face Juventus decider

The second qualifying place in Group B behind Real Madrid CF is on the line as Galatasaray AŞ and Juventus meet in Istanbul, when only a win will do for the home side.

Roberto Mancini's first game for Galatasaray came in the 2-2 draw at Juventus
Roberto Mancini's first game for Galatasaray came in the 2-2 draw at Juventus ©Getty Images

Galatasaray AŞ and Juventus meet in Istanbul with Group B's second qualifying place on the line; while only a win will allow the home team to overtake their opponents, a draw would be enough for Juve.

• The matchday two fixture, Roberto Mancini's first in charge of Galatasaray, ended 2-2 in Turin with Didier Drogba firing the visitors ahead. Goals from Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella seemed to have given Juve victory until substitute Umut Bulut's late strike for the visitors.

• Vidal scored a hat-trick on matchday five as Juve recorded their first win of this season's competition, 3-1 against FC København, to move on to six points, two more than both Galatasaray and FCK.

Previous meetings
• The sides faced each other in two UEFA Champions League group stages, most recently in 2003/04 when Hakan Şükür (47, 90+4) scored twice in Galatasaray's 2-0 win on neutral ground in Dortmund.

• Earlier in the campaign Alessandro Del Piero scored twice (5, 73) to give Juventus a 2-1 win in Turin after Hakan Şükür (19) had equalised.

• The teams in Dortmund on 2 December 2003 were:
Galatasaray: Mondragón, César Prates (Hasan Şaş 45), Orhan Ak, F De Boer (Bülent Korkmaz 84), Sabri Sarıoğlu, Tamaş, Petre, Ergün Penbe, Hakan Ünsal, Hakan Şükür (Cihan Haspolatlı 90), Göktan Berkant.
Juventus: Chimenti, Pessotto, Tudor, Ferrara, Iuliano (Appiah 75), Davids, Maresca, Conte (Camoranesi 86), Miccoli, Zalayeta, Di Vaio.

• The sides also met in the 1998/99 group stage with both games ending in draws, 2-2 in Italy and 1-1 in Turkey.

• Juventus' only other fixtures against Turkish opponents brought a 1-0 win in Istanbul against Fenerbahçe SK in the 1996/97 group stage; they also won 2-0 at home. Defending champions Juve advanced to another final but lost 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund in Munich.

• Including those fixtures in Dortmund and Istanbul, Galatasaray are unbeaten in their last nine home games against Italian visitors, winning six and drawing three. Their only defeat came in the first fixture, the 1962/63 European Cup quarter-final against AC Milan, when they lost 3-1 at home before going down 5-0 away.

Match background
• Galatasaray are in their second successive UEFA Champions League campaign having not played in the competition since 2006/07 before last season.

• At home in last season's group stage they lost to SC Braga, drew with CFR 1907 Cluj and beat Manchester United FC. They overcame FC Schalke 04 in the round of 16, drawing at home before winning away, but in the quarter-finals lost 3-0 at Real Madrid to bow out despite a 3-2 home success.

• Making their return to the competition last season after a three-year absence, Juventus also reached the quarter-finals where they went down 2-0 home and away to FC Bayern München to end an unbeaten 18-game European run. They drew their first two away games and won the next two, extending their unbeaten away run in Europe to nine games before the defeat in Germany.

Team ties
• Mancini, a boyhood Juventus fan, played for Bologna FC, UC Sampdoria and SS Lazio in his homeland and has had spells in charge of ACF Fiorentina (2001-2002), Lazio (2002-2004) and FC Internazionale Milano (2004-2008) before taking charge of Manchester City FC from 2009 to 2013.

• Mancini oversaw City's two 1-1 draws against Juventus in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage. As a coach his overall record against Juve is W5 D9 L5; in home games it is W2 D6 L3. He guided Lazio to victory against the Bianconeri in the 2004 Coppa Italia final, winning 2-0 in Rome before a 2-2 away draw, and also knocked Juve out of the same competition in the 2007/08 quarter-finals, Inter earning a 3-2 away win after a 2-2 home draw.

• Capped 36 times by Italy, Mancini won Serie A and the European Cup Winners' Cup with both Sampdoria and Lazio as a player before starting his coaching career with the latter club as assistant to Sven-Göran Eriksson.

• Mancini had his first head coach role at Fiorentina where he won the Coppa Italia and he repeated that success at Lazio before helping Inter to three successive league titles, the last of them in 2007/08.

• Mancini's last cap for Italy came in a 2-1 friendly defeat against Germany on 23 March 1994; Antonio Conte had been called up to the squad for the second time but did not play.

• Conte scored with an acrobatic overhead kick as Italy defeated Turkey 2-1 in Arnhem in the UEFA EURO 2000 group stage on 11 June 2000. 

• Felipe Melo played for Juventus between 2009 and 2011, scoring four goals in 58 Serie A games. The previous season he made 29 appearances for Fiorentina, scoring twice.

• Didier Drogba scored in both games as Chelsea FC eliminated Juventus in the 2008/09 round of 16 with a 3-2 aggregate win, winning 1-0 at home before a 2-2 away draw.

• Wesley Sneijder played for Inter from 2009 to 2012, making 76 league appearances and scoring 13 goals. He was part of the side that won the 2009/10 treble of UEFA Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia.

• Sneijder scored past Gianluigi Buffon in the Netherlands' 3-0 win over Italy in a UEFA EURO 2008 group fixture in Berne on 9 June 2008. Andrea Barzagli and Pirlo were also in the Italy team.

• Fernando Muslera played for Lazio between 2007 and 2011, making 96 league appearances. His record against Juve in league and cup was W2 D2 L3.

• Muslera and Martín Cáceres are team-mates with Uruguay.

• Stephan Lichtsteiner was a team-mate of Muslera at Lazio between 2008 and 2011 and played alongside Aurélien Chedjou at LOSC Lille in 2007/08.

• Albert Riera and Fernando Llorente have played together for Spain.

• Drogba scored the opening goal in Ivory Coast's 1-1 draw against an Italy team including Barzagli and Pirlo in a Carouge friendly on 16 November 2005.

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