Barton, Given, Ruddock & more: Twitter reacts as Juve beat Celtic

Joey Barton, Shay Given and Neil Ruddock all tweet their thoughts after Celtic suffer a 3-0 loss to Juventus in the first leg at Parkhead

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Celtic edged towards elimination from the Champions League after suffering an emphatic 3-0 loss to Juventus in the first leg of their last-16 encounter at Parkhead.

Alessandro Matri scored in the third minute to put the Serie A champions ahead before Claudio Marchisio and Mirko Vucinic struck in the second half to seal the win.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction to Juve’s triumph from the professionals in chronological order.

Reading striker Noel Hunt ‏(@boyhunt) is supporting Celtic: “Come on the Hooooooooopsss!!! #CelticFamily”

Wigan midfielder James McCarthy ‏(@JamesMcCarthy_4) is also getting behind Neil Lennon’s men: “Hopefully Celtic get a result tonight. #comeonthehoops”

Former Sunderland star Michael Gray (‏@mickygray33) says Celtic have got off to the worst possible start: “Goal…. Celtic 1-0 down… Not the start they wanted.”

Aston Villa keeper and Celtic fan Shay Given (‏@No1shaygiven)is in attendance: “Come on @celticfc. At the game with Jim Mc Guinness. #hailhail”

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong (‏@IAMFRIMPONG26) wants to see a response: “Celtic fan tonight, c’mon you Scots!”

Newcastle defender Danny Simpson (‏@dannysimpson) expects the home side to score: “Surely Celtic are going to score soon.”

Crystal Palace defender Peter Ramage ‏(@peterramage83) doesn’t rate the referee’s performance: “This ref is having a reggie blinker! Yea the Italians defensive shape is a work of art, but corners are a joke! Ref needs to grow some balls!”

Comedian John Bishop ‏(@JohnBishop100) is distraught as Juve add a second: “Gutted for Celtic. Got to stop wrestling in the area! They deserve more than this.”

Marseille midfielder Joseph Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) can’t see a way back for Celtic after Vucinic’s goal: “Curtains! 3-0. Did feel with the pace they played at from the start, it was not maintainable for the duration of a game. Marking from the corners for Juve, has been borderline GBH at times. I went to jail for much less… #celticvjuve”

Stoke striker Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) hails a true Italian great: “Buffon is still one of the best in the business. His handling has been exemplary.”

Former Liverpool defender Neil Ruddock (‏@RealRazor) felt the Hoops deserved more: “Can’t believe that’s finished 3-0. Hoops must have had 70 per cent of the play!! Didn’t like the referee.”

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson ‏(@D_gibson4) agrees with Razor: “Gutted for the Celts didn’t deserve that tonight!”

Finally, Sky’s Chris Kamara ‏(@chris_kammy) reckons Lennon will be proud of his players: “Celtic had a real go but Juve were clinical in front of goal, Neil Lennon’s boys gave him everything so he won’t be too downhearted.”

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