TEAM NEWS: Samaras out for Celtic as Ambrose returns against Juventus

The Nigeria international flew into Glasgow on Tuesday morning to ensure he would be able to take his place against the Bianconeri, who recall Leonardo Bonucci in defence
Celtic are set to face Juventus in the Champions League last 16 without injured striker Georgios Samaras.

Neil Lennon has made nine changes from the Hoops' 3-1 win over Inverness at the weekend, with only Fraser Forster and Kris Commons retained from the side that were victorious in the Highlands.

Efe Ambrose makes a return to the XI after winning Afcon 2013 with Nigeria - the defender flying into Glasgow on Tuesday morning to ensure he would be available.

The Bianconeri, meanwhile, make just two changes from the side that beat Fiorentina 2-0 on Saturday.

Martin Caceres replaces Paolo De Cegile, while Leonardo Bonucci will take his place in the heart of defence, with Luca Marrone dropping out.

Celtic: Forster; Lustig, Wilson, Ambrose, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Wanyama, Mulgrew, Commons; Hooper.
Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Kayal, Ledley, Miku, Watt, Lassad.

Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Peluso; Matri, Vucinic.
Subs: Storari, Pogba, Giovinco, Anelka, Padoin, Quagliarella, Marrone.