Wily Old Lady outwits Bhoys

CELTIC 0 vs JUVENTUS 3

CELTIC manager Neil Lennon admits his team’s Champions League adventure is all but over after ruthless Juventus plundered a commanding first-leg lead last night.

The Scots bombarded Juve – nicknamed the Old Lady – throughout the last 16 clash but defensive lapses let in Alessandro Matri, Claudio Marchisio and Mirko Vucinic.

Lennon also insisted Celtic should have been awarded two penalties for holding by Juve defenders, notably Stephan Lichsteiner, at set pieces.

“We need a miracle but that’s the harsh reality of Champions League football,” he said.

“Every time our player was trying to lose his man he was getting fouled. He [the referee] should have given a penalty on at least two occasions.”