Champions League news

Pirlo motivated by Istanbul disappointment

March 5, 2013
By ESPN staff
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has urged his side to avoid complacency ahead of their Champions League tie against Celtic on Wednesday, using AC Milan's Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in 2005 as added motivation to remain clinical.

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Pirlo, 33, was part of Milan's squad as Liverpool clawed back a three goal deficit to claim the Champions League title in Istanbul and he is eager to avoid similar disappointment this season.
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