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90+3'
Time just about up...
90+2'
It’s Oscar’s 100th appearance for Chelsea. Will be a brief one!
Chelsea Substitution
90+1'
Lampard has done well tonight. He’s fouled. Oscar comes on for Hazard.
90'
We have three added minutes here.
89'
This is now petering out into a 1-1 draw but they’ll be three or four minutes injury time. Both sides look to have settled for it.
88'
Mikel still writhing around on the ground, probably wasting time. The home fans certainly think so! Finally play continues.
87'
A Mikel goal from 40 yards out really would have been a collector’s item. He’s now been caught by Melo who escapes a yellow card somehow.
86'
Credit to Mancini for making that substitution after half an hour. Eto’o sets Mikel and he balloons it into row Z.
85'
Chelsea will be cursing themselves for not finishing Galatasaray in the first half but will certainly take a draw now.
84'
Eboue makes room and sets Sneijder but the Dutchman fires well over.
83'
Mourinho has very much settled for the draw here. Relief as Ramires draws the foul.
82'
A foul by Ramires and Galatasaray press forward again. Chelsea sitting very deep now.
81'
Yekta tries his luck from distance and perhaps the wrong option with so many forward in support.
80'
That’s one relief for Chelsea fans but they still have plenty of defending to do.
Galatasaray Substitution
79'
 
There will be no goal for Drogba tonight as he makes way for Umut.
78'
Chelsea look almost content to settle for 1-1. The home side looking to make another attacking change.
77'
Patient build-up play from Chelsea but good pressure from Galatasaray forces them all the way back.
76'
Chelsea looked so comfortable in the first half and now they’re wobbling. Is the stage set for Didier Drogba?
75'
All Galatasaray at the moment. No surprise if they were to go ahead in this game of two halves!
74'
Another corner for Galatasaray. Chelsea clear.
73'
Willian gives away possession easily again and Eboue streams forward. His cross flashes across goal and Telles forces a fine save from Cech!
72'
Still a wall of hostility every time the visitors in possession but they’re doing well to block it out. No way through for Lampard and the whistles subside.
71'
The home side have a far greater handle on this match now. Chelsea must try to impose themselves again.
70'
POSSESSION: Galatasaray 57% - 43% Chelsea
68'
 
Hazard felled by Selcuk. Free kick. Chelsea sub: Eto’o on for Torres.
Chelsea Substitution
67'
Great ball from Drogba and he nearly plays in Yilmaz but Cech is out well this time.
Chelsea Substitution
66'
 
Chelsea sub: Mikel on for Schurrle. Is Jose shutting up shop already?
65'
That’s Chedjou’s first CL goal but where was Cech? Rooted to the spot, surely should have come for that corner.
64'
 
GOAL Galatasaray! Melo with the corner and Chedjou thumps it home.
63'
Well that was a big warning for Chelsea and the home side have looked dangerous early in this second half.
62'
Ivanovic taking no chances as he heads away to concede the corner. Drogba heads it down and somehow Selcuk hits the post and it bounces away! Big let off for Chelsea.
61'
Incidentally, it is Cech’s 99th CL appearance for Chelsea.
60'
 
Celcuk takes but it’s a free kick to Chelsea for a pull on Hazard by Tello. Cech is booked for taking too long.
59'
Eboue fouled by Azpilicueta and Galatasaray have a free kick. Mourinho not happy. All gone a bit scrappy but the home side won’t mind.
58'
 
And a third in as many minutes for Ramires as he brings down Melo.
57'
 
This time Lampard taken out by Selcuk and he also goes in the book.
56'
 
Melo cynically taken down by Schurrle. Free kick and a yellow card for the German.
55'
 
Flag up against Drogba. Still waiting for that chance...
54'
Corner to Galatasaray. Selcuk takes and Melo heads over.
53'
Lampard plays Schurrle straight through on goal but the flag goes up. Oh dear, replays prove he was onside and that surely would have been a goal.
52'
Cahill wins the header ahead of Drogba from the corner but Galatasaray manage to clear the danger.
51'
Hazard plays Torres through the middle and he shoots on goal but it’s a good save by Muslera this time! Great chance.
50'
Eboue looking for a foul but is caught out again. Had not curbed his attacking instincts yet.
48'
Jose Mourinho knocked out Galatasaray at the same stage last year with Real Madrid.
47'
Sneijder’s cross deflected into the path of Cahill by Ivanovic as Yilmaz about to pounce. Good block.
46'
Early attacking intent from the home side. They force a deep throw.
Galatasaray Substitution
45+2'
Schurrle’s corner cleared and that should be that...
45+1'
Schurrle feeds Torres and looks for the return but Yekta does well to force a corner.
45'
 
