Didier Drogba scores and creates goal to help Galatasaray snatch its first Champions League Group B point in 2-2 draw at Juventus.
The game also marked Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini’s first game following his appointment this week.
Galatasaray looked the mostly likely to score in the first half away in Turin and Drogba led the way with a fine shot from a tight angle in the 18th minute that Gigi Buffon saved on near post.
Three minutes later, Buffon again foiled another attempt this time off Bruma.
Juventus had a chance in the 27th minute from Fabio Quagliarella wasted after he was tackled before he could fire and five minutes later, Carlos Tevez’s shot was blocked by Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
Drogba made no mistake with his second chance of the night after stealing the ball off Leonardo Bonucci before beating Stephan Lichtsteiner and rounding Buffon give Galatasaray a 1-0 lead into the break. ahead.
The Turks took their feet of the pedal in the second half seemingly comfortable to defend the 1-0 lead.
However, Juventus levelled in the 76th minute from the penalty spot after Nordin Amrabat tripped Quagliarella and Arturo Vidal later stepped up convert the resultant spot kick.
Four minutes before full time, Quagliarella stunned the visitors when he headed in an Andrea Pirlo cross to put the Italians 2-1 ahead.
But Galatasaray spoilt the early victory party just a minute later when Drogba headed down ball for 73rd minute substitute Umut Bulut to fire in equalizer.
Galatasaray stay bottom of Group B despite the draw on one point while Juventus are second on two points, four less than leaders Real Madrid.