Football: Chedjou goal earns Galatasaray 1-1 draw with Chelsea
Published on Feb 27, 2014 5:53 AM
ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Aurelien Chedjou's second-half equaliser earned Galatasaray a 1-1 first-leg draw at home to Chelsea on Wednesday to leave their Champions League last-16 tie evenly poised.
The defender took advantage of sloppy marking to find space in the box and steer home Wesley Sneijder's inswinging corner on 65 minutes.
Fernando Torres had silenced a raucous crowd when he fired Chelsea into a ninth-minute lead and the Premier League leaders controlled the first half.
But the Turkish side improved after the break and Selcuk Inan was guilty of a bad miss from close range minutes before Chedjou's goal.