ROME, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Galatasaray scored a late goal to notch up a 2-2 draw at Juventus in the Champions League group match on Wednesday.
The Turkish side went ahead through Didier Drogba before goals from Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella looked to have sealed the win for the hosts. But Umut Bulut's dramatic leveller ensured that Roberto Mancini got a impressive start as the head coach of Galatasaray.
The former Manchester City manager conceded he has to know more about the team after only two days into the job.
"I got to know my players a bit more, as I didn't know all of them well. I knew this would be a tough game because Juventus are a great squad," he said. "We fell back physically in the second half, so this team needs to work and we'll have time for that on the break for international duty."
Drogba gifted his new boss with a goal in the 36th minute when a poor back pass from Leonardo Bonucci left Gianluigi Buffon stranded and the former Chelsea striker nipped in to place the ball into the back of an empty net.
The hosts equalized in the 78th minute when Quagliarella was brought down by Nordin Amrabat in the area and was awarded a penalty. Vidal coolly stepped up before smashing the penalty into the top corner.
Galatasaray lost their momentum and the home side capitalized when Quagliarella got on the end of a perfectly-weighted Pirlo cross to head home in the 87th minute.
With the home crowd still celebrating Quagliarella's goal, Galatasaray struck back immediately and pulled a goal back from the kick off. Drogba's flick on was met by Bulut who got enough power on his shot to guide it past Buffon in the Juventus goal.
Juventus head coach Antonio Conte rued his side's late conceded goal.
"It was certainly disappointing, as we had managed to put the game back on track after an incident, which can happen. It's a shame, as if you score at the 87th minute and then concede straight from the kick-off it is unusual," he said.
"We have to be more attentive and clear-headed. The lads had tried so hard to get back into the match and I believe we achieved that in a deserved fashion," he added.
Mancini felt the game was made strange by the referee's decision to award the penalty-kick.
"It was a strange game, as Juve went behind and they were awarded a penalty that was, shall we say, strange?" he said.
"I think without that they would not have been able to score tonight. I don't think it was a penalty," he said.