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Celtic-Juve after two previous tight encounters

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Celtic will play Juventus in the last 16 round of the Champions League.  Juve are seven points clear top of the Italian league having won the competition last season without losing a game.  They eliminated reigning European champions, Chelsea, in the last round and finished above a good Shakthar team.

They are remarkably well organised and don’t lose many goals (10 in 17 league games, 7 less than anyone else), but this is a tie Celtic can plan for.  Juventus will present the same kind of challenge Barcelona did in the group stage, but they are not as effective as the Catalans.

Celtic have faced them twice in the European Cup/Champions League previously, winning both home games and losing away on each occasions, controversially in 2001.

I’m up for this one. Fairy-tale story with the lovable Celts the only British representatives in the quarter finals? Loins girded.

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  1. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    We will need to beat them by 2 clear goals [at least] at CP. Improbable, but not impossible.

  2. Thanks to all for info.

     

    Might have to do Turin in style to avoid mrs. miki getting her fingernails broken by Italian neds.

     

    : > )

  3. Celtic must sign a playmaker in January. If we get the ball aff Pirlo we need to keep it. A decent draw but not the one we would have picked.

     

    Nothing to fear.

     

     

    Mon the hoops

     

     

    LB

  4. Last Brits in the CL is just under 6/1 and with Arsenal getting Bayern and the Mancs v Real, its a good value bet, especially since we are due a dodgy penalty against this lot….

  5. tomtheleedstim

     

     

    10:56 on 20 December, 2012

     

    Anyone know whether it’s a safe trip or not?

     

    I’ve heard bad things about footy trips to Italy, regardless of whether you’re looking for it or not.

     

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    Their fans have a bit of a bad reputation. That’s the only thing that would make me think twice about going. Tickets for Celtic end would be essential.

  6. They are beatable. Our defence in Europe is the best it’s ever been, and we’ll do them on the counter.The refs in the italian leg,indeed over both legs, will be the problem.

  7. Cardiffbhoy – Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles

     

    That’s what I was thinking. A lot of the Italian ultras don’t seem to take into account any previous reputation for good behaviour and friendliness etc – and the police are the same by all accounts.

     

    Will have to think hard about this one.

  8. The Battered Bunnet on

    Delighted with that draw. A classic European Cup tie.

     

     

    Of course Juve are a terrific team, and we are by some distance 2nd favourites in the tie, but we have some unfinished business with them.

     

     

    Great stuff. I look forward to us settling our account with La Vecchia Signora.

  9. estorilbhoy, good call.

     

     

    DBBIA, we will not win by two goals at CP. Keep it tight and play on the break out there. I’d take a 0-0 in the first game.

  10. Peter was a bit guarded about the transfer window there. He didn’t seem to want to talk too much about it. Understandable I suppose – keep your powder dry man.

  11. Juventus Capacity 41,000 New stadium ( Juve no longer play at Stadio del Alpi which had 67,000)

     

     

    What will the ticket allocation be?

     

     

    Few comments here about whether Turin a safe venue to visit for football.

     

    Anyone got experioence of previous trips /problems.

     

     

    The Onlooker

  12. corkcelt

     

     

    11:07 on

     

    20 December, 2012

     

    Lawell says he wants to come out of Transfer window with a stronger team then we go in with.

     

     

     

     

    He says that very transfer window.

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