The knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League kicks off with two sides with a rich history, meeting at one of the most fabled grounds in all of football. Scottish Champions Celtic FC clash with Italian Champions Juventus at Parkhead, to see who will go through to the quarterfinals.
The Hoops finished second in Group G, which included an exhilarating victory over Barcelona in Glasgow. The Old Lady were top of the table in Group E that saw them eliminate defending titleholders Chelsea from the competition.
With Celtic 18 points clear of second place of the Scottish Premier League, manager Neil Lennon can put all of his focus on the European stage, which could be a huge benefit for Celtic. Lennon can rest players, and use his squad accordingly, for the proper fixtures.
Lennon used what ESPN called a “reserve side” in their 3-1 result over second place Inverness over…
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