Buffon plays down importance of Celtic crowd

The 35-year-old believes the famous Celtic Park support will not determine the outcome of Tuesday's Champions League clash with the Bhoys
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has played down the importance of the Parkhead atmosphere ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Celtic.

The 35-year-old has experienced the "typical British atmosphere" in the past and while admitting the crowd do hold a degree of influence from the stands, the Bianconeri captain believes the result will ultimately reflect what transpires on the field.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, the World Cup-winner said: "I have played here before with Parma and Juventus and it is a typical Brittish atmosphere.

"We know what lies ahead. The crowd can certainly help and give a boost to the players, but only up to a certain point.

"As far as I'm aware, no spectator has ever scored a goal."

Juve go into the game on the back of a 2-0 Serie A victory over Fiorentina on Saturday.