TURIN – Chelsea were left on the brink of an ignominious exit from this season’s Champions League after a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the Stadio Juventus in Turin this evening.
Juventus deserved their victory. Fabio Quagliarella deflected Andrea Pirlo’s shot beyond Petr Cech before half-time before Arturo Vida struck on the hour.
With time running out, Sebastian Giovinco beat the Chelsea goalkeeper to the ball to prod in from 30 yards.
Chelsea can win their final home game against Nordsjaelland and still go out.
Meanwhile, Manchester United lost their 100 per cent record this season with a 1-0 defeat at Galatasaray.
Striker Burak Yilmaz scored his fifth goal of the group stage early in the second half when he leapt highest to head in from a right-wing corner.
The home side created the best chances, with Anders Lindegaard saving from Yilmaz and Hamit Altintop, who also saw his shot rattle the United woodwork.
Teenager Nick Powell had United’s best chance when his header struck the bar.
With Cluj beating Braga, it was essential for Fatih Terim’s side to secure victory over the three-time champions.
Those two sides have seven points and are both vying for second spot, while United remain on 12 points, having already won the group.
In other results this evening Benfica beat Celtic 2-1 and Barcelona beat Spartak Moscow 3-0.