Galatasaray-Juventus to kick off at 14:00CET as planned

European football's governing body has made it clear that Tuesday's postponed clash in Istanbul 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 14:00 CET.

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's now been made clear that the pitch is in good enough condition for the game to go ahead.

The match had been abandoned due to heavy snowfall in the Turkish capital, with referee Pedro Proenca ordering 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 on Wednesday from the 32nd minute, with the score 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 at the expense of the Italian champions.