Updated: Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:06 | By Agence France-Presse

Snow forces end to Galatasaray v Juventus clash

Heavy snowfall in Istanbul forced the abandonment of the Galatasaray v Juventus Champions League Group B clash on Tuesday, competition organisers UEFA announced.

Snow forces end to Galatasaray v Juventus clash

Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon leaves the pitch after a heavy snow fall halted the UEFA Champions League group B football match between Juventus and Galatasaray at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul on December 10, 2013

The match was halted shortly after the half-hour mark, with the scoreline 0-0, as snowfall made playing conditions nearly impossible.

The referee called the players off the pitch as efforts were made to clear the snow.

However after a 25-minute delay, UEFA announced the match had been abandoned.

Juventus need a point from their final game in the group to secure their ticket to the last 16 knockout phase along with leaders Real Madrid.

Galatasaray require a win to pip Juventus to second place.

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