Galatasaray sub: Semih Kaya on for Balta.
45'
Torres tries to bundle his way through but Balta does well. Two added minutes.
44'
The home side much more dangerous since that change. Drogba’s cross headed clear by Ivanovic.
43'
Sneijder’s touch puts away Telles and he forces a corner off Ivanovic.
42'
 
John Terry booked.
42'
Galatasaray take a very quick throw and Yilmaz rattles it into the net but it’s called back. Cech doesn’t attempt to save it though and Terry is booked for throwing the ball away.
41'
ATTEMPTS ON TARGET: Galatasaray 2-4 Chelsea
40'
Hazard breaks and has Eboue one on one but for some reason waits for Lampard and the attack loses momentum. Should have backed himself.
39'
Shot from Telles from the edge of the box and Cech scrambles across to paw away for a corner.
38'
Raking crossfield pass from Sneijder to Eboue but great defensive tracking back from Hazard.
37'
Drogba flicks on to Yilmaz but he can’t cross it back in. Goal kick.
35'
The formation change seems to have taken a bit of the sting out of Chelsea’s attack. Ivanovic does well to prevent Telles winning a corner, instead it’s a goal kick. Good, strong challenge.
34'
Bit of a misleading stat that, such has been Chelsea’s dominance.
33'
POSSESSION: Galatasaray 56%-44% Chelsea
32'
Yekta already in the action and forces a first corner. Chelsea clear.
Galatasaray Substitution
31'
So the home side switch to 4-5-1 to stop Chelsea dictating play with Drogba the lone striker.
30'
 
Galatasaray sub: Yekta on for Hajrovic
29'
Shot from Hajrovic from outside the box but fairly comfortable for Cech.
28'
Galatasaray still looking to get forward with reckless abandon and they’re getting caught almost at will. Chelsea should be at least two up. Sneijder just can’t get his foot on the ball.
27'
Good run and cross by Schurrle to Ramires and it’s a good chance but he can’t control his side foot volley and it’s over the bar.
26'
Now Torres goes down after a clash with Telles. He’s grabbing his head but is running it off.
25'
Chelsea looking in complete control defensively and dangerous in attack. Great challenge by Lampard on Melo.
24'
Drogba fairly quiet so far but we’ve seen that before. Only needs one chance.
23'
Ramires back on now. Telles caught by Schurrle.
22'
Looks like a bloody nose and he goes off. Looked like an accidental elbow from Yilmaz.
21'
Ramires goes down under a challenge and stays down. He receives treatment and play goes on.
20'
Indeed Lampard takes but fires it well over the bar.
19'
Torres takes on three defenders on his own and wins the free kick. Does well. Chance for Lampard perhaps...
18'
Poor ball over the top from Ramires looking for Torres, into the keeper’s hands.
17'
ATTEMPTS ON TARGET: Galatasaray 0-4 Chelsea
16'
Yilmaz pulls it back to Hajrovic and it’s a chance but he blazes over the bar.
15'
Tussle between Drogba and Cahill. The big man goes down easily, backing in. Nothing given.
14'
Chelsea really looking to get at the home side at every opportunity. It’s so open. They look like scoring every time they attack. Worrying signs for Galatasaray.
13'
Schurrle goes down on the edge of the Galatasaray box but nothing given. Willian goes for goal and Muslera saves with Chelsea players bearing down on him.
12'
That is Torres’ sixth goal in his last five CL starts.
11'
Sneijder so nearly plays in Drogba between Cahill and Ivanovic but the Ivorian’s touch lets him down and he’s offside anyway.
10'
POSSESSION: Chelsea 80%-20%
9'
Headless play from the home side, committing numbers forward and no idea what Muslera was doing there. Open goal for Torres.
8'
 
GOAL CHELSEA! It’s Azpilicueta who sprints down the left and delivers a cross for Fernando Torres to slot home with Muslera rushing out to the left back.
7'
Lampard bends in the free kick and who is there to clear? Didier Drogba. It falls back to terry but his effort is cleared. The home side look nervous at the back.
6'
A nervous start from Galatasaray who have delivered six clean sheets in their last six home games. Willian is fouled by Melo and the Chelsea players are incensed. Definite foul. No card.
5'
Schurrle delivers a corner for Chelsea but the home side clear.
4'
Bad mistake from Muslera whose hack goes straight to Willian but his lobbed effort it just wide! Close.
3'
Drogba finds Yilmaz who escapes Cahill but his shot is poor.
2'
 
