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Celtic's Lustig gutted to miss Juventus trip

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig was left disappointed at being unavailable to take on Juventus this week.

The Sweden international grew up following the Old Lady of Turin and was looking forward to Wednesday's Champions League Round of 16 second leg at Juventus Stadium but has been forced out with a thigh injury.

"It's a really big game and to play in their new stadium would have been fantastic," he said.

"But sometimes you are hurt and can't play.

"That's hard for me but hopefully more of these games will come up.

"I just started jogging so hopefully we'll see come the end of the week if I can start training in full again.

"We want to go there and play a good game. We want to show we're not going just to take part.

"If they are going to be as strong at corners as they were in the first game hopefully we can get a penalty this time."

Juventus won 3-0 at Celtic Park three weeks ago making the return bout a very difficult prospect for the Scottish champions.

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