Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon certainly won’t be overawed at the atmosphere as Celtic take on the Italian champions at Parkhead later this evening.
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The 35-year-old arrives with vast experience of more than a century of international caps but was still keenly anticipating a contest set to be played in an intimidating atmosphere from a typically pumped up sell-out 60,000 attendance.
“I have played here two or three times with Parma and Juventus, although the last time, 10 years ago, I was on the bench,” Buffon told BBC Sport. “Certainly the crowd can help Celtic but only to a certain point. The opponents can’t get carried away with this and must focus on their own game.”
Meanwhile, Juve’s title-winning manager Antonio Conte stressed his side must be at their absolute best to counter the threat of the Scottish champions: “We have great respect for them,” he added. “We have followed Celtic very closely. They are a very good team. We will have to be very careful tonight.”
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