Champions League: Celtic 0-3 Juventus – Bhoys’ Bluster No Match For Old Lady’s Class (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

12th, February 2013


By Alan Duffy

Celtic 0-3 Juventus – Champions League – 12th February 2013

For all their possession, pressure, hustle and bustle, Celtic were undone by Juventus on Tuesday night, with the Italian giants running out 3-0 winners in the end.

Neil Lennon’s side got off to the worst possible start when, on three minutes, African Cup of Nations winner Efe Ambrose misjudged a long ball, leaving Alessandro to fire home.

Celtic failed to let their heads drop, however, and started to dominate the game. Unfortunately for the Bhoys, for all their  intent, they failed to produce enough clear-cut chances, with Ambrose missing the best of those opportunities when he headed wide with the goal gaping.

Juventus, despite being being forced back time and time again, never looked too worried and late goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mirko Vucinic secured the precious away win as ultimately, the gap in class told.

While Celtic look dead and buried, Antonio Conte’s organised and classy side look an outside bet for the tournament itself.


Highlights to follow…

Photos: PA

Posted in Champions League, Newsnow, Scottish football, Videos

Share this article: Email


  1. Bruno says:

    Asamoah – Marchisio – Pirlo – Vidal – Lichsteiner

    Pretty damn solid midfield

  2. CrazyMario says:

    “Who is this Pirlo character anyways? Seems like he’s a bit of a player.”

    -the English media

  3. Si says:

    @CrazyMario – whilst the British media was not *that* bad for once, part of me is quite looking forward to all of the British teams getting knocked out, if only so that I can enjoy that games without being subjected to over-romanticised, borderline-xenophobic, cliche-ridden and utterly delusion commentary.

    Bah humbug!

  4. Beefychimp says:

    Find it amusing celtic and bloody clive tylesdley(?) getting upset at a juve player blocking a celtic player who was trying to block the juve goalkeeper!

    They got what they deserved by a fine juve team

  5. Si says:

    @Beefchimp – Celtic spent most of the game moaning about how physically Juve were, when they do the same thing themselves domestically.

    That said, they did not get any of the decisions on the night and are right to feel a tad aggrieved.

    Juve’s class shone through by the end, mind.

  6. Beefychimp says:

    Yep was mightly impressed with how composed juve stayed

Leave a Reply