Result CELTIC 0 - 3 JUVENTUS, Goals by Alessandro Matri, Claudio Marchisio, and Mirko Vucinic, Tuesday 12 February 2013, UEFA Champions League Round of 16, First Leg




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     53% Ball Possession CELTIC and 47% Ball Possession JUVENTUS
                    Celtic 0 - 3 Juventus
                                                                            3' Alessandro Matri
                                                                          77' Claudio Marchisio
                                                                          83' Mirko Vucinic

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Juventus  changing the stats and getting a convincing victory.  Here is the thing.  Juve playing twice at the Celtic Park and losing both games, but today, the smashing victory.  Juventus show.   Mission accomplished and players got enough motivation by  Juventus coach Antonio Conte.    Buffon's happily seeing his petition to Juve fans  to back them to silence the 12th man of Celtic, which is the public.  Juventus defender Federico Peluso and Anelka  making their debuts in Champions with Juve.  Juventus will play the Champions League Second Leg against Celtic on March 6 at the Juventus Arena and qualification to the Semifinal is closer!   It will need a miracle for Celtic to overturn the result at the Juventus Arena, forza Juventus!

Game starting with the first attempt for goal by Celtic in the 2nd minute from long range when defender Victor Wanyama looks to surprise Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon who protect the goal by creating the corner instead.

Immediately, good news with Juventus reacting and taking the lead in the 3rd minute!    An alert for Celtic when there is Juventus forward Federico Peluso with a long ball  looping over defender Efe Ambrose making a mistake seeing the ball falling on the way of forward Alessandro Matri his golden moment to deliver the goal defeating Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Foster who had anticipated, although at the end it seems the goal was by Marchisio who just in case also shoot but the ball was already in goal by Matri.  

In the 37th minute Referee  Alberto Mallenco giving a yellow card to Celtic forward Gary Hooper and Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.

In the 42nd minute Celtic forward James Forrest gets a yellow card for a late tackle on Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo.  

Celtic with a forced substitution for injury in the 59th minute.  Defender Mikael Lustic cannot continue and is replaced by defender Adam Matthews.  

Juventus with a forced substitution in the 76th minute because defender Peluso cannot continue as he experiences  cramps.  Midfielder Simone Padoin replacing Peluso. 

And it's rocking party time at Celtic Park with Juventus fans erupting with applause, jumping, and raising their chants when midfielder Claudio Marchisio increases the score in the 77th minute with a right footed shot making his way to free from Kevin Wilson.  Here is the thing, guys.  Celtic goalkeeper Forster anticipating trying to block the action, but he kind of clashing with his teammate while the smack from Marchisio ends in goal, the assist by Matri.   The joy from Antonio Conte with a vivid celebration.


The joy from Juventus midfielder celebrating his goal against Celtic knowing the road towards the final is getting closer.


What else to say  GOOOOAAALLLLLL...  Juventus are rocking and breaking the taboo!  The third goal of the match in the 83rd minute  is by forward Mirko Vucinic sending the fans to paradise!   Here is the action, Marchisio making his way  to Vucinic thanking the pass by converting the goal defeating Celtic goalkeeper Foster.  



There you go Vucinic with a right footed shot defeating Celtic goalkeeper for the final 0-3 at the Celtic Park.


In the 80th minute Celtic making a substitution.  Midfielder Scott Brown is out and replaced by midfielder Beram Kayal.

Juventus making a substitution  replacing forward Alessandro Matri by Paul Pogba. 

In the 86th minute Anelka making his debut with Juventus after replacing forward Mirko Vucinic.

Referee Mallenco giving a yellow card to Claudio Marchisio in the 89th minute.

Three minutes added time.... and this is it!!!!!  game over!    Juventus did it! 

Conte:   “It’s a dream to be back in the Champions League and our dream is now to claim a place in the quarter-finals. We don’t have any particular objectives, but we’re not placing limits on how far we can go.”

Here is the official lineup from CELTIC by coach Neil Lennon:

Celtic (4-4-2): Forster; Lustig, Wilson, Ambrose, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Wanyama, Mulgrew; Commons, Hooper.

Here is the official lineup from JUVENTUS by coach Antonio Conte:

Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres; Lichtsteiner, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Peluso; Matri, Vucinic.




Click the video to watch the highlights of the game, CELTIC - JUVENTUS, Tuesday 12 February 2013, UEFA Champions League Round of 16, First Leg

Video Alessandro Matri goal in the 3rd minute....




Here is the video from DIRETTA STADIO 7Gold with the commentary for the Celtic - Juventus game by Paulino






Juventus and Celtic players making their entrance to the pitch to start the game at the Celtic Park, Tuesday 12 February 2013



The solemn moment to listen the majestic anthem of the Champions League....




Juventus forward Alessandro Matri passing 2 Celtic players and goalkeeper to smack the first goal of the game in the 3rd minute.























Juventus player congratulating Marchisio after the goal.

















Anelka on his debut with Juventus in the 86th minute when he replaced forward Mirko Vucinic.





At the end of the game Juventus players celebrating and thanking the Juve fans making the trip to Scotland to root for them.






Juventus Coach Antonio Conte satisfied and thanking the fans.... an important victory and now returning to Italy with a happy smile.





UEFA Champions League Round of 16
First Leg

Celtic 0 - 3 Juventus
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Celtic Park,
Glasgow, Scotland
20:45

Referee:  Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Assistants:  Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar and Jesús Calvo Guadamuro
Fourth Official:  Raúl Cabanero Martínez

Attendance:

Goals: 3' Alessandro Matri (J)

Official formations - lineups:

Celtic (4-4-2): Forster; Lustig, Wilson, Ambrose, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Wanyama, Mulgrew; Commons, Hooper.

Substitutes.
: Zaluska, Matthews, Nouioui, Ledley, Kayal, Watt, Miku.

Coach
:  Lennon

Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres; Lichtsteiner, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Peluso; Matri, Vucinic.

Substitutes.
: Storari, Pogba, Marrone, Giovinco, Quagliarella, Padoin, Anelka.

Coach: Antonio Conte

Booked: Lichtsteiner (J), Hooper, Forrest (C)

 
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
First Leg

Celtic 0 - 3 Juventus
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Celtic Park,
Glasgow, Scotland
20:45

Referee:  Alberto Undiano Mallenco
 Celtic  Match Stats
 Juventus
   0
Goals
    3
17(7) Shots (on goal) 10(4)
12 Fouls 12
10 Corner kicks 4
0 Offsides 6
53% Ball Possession 47%
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 7



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