Galatasaray v Juventus to kick off at 13.00GMT as planned

European football's governing body confirms that Tuesday's Champions League clash in Istanbul, postponed due to hail and snow, will be played out on Wednesday afternoon
Uefa has confirmed that the Champions League encounter between Galatasaray and Juventus at the Turk Telekom Arena will resume on Wednesday at 13.00GMT.

There were doubts as to whether the crucial Group B encounter would go ahead due to the adverse weather conditions in Istanbul that prompted the postponment of Tuesday's game but it has now been made clear that the pitch is in good enough condition for the game to go ahead.

The match was abandoned due to heavy snowfall, with referee Pedro Proenca having ordered the players off the field in the 31st minute.

Ground staff entered the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi pitch to clear the lines but play was ultimately unable to resume, as both captains and the match officials agreed that the pitch had become dangerous to continue.

The game will therefore resume in the 32nd minute, with the score at 0-0.

Juventus need a point to join group winners Real Madrid in the knockout phase, while a Galatasaray victory would see the hosts claim second place.