UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Juventus Stadium

Attendance: 35000

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Juventus

  • Alessandro Matri 24'
  • Fabio Quagliarella 65'

2 - 0

FT

2nd leg: 5 - 0 (Agg)

  • 93'

    Thanks for joining us folks and to continue the conversation, you can contact me on Twitter at @marklomasESPN . Don't forget we've got a night of Europa league action ahead on Thursday - some tasty ties there too.

  • 93'

    JUVENTUS 2-0 CELTIC (5-0 on aggregate): The gap in quality told in the end but it was a solid performance by Celtic and they deserved to at least get a goal at some point in the 180 minutes. Some fantastic memories from this Champions League campaign for Celtic, though - not least beating Barcelona. Juve look a stern defensive proposition, will be interesting to see them against better opposition in the quarter-finals.

  • 93'

    It's all over. Juventus are through...

  • 93'

    Quagliarela with an acrobatic effort, but he was offside anyway.

  • 92'

    Lassad the latest Celtic player to have a go. Difficult to describe just how far over that went.

  • 91'

    Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

  • 90'

    Kayal strikes one and Buffon spilled it but there were no Hoops players following up as Matri did for Juve for the opening goal this evening.

  • 89'

    Lassad receives the ball on the edge of the box, and floats the ball out of play. Bemused by that one.

  • 89'

    Forrest has a bash from distance. Never really troubling Buffon with that one though.

  • 88'

    Celtic still pushing for that elusive goal. Juve looking for a fifth straight clean sheet.

  • 87'

    ESPN commentator Derek Rae on Twitter: Juventus defend as well as any team in the CL. Do they have enough to win it? Probably not this season but they are a club on the up again.

  • 86'

    The Hoops will come back down to earth this weekend when they visit Ross County. Juventus host Catania in Serie A.

  • 84'

    Concerning news for Celtic is that Wanyama's removal at half-time was down to a tight hamstring. A pair of hammies in one night. Bad times.

  • 82'

    Samaras smashes in a shot from the edge of the box but it was always rising. He should have got that one on target - of all the Celtic players is probably most deserving of a goal for his performance.

  • 80'

    Samaras still searching for space on the flanks. Izaguirre crosses again and once more it's not a good one. Buffon catches it with ease.

  • 78'

    In tonight's other Champions League game it's PSG 1-1 Valencia. Lavezzi equalised for PSG and now a late Los Che goal would take the tie to extra-time.

  • 78'

    Isla offside for Juve, this game really fading away to nothing now.

  • 77'

    Giaccherini attempts to lift the ball over Mulgrew but the Celtic man read the situation and came away with the ball.

  • 76'

    ESPN's Italy Correspondent Adam Digby on Twitter: If you think Juventus would play like this against a better team you need to consider the score. They're doing a job #TakingCareOfBusiness

  • 75'

    Izaguirre smashes the ball to safety with Matri waiting behind if he'd missed it.

  • 74'

    Izaguirre's cross over Hooper's head. His delivery hasn't been good enough all night.

  • 74'

    Hooper takes on a shot from 25 yards out but it's a timid effort that is dragged well wide.

  • 73'

    Giaccherini played in but Forster is out quickly to claim the ball at his feet.

  • 72'

    Lassad Nouioui on for Kris Commons.

  • 71'

    On the pitch, Commons pounces on a loose ball but his shot is blocked by Barzagli.

  • 70'

    The beers still flowing in the Celtic end and the Hoops fans amazingly still look like they are having a ball despite their Champions League campaign coming to an end this evening.

  • 70'

    Kris Commons lets fly on the edge of the box but it really does fly, high and over Buffon's crossbar.

  • 69'

    Enough of this neutral commentary malarky - I'd really like to see Celtic claim a goal for their efforts across this tie. You can forgive me that subjectivity right?!

  • 68'

    Pirlo the latest Juve player to be given a rest as Giaccherini comes on.

  • 67'

    So that's 5-0 on aggregate. Poor Celtic. Really feel for them. 2-0 seems a little harsh to be honest.

  • 66'

    Mauricio Isla on for his Chilean compatriot Vidal.

  • 65'

    Juventus 2-0 Celtic. Vidal picks up the long diagonal and picks out Quagliarella beyond the stranded Forster. Too easy.

  • 65'

    GOAL Quagliarella taps it in at the back post.

  • 64'

    Indeed, so much so that I can barely even entertain the idea - it's got a certain quantum-physical quality to it.

  • 63'

    @MiguelSensacion on Twitter: Those Four leaf clovers should come in handy any time now... It would be a catastrophic meltdown on Juve's behalf.

  • 63'

    An unusually poor delivery from the bearded Italian maestro.

  • 63'

    Free-kick from Juve, Pirlo to take it.

  • 62'

    Celtic fans making plenty of noise in the away end - cracking support from the Scots.

  • 61'

    Ambrose with a tasty stepover, followed by a huge hoof forward. Rubbish.

  • 60'

    Ledley gets to the byline but his pull-back is steered away by Barzagli, with Hopper loitering in close proximity.

