Juve players physically jostled and grapled with Celtic players on corners, particular Stephan Lichsteiner with Garry Hooper and Scott Brown. Both Lichsteiner and Hooper received just yellow cards for grabbing each other prior to a corner in the first half. Hooper tried to box Buffon out of the play, while Lichsteiner pulled him away from Buffon. This
Scott Brown tried to get Lichsteiner sent off later in the second half by covertly stomping on his foot. Lichsteiner shoved Brown away and both proceeded to take embarrassingly bad dives.
Hard to tell from the annoying tag on the gif, but Brown is clearly intentionally standing on Lichsteiner's foot. Image: http://footygifs.co.uk/img/lichtsteinerdive.gif
Celtic played their basic crossing game to no avail, and Juve tried to intimidate them on corner kicks. Both the tactics were juvenile but effective on both ends. Celtic don't have the players to match up with Juve, while Juventus realized Celtic's only advantage was on dead balls and crosses.
This post was edited on 2/15 at 12:27 pm