Celtic Park - Glasgow 12/02/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Round of 16, First leg

Celtic - Juventus
0-3

Celtic - Juventus 0-3 - 12/02/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Clinical Juventus catch Celtic cold

Published: Tuesday 12 February 2013, 22.00CET
Clinical Juventus catch Celtic cold 
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Juventus produced a display of resolute defending and clinical counterattacking to move within touching distance of reaching the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in seven seasons thanks to an emphatic win at Celtic FC.

Alessandro Matri opened the scoring in the third minute and, though the Italian champions were put under strong pressure, they held firm before increasing their lead on the counterattack in the closing stages. Marchisio added a second on 77 minutes and Mirko Vučinić took the Bianconeri within sight of a first last-eight place since 2005/06 with a third goal seven minutes from time.

Match in 5

  • Convincing win gives Juventus significant advantage
  • Early Matri strike stuns Celtic 
  • Late goals from Marchisio and Vučinić seal victory
  • Bianconeri withstand pressure from hosts
  • Lennon admits Scottish champions need miracle

Reaction

The scoreline flatters Juventus. For the best part of the game we were by far the better side, but you can't give away goals like the ones we gave away. We need a miracle.

Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

It’s a great result in a difficult stadium. We came here to score at least one goal and we scored three without conceding, so we are very happy.

Claudio Marchisio, Juventus midfielder

Claudio Marchisio, Juventus midfielder

 

Player rater

Marchisio

Top Player

Juventus 

Standings

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Celtic
Juventus

0

Goals scored

3

49

Possession (%)

51

17

Total attempts

9

10

Attempts on target

7

7

Attempts off target

2

0

Attempts blocked

3

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

10

Corners

4

0

Offsides

5

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Full-time at Celtic Park. A comfortable win for Juventus puts them in command of this UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie. Celtic showed plenty of willingness in attack but were undone by the Bianconeri's class on the break. Goals from Alessandro Matri, Claudio Marchisio and Mirko Vučinić mean that Neil Lennon's side have it all to do in Turin.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Marchisio (Juventus) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    86
    Anelka (in) - Vučinić (out) (Juventus)
    Nicolas Anelka makes his UEFA Champions League bow for Juventus, replacing Mirko Vučinić.
  • Goal
    83
    Vučinić (Juventus) scores!
    Celtic are left exposed when Efe Ambrose is dispossessed on the edge of his own area and the visitors take full advantage. Claudio Marchisio slides a pass to Mirko Vučinić, who slots confidently past Fraser Forster. This has been a ruthless display from the Italian champions.
  • Substitution
    81
    Pogba (in) - Matri (out) (Juventus)

See also

  • Celtic

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Juventus, 06 March 2013, 2-0
  • Juventus

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Celtic, 06 March 2013, 2-0
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