THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC DRAW ITALIAN GIANTS JUVENTUS IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

first_imgCELTIC will play Italian giants Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.Neil Lennon played against the Italians twice in 2001-02 but it is the home game at Celtic Park he will draw inspiration from.Martin O’Neill’s side won 4-3. They went on to lose away in Turin after a blatant dive by Amuruso saw the home side win with a penalty 3-2 in one of the most controversial refereeing decisions in Champions League history.Joos Valgaeren, the Celtic defender, was five yards away from the Italian when he dived.After today’s draw Lennon tweeted: ‘Boooooom…..absolute beauty of a tie…very tough but then they all potentially were..brings back great memories.’Lennon said later:  “The home game is pivotal. We’ll have to take some sort of advantage to Turin. Celtic Park is a very special arena and I’m sure the fans will raise the roof again. “In terms of glamour it’s a beauty. Juventus are one of the great traditional European teams. They’re current Italian champions and finished the group stage very strongly. So in terms of glamour it’s great, in terms of qualification it is going to very tough, but it could have been any of the other teams and it would have been just as tough.“We believe over two games anything is possible. Juventus are littered with world-class stars and have been very consistent over the last 18 months and have got a great winning mentality, but so have we.“To come through the group as impressively as we did, you just never know where you’ll be in a month or two’s time in terms of fitness and form.”The SPL side welcome their Italian opponents to Glasgow on Tuesday, February 12.The away leg, played in Turin’s Juventus Stadium, will take place on Wednesday, March 6. THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC DRAW ITALIAN GIANTS JUVENTUS IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE was last modified: December 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC DRAW ITALIAN GIANTS JUVENTUS IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUElast_img

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