Quagliarella rescues point for Juve (Video)

A Champions League debut double from Oscar was only enough for a share of the spoils, as a late Fabio Quagliarella goal rescued a point for Juventus.

Two goals in as many minutes from Oscar, the second a spectacular long range effort, appeared to set the holders on their way to a comfortable home win; however Arturo Vidal scored just before half-time to half the deficit, and after dominating the second half, the Old Lady got their just-rewards as substitute Quagliarella beat the offside trap to silence Stamford Bridge.

A draw was the least Juventus deserved having dominated both the possession and chance count, as Chelsea let a two goal lead slip for the first in the Champions League since 2004.

The early chances fell the way of the Italians, as both Claudio Marchisio and Mirko Vucinic spurned one on one attempts with Petr Cech.

Out of the blue Chelsea took a strangle-hold on the game with two Oscar strikes!

The first was fortunate as his effort would’ve been a routine save for Gianluigi Buffon, only for Juve defender Leonardo Bonnuci to divert the effort over the dive of the Italian number one!

The second however needed no deflection, as the Brazilian let fly from 25 yards spectacularly into the top corner, giving Buffon no chance in the Juventus goal.

Going in with a two goal lead would have probably secured the game for Chelsea; however out of nothing Vidal scored from the edge of the penalty area, with a precise effort arrowed into the corner.

Second half substitute Juan Mata had a good chance to seal the victory for Chelsea; however he couldn’t beat Buffon at his near post.

And the holders were left to rue his miss as Quagliarella beat John Terry’s poor attempt at playing him offside, and beat Cech through his legs to complete the comeback. In the end Chelsea were fortunate to escape with a share of the spoils as Quagliarella clipped the bar with a curling effort.

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