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UEFA Champions League

  • October 2, 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: V. Kassai
  • • Attendance: 33466

Ladbrokes PaddyPower WilliamHill MyBet Tipico
Juventus 1.30 1.33 1.33 1.30 1.27
Draw 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.75 6.00
Galatasaray 10.00 10.00 9.00 9.00 12.00
Juventus-Galatasaray Preview: Mancini faces familiar foe in debut game

Juventus-Galatasaray Preview: Mancini faces familiar foe in debut game

The Italian returns to his homeland - where he spent many a season battling the Bianconeri - two days after being confirmed as the visitors' new coach

Roberto Mancini's Galatasaray will aim to bounce back from their 6-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League when they visit Juventus.

Fatih Terim paid the price for a poor start to the season that has yielded just one win in five league matches, as well as the disappointing showing against Real in front of their home supporters.

The Super Lig champions were outclassed by the Spanish giants in the Group B opener, with Cristiano Ronaldo once more stealing the show with a second-half hat-trick in the comfortable rout.

Mancini, who has been out of work since being fired from Manchester City in May, took control at the Turk Telekom Arena on Monday.

Galatasaray head into the fixture at the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Rizespor. Engin Baytor opened the scoring, but Tevfik Kose levelled in the second half before Slcuk Inan saw red.

Midfielder Hamit Altintop continues to be plagued by a hip injury and is likely to miss the visit to Turin.

Reigning Serie A champions Juventus will be desperate to claim a maximum haul after a disappointing 1-1 draw away to Copenhagen in their opening fixture.

Antonio Conte's team are in good form ahead of Wednesday's showdown and are on an eight game unbeaten run in all competitions.

They will look to build on the momentum from their 1-0 victory over rivals Torino at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, with Paul Pogba's second-half header securing the points.

Juve could be without influential striker Carlos Tevez after he picked up an ankle injury against Torino following a robust challenge from Ciro Immobile.

The Argentine has notched three times in the league for the Turin outfit since his transfer-window move from Manchester City.

MasterCard is excited to present episode one of the Priceless Memories UEFA Champions League video series. See what Valencia legend Gaizka Mendieta had to say!


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UEFA Champions League ‎(UCL)‎ Dec 11, 2013 Galatasaray 1 - Juventus 0
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UEFA Champions League ‎(UCL)‎ Oct 2, 2013 Juventus 2 - Galatasaray 2
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Available Squads
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
10Carlos TévezStriker
9Mirko VučinićStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
5Angelo OgbonnaDefender
-Federico PelusoDefender
33Mauricio IslaDefender
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
14Fernando LlorenteStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
25Néstor Muslera MicolGoalkeeper
21Aurélien Chedjou FongangDefender
22Hakan BaltaDefender
26Semih KayaDefender
27Emmanuel EboueDefender
3Felipe MeloMidfielder
8Selçuk İnanMidfielder
10Wesley SneijderMidfielder
11Didier DrogbaStriker
-Ufuk CeylanGoalkeeper
55Sabri SarıoğluDefender
5Gökhan ZanDefender
-Engin BaytarMidfielder
17Burak YılmazStriker
19Umut BulutStriker
-Nordin AmrabatStriker

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