The Spanish Barcelona is up against Scottish Premier League Celtic FC in the next round of UEFA Champions League 2016-17. It will be an exciting clash between two top teams on their league. But anything can happen in a football match especially in the tournament like UEFA Champions League 2016-17. We are looking forward to the Barcelona VS Celtic match in the Champions League 2016-17. Let’s take a quick at the match schedule, lineup, TV schedule and match prediction.
Barcelona vs Celtic: Match Preview
Barcelona is one of the biggest clubs in world football. They have so many big players especially the lethal attacking trio like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. However, their current ranking is the second in the La Liga, but they got a place in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17group stage quite comfortably.
On the other side, Celtic FC lost their standard from the World Football. But you can’t count then out yet. They won Scottish Premier League title from 2011-12 season consistently. Celtic FC is standing top of the table at present in the Scottish League 2016-17.
In the past Barcelona vs. Celtic UEFA Champions League meeting, the Spanish giants thrashed the Scottish side with a 7-0 scorecard. Celtic suffered a total domination by Barcelona team. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick while the Luis Suarez scored two. Neymar and Iniesta contributed with one goal to make 7-0 scoreline. It’s going to be difficult to hold Barca’s attacking force from breaking through defences. They need to concentrate on the back line to stop the Catalans at the Celtic Park.
It’s going to be difficult to hold the attacking trio of Barca from breaking through defences. The home team must concentrate on the back line to stop the Catalans from scoring at the Celtic Park. It is going to be an uphill battle for the Celtic FC at their home ground on 24th November 2016.
Barcelona vs. Celtic: Team News
Messi will be back to the starting line up in the upcoming Barcelona VS Celtic FC UEFA Champions League fixture. He wasn’t able to play against Malaga (in the previous La Liga match) due to an injury. But he has been practising with teammates and fit to play the next game. Luis Suarez will be back from suspension as well.
Will Celtic FC able to stop the attacking trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar? It’s going to be a serious challenge for Celtic defenders. The home team have to win this match to keep their hopes alive for Europa League. It seems like that Jordi Alba will return to the side after taking a break due to hamstring scare.
Celtic will be playing with their best possible eleven for this encounter. They will be happy even if they can get away with a draw at this stage. Becuase they ranked bottom in their group. Although, they lost against Borussia Monchengladbach in the both meeting. But they were drawn against Manchester City which is going to be very crucial for fighting against the Catalans at Celtic Park.
Barcelona (probable line-up): Ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Denis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez
Celtic (probable line-up): Craig Gordon, Erik Sviatchenko, Lustig, Dedryck Boyata, Patrick Roberts, Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest, Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele
FC Barcelona vs. Celtic FC: Match Prediction
FC Barcelona will control the match in the Barcelona VS Celtic FC UEFA UEFA Champions League 2016-17 match as they have such high-quality players on the team. You shouldn’t be surprised if it went just like the previous encounter.
Brendan Rodgers will be an important player for the home team because he has the most experience in the Celtic side. However, I am pretty confident that Barcelona is going to win this match by 4-0 or 5-0 scoreline against Celtic FC in the upcoming UEFA fixture.
Barcelona vs Celtic: Match Details
Date: November 24, 2016
Time: 01:15 AM IST
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Barcelona vs Celtic: TV Guide and Online Streaming Details
TV Listings: The Barcelona vs Celtic match in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 will be broadcast on the Ten Network in India.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the Barcelona vs Celtic clash in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 will be available on several websites across the globe.
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