Wednesday December 5 2012
Lichtsteiner: 'I'd like Celtic tie'

Stephan Lichtsteiner created the Juventus goal to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and “would like to play Celtic” in the Champions League Round of 16.

The Swiss winger got down the right and his cross to Sebastian Giovinco was bundled over the line by Olexandr Kucher.

“I celebrated by doing the ‘Pinocchio’ gesture of a long nose, as Giovinco said he’d scored when I clearly saw Kucher’s deflection!

“I have to praise the team, as we all played a great game. It isn’t easy for anyone to win here, so must be seen as a real achievement.

“We found ourselves after an ugly performance against Milan and now we want to continue like this.”

The Bianconeri will face Porto, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Valencia, Celtic or Galatasaray in the next round.

“They are all wonderful games to go into and complicated opponents,” said Lichtsteiner. “I would like to play Celtic.”

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