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    09.12.2013 10:50 - in: Champions League S

    Previous away clashes against Galatasaray

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    Current Juve boss Antonio Conte played on both previous occasions the Bianconeri have faced Tuesday’s Champions League opponents on unfamiliar soil, one in Istanbul and one in Dortmund

    Juventus have never faced Galatasaray at the Turk Telekom Arena, the Istanbul-based club’s home since 2011, but they have made two other away trips to take on the Turks in the past.

    The Ali Sami Yen Stadium was the venue on 2 December 1998 for the first of the previous encounters on Galatasaray’s home turf.

    The match was moved back a week because of a diplomatic crisis between Italy and Turkey, but the change didn’t affect Juve, who bounced back from a disappointing 3-0 Serie A defeat to Bologna to record a 1-1 draw courtesy of Nicola Amoruso’s strike.

    Antonio Conte was on the field for Marcello Lippi’s men that day, just as he was the next time they came up against the Turks in the group stage of the 2003/04 competition.

    The visitors were sunk by a Hakan Sukur double on that occasion, a match played on neutral territory in Dortmund due to recent terrorist attacks in Turkey.

    But it wasn’t a full strength Juve side that lined up: they had already qualified for the knockout stages with two games to spare, so Lippi (in his last year as Bianconeri boss) had taken the opportunity to implement some squad rotation.

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