Galatasaray-Juventus abandoned due to hailstorm

The Bianconeri's crunch Champions League visit to the Turk Telekom Arena on Tuesday was called off after extreme weather conditions
Galatasaray's Champions League clash with Juventus has been abandoned after 32 minutes due to a hailstorm disrupting play on Tuesday and will be replayed at 14:00CET on Wednesday.

Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca was forced to call a halt to proceedings, with the score at 0-0, when adverse weather conditions left the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi pitch predominantly white.

Groundstaff attempted to clear the field for 20 minutes to allow play to restart before a decision was made to ultimately call off the fixture, with both the referee and the two clubs' captains agreeing that conditions had become dangerous.

According to Uefa regulations the remainder of the game will have to be played on Wednesday in Istanbul. Originally, the organisation confirmed a 13:00CET start, but complaints from local police caused the kick-off to be pushed back by an hour.

Galatasaray and Juventus are both seeking to gain qualification from Group B as runners-up, with Real Madrid having already secured top spot and Copenhagen unable to qualify.