Celtic put their best foot forward but it wasn’t enough against the Spanish side Juventus. The Spanish guys scored three goals to win in convincing fashion 3-0 at Celtic Park, Scotland. La Veccehia Signora drew first blood in the third minute. The Bhoys were stunned when Juventus striker Alessandro Matri ripped the twines for an early 1-0 lead. Celtic tried to make a match of it but La Veccehia Signora was too strong for the Scottish Champs.
Juventus scored two more goals in the final thirteen minutes to put this sucker away 3-0. Goals by Claudio Marchisio 77th minute and Mirko Vucinic 83rd minute ended any hopes of a comeback.
Celtic now has to score three away goals and hold Juventus scoreless at the La Veccehia Signora house to have a prayer to advance to the quarterfinals of The Champions League.
We have to get real Celtic is good in Scotland but when it comes to playing against the big boys the Bhoys will come up short. Celtic was fortunate to make it out of the group stage.
PSG defeated Valencia 2-1 at the Los Che Chotos house. Paris St. Germain scored two first half goals to put this sucker away. PSG took it to Valencia from the opening whistle. Ezequiel Lavezzi tenth minute and Argentinos mate Javier Pastore 43rd minute gave headman Carlos Ancelotti’s guys the early lead. Paris St. Germain held on to win 2-1. Los Che Chotos scored in the 90th minute to cut the gap to 2-1 but this was too little too late. Adil Rami sneaked through the PSG “D” and poked home the score.
To make matters interesting Paris St. Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given the heave-hoe for brazen act of stupidity. He stamped on a Valencia player Andres Guardado. This moronic act could cost PSG big time when they play the return leg in France.
The big match is when Man U and Real Madrid hook up later today at the Catalans house. Real Madrid is favored to win but watch out for Sir Alex and the boys. This is the first time that former mates Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo will battle each other in Champions League play. This baby also features the war of minds and words between Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex.
Sir Alex had kind words for former player Ronaldo. “Ronaldo is absolutely a better player now, because of his maturity,” Ferguson said. “He is at the peak of his career now, and for the next three years. He was still a young man when he left me. He has flourished in Madrid. He and [Lionel] Messi are now the best players in the world. I knew he would improve, but I did not expect him to score the goals he has scored. It is phenomenal.”
“Ronaldo’s goals tell you a lot,” Ferguson said. “He has fitness, speed, he is never injured, plays every week… that is unique in the modern day game. He never asks for a rest, wants to play all the time, these are exceptional qualities.”
Gunner for life.