Published Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Neil Lennon leads Celtic into Champions League action. (© PA)
After losing 3-0 in the first leg at Parkhead last month, the Lurgan-born manager admitted his side would "need a miracle" in order to progress to the quarter finals of the competition.
They gave a hugely creditable performance in front of home fans - as they have done throughout an impressive European campaign which has included a win over Barcelona - and Lennon wants to see the same against the Serie A champions in Turin on Wednesday.
"We haven't had Champions League football for four or five years," he said.
"We had some fantastic nights, even against Juventus the atmosphere was amazing. Barca, Benfica, to have those nights back at Celtic Park has been truly memorable for me.
"And going up against the best teams in the world, the best coaches in the world, has been a fantastic experience for a group of players who are relatively young in their careers and who haven't cost a lot of money.
They have one more crack at it so if we do go out, we want to go out on our shield
"They have excelled, absolutely excelled, and they have done the club and Scotland proud."
Last time around the Hoops were taught a harsh lesson by the Italians, who opened the scoring after just three minutes when Alessandro Matri slotted home.
Celtic pushed for an equaliser and dominated for large periods of the game but were unable to make the most of their chances.
Claudio Marchisio added a second for Juventus on 77 minutes before Mirko Vucinic scored a third six minutes later to give them a seemingly insurmountable lead.
But despite looking sure favourites, Juventus coach Antonio Conte does not look convinced the tie is over, insisting he will not underestimate the game.
It comes amid calls to leave Stephan Lichtsteiner, Claudio Marchisio and Artur Vidal - all of whom are within one yellow card of a ban - out, and give some of his fringe players a game.
Conte said: "I hear people saying this could be a good game for us to rotate the team, but if I play somebody it's because they give me guarantees they can play.
"We have three players one booking away from a suspension, but they will still be at risk of suspension after this round too. Nobody wants to minimise the importance of this game, in fact, qualification is obtained over 180 minutes.
"We've only played 90 and we have another 90, plus maybe extra-time and penalties, against a strong, proud team who will want to make amends for first leg.
"There is a quarter-final to be reached so we definitely won't underestimate this game."
The tie gets underway 7.45pm on Wednesday evening.