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Gala Draws Juve in 'Strange' First Game for Mancini
Football Italia, October 3rd, 2013 2:43PM

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Galatasaray earned a 2-2 draw with Juventus at the Juventus Stadium in UEFA Champions League Group B action on Wednesday night in a game described as “strange” by the Turkish giant’s new coach, Roberto Mancini. “It was a strange game, as Juve went behind and they were awarded a penalty that was, shall we say, strange? I think without that they would not have been able to score tonight. I don’t think it was a penalty,” the Italian tactician said.

After Arturo Vidal leveled the score from the spot, Fabio Quagliarella, who was fouled in the box for the penalty, headed the host into the lead with just three minutes remaining. However, Juve shut off defensively, and on the very next play, Didier Drogba, who had scored the opening goal in the first half, placed a looping header into the path of Umut Bulut, who tucked the ball home to level the score at 2-2.

“Drogba was incredible and in all honesty I didn’t expect him to play like this. He was extraordinary. I couldn’t do much in two days, so I have so far tried to learn the names of the players and bring a little organization in,” Mancini added.

Antonio Conte, Mancini’s counterpart at Juventus, said his team now faces “an uphill struggle” to qualify for the knockout stage after two consecutive draws in Group B play. Moreover, Juve’s next two matches are against group leader Real Madrid, which has six points from two games, after thumping FC Copenhagen, 4-0, at the Bernabeu on Wednesday. 

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