Galatasaray 1 - 1 Chelsea

Match info: Champions League at Turk Telekom Arena

Date: 26/02/2014 KO: 19:45 Ref: C Velasco Carballo Att: 51,000

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Galatasaray

Aurelien Chedjou 64

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Chelsea

Fernando Torres 9

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  • The final whistle goes and this tie remains delicately poised after a 1-1 draw in Turkey. It looked like Chelsea would take total control after Fernando Torres' early away goal, but Aurelien Chedjou grabbed an equaliser after the break to set things up nicely for the return leg at Stamford Bridge.

  • Eden Hazard is replaced by Oscar for the final moments of the game.

    90
  • Felipe Melo bundles over John Obi Mikel and that is not his first foul of the night, but he has yet to be shown a yellow card.

    88
  • John Obi Mikel is not known for his finishing and we have just seen an example of why that is, as he blazes high into the stands with an extremely ambitious shot from 30 yards.

    87
  • Wesley Sneijder sparks into life as he tries to curl a shot into the far corner from just outside the area on the left, but it is too heavy and sails over the bar.

    85
  • The pace of the game has slowed right down over the past few minutes, with Chelsea organised in defence and not really interested in attacking.

    84
  • Emmanuel Eboue may be vulnerable defensively at times but he is always willing to get forward and does well here to put pressure on Cesar Azpilicueta.

    82
  • It is the end of Didier Drogba's night as he goes off to be replaced by Umut Bulut for the closing stages. Drogba has had a quiet game against his former club but still receives the applause of the crowd, and Jose Mourinho, as he leaves the field.

    80
  • Chelsea are trying to control the tempo of the game and run the clock down.

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  • The game is just getting bogged down in midfield at the moment as both sides struggle to retain possession.

    77
  • Petr Cech palms away an Emmanuel Eboue cross into a dangerous area but is then called into action again to make a flying save from Alex Telles, who had unleashed a fierce drive from 20 yards.

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  • Didier Drogba has been well shackled by Chelsea's defenders but Wesley Sneijder is becoming an increasingly influential figure.

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  • Chelsea take the sting out of the game with a spell of patient passing in midfield, with the crowd growing more hostile with each passing second until a huge cheer erupts when Gala win back possession.

    72
  • Chelsea still seem content to sit back and try to soak up the pressure, but the momentum is with Galatasaray now and they will be desperate to grab another goal to take to Stamford Bridge for the return leg.

    70
  • Jose Mourinho quickly makes another substitution, bringing on Samuel Eto'o in place of goalscorer Fernando Torres.

    68
  • Chelsea's first change of the night sees Andre Schurrle replaced by John Obi Mikel, with Jose Mourinho probably just looking to close out the game at 1-1.

    67
  • Chelsea have an immediate chance to restore their lead but Fernando Torres opts to shoot from a narrow angle rather than cross for Andre Schurrle, who would have had an easy finish and is visibly irritated.

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  • GOAL! Aurelien Chedjou draws Galatasaray level at 1-1. Wesley Sneijder swings in a corner and Chedjou is able to get in between two defenders and volley home from close range. Where was the marking? And should Petr Cech have tried to claim the catch?

    65
  • What a miss! Didier Drogba wins the ball in the air from Wesley Sneijder's excellent cross and Selcuk Inan should equalise at the back post but is somehow only able to hit the woodwork from close range.

    63
  • The home fans are unhappy as Petr Cech takes his time over a free-kick, and the referee agrees as he brandishes a yellow card.

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