The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Champions League match between Galatasaray and Juventus temporarily halted due to bad weather
ISTANBUL - The Champions League match between Galatasaray and Juventus has been temporarily suspended due to heavy hail and snow in Istanbul on Tuesday.
Hail began to fall during the match and a red ball was brought on as the players struggled with visibility. The pitch was completely covered in approximately seven minutes.
However, the weather conditions worsened and the match was halted in the 32nd minute as the lines of the pitch became invisible.
Both teams went back into the dressing room as groundsmen tried to clear the lines, before painting them red.
Juventus needs a point to qualify for the knockout stage while Galatasaray has to win to progress.
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