12/02/13 – Celtic vs Juventus (Champions League Last 16)

Celtic vs JuventusCeltic’s two excellent performances against Barcelona in the group stages were based around a narrow midfield and energetic movement in attack. Neil Lennon is likely to approach Juventus in the same way – a 4-4-1-1 shape with two compact banks of four to squeeze the space between the lines, an advanced midfielder stationed on Andrea Pirlo and a lone forward looking to find space in the channels. Efe Ambrose is expected to miss out having only recently returned from International duty so Mikael Lusting may play as a centre back with Adam Matthews coming in at full back. Further forward Scott Brown is likely to be used as the advanced midfielder tasked with covering Pirlo, with either Gary Hooper or Georgios Samaras leading the line… (Read more)