Champions League

Gala, Juve clash abandoned

2013-12-10 23:41
Snow (AFP)

Istanbul - Heavy snowfall in Istanbul has forced the abandonment of the Galatasaray v Juventus Champions League Group B clash on Tuesday, competition organisers UEFA announced.

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The match was halted shortly after the half-hour mark, with the scoreline 0-0, as increasingly heavy snowfall made playing conditions nearly impossible.

The referee called the players off the pitch as efforts were made to clear the snow.

However after a 25-minute delay, UEFA announced the match had been abandoned and will be replayed on Wednesday.

A message on the official Twitter page of UEFA said: "The #UCL fixture between @GalatasaraySK & @juventusfc has been abandoned after a snow storm caused the pitch to become unplayable."

A message on the mico-blogging site by Juventus said: "#GalaJuve has been abandoned due to snow. We'll bring you news on the rescheduled fixture as soon as we have it."

Under competition regulations the remaining match time must either be played on Wednesday, or on another date set by UEFA.

The match clock stopped at 31 minutes.

Juventus need a point from their final game in the group to secure their ticket to the last 16 knockout phase along with leaders Real Madrid.

Galatasaray require a win to pip Juventus to second place.

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