Juventus vs Celtic Live Stream and Highlights
Juventus vs Celtic Preview:
Date: March 6, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Juventus Stadium — Torino.
Celtic needs a miracle to progress into the last eight. The Turin grand has a three-goal advantage after the game in Glasgow. Juventus have a comfortable 3-0 lead ahead of the second leg of this Champions League last 16. It’s an almost impossible task for Celtic to score 3 away goals. Juventus is still too strong at home.
Juventus are at the top of Serie A table with 59 points from 27 games. Their present form has seen 3 wins, 1 defeat and 1 draw from last five games. Last five home matches Bianconeri have finished with 3 wins and 2 draws. They are undefeated in Europe for almost three years. Bianconeri have an impressive home record in the Champions League, having lost 1 game from their last 29.
Celtic tops the Scottish Premier League with 62 points from 29 games. Their present form has seen 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Last five away games Celtic have finished with the same stats. In the group stages they have won Barcelona and qualified from the second place.
Juventus head coach Antonio Conte can use three goals advantage and could leave some key players out of the game. Defender Giorgio Chiellini has made his return from injury in the 1-1 draw against Napoli on Friday, so he could get rest for this tie. Martin Caceres and Nicolas Anelka are doubts with back problems. Paolo De Ceglie, Nicklas Bendtner and Simone Pepe all are sidelined with long-term injuries.
Celtic need a miracle to progress to the quarter-final stages. Head coach Neil Lennon could welcome back forward Georgios Samaras. Scott Brown and full back Mikael Lustig will miss this game.
Juventus line-up: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Peluso, Pirlo, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Marchisio, Asamoah, Vucinic, Giovinco.
Last three matches:
SSC Napoli 1 – Juventus 1;
Juventus 3 – Siena 0;
Roma 1 – Juventus 0.
Celtic line-up: Forster, Matthews, Ambrose, Wilson, Izaguirre, Ledley, Wanyama, Commons, Forrest, Hooper, Samaras.
Last three matches:
Celtic 0 – Juventus 3;
Celtic 2 – Spartak 1;
Benfica 2 – Celtic 1.