  • 59'

    In tonight's other game, Valencia lead PSG 1-0 thanks to Jonas. That's 2-2 on aggregate now, but the Parisiens have the away goals advantage at present. Chris Murphy has updates.

  • 58'

    Asamoah on for Peluso

  • 57'

    Ambrose rises but his header goes into the ground and bounces up over the bar.

  • 57'

    Corner now for the Hoops, Mulgrew to deliver.

  • 56'

    Samaras heads across goal, but he can't find a Celtic team-mate.

  • 55'

    Wonderful touch from Samaras to pluck the ball with his high boot out of the air. Nani could probably learn a thing or to from the Greek striker!

  • 54'

    Stats: At the end of the first half, Celtic had had a total of 23 shots across the two legs without scoring.

  • 53'

    Wilson again makes a last-ditch interception to deny Quagliarella, who was bearing down just left of centre in the penalty area.

  • 53'

    Wasted chance as the ball not put in the box.

  • 52'

    Samaras tries to steamroller his way through the Juve midfield but is dispossessed. But Joe Ledley subsequently fouled and Celtic have a free-kick.

  • 51'

    Ambrose goes to right-back and Mulgrew to drop into centre-back by the looks of it.

  • 51'

    Forrest on for Matthews

  • 51'

    Matthews pulls up and it looks to me like his hamstring is gone. Don't expect him to play any further part.

  • 50'

    Wilson does well to intercept as Peluso looked to find Matri.

  • 49'

    Corner for Juve. Vidal's ball was poor though and Commons could clean up.

  • 48'

    Decent save from Forster to deny Quagliarella's left-foot shot from Matri's backheel.

  • 47'


    Alessandro Matri celebrates after giving Juve the lead against Celtic in Turin

  • 46'

    Padoin crosses from the right but Celtic clear and advance forward.

  • 45'

    Bad memories for Mr Ambrose from the first leg. He had a nightmare evening. About as bad as this one from Mikael Silvestre the other day.

  • 45'

    Efe Ambrose on for Wanyama at half-time.

  • 45'

    And we're off for the second half...

  • 45'

    ESPN's Celtic blogger Andy Muirhead on Twitter: HT Juventus 1-0 Celtic. First goal was always going to be important and sadly for Celtic it was Juventus. 45mins to play for pride.

  • 45'

    ESPN's Italy Correspondent Adam Digby on Twitter: HT. 4-0. Juventus with the exact performance needed, not drawing attention, staying under the radar but #TakingCareOfBusiness #JuveNews

  • 45'

    A heartwarming football moment here = courtesy of @101greatgoals - as a Juve fan and a Celtic fan swap shirts over a fence at the Turin Stadium.

  • 45'

    As always, I'm keen to hear your opinions on the game, so give me a shout on Twitter at @marklomasESPN

  • 45'

    JUVENTUS 1-0 CELTIC. A really strong first-half showing by Celtic but the goal from Matri has all-but ended their already slim hopes have qualification. To be fair, though, they could have been completely deflated but instead kept pushing - the Hoops deserve kudos for that. Juventus just doing what needs to be done.

  • 45'

    There goes the half-time whistle.

  • 45'

    Wanyama arrives but he's pulled up for a push.

  • 45'

    Corner for Celtic, surely the last action of this first half.

  • 45'

    Izaguirre sends one in towards Kayal, but the Israeli is penalised for climbing over Barzagli.

  • 44'


    Adam Matthews tussles with Federico Peluso during the first half.

  • 43'

    Vidal's fires a low shot in from 20 yards but it's down Forster's throat and he holds onto the ball.

  • 42'

    But he takes a touch and the ball finds its way to Buffon. Hooper probably should have had a swing at that one.

  • 42'

    The ball about to drop for a Hooper volley...

  • 41'

    Kayal and Matthews trying to create an opening, the cross comes in from the left in the end and Kayal attacks it but heads straight into Buffon's hands.

  • 39'

    Wanyama holding his own as an auxiliary centre-back thus far - certainly looking more solid than Efe Ambrose did in the first leg!

  • 38'

    Pirlo with a beautifully curled left-foot through-ball that was sent all of 50 yards forward, but Quagliarella's first touch lets him down.

  • 37'

    Stats: Both sides have had four shots on goal and two on target so far.

  • 36'

    Pirlo delivers a free-kick, but Celtic stand firm this time.

  • 35'

    Samaras gets into space down the left and fizzes a ball across goal but it's a little too fizzy for Hooper, who can't get his toe on the ball to put it over the line. The closest Celtic have come yet.

  • 34'

    They're inches from scoring there though...

  • 33'

    Celtic have never won an away European game in Italy, Spain or Germany in 33 attempts.

  • 31'

    Ledley pulls back Vidal to concede a free-kick.

  • 31'

    Pogba with a wonderful floated ball towards Matri, but the man who scored the opener in both legs had just strayed offside.

  • 29'

    Chance for Vidal, who curls one towards goal from about 25 yards out. But it dips just over.

