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December 11, 2013 1:00 PM GMT
Türk Telekom Arena — Istanbul
Referee:‬ Pedro Proença‎
Attendance:‬ 37375‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Galatasaray 1-0 Juventus

A late Wesley Sneijder goal sent the hosts into the round of 16 at the expense of the Old Lady on an almost unplayable pitch in the conclusion of Tuesday's abandoned game

By Simon Harrison

  • Néstor Muslera Micol
    14
    2
    3.00

    Néstor Muslera Micol

    Dealt with a few pot shots from the opposition and kept his handling well in dangerous conditions.

  • Gökhan Zan
    10
    2
    3.00

    Gökhan Zan

    Dealt with everything that was thrown his way in the air, and made sure that his fellow defenders were kept on their toes with some strong communication.

  • Aurélien Chedjou Fongang
    8
    3
    2.50

    Aurélien Chedjou Fongang

    Given the slip a few times by Asamoah as his side of the pitch looked riper for exploitation by the opposition.

  • Semih Kaya
    13
    3
    3.00

    Semih Kaya

    Took care of almost everything on his flank, often taking away the overlap from Lichtsteiner and forcing the full back to cut onto his weaker left foot.

  • Emmanuel Eboue
    12
    3
    3.00

    Emmanuel Eboue

    Pushed high up the field, and was a good attacking outlet for his side, but his end product was desperately poor. He attempted a few ill advised shots that failed to even come close.

  • Felipe Melo
    19
    2
    3.50

    Felipe Melo

    Seemed to relish the scrappy nature of the game, winning a number of tackles, and embracing the conditions to disrupt the opposition.

  • Selçuk İnan
    10
    3
    2.50

    Selçuk İnan

    The Gala vice captain played hard for his side's cause tonight, putting in a defensive shift, though the state of the pitch meant that his usual calming passing game was decidedly off.

  • Wesley Sneijder
    42
    3
    4.00

    Wesley Sneijder Top of the Match

    Scored an impossibly clutch goal, running onto a Drogba flick and drilling a sure shot into the opposite side. That gave his side the points, and a spot in the knockout stages.

  • Riera
    6
    5
    3.00

    Riera

    Offered little in an attacking sense, and spent most of his time camped in his own half, providing defensive assistance to Kaya on the left flank.

  • Didier Drogba
    38
    1
    3.50

    Didier Drogba

    Held the ball up superbly well when presented with the opportunity, and his target man abilities came to the fore during the buildup to the only goal of the game. He leaped high to flick a lovely header into Sneijder's path, who did the rest.

  • Burak Yılmaz
    8
    8
    2.50

    Burak Yılmaz

    His off the ball movement was promising, but he was never found in a threatening position - until late on when Drogba's cutback saw him nearly prod home a clincher late on.

Substitutions

  • Ceyhun Gülselam
    7
    4

    Ceyhun Gülselam

    Did not make much of an impact in his short spell.

  • Umut Bulut
    7
    3
    2.50

    Umut Bulut

    Added little up front for his side, as he barely got a touch on the ball.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    9
    11
    3.50

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Made a save for the ages when he tipped away a Drogba piledriver at full stretch. A shame that he could not end up on the winning side.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    3
    11
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Though he nearly lost his footing a few times, he still managed to mop up most of the loose balls that came his way.

  • Andrea Barzagli
    5
    10
    3.00

    Andrea Barzagli

    Made a series of vital interceptions, and never looked fazed by the opposition or the weather. Strong game.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    1
    16
    2.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Looked the most unsettled of Juve's back three by the state of the ptich, and allowed Sneijder to run on his blindside to score the game winner.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    4
    10
    3.00

    Stephan Lichtsteiner

    Overlapped well, and constantly gave the opposition something to think about on the right flank. Worked hard throughout.

  • Paul Pogba
    6
    13
    2.50

    Paul Pogba

    Did not have as many attempts on goal as he would have liked from range, with only one tame effort no trouble for Muslera.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    4
    15
    2.50

    Claudio Marchisio

    Hampered by the bogged down pitch, the Italian international never really got going.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    7
    13
    2.50

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Defended solidly, and tried to pick up the ball in attacking positions, but could not offer his team anything on that front.

  • Arturo Vidal
    5
    18
    2.00

    Arturo Vidal

    Charged about with his typical tenacity, but only succeeded in giving away cheap free kicks. Gave the ball away more than once to do in what was a game to forget.

  • Carlos Tévez
    13
    11
    3.00

    Carlos Tévez

    Held the ball up strongly, and was a constant nuisance for the opposition. Played a few quality passes too, despite the state of the field.

  • Fernando Llorente
    4
    23
    2.00

    Fernando Llorente Flop of the Match

    In contrast to Drogba at the opposite end, he was barely able to function as a target up front for the visitors, as he was often shooed off the ball, and failed to keep his footing.

Substitutions

  • Sebastian Giovinco
    2
    12

    Sebastian Giovinco

    Could not fashion anything in attack.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    6
    10

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Brought on to salvage a late goal, but never came close.

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