Champions League - Juventus to prepare for Celtic with Rangers' help

Juventus will prepare for their Champions League last-16 tie with Celtic on Tuesday by training at Rangers' Murray Park complex.

Champions League - Juventus to prepare for Celtic with Rangers' help

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Celtic are bidding to become the first Scottish team to reach the last eight of the Champions League since the tournament was remodelled from the old European Cup in 1992.

Rangers had to begin life in the Scottish Third Division as a newco after being liquidated last year with their fierce Glasgow rivals enjoying their best run in Europe's biggest club competition since 2007.

A statement on the Glasgow club's website said Rangers were happy to offer Juventus the use of their training facility.

"Rangers have agreed to provide training facilities for Italian giants Juventus when they visit Glasgow next week.

"The Turin team will play Celtic in the first leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie at Parkhead on Wednesday night (sic).

"And after they arrive in the country at the start of the week, they will prepare for the game at Murray Park on Tuesday.

"Gers chief executive Charles Green and head of football administration Andrew Dickson met Bianconeri counterparts at the European Clubs Association conference in Qatar last week.

"While they were in Doha they agreed to let the Serie A side, currently top of their league by three points from Napoli, work at Auchenhowie."

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