F/T: Celtic 0 Juventus 3

It's a bitter blow in the end for Celtic, who lose 3-0 in the first leg despite an admirable, battling performance. The hosts could arguably have had three penalties such was the aggression of Juventus' defending from set pieces, but the Italians take a big victory back to Turin and are certified favourites for the second leg now. Thanks for your company this evening and I'll see you all soon.

FULL TIME. Celtic 0 Juventus 3.

It could have quite easily been 4-0 as Anelka looks to play the ball back into Padoin's path, with the ball slightly behind him in the end as Wilson clears.

Three minutes of added time to be played.

Yellow card for Marchisio for a cynical challenge on Ambrose.

Mulgrew's curling delivery lands in the six-yard box but it's far too central and makes for an easy claim for Buffon.

Wanyama takes a tumble under Pogba, and Celtic have a free-kick 30 yards from goal, which Mulgrew will take.

Vucinic slowly heads off, and Anelka comes on to make his debut for The Old Lady.

Wilson's sliding tackle on Vucninic takes a touch off the striker last, but a corner is given in the visitors' favour.

It's terribly harsh on Ambrose, who dawdles on the ball and is pickpocketed by Marchisio, who feeds in Vucinic with a neat finish perhaps ending the tie in the first leg here alone.


Watt looks to pounce on Vidal's loose pass, but Bonucci gets ahead of the striker and feeds the ball back to Buffon as Celtic look to run out of steam now.

Juve also make a switch as Pogba arrives in place of Matri.

Celtic make their final change, with Brown coming off in place of Kayal.

Parkhead has quietened to a lengthy extent now, as the Celtic fans must feel quite hard-done-by given their admirable efforts up until this point.

Marchisio does get on the scoresheet this time, and it's a magical goal, with Pirlo knocking the ball into his path, before the forward cuts back inside Wilson and fires past Forster to give Juve what could be a crucial second away goal.


It's now the Celtic players who are reprimanded for pushing, with Brown and Padoin booked in the outcome.

Izaguirre collects the ball after neat, patient play from the hosts, and as Lichtsteiner jumps, a deflection off him takes the ball for another corner.

Commons makes way as Watt takes his place.

Pirlo directs the corner into Marchisio's path, but Wilson positions himself in the line of the effort as another Juventus set piece ends rather timidly.

Buffon lays his hands on the corner, and looks to set Juventus away, as Ambrose is forced into deflecting Matri's ball forward behind goal.

Commons' floated ball in is dealt with it, before Caceres concedes another corner after persistent work at the byline from Forrest.

Another scrap emerges in the box as Lichtsteiner pushes down Brown, with tensions starting to boil over now as the corner is about to come in.

Peluso is taken off with Padoin the man replacing him.

As Celtic win a corner, Peluso goes down with an injury, and play is held up as the winger receives treatment.

Wilson denies Vucinic's effort and Izaguirre hacks the ball away as Celtic look to break. From Mulgrew's delivery though, Hooper is not in line with the ball and it travels out for a goal-kick.

Matthews takes on Pirlo, running upwards of 40 yards to get a shot in, but when he does it cannons back off Barzagli and the visitors clear.

Brown is penalised for a trip on Peluso, after good pace from the winger down the left side earns Juventus a free-kick.

Brown drives the ball across goal after more good work from Mulgrew, but Barzagli gets his body in the way as Celtic look closer to equalising with each attack now.

What a chance for Celtic. The corner is played back to Mulgrew, and as a wonderful delivery comes into the six-yard box, an unmarked Ambrose heads straight into Buffon.

Izaguirre takes on three Juve defenders, before Mulgrew manages to squeeze out a corner from Lichtsteiner.

Peluso and Matri look to lead Juve forward, but Ambrose ensures Pilro can't find Vucinic, before Matri is caught offside from Lichtsteiner's ball in.

Lustig is indeed hauled off, with Matthews his replacement.

Lustig goes the ground holding his ankle, and with Matthews warming up in preparation of coming on, it appears this change will be made imminently.

Commons is floored by Marchisio and Celtic win a free-kick. They play it short, and Lustig's maginificent ball from the right sees Forrest eased off the ball by Bonucci and Juve clear their lines once more.

Lichsteiner battles with Forrest as Celtic win a throw-in after a wonderful ball from Wanyama across the park. He has been immense for the Hoops so far.

Izaguirre delivers, but Bonucci is positioned to calmly head away as Celtic continue to apply pressure from left to right with Juve's defence hanging on for the time being.

