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Celtic v Juventus: Live Score, Team News

(Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineups for this evening’s UEFA Champions League last 16 game between the visiting Juventus and Celtic at Celtic Park.

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Manager Neil Lennon has made nine changes from the starting side which beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the weekend, with only Fraser Forster and Kris Commons retaining their places.

James Forrest is back in midfield after returning from an injury, while Efe Ambrose comes straight into the backline after featuring in the successful Africa Cup of Nations final with Nigeria over the weekend.

Gary Hooper leads the attack, but there was no place for fellow striker Georgios Samaras, who did not recover in time from a hamstring problem.

Juventus meantime, named a strong side for the outing, with Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Alessandro Matri and Andrea Barzagli all starting for the Serie A leaders.

Martin Caceres starts in place of the injured Giorgio Chiellini in a back three.

Nicolas Anelka, Paul Pogba and Sebastian Giovinco are all on the substitutes bench.

Sky Bet has Celtic at only 100/30 shot with  to win on the night and 7/2 to qualify for the quarter-final stage.

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

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

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