Dec 202012

Celtic Draw Juventus In The Last Sixteen




In the Champions League draw this morning, Celtic Football Club were the second runners up out of the proverbial hat (which was a big, UEFA emblazoned plastic bowl in truth) and were drawn against the current Champions of Italy, Juventus. The Turin side became the first team in history to win Serie A without losing a single match along the way, and I’m sure everyone would agree they will provide stern opposition to Celtic’s chances of progressing to the quarter finals of the Champions League for the first time.

The first match will be played at Celtic Park on the 12th February 2013, and tickets for this match will be priced at £37 for adult season ticket holders. These tickets will go on sale at 9am on Saturday (22nd December 2012) and season ticket holders will have until the 15th January 2013 to purchase their ticket for this mammoth encounter.

The away leg is scheduled for the 6th March 2013 at the new Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy. The stadium holds a little over forty thousands spectators when full, and therefore it is estimated that Celtic will be given an allocation of between two and three thousand tickets.

Once again, for those of you on Twitter, we have started a new account specifically focused on this away tie, @MBJuventus. Following the success of @MBMoscow, @MBBarca and @MBBenfica, the account will provide information about flights, accommodation  the city, transport links, the stadium, tickets, places to eat, places to drink, places for fans to congregate and, well, more places for fans to drink, in all likelihood!

It is well worth following this account even if you are not planning to attend the away tie, as it will give you a unique glimpse of what is going on in the run up to the match, during the game itself, and the resulting aftermath. A new page, full of information regarding the city etc will soon appear under the “European Trips” tab at the top of our website.

If anybody has any questions regarding a trip to Turin, please feel free to contact myself and I will do what I can to help you.

“Italy! Italy! We’re the famous Glasgow Celtic and we’re off to Italy…”



  2 Responses to “The Bhoys Face The Old Lady”

  1. cheers for all the info, i have three flights booked for me and two mates and also have a hotel in central turin sorted, the problem is the ticket situation, is there any way of getting tickets aprt from thomas cook?

    • Hey James, firstly thank you! Secondly, as far as I know, the tickets will go as follows:

      1. To people who buy TC packages
      2. If any remain, they’ll be assigned to STH’s who have applied with regards to their recent away European attendance

      In truth, I reckon these will be like gold dust, but that’s just an estimated guess.

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