Wonderful Wanyama work sets away Forrest, but his ball into Commons is intercepted by Caceres, before Vidal's tackle on Brown is not given as a Celtic free-kick.

Forrest looks to burst forward, but Caceres takes over the loose ball, before Wanyama regains possession in a rather sloppy spell of the game.

Peluso gets in behind Lustig, but Brown tracks the run of the winger all the way and ends making a precise challenge to ensure the ball isn't delivered into the danger zone.

A Juventus attack fails to materialise with a shot, and Ambrose steps in on Vucinic after the striker runs out of options.

Hooper is again in the wars, but this time Buffon does well to beat the striker to the ball after Commons again miscues an effort in the penalty area.

Mulgrew's free-kick comes off the back of Lustig's head and as a result the ball rolls out for a goal-kick, as Celtic look to pick up where they left off.

Celtic get the action back underway.

Wonderful tweet from Stephen Deeley, who writes: "Wrestling may have been dropped as an Olympic sport but it seems Lichsteiner wants it in football."

A truly frenetic first half sees Celtic go in behind at the break, but they will feel very much aggreived at the amount of excessive Juve defending from set pieces, as well as how soft the visitors' goal was. It promises to be a full-blooded second half, send your predictions to jack.woodfield@bskyb.com or @JWoodfield365

HALF TIME. Celtic 0 Juventus 1.

One minute of injury time to be played.

Juventus' previous routine is attempted again as Pirlo picks out Vidal, with his shot edging a little further before hitting Wilson, with Lichsteiner's follow up caught at the near post by Forster.

Corner to Juventus as Lustig gets the last touch on the ball during a battle with Matri, which Pirlo will take.

Yellow card for Forrest after a late sliding tackle on Pirlo.

Hooper's frustrations continue as he leaps for Forrest's ball, the striker clearly feeling he was impeded as he fails to meet the delivery.

While Lichsteiner was not punished previously, a nudge from Matri is deemed a foul on Wilson, and Celtic have a free-kick deep in their own half.

Caceres heads away another Izaguirre delivery, before yet another Commons drive is comfortably handled by the superb Buffon.

Lichtsteiner advances up the field on the right, but Ambrose's marshalling sees him pegged back. Juve retain possesion though, before Pirlo's delayed ball out wide to Peluso is cut out by Izaguirre.

Lichsteiner is really pushing his luck as a Celtic corner comes in, but as Wilson meets it, his header is powered over the bar, with the home fans furious as Hooper is knocked down by Lichsteiner once more.

Yellow card for both Hooper and Lichtsteiner who continue to engage in a frantic tug of war in the penalty area.

Wanyama is everywhere right now, so to speak, but the decision goes against him in a challenge with Vidal as another Juve free-kick is awarded.

Vucinic's skill sees Juventus earn a free-kick, with Lustig lured into making the challenge on the striker and is penalised as a result.

Pirlo is hussled by Wanyama, and the Celtic man exits the exchange with the ball. Upon losing it though, Celtic are again left irate when the chance to play on is halted as the referee blows his whistle to award the free-kick.

An aimless ball forward from Peluso ends up with Forster's arms, as Vidal returns back into the fray.

Vidal goes down hurt during that collision with the centre-back and play is halted, giving everyone a much needed respite, so the Juventus man can receives treatment.

A Pirlo corner is delayed after complaints about Celtic players' positions, but as it comes in, Vidal's effort is charged down by Ambrose and cleared to safety.

Wanyama rescues the loose ball, but as Commons tries to set up Hooper, Caceres stands his ground and gets in the way. The pace of this match has been nothing short of relentless so far.

Brown collects, playing the ball back to Lustig before a delivery into the box is met with an overhead kick from Commons that narrowly bounces wide. Brilliant improvisation from the Celtic man.

Wanyama and Izaguirre probe for a killer ball into Hooper, but Bonucci reads the latter's ball and intercepts, before Pirlo's pass up to Vucinic is cut out by Ambrose.

Nervy moments for Celtic as Pirlo's expert pass finds Vucinic, who takes the ball around Forster but out of position to shoot, with Celtic defenders getting back to crowd out the striker and end the attack.

Brown slides in on Pirlo, with no free-kick given, as the Italian gives a nudge to his midfielder counterpart right in front of the referee. Lucky man not be penalised for that.

Pirlo looks to hold off the pressure of Brown, but much to the dismay of Parkhead, the free-kick is given and Juve resume possession.

