Tuesday February 12 2013
Matri-Vucinic to face Celtic

Alessandro Matri’s return to form should see him confirmed in the Juventus attack against Celtic on Tuesday night.

The striker has had problems this season, but goals against Chievo Verona and Fiorentina will probably see him picked alongside Mirko Vucinic tonight.

Matri, who will 'replace' Sebastian Giovinco in the starting XI, has never scored in the Champions League.

Boss Antonio Conte will field a 3-5-2 in the last 16 tie, but he won’t risk Kwadwo Asamoah.

The latter is now back from the African Cup of Nations, but the Ghana international will start on the bench.

Conte is set to field a back-three of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Martin Caceres.

With Paolo De Ceglie injured and Asamoah out from the start, Federico Peluso should be picked on the left.

Juventus possible: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Vucinic, Matri. 

Substitutes: Storari, Asamoah, Pogba, Marrone, Giovinco, Quagliarella, Anelka.