  • 28'

    Celtic of course need to win 4-1 now on the night to progress to the quarter-finals. Seems more than a tad unlikely.

  • 27'

    Commons' shot was diverted goalwards by Hooper but Buffon was down to produce a top-class save despite the ball changing direction.

  • 27'

    Incredible save from Buffon!

  • 26'

    Looking at the replay of the goal, Forster perhaps should have been better to push the ball clear. Though I think the Celtic defence were just too slow off the mark.

  • 25'

    Heartbreaking for Celtic, who have certainly been the best time so far. But Juve were ruthless, a good quality for a team seeking Champions League glory.

  • 24'

    Juventus 1-0 Celtic (4-0 aggregate) Quagliarella's left-foot shot was well saved by Forster but it was parried out and Matri was first on the scene to steer it home.

  • 23'

    GOAL Matri opens the scoring again.

  • 22'

    Quagliarella emerges into some space but his attempted through ball is woeful.

  • 21'

    Joe Ledley lets fly from 25 yards and it's only narrowly wide of the upright. Great effort.

  • 20'

    Rangers are the only Scottish team to have won in Italy in 33 attempts - their 3-2 Europa League victory over Livorno in 2006.

  • 19'

    Juve sitting right back, as I guess you'd expect from a side 3-0 up on aggregate. But there are still plenty of home fans for them to please. Poor from the Old Lady thus far.

  • 18'

    Commons swings in the free-kick but Juve again clear their lines. The ball put in another couple of times but the Bianconeri standing firm.

  • 17'

    Peluso and Matthews embroiled in a bit of handbags and the former gets a yellow card for pulling the Celtic man down.

  • 17'

    Pirlo beginning to see a little more of the ball, which is bad news for Celtic.

  • 16'

    Wanyama and Pogba having a cracking physical duel. I wouldn't like to predict who would win an arm-wrestle between them!

  • 15'

    Quagliarella tries a hopeful effort from about 35 yards out. He spotted Forster off his line but it bounces tamely wide.

  • 13'

    And just as I type that Matthews gets into space on the right and whips in a cross. Headed clear though.

  • 13'

    Celtic getting the most joy down the left at the moment.

  • 12'

    Delightful swivel from Pogba opens up some space inside the box but Forster is out to smother the loose ball.

  • 11'

    Stats: Juventus have never gone out of European competition after winning a first leg away from home. In 34 games. Big ask for Celtic.

  • 10'

    Hooper was lurking as a header back towards Buffon nearly fell into his path. The Juve keeper claims though.

  • 9'

    The ball breaks to Kayal on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked out.

  • 8'

    Joe Ledley and Mulgrew combine down the left but the ball gets beyond the former and Juve can breathe easy.

  • 7'

    Some decent possession football from Celtic so far actually. They've kept the ball better than Juve in the early exchanges.

  • 6'

    Quagliarella up front for Juve instead of Vucinic, but he hasn't really seen the ball yet.

  • 4'

    Saying that, the ref in the first leg at Parkhead copped plenty of criticism for his handling of the off-the-ball wrestling at set pieces.

  • 4'

    We've another Turkish referee tonight in Firat Aydinus but I have a strong feeling he's not going to be facing the same level of attention as his compatriot at Old Trafford at the end of this one.

  • 3'

    A positive run from Ledley gives Samaras the chance to cross. Hooper can't connect and Juve can counter.

  • 2'

    Kayal and Matthews combine but the ball finds its way through to Buffon, who is playing in his 67th Champions League game.

  • 1'

    The ball has twice been fired up to Samaras in the early stages - as good a tactic as any for the Hoops.

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    And we're off...

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    We're nearly ready for kick-off now, surely Celtic can't do it...

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    If you want to keep up to date with tonight's other Champions League contest - PSG v Valencia - Chris Murphy has your minute-by-minute coverage. I'll be providing goal updates from that one too.

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    The weather is torrential in Turin but Celtic will be hoping they can rain on Juve's parade (I'm sorry!).

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    I'm keen to hear your opinions on the game, so give me a shout on Twitter - @marklomasESPN is the place to find me

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    The word 'complacency' has been widely used in the build-up to this game, and ESPN's Juve blogger Mina Rzouki is no different as she prays the Bianconeri show a ruthless streak in Turin.

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    Alessandro Matri set Juve on their way in the first leg before Claudio Marchisio and Mirko Vucinic piled on the woe in the second half.

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    If the Celtic fans can bear to, cast your minds back three weeks to the first leg - as Juventus swept the Hoops away at Parkhead.

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    Join Mark Lomas from 1945 GMT for live text commentary on the Champions League last-16 second leg at Turin Stadium. Celtic are chasing a seemingly impossible dream against Juventus, looking to overturn a 3-0 deficit.

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Juventus

  • 8(5)

  • 24

  • 14

  • 44%

    56%

  • Celtic

  • 15(5)

  • 22

  • 15

Match Stats

  • Juventus
  • Celtic
8(5) Shots (on goal) 15(5)
14 Fouls 15
1 Corner kicks 3
3 Offsides 2
44% Time of Possession 56%
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 3