Posted: Tuesday March 5, 2013 6:44 AM

Juventus looking to avoid collapse against Celtic

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TURIN, Italy (AP) -Holding a 3-0 lead from the away leg, it seems only a total collapse by Juventus against Celtic can prevent the Italian team from booking a place in the Champions League quarterfinals.

Juventus is expected to finish off the job at home in the return leg of its last-16 matchup on Wednesday, and the players have been urging against complacency. Giorgio Chiellini says "there's still a lot to do, we mustn't fool ourselves that qualification is already in our pockets.''

Three players with yellow cards will likely sit out: midfielders Stephan Lichtsteiner, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio. The replacements will likely be Mauricio Isla, Paul Pogba and Emanuele Giaccherini.

Striker Nicolas Anelka could also see some action.

 
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