Celtic 0 Juventus 3: Old Lady dish out painful lesson to Lennon's naive Bhoys
21:38 GMT, 12 February 2013
21:44 GMT, 12 February 2013
Celtic face a near impossible task to make the quarter-finals of the Champions League after Juventus scored in both halves to take the advantage at Parkhead.
Neil Lennon's side got off to the worse possible start as they went behind inside the first five minutes.
Alessandro Matri poked the ball through Fraser Forster's legs and got the ball over the line despite the best efforts of Kevin Wilson who tried to clear, but Claudio Marchisio clattered home the rebound to make sure.
The second came in the final 15 minutes when Matri played the ball into the path of Claudio Marchisio, the midfielder cut inside a tired Scott Brown challenge before smashing past Forster at his near post.
And the game was wrapped up when Juventus added a third when Efe Ambrose was caught horribly in possession by Claudio Marchisio who played in Mirko Vucinic and he finished well to beat Forster.
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Early lead: Claudio Marchisio and Alessandro Matri combined to open the scoring for the Italians
Celtic: Forster, Lustig, Wilson, Ambrose, Izaguirre, Forrest, Brown, Wanyama, Mulgrew, Commons, Hooper.
Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Miku, Nouioui, Ledley, Watt, Kayal.
Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso, Matri, Vucinic.
Subs: Storari, Pogba, Giovinco, Anelka, Padoin, Quagliarella, Marrone.
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Desperate dive: Kelvin Wilson tries to prevent the ball from crossing the line
Making sure: Marchisio smashes the ball over the line
Faces in the crowd: Singer Rod Stewart and comedian Billy Connolly watch Celtic
Tussle: Celtic striker Gary Hooper tangles with Stephan Lichsteiner
Fight for the ball: Wilson vies for the ball with Alessandro Matri
Strong challenge: Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre is brought down by Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci
Looking on: Celtic keeper Fraser Forster looks dejected at the end of the game