Wanyama pounces to prevent Pirlo picking up Lichtsteiner's pass, but the midfielder can't find Matri as Bonucci steps up to take control of the ball.

Bonucci hits the ball forward to Matri, but the striker is beaten to the punch by Ambrose, and despite Pirlo's best efforts, their attack ends when Brown makes the interception.

Lovely midfield play by Celtic, who control the ball admirably under pressure from the visitors, before Brown is eventually pick pocketed by Caceres.

Izaguirre continues to torment Barzagli, but as Hooper is dispossessed in the box, the ball ends up falling back to Celtic, who probe for an opening in Juve's half.

Forrest's progress from a Celtic free-kick is neutralised by Barzagli, with Celtic thoroughly ascending as an attacking force in this match at the moment.

Another big moment passes by for Celtic, with a sumptuous ball from Izaguirre set up for Commons, who loses his balance when preparing to shoot and ends up scuffing his effort inside the penalty area.

Peluso is found after a lovely passage of play from Juve, but his delivery up towards Matri is intercepted by Ambrose as the hosts regain possession.

Izaguirre fumes after being penalised for a push on Peluso, but the free-kick goes in Celtic's favour moments after as Vidal nudges over Brown.

Another Celtic corner finds Hooper excessively marked, but the visitors do enough to clear their lines as the hosts look to rattle Juventus all over the pitch now.

Izaguirre's ball from the left is stunning, and as Cacares pokes away, Commons lines up to shoot, once again testing the hands of Buffon who makes another good save.

Mulgrew again ventures forward for Celtic, but as the hosts continue to test their aim from range, the midfielder's effort trickles wide.

Great chance for Juve again, as Matri delivers to the far post where Marchisio connects but somehow fires the ball over the bar.

Celtic's momentum breaks down as Mulgrew's loose pass out wide to Commons sees the winger caught off guard and the ball travels out of play. The hosts have reacted well since going behind so far though.

Celtic look to respond instantly, with Hooper's initial cross into Lustig headed away by Bonucci, before Wanyama's drive from the edge of the box is handled well by Buffon.

There's a degree of controversy to it, but Juve are ahead as Matri nudges Ambrose off the ball, poking the ball through on goal, with Lustig seemingly clearing off the line before Marchisio dispatches the rebound, with replays showing the ball had already crossed the line. 1-0 Juventus!


With Hooper impeded during the corner, Juventus escape punishment, and as the ball is cleared Ambrose speculatively has a pop which is dragged wide of goal.

With Celtic roared on during every pass, Wanyama goes for glory early on, taking aim and drawing a fumble from Buffon which results in a corner.

Juventus kick off and get the action started.

The players are out on the pitch and we're minutes away from kick-off now at Parkhead.

Jeevan tweets: "I think it will be a 1-1 draw tonight; Celtic score the first goal but a late goal from juventus gets a draw. Celtic will lose at Juventus 3-1."

Neil Lennon springs a surprise by bringing back Efe Ambrose for tonight's game. The Hoops defender played for Nigeria in their 1-0 African Nations Cup final win over Burkina Faso on Sunday and did not arrive back in Glasgow until this morning. Emilio Izaguirre shrugs off a knee injury to take his place at left-back while winger James Forrest returns after recovering from a hamstring complaint. A strong Juventus side includes star midfielder Andrea Pirlo, the main support behind a front two of Alessandro Matri and Mirko Vucinic.

Despite their heroics against Barcelona, Neil Lennon's men are 100/30 shot with Sky Bet to win on the night and 7/2 to qualify for the quarter-final stage. The Italians are 5/6 to triumph tonight and 1/6 to progress overall. On the goalscoring front, 8/1 is offered for Gary Hooper to notch the opening goal and 7/1 for Mirko Vucinic to do likewise for the visitors.

Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso, Matri, Vucinic. Subs: Storari, Pogba, Giovinco, Anelka, Padoin, Quagliarella, Marrone.

Celtic: Forster; Lustig, Wilson, Ambrose, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Wanyama, Mulgrew; Commons, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Kayal, Ledley, Miku, Watt, Lassad.

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Good evening folks and welcome to live coverage of Celtic's Champions League first knockout round first leg clash with Juventus. My name is Jack Woodfield and I'll be here to guide you through the night's action at Parkhead, where I can be reached at jack.woodfield@bskyb.com or @JWoodfield365

Kick-off is 1945 GMT.

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