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Gala-Juve to resume on Wednesday after snow

Gala-Juve to resume on Wednesday after snow
By Reuters

11/12/2013 at 08:11Updated 11/12/2013 at 23:32

Galatasaray's Champions League Group B match against Juventus will resume on Wednesday after it was abandoned due to heavy snowfall in Istanbul.

"The UEFA Champions League Group B fixture between Galatasaray and Juventus will continue on Wednesday from 1400 CET [1pm UK time] after Tuesday's match was abandoned due to snow," UEFA said on its website.

The game was halted in the 32nd minute at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi stadium with the score 0-0.

"The match was abandoned for tonight. The referee, in consultation with the team captains and coaches, agreed that the conditions were no longer playable," UEFA media officer Amanuel Abate said.

"The match will be played tomorrow. Weather conditions have been quite extreme."

Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca ordered both teams off the pitch to allow the lines to be cleared by groundstaff, but the match was called off after a 20-minute break.

Juventus need a point to join group winners Real Madrid in the last 16, while a Galatasaray victory would see them claim second place and a spot in the knockout stages.

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