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Celtic skipper Brown relishing clash with Juventus' Pirlo

Scott Brown is looking forward to next year's Champions League clash with Andrea Pirlo.

Scottish champions Celtic will face Italian giants Juventus in the Round of 16 in Europe's premier club competition with the first leg at Parkhead on February 12.

Hoops skipper Brown is well aware just how influential Italian veteran Pirlo is and cannot wait to go head-to-head with the 33-year old.

"In my position he's probably the one that I would say I would most like to be, but it's going to be me against him and I want to be coming out the winner at the end of that," he said after Thursday's draw.

"It's been good playing against him and I learned a lot.

"He's their main player week in week out. He's the one that makes them tick. He's the one that threads the through balls and gets on the ball to start off the moves.

"He's the one that we are going to really have to watch out for."

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