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.
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
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
|1||Forster (GK)||1||Buffon (GK) (C)|
|24||Załuska (GK)||30||Storari (GK)|
|Neil Lennon (NIR)||Antonio Conte (ITA)|
|Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)|