Gritty Juve spoil Oscar's dream CL debut for Blues

Sep 21, 2012, 09:39 IST | AFP

Juventus stunned Champions League holders Chelsea as Fabio Quagliarella's late strike rescued a dramatic 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge and ruined Oscar's command performance for the Blues on Wednesday

Oscar marked his first start for Chelsea with an impressive brace that included a stunning solo effort to fire Roberto Di Matteo’s side into a 2-0 lead before half-time in their Group E opener.

Juventus’ Fabio Quagliarella (right) celebrates his goal. Pic/Getty Images

But the Brazil midfielder’s heroics were in vain thanks to a gutsy recovery from the Italian champs, who reduced the deficit before the break through Arturo Vidal and salvaged a point with 10 minutes left thanks to Quagliarella’s finish.

Oscar injured
And to make matters worse, the 21-year-old’s command performance came to a premature conclusion when he was forced off midway through the second half after being caught on the ankle by Vidal.

Di Matteo was furious with the challenge and he called on UEFA to review the incident.

“It was a bad tackle and he had to come off unfortunately. We will have to assess him. He got a knock on his ankle,”
said Di Matteo, who splashed out £25 million to sign Oscar from Internacional during the close-season.

“The referee didn’t do much about many challenges. If UEFA have a look that’s good but we have to move on from it,” he added.

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