Kris Voakes: Juventus grateful as Galatasaray blows its big chance

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Juventus still has not won a game in the Champions League since seeing off Celtic in the last 16 of last season’s competition back in March. And yet eight months and six games on from that 2-0 second leg victory, they are clear favorites to qualify from Group B and again reach the knockout stage. It doesn’t always turn out this well.

Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against Real Madrid looked decent enough in and of itself, but it was a scoreline that would have left them staring at the prospect of having to win both of their remaining group fixtures in order to progress were it not for Copenhagen’s shock 1-0 victory over Galatasaray at the Parken Stadion.

Thanks to the Danes’ win, the Bianconeri know that a victory at home to Stale Solbakken’s side in three weeks will most likely leave them needing just a draw in Turkey in their closing game in order to qualify for the last 16. In a competition in which 10 points is often considered the minimum target, Juve could still get away with only notching seven.

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