Neil Lennon changes nine for Juventus clash and Celtic still extend lead
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Monday 11 February 2013
Celtic changed nine players ahead of tomorrow's Champions League visit of Juventus as they came from behind to win 3-1 at second-placed Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday.
The hosts went ahead on nine minutes through Nick Ross, before Kris Commons restored parity 10 minutes later. Rami Gershon headed Celtic ahead shortly after the interval, with Miku securing the points to put Neil Lennon's side 18 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Commons was taken off early to keep him fresh for tomorrow's tie, while James Forrest, missing from Saturday's win, should be included for the last 16 tie after overcoming a hamstring complaint. Goalkeeper Fraser Forster came through his return from a neck injury, while Lennon remains hopeful over Emilio Izaguirre (knee) and Giorgios Samaras (hamstring).
Juventus prepared for their trip with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Fiorentina to extend their lead at the top of Serie A to five points. Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri, minus his right boot, were the scorers.
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