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12 Feb 2013 22:16:56

Celtic suffer disappointing Juve defeat

Celtic need a football miracle if they are to rescue their Champions League hopes after succumbing to a ruthless Juventus side as they suffered a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Parkhead.

Juve striker Alessandro Matri rocked the Hoops with a third-minute goal only for Neil Lennon's side to battle back ferociously in a breathless encounter where, at times, the visiting penalty box resembled a wrestling ring.

However, despite their best efforts, the Scottish champions were hit by a sucker-punch in the 76th minute when midfielder Claudio Marchisio grabbed a second on the counter before striker Mirko Vucinic grabbed a third in the 83rd minute.


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