RANGERS have agreed to provide training facilities for Italian giants Juventus when they visit Glasgow next week.

The Turin team will play Celtic in the first leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie at Parkhead on Tuesday night.

And after they arrive in the country, they will prepare for the game at Murray Park on Monday morning then return on Tuesday morning.

Gers chief executive Charles Green and head of football administration Andrew Dickson met Bianconeri counterparts at the European Clubs Association conference in Qatar last week.

While they were in Doha they agreed to let the Serie A side, currently top of their league by three points from Napoli, work at Auchenhowie.

The Light Blues have been drawn to meet Juve twice before themselves in Europe’s premier club tournament in 1978 and 1995.

On the first occasion, goals from Alex MacDonald and Gordon Smith gave the Scots a 2-0 win at Ibrox after a 1-0 first-leg loss in Italy to progress from round one.

Juventus gained their revenge in style 17 years later though, winning 4-1 at the Stadio Delle Alpi with Richard Gough scoring for the visitors.

They were even more comprehensive winners two weeks later as they scored four more goals without reply in Govan on their way to winning the trophy against Ajax in Rome.

Sergio Porrini, who turned out for Juve back then, later went on to play for Rangers and won a Treble with the club under Dick Advocaat in 1999.

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