Tuesday February 12 2013
Marotta: 'Important appointment'

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta admits tonight’s trip to Celtic Park is “an important appointment for us.”

This is the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 and Marotta spoke to Sky Sport Italia before kick-off. Click here for the line-ups.

“Our fans being here give us comfort and enthusiasm. You can feel the passion of the Celtic supporters, as it’s difficult to be heard in here,” he laughed.

“This is an important appointment for us, because it is the first time we are facing a challenge of this nature.

“Juventus are accustomed to certain challenges within its challenges. Evidently we must honour this match in the best possible way.”

Alessandro Matri has again been chosen to partner Mirko Vucinic after spending many weeks on the bench.

“Antonio Conte knows how to evaluate his players. Now Matri is in good shape and therefore he is playing.”

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