Confident start from Chelsea, seeing a lot of the ball here. Azpilicueta looks for Schurrle but he’s offside.
1'
The atmosphere is crackling here. Ramires opens proceedings with a foul on Drogba. Torres tries to set Hazard away but it’s through to Muslera.
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FULL TIME: Galatasaray 1-1 Chelsea. Thanks for joining us.
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We’re back underway here and Roberto Mancini has a lot of thinking to do if he wants to turn this one around. But with Chelsea only a goal to the good despite their dominance, far from over.
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HALF TIME: Galatasaray 0-1 Chelsea
0
Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo blows the whistle to get us underway here. Will it be Chelsea or Galatasaray? We’re about to find out.
19.40
Five minutes to kick-off and the tension is building here. MATCH ODDS: Galatasaray 10/3, Chelsea 1/1, Draw 12/5.
19.35
Many eyes will be on two African stars who could well have a say in the outcome of tonight's fixture. The game pits together the top scoring African players in the history of the Champions League: Didier Drogba (42 goals) and Samuel Eto’o (29). This season, Drogba has scored or assisted 62.5% of Galatasaray’s goals in the competition.
19.30
Galatasaray have conceded 14 goals in the Champions League this season, the highest tally among the 16 teams who have reached the knockout stages. Chelsea, however, have only conceded three goals in the Champions League this season, the best defensive tally alongside Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.
19.25
Chelsea have won their two previous competitive encounters with Galatasaray, both in the Champions League group stages in 1999/00 (6 goals for, 0 against). They are the only English team to have beaten Galatasaray on their own soil in the Champions League, back in October 1999 (0-5). It’s the Blues’ biggest away win the competition.
19.20
Roberto Mancini: "Didier Drogba was an important player for Chelsea. Sneijder won the Champions League with Mourinho and they have a nice relationship, but we need both Wesley and Didier to play well tomorrow. Then they can go out for dinner after the match!"
19.15
Although the new stadium may not be as hostile as in former times, Galatasaray still boast a formidable home record. They have only lost one of their last seven Champions League home games (4 wins, 2 draws), that was against Real Madrid in this season’s group stages (1-6).

RT @OptaJean: 1 - Galatasaray have only lost one of their last seven Champions League home games (4 wins, 2 draws). Hostility.

19.10
Jose Mourinho: "I like to play against the best and Galatasaray are the Turkish champions. As for Drogba, we will have to do our job because we know he will want to do his, which is to score goals. It is a strange feeling to play him and we have to try to forget it."
19.05
So Fernando Torres returns to take his place up front with Samual Eto’o on the bench and Azpilicueta starts at left back. Mourinho reckons Chelsea would win the Champions League with 11 Azpilicuetas!
19.00
TEAMS: Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboue, Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Alex Telles, Selçuk, Melo, Burak, Sneijder, Hajrovic, Didier Drogba. SUBS: Ufuk Ceylan, Semih, Sabri, Ceyhun, Yekta, Emre, Umut /// Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Willian, Hazard, Schurrle; Torres. SUBS: Schwarzer, Cole, Kalas, Oscar, Mikel, Ba, Eto'o.
18.55
Chelsea news: David Luiz and John Obi Mikel have travelled for tonight's tie. The pair missed Saturday's match with Everton through injury but have travelled to Istanbul, as has Oscar despite being substituted at half-time with an ankle complaint. Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are cup-tied having already played in the Champions League this season, while Marco van Ginkel is continuing his rehabilitation from his serious knee injury.
18.50
The match pitches Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho against one of his loyal servants and Chelsea fan favourite Didier Drogba. And as Mourinho admitted, it will be a ‘strange feeling’ to face him. Team news expected shortly.
Mourinho: It's strange facing Drogba

Watch the video Mourinho: It's strange facing Drogba on Yahoo Yahoo Eurosport. Chelsea have a reunion with former striker Didier Drogba when they take on Galatasaray in the Champions League.

18.45
Hello and welcome to the Champions League round of 16 first leg clash between Galatasaray and Chelsea. Kick off 19.45.
Champions League - Matchpack: Galatasaray v Chelsea

Team news, facts and quotes ahead of the Champions League last 16, first leg clash between Galatasaray and Chelsea at the Türk Telekom Arena.

Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Muslera 0 3 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Emmanuel Eboué 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Aurélien Chedjou 1 0 1 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Alex Telles 0 0 1 4 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
H. Balta 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Inan 0 0 0 57 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 90
F. Melo 0 0 0 65 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 90
W. Sneijder 0 1 0 50 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 90
I. Hajrovic 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Burak Yilmaz 0 0 1 24 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 90
D. Drogba 0 0 0 21 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 80
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Cech 0 3 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Ivanovic 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
G. Cahill 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Terry 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 90
C. Azpilicueta 0 1 0 3 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Ramires 0 0 0 29 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 90
F. Lampard 0 0 0 36 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 90
Willian 0 0 2 37 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
E. Hazard 0 0 0 32 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 89
A. Schürrle 0 0 0 16 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 67
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Torres 1 0 2 15 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 68
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